Erik K. Schuessler

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Greenwood Village, Colorado

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Erik K. Schuessler
Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2010

Education: University of Colorado Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2024

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.

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


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.

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

Business Litigation, Appellate, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense, General Litigation, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2010, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2011
  • Colorado, 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • American 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Won summary judgment in qui tam lawsuit claiming Medicaid fraud by home health care company., 2023
  • Won summary judgment in complex breach of contract lawsuit over $1.44 million., 2021
  • Achieved dismissal of complaint brought by member of national women's sports association that sought to judicially dissolve the association, and prevailed on appeal., 2021
  • 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
  • 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

Office location for Erik K. Schuessler

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

Phone: 303-796-2626


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2024

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