Darrell G. Waas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP
 | 1350 17th St, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-650-3142
Fax: 720-351-4745
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Darrell G. Waas is a founding partner with the Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP law firm, which has office locations in Denver and Aspen, Colorado. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Waas represents a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Denver metro area and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Commercial litigation

    · Construction law and litigation

    · Land use and eminent domain disputes

    · Real estate transactions and litigation

    · Distressed assets and bankruptcy

    Widely regarded for his effectiveness inside the courtroom, Mr. Waas also delivers highly customized strategies and solutions to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements without the need for expensive and time-consuming litigation. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, he maintains an unwavering focus on his clients' needs in order to help them achieve the positive results they expect as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    Among Mr. Waas' most notable successes, he helped secure a verdict of more than $50 million in an eminent domain case for the owner of the Telluride Valley Floor, which stands as the largest verdict of its kind in the state. He also successfully defended the rights of a design team that was facing a $42 million lawsuit brought by the City of Denver regarding design defects at the Denver International Airport.

    Mr. Waas has handled several qui tam cases under the False Claims Act, where he has successfully defended his clients against allegations of more than $1 billion of damages. Moreover, he helped overturn a previous land use ruling on behalf of a prominent religious organization on the basis of religious discrimination, and he has handled scores of bankruptcy actions on behalf of creditors and debtors alike.

    A 1976 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Mr. Waas attended the University of Colorado Law School, where he obtained in Juris Doctor in 1979. While there, he served on the board of editors of the University of Colorado Law Review, and he graduated Order of the Coif. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    Mr. Waas is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent designation from The Best Lawyers in America©. In addition, the Denver Business Journal named him Newsmaker of the Year, and he received the Lawyer of the Year Award from Colorado Law Week.

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    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 30%Land Use/Zoning
    • 30%Construction Litigation: Business


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Darrell Waas

    Admitted: 1979, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: https://www.wcrlegal.com/attorneys-in-denver/darrell-g-waas


    • Colorado Super Lawyer
    • Denver Business Journal as a Newsmaker of the Year and by Colorado Law Week as Lawyer of the Year
    • University of Colorado School of Law, Order of the Coif; Board of Editors, University of Colorado Law Review
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Colorado’s largest eminent domain award
    • (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • State of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

    Educational Background:

    • University of Northern Colorado, B.A., 1976
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    Office Location for Darrell G. Waas

    1350 17th St
    Suite 450
    Denver, CO 80202

    Phone: 720-650-3142

    Fax: 720-351-4745

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