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Erik K. Schuessler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Greenwood Village, CO

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
6400 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Suite 1000
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-796-2626
Fax: 303-796-2777
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Appellate (10%), Employment & Labor: Employer (10%), Employment Litigation: Defense (10%), General Litigation (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Erik K. Schuessler is an attorney and shareholder at the law firm of Burns, Figa & Will in Greenwood Village, Colorado, where he concentrates his practice in business, commercial, employment, real estate and general litigation. He represents individuals and business clients throughout Colorado.

Mr. Schuessler has been practicing law for over a decade. In his employment law practice, he has handled complex cases involving contracts, employment discrimination, non-compete and non-solicitation disputes, shareholder issues, and wage and hour claims. A talented litigator and negotiator, he has experience with all stages of litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

Active in his professional community, Mr. Schuessler is a member of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and the Faculty of Federal Advocates. He is an Alumni Ambassador for the University of Colorado Law School and serves on the advisory board of the DTC | Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce.

A summa cum laude graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Schuessler went on to receive his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School. He holds licenses 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.

Prior to joining Burns, Figa & Will in 2015, Mr. Schuessler cultivated his legal capability and skills by practicing at a large private law firm. He was also a judicial clerk at the 1st Judicial District of Colorado.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Appeals, Wage & Hour Laws, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Litigation


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Erik K. Schuessler

First Admitted: 2010, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • ., Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Star

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2011
  • DTC Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board
  • Colorado, 2010
  • University of Colorado Law School Alumni Ambassador
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2007

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 2014
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates Civil Pro Bono Panel, 2018


  • Won summary judgment and prevailed on appeal in lawsuit regarding constitutionality of local oil and gas ordinances., 2020
  • Prevailed at arbitration hearing and on appeal with the U.S. Soccer Federation to gain membership of local youth soccer club in state soccer association., 2020
  • Achieved dismissal of complaint brought by member of national women's sports association that sought to judicially dissolve the association., 2020
  • Prevailed at trial in dispute over applicable fair market rental rate for renewal term under commercial lease., 2019
  • Prevailed in 10th Circuit Court of Appeals case involving false advertising claims under the Lanham Act., 2019
  • Won summary judgment for owner of $10 million home in lawsuit brought by real estate broker for commissions that would have been owed had sale closed., 2019
  • Successfully restored client’s full ownership interest in multi-million-dollar family business after other owners tried to buy him out for pennies on the dollar, after trial., 2018
  • Won summary judgment for LLC manager in veil piercing case seeking to impose personal liability on the manager for the debts of the LLC., 2017
  • Won summary judgment for client in lawsuit brought by its tenant regarding repair and replacement obligations under commercial lease., 2017
  • Successful motion for partial summary judgment, court trial, and appeal in lawsuit regarding $4.3 million sale of commercial real estate within metropolitan district., 2016
  • Prevailed at trial in lawsuit regarding purported sale of $4 million residence., 2016
  • Won summary judgment for waste disposal client in lawsuit alleging mishandling of plaintiff’s medical records contained in trash., 2016
  • Won summary judgment for home improvement supply store in customer’s lawsuit regarding purchase of custom countertops., 2016
  • Won partial summary judgment for client (owner of office building) in lawsuit against tenant for breach of parking agreement under lease., 2015
  • Won summary judgment for client bank (as trustee) in lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duties and mismanagement of trust., 2014
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Office Location for Erik K. Schuessler

6400 South Fiddler's Green Circle
Suite 1000
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 303-796-2626

Fax: 303-796-2777

Last Updated: 9/23/2021

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