Benton J. Barton

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Benton Barton is a talented, hardworking trial lawyer who is brought in to assist clients whenever and wherever they need him. Benton’s practice focuses on design, construction, products, and premises disputes. He has taken to trial many significant high-exposure cases, and his appellate efforts have generated new and notable law.

In addition to serving on the firm’s executive management team and chairing its Construction & Design group, Benton is the firm’s contact partner for leading professional liability insurers, design firms, and product suppliers. His attention to detail and zealous litigation efforts have been applied in design, construction, environmental, and personal injury matters of the highest complexity throughout Colorado, and also in Arizona, Connecticut, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Parties also regularly ask Benton to help resolve disputes through the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Construction Arbitrators, where he has presided over twenty-plus matters as chair, solo, or wing arbiter.

Blog Posts

•Theresa Vogel Presenting in ALFA International Webinar “How the Politics and Policies of Washington Today Are Impacting Your Business”
•Benton Barton Quoted in “Law Week” on Colorado Construction Law
•Six Hall & Evans Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers”
•Benton Barton Speaking May 17th at Burns & McDonnell 9th Annual EPC-CLE Program
•Benton Barton Speaking at Design Professional Risk Management Presentation on April 18th
•Benton Barton Speaking at Risk Control Seminar for Architects, Engineers, and Environmental Professionals on April 11th
•23 Selected for 2018 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
•Benton Barton Serves as Program Chair for ALFA International’s International Client Seminar
•Five Hall & Evans Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers”
•Observers Hopeful That New Colorado Construction Defect Law Will Spur Condo Development
•19 Selected for 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
•Benton Barton Quoted on Colorado Construction Defect Bill in Law Week Colorado
•Five Hall & Evans Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers”
•17 Lawyers Selected to the 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers List
•Benton Barton Quoted in Winter Issue of Beazley A&E Reporter
•Hall & Evans Attorneys Listed in 2015 Super Lawyers
•Lakewood City Council Passes Ordinance Addressing Construction Defect Litigation
•Did the Recession Impact Design Defect Claims?
•Hall & Evans Well Represented in List of 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers

Articles // Publications // Presentations // Webinars

•Speaker, “Trump Cards: How the President’s Policies are Impacting Projects,” Burns & McDonnell Annual Joint In-House EPC CLE, 2018
•Speaker, “Risky Business? The ‘New Normal’ for Design Consultants,” Design Professional Risk Management CLE, 2018
•Speaker, “Winning the First Inning: Smart Ways to Proactively Deal with Project Risks,” Van Oppen & Co. 2’s Annual Risk Control Seminar, 2018
•Program Chair, “Leaving It Better Than You Found It: How to Lead, Inspire and Improve in Business and Law,” ALFA International ICS, 2018
•Speaker, “Public-Private Partnerships,” Beazley, 2017
•Author/Speaker, “Catastrophic Litigation: Lessons From Defending Headline Cases,” ALFA International 2015
•Author/Speaker, “Mediation With... The Beatles!” 2013
•Author/Editor, “Colorado Construction Defect Litigation and Coverage,” 2010 (Book)

Career Distinctions & Honors

The Best Lawyers in America; Construction Law, 2017-2019, Arbitration, 2018-2019, and Litigation - Construction, 2019
•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Colorado Super Lawyers , Professional Liability: Defense, Construction Law
American Arbitration Association, Construction Law Arbitrato

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Construction & Design
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303-628-3403  Phone
University Attended:
Austin College, B.A., 1989
Law School Attended:
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1992
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Multiple Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 1999, Colorado; 1992, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations

•ALFA International: Board of Directors; Former Chair, Construction Practice Group; Marketing Committee; North American Membership Committee
•American Bar Association - Forum on Construction Law (Div. 3/Design)
•Professional Liability Defense Federation
•DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar

Birth Information:
Dallas, Texas, May 30, 1967
Reported Cases:
APPEALS: Stan Clauson Associates, Inc. v. Coleman Brothers Construction, LLC, 297 P.3d 1042 (Colo. App. 2013); Hamon Contractors, Inc. v. Carter & Burgess, Inc., 229 P.3d 282 (Colo. App. 2009); Tyler Car & Truck Ctr. v. Empire Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 2 S.W.3d 482 (Tex.App. - Tyler 1999); Chasewood Oaks Condo. Homeowners Ass'n, Inc. v. Amatek Holdings, Inc., 977 S.W.2d 840 (Tex.App. - Fort Worth 1998); Andrade Garcia v. Columbia Med. Ctr. of Sherman, 996 F.Supp. 605 (E.D. Tex. 1998); National Indus. Sand Ass'n v. Gibson, 897 S.W.2d 769 (Tex. 1995); Doe v. Rains Co. Ind. School Dist., 76 F.3d 666 (5th Cir. 1996); Tarrant Co. Hosp. District v. Curry, 907 S.W.2d 445 (Tex. 1995); Doe v. Rains Co. Ind. School Dist., 66 F.3d 1402 (5th Cir. 1995); Humphreys v. Caldwell, 888 S.W.2d 469 (Tex. 1994); Humphreys v. Caldwell, 881 S.W.2d 940 (Tex.App. - Corpus Christi 1994); Smith v. L.D. Burns Drilling Co., 852 S.W.2d 40 (Tex.App. - Waco 1993)
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