Mr. Walter N. Houghtaling, Esq.

Mr. Walter N. Houghtaling, Esq.: Attorney with McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC AV stamp icon
  • Partner at McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC (10 Attorneys)
  • Denver Corporate Center, Tower 1, 4700 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80237
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  • Walter Houghtaling has dedicated his trial practice to the defense of licensed professionals, business entities and employers.
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Walter Houghtaling has dedicated his trial practice to the defense of licensed professionals, business entities and employers. Mr. Houghtaling is admitted to and has handled matters in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court and Colorado’s state courts. A graduate of Norwich University and the University of Denver College of Law, his practice is focused on the representation of attorneys, insurance providers, corporate officers and directors, and business owners on tort, contract, and statutory claims including those brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and various labor statutes.

Mr. Houghtaling co-chaired the Colorado Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee from 2005 to 2010 and has been active in the committee’s yearly “Preventing Legal Malpractice” presentations. A graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, he has served as an instructor for trial and discovery programs for the Institute and has lectured numerous times on professional malpractice and employment topics.

For several years, he has been selected by his peers to Best Lawyers in America® and Colorado Super Lawyers. He holds the highest rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory publication as an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer and has been selected to Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in America® and Who’s Who in American Law® multiple times. Mr. Houghtaling has also been recognized by the Colorado Bar Association for his contribution of time to the group’s Pro Bono activities.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303.458.9550  Phone
303.458.9520  Fax
University Attended:
Norwich University, B.S., 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Denver, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
1989, Colorado, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Denver (Co-Chair, Professional Liability Section, 2005, 2006), Colorado and American Bar Associations; Professional Liability Underwriter Society.
Birth Information:
Kingston, New York, October 10, 1955
Reported Cases:
Ayon v. Gourley, 47 F.Supp2d 1246 (D.Colo. 1998); Union Pacific R. Co. v. Equitas Ltd., 987 P.2d 954 (Colo. App. 1999); U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Co. v. Morrison Grain Co., Inc., 999 F.2d 489, (CC. A. 10 (Kan.) 1993); Gracia v. Lee, 976 F.2d 1344, (CC. A. 10 (Colo.) 1992); Keefe v. Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C., 40 3d 1267 (Colo. 2002).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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