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Ivan Sarkissian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C.
4725 S Monaco St, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-649-0999
Fax: 303-649-0990
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (30%), Construction Litigation: Business (50%), Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ivan Sarkissian is a co-founder and shareholder of McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C., in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Sarkissian handles matters involving business litigation, civil litigation, construction law, insurance defense, personal injury and product liability. He has over 24 years of legal experience, and serves individual and business clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area.

Mr. Sarkissian litigates large, complex cases.  Whether pushing for a negotiated resolution or preparing for trial, Mr. Sarkissian works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to achieve their goals. He is committed to professional education, writing and speaking on construction defect and mold litigation topics. He is licensed to practice law before all Colorado state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Mr. Sarkissian earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1993. He went on to graduate cum laude from Tulane University Law School in 1997. While attending law school, he served as an associate editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. 

Dedicated to involvement in his legal community, Mr. Sarkissian is a member of several local and national organizations. He belongs to the Denver Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association Construction Law Section, the American Bar Association.  He is also a panel member with the American Arbitration Association with an active practice serving as an arbitrator on construction related disputes.  

Martindale-Hubbell presented Mr. Sarkissian with an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest possible rating awarded to attorneys demonstrating superior legal capability and ethical standards. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 50%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Construction Defects


11 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

About Ivan Sarkissian

First Admitted: 1997, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Tulane University School of Law, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, Associate Editor

Educational Background

  • Michigan State University, B.A., International Relations, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • American Bar Association, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Colorado Bar Association: Construction Law Section, Defense Research Institute, Denver and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
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Office Location for Ivan Sarkissian

4725 S Monaco St
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80237

Phone: 303-649-0999

Fax: 303-649-0990

Last Updated: 9/23/2021

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