David Holt Savidge

David Holt Savidge

Senior Attorney
Denver, Colorado

     David brings twenty years of litigation and transaction experience to his clients’ disputes and deals.  David represents individuals, small and mid-size companies, and large corporations in their transactions and in court.  He successfully represents his clients at trial, appeal, arbitration and mediation as well as before administrative and regulatory bodies. 

     David began his career working with the Manhattan Admiralty Field Office of the United States Department of Justice and then Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York.  He then moved on to work with large AmLaw 100 firms in Los Angeles tasked on cases from internet domain name challenges to half-billion dollar terrorist insurance claims.  In 2006 David moved with his family to Boulder (where his wife’s family ran the Peking Restaurant at Pearl and 11th from 1973 until 1981).  David has continued his litigation and transactional practice representing individual and business clients in matters involving:

  Entity selection and formation of corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), partnerships, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, by-laws.

  Business litigation (including disputes involving Shareholders, Directors, Officers, Members and Managers)

•  Breach of contract

•  Trade secrets/intellectual property (trademark and copyright)

•  Business torts (fraud, misrepresentation and concealment, interference with contract)

  Employment advice and litigation (including confidentiality and non-compete agreements, incentive compensation and stock options)

  Employment discrimination (including EEOC complaints, FMLA claims, state and federal civil rights claims)

•  Insurance coverage litigation and opinions

•  International gas and oil shipment including NAFTA compliance

  Admiralty and Maritime law including Jones Act litigation, international shipping and cargo, charter party disputes, bills of lading

•  Administrative hearings and regulatory compliance

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • New York, 2000
  • California, 2003


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • LL.M. - 2002
    • Major: Admiralty
  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Flushing, New York
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1989

Published Works

  • Southern California Court Grants Jury Trial to Jones Act Defendant, Pacific Maritime, 22:11, 2004
  • Defending Wake and Propeller Wash Claims Asserted by Riparian Proprietors, Benedict's Maritime Bulletin, 2:1, 2004

Representative Cases

  • Over $300,000 arbitration verdict in favor of wrongfully ejected LLC member
  • Approximately $150,000 including costs and attorneys fees for oil field service company

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Couder & Brothers LLP, Associate, 2002 - 2005


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon