Richard Rodriguez

Top rated eminent domain attorney in Englewood, Colorado

Hamre Rodriguez Ostrander & Prescott, P.C.
Richard Rodriguez
Hamre Rodriguez Ostrander & Prescott, P.C.

Practice Areas: Eminent domain, Real estate, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1994

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020, 2023
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Hamre Rodriguez Ostrander & Prescott, P.C.

188 Inverness Dr W
Suite 430
Englewood, CO 80112 Visit website


Licensed in Colorado for 28 years, attorney Richard Rodriguez is a shareholder at the Denver, Colorado, law firm of Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Dingess, PC. He has dedicated his practice to real estate litigation with a special focus on eminent domain and land use matters. 

Majoring in political science, Mr. Rodriguez completed his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California in 1991. Later in 1994, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is authorized to appear before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Rodriguez understands that real estate issues can be lengthy and complicated with heavy investments and assets at stake. From the beginning of a dispute to its final resolution, he provides a solution-oriented approach to clients facing legal issues related to all types of real estate transactions and situations such as mechanic's liens, quiet title actions, foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes, private condemnation, water law and water rights, and oil and gas matters.

Before joining Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Dingess, PC, Mr. Rodriguez partnered with a nationally recognized Denver, Colorado, law firm. Over the years, he has worked to protect the rights of property owners facing eminent domain issues during the construction of Denver International Airport and the expansion of the CDOT highway. He has successfully represented the government and individual clients alike in several projects.

For Mr. Rodriguez’s professionalism and achievements, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America. Furthermore, he was rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and “Superb” through Avvo.

An eloquent speaker and writer, Mr. Rodriguez has authored several articles and presented at many continuing legal education seminars and conferences across Colorado on eminent domain and real estate topics. He has also published articles in the Colorado Bar Association’s Colorado Lawyer, the organization’s official publication.

The co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Eminent Domain Subcommittee, Mr. Rodriguez is an active member of the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Eminent domain, Real estate: business, Business/corporate, Creditor debtor rights: consumer, Land use/zoning, Tax: business

Focus areas

Foreclosure, Tax law

  • 40% Eminent domain
  • 20% Real estate: business
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Creditor debtor rights: consumer
  • 10% Land use/zoning
  • 10% Tax: business

First Admitted: 1994, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • I was chosen to be recognized in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyer - Colorado - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Real Estate Law, Best Lawyers, 2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Vice-Chair of Eminent Domain for the ABA’s Real Estate, Condemnation, and Trust Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Litigation Section
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2021
  • Member, Denver Bar Association, 2021
  • Vice Chair of Condemnation, ABA Litigation Section, Real Estate Condemnation and Trust Committee (approximately 10 years running), 2021
  • Founder and member, Eminent Domain Subcommittee, CBA Real Estate Section, 2021
Educational Background:
  • University of Southern California, B.A., Political Science, 1991
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • I moderated a panel of condemnation experts presenting on challenges and issues arising from President Trump's emergency declaration related to funding of border wall construction and potential condemnation., Moderator, ABA - Condemnation Roundtable, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2019
  • I spoke at the Colorado's most well known annual eminent domain seminar., Speaker, Abandonment of Condemnation, CBA-CLE, Eminent Domain, 2020
  • I spoke at Colorado's most-well known annual eminent domain seminar., Panelist, Pre-Condemnation Tips and Tricks, CBA-CLE, Eminent Domain, 2021
  • Author, Colorado Law Portion of the Law and Procedure of Eminent Domain in the 50 States, American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, Committee on Condemnation, Zoning, and Land Use
  • I presented before the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers at its regional conference.  I have presented at this annually for approximately the last 10 years.  The appraisers earn credit for learning about eminent domain litigation, expert witness testimony and issues, and valuation principles and methodologies applicable in eminent domain litigation., Presenter, Appraisals in Litigation, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Appraisers; Attorneys, 2019
  • I edited and update a second chapter from Nichols on Eminent Domain, the nation's preeminent eminent domain treatise for practitioners and courts.  The chapter deals with aircraft overflights and whether and when they are considered takings under state or federal constitutions., Chapter 36 - Editor, Aircraft Overflights, Nichols on Eminent Domain, Eminent Domain And Condemnation, 2018
  • I edited a chapter of the preeminent national treatise on eminent domain.  The revised chapter was published in June 2017., Chapter 12C Editor, Absence of Market Value and Effect of Restrictions, Nichols on Eminent Domain, 2017
  • What's Yours is Ours - Eminent Domain and Condemnation a/k/a Initial Steps for County When Considering the Use of Eminent Domain, Speaker, Eminent Domain - Initial Steps, Colorado County Attorney's Association, Fall Conference, 2015
  • Speaker, Eminent Domain Update, International Right-of-Way Association, 2015
  • Speaker, Appraisers and Litigation, Association Of Farm Managers And Rural Appraisers, 2015
  • Update of Significant Changes to Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, Speaker, Colorado Chapter Of Appraisal Institute, 2015
  • I co-paneled a presentation on pipeline condemnations and acquisitions.  The focus of the panel was the constitutionality of such acquisitions and related challenges and valuation issues., Panel Presenter, ABA RBT&E Spring Symposium, ABA Real Estate Section, 2017
  • I co-paneled a presentation on pipeline condemnations and acquisitions.  The focus of the panel was the constitutionality of such acquisitions and related challenges and valuation issues., Panel Presenter, ABA RBT&E Spring Symposium, ABA Real Estate Section, 2017
Industry Groups:
  • ABA Real Estate And LItigation

Office location for Richard Rodriguez

188 Inverness Dr W
Suite 430
Englewood, CO 80112

Phone: 303-276-8757


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020, 2023

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