Erik K. Schuessler

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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Erik Schuessler is a shareholder with Burns, Figa & Will whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and employment litigation.  He has successfully handled a wide variety of cases, including breach of contract disputes, shareholder litigation, sale-of-business disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, probate litigation, wage-and-hour (FLSA) litigation, and employment discrimination claims. 

An accomplished litigator, Mr. Schuessler is proud of the efficient and successful results he achieves for his clients in all phases of litigation, including pre-lawsuit negotiation, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal.  He is licensed to practice in all Colorado state courts, the U.S. District Court for the State of Colorado, and the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Schuessler graduated summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University (Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi) and obtained his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.  Prior to joining Burns, Figa & Will in 2015, he worked for a national 300-attorney law firm and clerked for the Honorable Tamara S. Russell in the First Judicial District of Colorado. 

About Erik Schuessler

Admitted: 2010, Colorado

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Pro bono/Community Service:

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


  • 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

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2007
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Office Location for Erik K. Schuessler

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

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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