Christopher Carrington

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado

Richards Carrington, LLC
Christopher Carrington
Richards Carrington, LLC

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation

Licensed in Colorado since: 2005

Education: University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

Richards Carrington, LLC

1444 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202 Phone: 303-962-2690 Email: Christopher Carrington Visit website


Chris transitioned into private practice after serving as a state prosecutor in the 18th Judicial District. He is licensed in Colorado and New York, and has litigated cases throughout the country—including Colorado, New York, Florida, and California. He has also argued before the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

After serving as litigation counsel to the Lehman Brothers estate for the past decade, Chris’ practice has expanded to nearly all aspects of business and commercial litigation, from contract and fraud disputes to legal malpractice, land partition, and fraudulent transfer/successor liability cases. He has tried over 40 jury trials, with a particular emphasis on cases against the Colorado Attorney General as well as issues related to Colorado’s agriculture industry.

Chris is on the board of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been listed as a Super Lawyer from 2013-2021. He has also earned selection to the 2020 and 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.


State of Colorado, 2005

State of New York, 2015

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Colorado Lawyers Committee

Faculty of Federal Advocates, Member

Colorado Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Represented two law firms and a title company as lead trial counsel in defense of governmental enforcement action, resulting in denial of government’s request for award of more than $3.7 million in restitution.
  • Represented demolition company as lead trial counsel in pursuit of negligence claims against subcontractor that caused more than $1 million in damages, resulting in verdict in favor of client.
  • Represented investment bank in contract dispute in New York federal court resulting in summary judgment in client’s favor.
  • Represented investment bank in a fraudulent transfer investigation in California federal court, resulting in collection of 100% of the client’s multi-million-dollar judgment.
  • Represented bank in pursuit of collection on New York state court judgment, resulting in collection of 100% of judgment and interest.
  • Represented loan investor in contract dispute in California federal court, resulting in summary judgment in client’s favor.
  • Represented loan servicer in contract litigation in Colorado federal court, resulting in summary judgment in client’s favor.
  • Represented whistleblower in false claims action against prominent defense contractor.
  • Represented earth-moving company as lead trial counsel in contract and contractor trust fund action, resulting in verdict in favor of client against opposing company and finding of liability against opposing company’s principal, individually.
  • Represented clients in lawsuit filed in the British Virgin Islands by clients’ former law firm, resulting in successful resolution of all claims. 
  • Represented local news personality and news station in disputes related to civil rights claims, reaching result in client’s favor.

First Admitted: 2005, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

  • , Rising Star/Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • , AV Preeminent, Martindate-Hubbell, 2017
  • , Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Have tried more than thirty jury trials to verdict, both criminal and civil.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member of Colorado Public Radio Advisory Board; Volunteer with Courts in the Community; Volunteer with Denver University Lawyering Process program
Representative Clients:
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.; Aurora Bank FSB; various Colorado businesses and individuals; etc.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Member of Denver Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer on 404b Evidence at 18th Judicial District Attorney 2006 Training; The Sky Is Not Falling - Blakely v. Washington, University of Arkansas Law Review publication in Volume 26, issue 4;  From Parent to Paycheck - Hollandsworth v. Knyzewski, University of Arkansas Law Review publication in Volume 26, issue 3 

Office location for Christopher Carrington

1444 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202


3 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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