William Short

Partner - Litigation

Phone: 303.991.2030
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    "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

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
6/06 – Legislative and Case Law Update
12/05 – Ask the Experts

Posts by William (Bill) H. Short

Management of Negligence and Premises Liability Claims

Our clients frequently ask about the community’s potential legal liability for conditions and activities in the common areas or for claims asserting negligence.  This article summarizes those legal standards and some of the considerations and criteria which may affect a community’s responsibility.  The legal standards based on premises liability and general negligence concepts are well-settledGo to Resource

Documenting Accidents – It’s All In The Details

A manager’s responsibility includes risk management.  There are many components to risk management, most of which are on the anticipatory or preventative side.  But there are post-incident techniques and practices that should be followed.  This article addresses post-incident practices involving a slip and fall or trip and fall accident.  The basic goal is to gatherGo to Resource

Managers as Trial Witnesses

  Community managers frequently ask about their role in a trial. They also want to know how to best prepare and present themselves in the unfamiliar setting of a court room. The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance on these topics. If I were to distill the answer to these questions downGo to Resource

How Certain is a Certificate of Insurance?

  Many associations require their contractors to present certificates of insurance as evidence that the hired company has insurance. The certificate often used, called an ACORD certificate and contains information including, but not limited to the following: basic policy details, such as policy numbers, descriptions, limits, deductible amounts, and identity of carriers;provides that the certificateGo to Resource

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