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  • Peter R. Bornstein
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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • DUI
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Art Law
  • Copyrights
  • Contracts
  • Attorney Discipline
  • Wills
  • Probate

1968: Michigan; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
1971: Colorado; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1977: U.S. Tax Court

Law School
University of Chicago, J.D.

Denver (Member, Professionalism Council and Fee Arbitration Committee) and Colorado Bar Associations; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; Thompson G. Marsh Inn, American Inn of Court.

Deputy District Attorney and Chief Deputy District Attorney, Second Judicial District, Denver, 1972–1977. Adjunct Instructor, University of Denver College of Law, 1980–1982. Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Member: Board of Directors, Denver Bar Association Credit Union, 1998–2005; Board of Directors, Faculty of Federal Advocates; Supreme Court Advisory Board, 2008–. Born: Chicago, Illinois, July 23, 1943.  Cases: People v. Barnum, 23 P.3d 1237 (Colo. App. 2001); Doe v. National Medical Services, 974 F.2d 143 (10th Cir. 1992); Mathews v. Lomas & Nettleton Co., 754 P.2d 791 (Colo. App. 1988); Ryder v. Mitchell, 54 P.3d 885 (Colo. 2002); Mitchell v. Ryder, 104 P.3d 316 (Colo. App. 2004); Cassady v. Goering, 567 F.3d 628 (10th Cir. 2009).


Mr. Bornstein’s legal and trial experience in criminal cases includes

  • White collar fraud
  • Bank and securities fraud
  • Major drug trafficking
  • Wiretap cases
  • Murder
  • Embezzlement
  • Sex offenses
  • Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs
  • and many other areas of experience

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 other types of cases

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, more than 250 cases in his legal career. He teaches lawyers trial skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Louisville, Colorado; is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been designated a Colorado Super Lawyer for 2009 – 2011. Also, 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.