William Short

Partner - Litigation

Phone: 303.991.2030
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  • Perfect Vacation: Sailing the South Seas
  • Favorite Sport: Hockey
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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

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

Posts by William (Bill) H. Short

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

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