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Tom Werge

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

Werge Law Group
1627 Vine St, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-586-4900
Fax: 720-554-8042
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Tom Werge is the founder and owner of Werge Law Group, based in Denver, Colorado. Tom is a top-ranked trial attorney with more than 11 years of legal experience. He provides exceptional counsel and support to small business clients across Colorado who have legal needs involving the following:

· Litigation and dispute resolution

· Music law

· Business planning and entity formation

As a lawyer, a businessman, and musician, Mr. Werge brings a unique perspective to his clients to help them achieve their goals and the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A versatile trial lawyer, he assists his clients with business disputes, partnership breakups, copyright infringement, and other matters. He also has extensive experience with intellectual property matters, collections, non-dischargeability claims in bankruptcy, real estate litigation, and other commercial areas.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Werge has earned an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top lawyers in his region. He has also received dozens of testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great satisfaction in being able to help so many business owners in his area with their most pressing and complex legal challenges.

A 2000 graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in business administration, Mr. Werge attended Georgetown Law, where he obtained his juris doctor cum laude in 2010. While there, he served in the D.C. Law Student in the Court Legal Clinic, and he earned a certificate in international economic law.

Mr. Werge is admitted to practice 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. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association, the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, the Colorado Judicial Institute, and the Faculty of Federal Advocates, among his other professional affiliations.

*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
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 10%Entertainment & Sports
  • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Collections, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

About Tom Werge

First Admitted: 2010, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.werge.law/tom-werge

Educational Background

  • B.S. Business Administration, Colorado State University, Concentration in Information Systems, 2000

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 23 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 71, Author, Environmental Standards Under the Peru Free Trade Agreement, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, International Trade, Environmental, 2010
  • COVID Collections: A Review of Colorado’s Emergency Legislation, CBA-CLE (Aug. 13, 2020) , Sole Presenter, COVID Collections: A Review of Colorado’s Emergency Legislation, CBA CLE, 2020
  • Presented as panelist discussing trends regarding litigation claims trends, including in light of the pandemic, Panelist, CBA Litigator's Summit - Trending Litigation Claims Panel Presentation, Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Directors, Colorado Judicial Institute , 2022
  • Chair, Judicial Nominations Committee, CBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section (Executive Council 2016-2022; Executive Council Chair, 2019-2020)
  • Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) Pro Bono Panel
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates 
  • Board Member, City Park West Registered Neighborhood Organization, 2019-2020 
  • Colorado Bar Association Judicial Endorsement Task Force 
  • CBA Judicial Endorsements Task Force, 2021 
  • Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Subcommittee on Proactive Management-Based Program (PMBP)
  • DBA/CBA Ad Hoc Professionalism Committee, 2017 
  • CBA Entertainment & Sports Law Section 
  • CBA Litigation Section 
  • Colorado Bar Association 
  • Denver Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 
  • Colorado State Courts 

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair, Judicial Nominations Committee, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section of the Colorado Bar Association (Member of Executive Council 2016-2022; Executive Council Chair 2019-2020)., 2022
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Judicial Institute, 2022
  • Mentor, Law School Yes We Can, 2022
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, Civil Pro Bono Panel, United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Colorado Attorneys for the Arts

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Peterson v. Kaweske, No. 2019CV30229 (Colo. Dist. El Paso Feb. 16, 2022) (after winning outright dismissal of seven of eight claims brought against client, obtained verdict in favor of client on remaining claim following three-day jury trial, handled by associate attorney) , 2022
  • Higher Yields Consulting, LLC v. North Lincoln Cultivation, LLC, JAMS Case ID No. 27792 (Dec. 13, 2021) (Obtained award in favor of consulting company, following a four-day arbitration, for breach of contract matter arising out of construction of a commercial cannibis cultivation facility, including an award of all attorneys fees in favor of client.), 2021
  • WBI Management et al. v. Gaber, FINRA Dispute Resolution Services #19-03430 (Nov. 5, 2020) (obtained award for client following two-week arbitration proceeding, including attorney fees in business divorce over financial practice), 2020
  • Greene v. Frontier, No. 2019CA0811 (Colo. App. Aug. 13, 2020) (affirming dismissal obtained in Denver District Court and awarding appellate attorney fees) , 2020
  • Mondragon v. Nosrak LLC, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82934, 2020 WL 2395641, No. 19-cv-01437-CMA-NRN (D. Colo. May 11, 2020) (entering sanctions against opposing copyright troll), 2020
  • Pennington v. Fastest Labs of S. Denver, No. 2019CV31180 (Colo. Dist. Arapahoe, Aug. 15, 2019) (won dismissal of all claims), 2019
  • Moskowitz v. Dahlman, No. 2017CV30522 (Colo. Dist. Denver, Apr. 20, 2018) (obtained verdict against former business partner at jury trial), 2018
  • New Economy Funding Solutions v. Diamond Rose Shears, No. 2015CV30624 (Colo. Dist. Douglas, Feb. 1, 2016) (prevailed on motion to vacate arbitration award), 2016
  • Warne v. Hall, 373 P.3d 588 (Colo. 2016) (amicus brief in support of standard adopted by Supreme Court), 2016
  • Century Motor Corp. v. FCA US LLC, 477 S.W.3d 89 (Mo. App. E.D. 2015), 2015
  • Adams v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., 546 F. App'x 772 (10th Cir. 2013), 2013

Honors/Awards

  • AV Rated since 2020, Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating - Preeminent, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/thomas-tom-werge-167961332/, 2022
  • , Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, https://www.bestlawyers.com/ones-to-watch, 2022
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015-2020 

Industry Groups

  • Music
  • Small Business
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Office Location for Tom Werge

1627 Vine St
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 303-586-4900

Fax: 720-554-8042

Last Updated: 5/16/2022

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