Ben Figa

Associate

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Ben Figa is an associate attorney at the Firm with a practice focusing on litigation, real estate, government entities, and employment.  Prior to joining the firm, he spent most of the last decade representing state and local governments at several levels.

Previously Ben was an Assistant City Attorney for the City and County of Denver’s Taxpayer Protection Unit where he handled a broad variety of commercial matters involving eminent domain, planning and zoning, sales and use tax, foreclosure, and ADA accessibility.  Before that, he served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor John Hickenlooper advising on legislation, judicial appointments, open records, and criminal justice.  He brings significant trial experience to firm having tried over thirty cases as a Deputy District Attorney in Boulder.

A Colorado native, Ben honors the tradition of public service of the firm’s founders, the late Hugh Burns and U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Figa.  He enjoys yoga, skiing, traveling, and fitness challenges like running marathons.

Education:

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. (2009)

Articles and Staff Editor, Denver University Law Review (2007-2009)

Northwestern University, B.A. (2004)

Areas of Expertise:

Litigation

State and Local Government

Real Estate

Business Disputes

Employment

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