Civil Litigation

Litigation is an unfortunate reality, and it can become overwhelming — fast. At Smith & Shellenberger, LLC, we understand the considerable burden litigation can have on an individual or business. For professional, effective legal counsel and advocacy, contact one of our skilled civil litigators today.


Smith & Shellenberger, LLC, represents clients seeking to bring suit or to defend themselves in state or federal courts, or before municipalities or administrative agencies. Our attorneys have strong written and oral advocacy skills, and they are knowledgeable in both substantive and procedural law. When we build a legal strategy, it is built specifically with the client’s needs in mind.

We are experienced in handling several types of civil disputes, including, but not limited to:

Contract issues

  • Developing contracts for employment

  • Breach of contract actions

  • Purchase and sale agreements

  • Specific performance 

  • Breach of warranty

Real Estate and Land Use Issues

  • Record title

  • Leasing

  • Rights in easements

  • Rights of way

Employment Issues

  • Discrimination 

  • Wrongful termination

  • Enforceability of non-compete agreements

  • Workplace harassment 

  • Disability accommodation 

  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FLMA) compliance 

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) compliance

  • Human resource policies and practices

  • Wage and hour issues 

  • Employment agreements 

  • Restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreement.

We determine our approach on a case by case basis. When going to trial is not in our clients' best interests, we assist them in avoiding litigation by reaching a favorable settlements through effective negotiations. We work with our clients on lawsuit risk management in order to minimize their cost exposure.

For professional, committed legal advocacy and personal attention to your unique civil litigation goals, please contact us.

We are licensed in: Colorado