Derek C. Blass
Mr. Blass specializes in civil litigation and regularly represents clients at hearings and at trial, alone and as part of a trial team. Significantly, he has served as first chair in complex civil litigation and construction defect actions in state and federal courts. He has also developed trial and settlement strategies; conducted lay person and expert depositions; drafted motions, findings and orders; and argued before courts and administrative tribunals.
Mr. Blass also has transaction experience, working with public and private companies on securities, acquisition, contract and formation issues. A proficient Spanish-speaker, Mr. Blass is developing his practice representing members of the Latino/a business community.
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2005
2002Co-Chair of Denver Latino Commission, 2007-present
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Associate, Zupkus & Angell, P.C. (2006-2009)
Law Clerk, Fowler, Schimber & Flanagan, P.C. (2005-2006)
Law Clerk, Safeco Law Offices (2004-2005)
Top Five Reasons to Retain a Spanish-Speaking Attorney to Represent Your Spanish-Speaking Client, American Bar Association, Minority Trial Lawyer Section
2010 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Outstanding Young Attorney of the Year
2010-2012 Colorado Superlawyer "Rising Star"
Admitted to Practice: 2006
Practice Groups: Litigation