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Aaron Belzer


Director of Civil Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Civil Litigation
  • 20% Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Aaron is the Director of Civil Litigation at Burnham Law based out of the Boulder office, a division he founded within the firm in order to pursue his passion for civil litigation.  He is certified as a trial lawyer by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and was awarded the prestigious Trial Skills Certificate in 2019.

During law school, Aaron was the Editor in Chief of the Denver University Law Review, a position in which he honed his research and writing skills.  He went on to serve as law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert M. Román on the Colorado Court of Appeals.  There, he served as the judge’s right hand, assisting in analyzing cases, comprehending the application of law to complex cases, and authoring appellate opinions.  In his experiences as both Editor in Chief and as an appellate clerk, Aaron had broad exposure to endless areas of the law, accelerating his understanding of Colorado law and further developing his writing, editing, and research skills.  These experiences also benefited Aaron’s advocacy abilities by serving as an intensive training in not only understanding numerous areas of the law and nuanced issues therein, but also comprehensive legal research, writing, and oral advocacy.  In practice, Aaron applies these skills in his meticulous approach to understanding the key details of cases and the law in order to achieve results.

Aaron is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was the recipient of the Hartje Objective Writing Award for best objective legal writer, the Arnold P. Chutkow Award for academic achievement and service to the law school, and numerous scholastic excellence awards.  Aaron was also part of the Student Trial Lawyers Association and the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship as well as the Sam and Freda Davis Scholarship, both based on academic merit.  Prior to joining Burnham Law, he worked as a Denver attorney advocating for victims in civil rights and employment discrimination cases.

Aaron leads the Burnham Law Civil Litigation Division, where he focuses on litigating complex contract, property, and tort disputes.  He is a board member on the Denver University Law Review Advisory Board, and a member of the American Association for Justice.  He lives in Boulder County and enjoys skiing, gardening, live music, the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Publications
  • The New Public Accommodations: Race Discrimination in the Platform Economy, 105 Georgetown Law Journal 1271 (2017) (with Nancy Leong)
  • From Writs to Remedies: A Historical Explanation for Multiple Remedies at Common Law, 93 Denver Law Review Online 1 (2016)
  • Enforcing Rights, 62 UCLA Law Review 306 (2015) (with Nancy Leong)
  • Putting the “Review” Back in Rational Basis Review, 41 Western St. Univ. Law Review 339 (2014)
  • The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, Chapter Update, in Practitioner’s Guide to Employment Law (Colorado Bar Association 2014) (Contributor)
  • Comment, The Audacity of Ignoring Hope: How the Existing Qualified Immunity Analysis Leads to Un-Remedied Rights, 90 Denver University Law Review 647 (2013)
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Boulder Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association: Civil Rights Section; Family Law Section; Labor & Employment Law Section; Litigation Section
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2014
Education
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D. – 2014
  • Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado
    B.A. – 2007
Awards
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Aaron BelzerClients’ ChoiceAward 2018
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