William Short

Partner - Litigation

Phone: 303.991.2030
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  • Favorite Quote:
    "Energy and persistence conquer all things"

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Bill has tried cases throughout Colorado and argued appellate cases in the Colorado and Wyoming Supreme Courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He approaches litigation like sailing across the Atlantic – which he has done- with preparation, perseverance and by confronting challenges head on. Bill is also passionate about assisting clients to avoid litigation through strategic planning, risk management and effective settlement negotiations.

B.A., University of Vermont – 1979
Juris Doctorate, Emory University School of Law – 1982

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 1983
Denver Bar Association – Since1983
Wyoming Bar Association – Since 2015
Community Associations Institute – Since 1998

Recent Publications:
How Certain Is A Certificate Of Insurance?

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
12/6- Ask the Experts (Lakewood)

Posts by William (Bill) H. Short

On April 27th, a House Committee of the Colorado General Assembly voted against a motion to send SB 15-177 to the entire House of Representatives for further consideration. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted 6 to 5 along party lines not to refer the bill to the entire House.  Shortly after thatGo to Article

A Colorado Senate committee voted last late night to forward SB 15-177 to the full Senate with four approved minor amendments. After hearing over eight hours of testimony from over forty witnesses representing both proponents and opponents of the bill, the Senate Business, Labor and Technology committee voted 6-2 to approve the bill.  SB 15-177Go to Article

Equal. Protection. Read again: Equal. Protection.  Those are important words in America.  Those two words succinctly state the core purposes of a democratic government.  Each citizen should stand on an equal footing with all other citizens.  The basic function of government is to ensure equality under the law. Government must protect a citizen’s rights inGo to Article

Over 100 HOA owners received information from expert panelists about HOA issues and also voiced their concerns last night at a town hall meeting hosted by five Democratic state legislators. The legislators assembled a panel of government officials, HOA law experts, mediators and owner advocates to discuss current HOA legislation, initiatives to reform and improveGo to Article