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John Reha

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Littleton, CO

Watrous | Goodwin | Reha
7472 South Shaffer Lane, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80127
Phone: 303-932-1222
Fax: 303-932-8222
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, General Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

John Reha is a business litigation attorney at Watrous | Goodwin | Reha in Littleton, Colorado. Mr. Reha serves clients throughout Colorado in matters involving business issues, corporate governance, intangible asset protection, noncompete agreements, trade secrets, unfair competition and business disputes involving contracts, divorces, formations and other general business litigation. He also helps entrepreneurs with the legal issues of business formation.

Mr. Reha has over three decades of legal experience. Over the course of his career, he has tried cases involving complex business disputes and has advised business clients on many issues. 

Using his acquired legal knowledge to educate others, Mr. Reha is the author of several articles on business related legal disputes and has lectured at continuing education seminars for organizations such as the National Business Institute. He also serves as adjunct faculty for the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, teaching about issues involving the purchase and sale of businesses.

In honor of his commitment to ethics and legal ability, Mr. Reha is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the organization’s highest available rating, presented to a select few attorneys. 

In 1977, Mr. Reha graduated cum laude from Luther College with a bachelor’s degree in history. He earned his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is qualified to practice law before the state and federal courts of Colorado and Iowa, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

*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
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2021 - 2022

About John Reha

First Admitted: 1980, Iowa

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Educational Background

  • B.A., History (cum laude), Luther College, 1977

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Iowa and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1990
  • Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • In-depth discussion of Colorado law on Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrecy, Author, The Law of Trade Secrecy and Covenants not to Compete in Colorado, Parts I and II, The Colorado Lawyer, The Colorado Bar Association, 2001
  • Adjunct Faculty, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Business Sales and Purchases and related issues
  • Eight hour CLE course on non-compete agreements, trade secrecy and unfair competition, Trade Secrecy and Non-Competition Covenants in Colorado: Effective Drafting and Enforcement, National Business Institute
  • Comment on the bounty and anti-retaliation provisions for whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act, The "Bounty" and Strengthened Whistleblower Protection Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act, Denver University Law Review Online, 2011
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Office Location for John Reha

7472 South Shaffer Lane
Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80127

Phone: 303-932-1222

Fax: 303-932-8222

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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