Peter R. Bornstein

Peter R. Bornstein

Greenwood Village, Colorado

Mr. Bornstein's legal and trial experience includes:

  •  Commercial Litigation 
  • Real Estate Litigation 
  • Probate Litigation 
  • Copyright

In the real estate and business cases it includes:

  • All variety of frauds, misrepresentations and deceptions
  • Computer Software development
  • Computer Software piracy
  • Breach of Contracts
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Violations of Truth in Lending
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Will Contests
  • and many others

Peter Bornstein has recently published an article in the American Bar Association's Litigation Magazine on "How To Persuade a Cold Judge." He has been featured by CNN on its America's Premier Lawyers Series.

Peter Bornstein is a trial lawyer who has tried to verdict over 250 cases in his legal career. He teaches lawyers trial skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Louisville, Colorado; is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been designated a Colorado Super Lawyer for 2009 and 2010. Additionally, he has worked to advance legal professionalism through a joint committee of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations. The Colorado Supreme Court has appointed him to serve on hearing panels adjudicating lawyers accused of violating the Rules of Professional Responsibility.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Trademarks
  • International Law
  • Internet - Cyberspace
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Products Liability Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Science & Technology Law
  • Securities Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Felonies
  • Appeals
  • Art Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1968
  • Colorado, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Carleton College
    • B.A.


  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Denver College of Law, 1980 - 1982
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Denver Bar Associations, Member, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Colorado Bar Associations
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Thompson G. Marsh Inn, American Inn of Court
  • Denver Bar Association Credit Union, Member, Board of Directors, 1998 - 2005
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, Board of Directors
  • Supreme Court Advisory Board, 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Second Judicial District, Denver, Deputy District Attorney, Chief Deputy District Attorney, 1972 - 1977