Providing Sophisticated Litigation Assistance for 32 Years!

Lawrence ("Larry") M. Zavadil, Managing member

  

Lawrence “Larry” Zavadil is a highly rated, effective commercial litigator with 32 years of experience with significant and sophisticated firms representing clients in complex commercial disputes in state and federal , arbitrations, and mediations. Significant experience in non-compete/trade secrets disputes, business divorces (partner/shareholder/member disputes), business torts, fiduciary disputes, contract disputes, executive on-boarding and off-boarding (employment contracts and severance agreements), banking and finance, securities, consumer fraud, real estate disputes, and insurance disputes.


Skilled and experienced in court and jury trials, arbitrations, and other evidentiary hearings such as preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order hearings, in addition to vast experience in mediations.


Known for ability to resolve complex matters out of court when in the client’s best interests to do so, and maintaining a singular focus on effectively achieving client’s objectives efficiently and economically.


Experience:

  • Zavadil Law Offices LLC | Sept. 2016-Present
  • Wheeler, Trigg, O’Donnell, Denver, CO | 2014 – September 2016
  • Husch Blackwell LLP, Denver, CO (upon combination with Jacobs Chase) | 2011 – 2014
  • Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley, LLC, Denver, CO | 2002 – 2011
  • Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, Denver, CO | 1990 – 2002
  • Stinson, Mag and Fizzell, Kansas City, MO | 1987 – 1989

Legal Honors/Memberships:

  • Best Lawyers: Commercial Litigation  2012 – 2020
  • Colorado Super Lawyers:  Business Litigation  2009 – 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent 1999 – present
  • The Colorado Lawyer–Evidence Editor
  • Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor

Education:

University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1987, with distinction;  

Articles and Presentations

Protecting Your Business from Employee Competition: Non-compete Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, and Other Restrictions on Employee Competition” presented at the ACC Colorado Chief Legal Officer / General Counsel Meeting (May 19, 2015).


“Non-Compete Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and Other Restrictions on Employee Competition”, CLE of Colorado (September 2014)


“Invoking the Attorney-Client Privilege Against Former Officers & Directors,” The Colorado Lawyer, (March 2005)


“Rule 103(a) and Harmless Error,” The Colorado Lawyer, (November 2004)


“Rule 403: The Balancing Test,” The Colorado Lawyer, (February 2004)

“Admissibility of ‘Other Acts’ Evidence under C.R.E. 404(b),” The Colorado Lawyer, (July 2003)


“Book Review: How to Win Jury Trials: Building Credibility with Judges and Jurors,” The Colorado Lawyer, (October 1999)


“Prior Consistent Statements: Rule 801(d)(1)(B) and Beyond,” The Colorado Lawyer, (September 1999)


“Rule 301 – Overcoming Presumptions,” The Colorado Lawyer, (January 1998)


“Rule 36,” chapter, Colorado Civil Procedure Forms & Commentary, (1996)


“Rule 106 and the Doctrine of Completeness,” The Colorado Lawyer, (July 1996)


“Res Gestae Evidence,” The Colorado Lawyer, (July 1995)

“Use of Rule 404(a) Character Evidence in Civil Cases,” The Colorado Lawyer, (August 1994)


“Authentication of Private Documents by Nonexpert Witnesses,” The Colorado Lawyer, (October 1993)