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J. Kevin Bridston


555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Kevin Bridston works closely with clients throughout the United States to achieve optimal outcomes in complicated construction and real estate litigation matters.

30 Years As a Trial Lawyer: For almost 30 years, Kevin has skillfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trials and appeals in a wide range of state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation. When his clients’ reputations are on the line, he provides sound counsel. He has taken more than 40 cases to final hearing, judgment/verdict, including more than 25 civil court trials. Kevin also won the second largest jury verdict in Colorado in 2016.

Recognized for Knowledge and Experience: Since 2011, Kevin has been an adjunct professor of Construction Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is also co-managing editor of and a contributing author to The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Construction Law.


Construction Litigation

Kevin’s experience includes basic and complex construction disputes, involving:

  • Back-charges
  • Bidding and contract award issues
  • Termination
  • Change orders
  • Delay claims
  • Defective plans and specifications
  • Defective design
  • Differing site conditions
  • Superior knowledge
  • Impact Claims
  • Mechanics liens
  • Protests
  • Payment issues
Real Estate Litigation

Kevin’s experience includes basic and complex real estate disputes, including:

  • Quiet title actions, including access, adverse possession, boundary disputes, and easements
  • Private condemnations and rights-of-way
  • Trespass/nuisance claims
  • Specific performance
  • Escrow/earnest money disputes

Client Results

Construction Litigation
  • Representing client in a $23 million impact claim related to a West Virginia gas pipeline project.

  • Represented steel fabricator and erector in a three-week arbitration related to a delay and impact claim for a viaduct project in Seattle, WA.

  • Represented a general contractor in a six-day arbitration defending subcontractor change order claims related to a Maryland national historical site.

  • Represented a dredging contractor in a four-week hearing related to a $17 million differing site condition claim in Colorado.

  • Represented a state highway department defending a $20 million claim related to alleged changes in delays on an Idaho interstate interchange project.

Real Estate Litigation
  • Defend uphill property owner against a $2 million claim by downhill property owner impacted by a mudslide.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Construction Litigation, 2011-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Construction, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, 2010-2022
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate: Construction, 2006-2019; Construction 2020-2021

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