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reed.jpgReed F. MorrisPARTNER

Selected cases and disputes:

  • 2017: Successfully represented business sellers/Plaintiff against purchasers in breach of promissory note case, successfully defended fraudulent inducement defense and counterclaims in excess of $500,000 resulting in a net set-off of $65,000. (4 day bench trial - currently litigating post-trial motions including award of attorney fees for client).  

  • 2017: Successfully represented individual in real estate title dispute in Denver Probate Court (2 day bench trial).

  • 2016: Represented real estate property claimant on lease option in two day bench trial (2 day bench trial). 

  • 2015: Plaintiffs’ verdict in real estate contract case involving an earnest money dispute and counterclaims of misrepresentation. Secured post-judgment award of attorney’s fees and costs to client pursuant to prevailing party fee-shifting provision in contract. 

  • 2017: Negotiated early dismissal of Defendant in claims of tortious interference and trade secret misappropriation prior to commencement of discovery.

  • Represented residential real estate seller involving claims of negligent handling of transaction by Seller’s real estate broker. 

  • Advise Colorado real estate companies in day-to-day needs involving contract handling, broker relations and client issues. 

  • As Plaintiff's counsel at conslusion of construction defect trial, secured settlement amount to Plaintiff equal to the cost of repair defective (10 day jury trial). 

  • Obtained dismissal of tortious interference with contract claims on motion to dismiss. 

  • Obtained pre-trial release of wrongful lis pendens recorded against commercial property. 

  • Successfully represented commercial real estate owners involving exercise of option to purchase.  Secured post-judgment award of attorney’s fees and costs to client pursuant to prevailing party fee-shifting provision in contract. 

  • Selected by general counsel to represent fortune 500 company in Colorado-related litigation (plaintiff and defense work).

  • Hired by out of state counsel to defend state and federal breach of contract claims against outdoor industry manufacturer.

  • Hired by out of state counsel to defend out of state construction payment dispute, securing dismissal of case wrongfully filed in Colorado by in-state Plaintiff. 

  • Plaintiff’s verdict in landslide case in state district court jury trial involving claim of property damage and negligent operation. (7 day jury trial)

  • Jury trial verdict in defense case involving emotional distress damages below early statutory offer of settlement, entitling client to award of costs. (5 day jury trial)