Tracy L. Ashmore

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado

Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C.
Tracy L. Ashmore
Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Antitrust Litigation; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1995

Education: University of Colorado Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
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1099 18th St
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Denver, CO 80202 Visit website


A shareholder at Denver-based Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, Tracy L. Ashmore has developed a reputation as an excellent business litigator. Providing representation to companies throughout Colorado, she has a particular emphasis on cases involving allegations of antitrust, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices. In addition to her appearances in federal and state courtrooms, Ms. Ashmore has participated in hearings before the Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General's Office, and her negotiation skills have led to several favorable settlements on behalf of her clients. She also handles other types of commercial disputes, including those involving insurance coverage and real estate.

Representative cases that Ms. Ashmore has been involved in include a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in her client's favor involving trademark rights and a settlement in an FTC matter dealing with deceptive trade practices on behalf of a debt settlement company client. She has been awarded an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell on account of her excellent track record and superb ethics.

Ms. Ashmore obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Denver, where she majored in French and obtained a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1992. She then went on to attend the University of Colorado School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1995. After graduation, Ms. Ashmore gained significant experience at the Denver office of a highly regarded international law firm. She was then a partner at another Denver firm before joining her current firm in 2011. Admitted to practice in Colorado, Ms. Ashmore is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as before several lower federal courts.

*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

Business Litigation, Appellate, Antitrust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation

Focus areas

Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Appeals, Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secret

  • 60% Business Litigation
  • 20% Appellate
  • 10% Antitrust Litigation
  • 10% Intellectual Property Litigation

First Admitted: 1995, Colorado

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Bar Fellow
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Board of Directors
  • Colorado, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court
Educational Background:
  • University of Colorado at Denver, B.A.
  • Individual of the Year, Colorado Lawyers Committee, 2000
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Construction Defects - A New Kind of Lender Liability, The Colorado Lawyer, 2010
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Representation of mentally disabled gentlemen in Elbert County litigation., 2018
  • Pro bono appeal asserting indigent persons' right to counsel in connection with contempt proceedings., 2021
  • Pro Bono representation of indigent defendant on appeal addressng issue of whether appointment of counsel is required for indigent person failing jail time for alleged contempt of court, 2020
  • Holme Roberts & Owen's Pro Bono Committee, Chair, 2010
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Board of Directors, 2011
Representative Clients:
  • Successful appellate reversal representing Amicus Curiae on issue of whether general partnerships are presumed not to be securities., 2020
  • Downtown Aspen Investments, LLC, 2019
  • In re ACB Established new law in Colorado supporting rights of indigent parties to court-appointed counsel defending contempt proceedings., 2022
  • Strecker v Carr Healthcare, prevailed on trade secret and noncompete defense after seven day bench trial., 2019
  • Serenity Ridge v. DOA II
  • SEC v. Arcturus, prevailed on Fifth Circuit securities appeal representing appellant., 2019
  • Downtown Aspen v. Aspen Legacy Holdings, 2016
  • Federal Trade Commission v. Resolve Credit Counseling
  • Britco v. Michelle Kaufmann Designs
  • TeleTech v. Milletti et al.
  • Kelley v. Bauerle et al., 2017
  • Lorilard Tobacco Company v. I and G Liquors
  • Gardner v. Britco
  • Federal Trade Commission v. Your Magazine Provider, Inc.
  • Benchmark v. Montana's (prevailed after trial), 2017
  • Cyto-Charge, Inc. v. Metabolife International, Inc.
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Real Estate. Business

Office location for Tracy L. Ashmore

1099 18th St
Suite 2600
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-297-2600


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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