If you or your business is being sued or you feel you have been wronged and need to take legal action, you want lawyers with courtroom experience. The Caplan & Earnest litigation team is highly experienced, with team members having served as district attorneys, county attorneys, in the Colorado Attorney General’s office, and on the district court bench. The Caplan & Earnest litigation attorneys are skilled advocates who practice in all areas of dispute resolution, including trial and appellate litigation, arbitration, mediation and regulatory proceedings.

Practice Group Leader:
Gwyneth Whalen
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Skillful Advocates for Our Clients

Ours is a problem-solving approach. Through careful listening, analysis and planning at the outset of a case, we advise clients of the potential benefits and risks presented by various courses of action. Our objective is to identify options for achieving our client’s goals, then to forcefully advocate for these interests.

We have successfully litigated cases for public institutions, corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and individuals. We have worked closely with in-house counsel, CEOs, small business owners and individuals to help them achieve their objectives. We also have considerable experience managing complex cases as our team includes experienced legal assistants who perform investigative research, document review, indexing and other critical tasks. We maintain the cost effectiveness of our representation through efficient use of lawyers, staff and technology.

Our litigation team has experience in:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Business litigation
  • Family matters
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Construction disputes
  • Employment matters
  • Personal injury
  • Workplace investigations
  • Health care litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Trade secrets
  • Real estate issues
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Torts and insurance
  • Title IX litigation and investigation for protected class claims

Title IX Claims

With Title IX claims becoming increasingly complex and visible, our team utilizes our expertise as independent outside investigators concerning claims of protected class discrimination, harassment, retaliation and Title IX violations.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

If the dispute requires an alternative approach, our team will skillfully negotiate a solution. We have resolved complex business disputes, catastrophic personal injury claims, intricate real estate transactions and more.


Experience matters when it comes to preserving a court decision. Our attorneys have successfully argued cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court and the 9th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

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