2022 Colorado 200

Law Week Colorado’s annual Colorado 200 survey shows unique insights into the health of the local legal market. Over the past few years, fundamental changes to the practice of law have also impacted local attorney headcounts. 


We heard last year local firms were experiencing a struggle to retain talent and competition in Colorado could now be coming from coastal firms. Last year, we reported some firms experienced resounding success with work-from-home or hybrid models, but many found the pandemic’s impacts on the way they work may be driving staff away. This year, we heard more of the same but with a new caveat — some attorneys may now be open to getting paid less to work fewer hours or have more schedule flexibility. 

Each year, Law Week surveys the 200 largest private practice law firms in Colorado to see if their number of attorneys have grown or decreased in the past year. We supplement survey responses with outreach and research.

The survey asks for the total number of attorneys at a firm, the number of Colorado attorneys and other demographic and contact information. Our list below only reflects headcount. Overall, the number of Colorado attorneys increased by nearly 40 over the past year. 

Our survey shows 30 firms self-reported a total of 904 Colorado partners. Twenty firms reported diversity among partnership this year — around 136 of the Colorado partners were minorities and 299 of the Colorado attorneys at partnership level were women. The University of Colorado Law School in October 2020 reported roughly 10% of Colorado attorneys are people of color. Of the total number of Colorado partners reported this year, 15% were minorities. At around 33%, surveyed firms exceed the national average for women in partner positions (around 23% as of 2021).

The list of Colorado’s largest law firms is below, ranked according to the number of local attorneys. Did we miss a firm? Contact us at [email protected]

2022 Rank Firm Total Lawyers Colorado Lawyers Change in CO Attorneys
1 Holland & Hart 507 262 25
2 Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck 289 164 9
3 Sherman & Howard 163 135 -8
4 Davis Graham & Stubbs 134 134 -5
5 Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell 111 109 14
6 Polsinelli 985 89 0
6 Hall & Evans 114 89 3
8 Kutak Rock 575 87 3
9 Faegre Drinker 1128 76 -4
9 Greenberg Traurig 2500+ 76 -1
11 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 1200+ 72 1
12 Hogan Lovells 2800 71 -8
13 Moye White 73 70 -1
13 Spencer Fane 423 70 1
15 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 234 67 6
15 Robinson & Henry 67 67 7
17 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 1700+ 62 7
18 Perkins Coie 1200+ 55 -12
18 Messner Reeves 151 55 12
20 Husch Blackwell 800+ 52 1
21 Fairfield and Woods 50 50 2
22 Cooley 1500 49 -5
22 Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti 49 49 3
24 Burg Simpson 61 48 -8
25 Berg Hill Greenleaf + Ruscitti* 50 47 0
26 Sheridan Ross 45 45 -2
26 Snell & Wilmer 497 45 2
28 Fox Rothschild 950 41 2
29 Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani 1000+ 39 -1
29 WilmerHale 1041 39 4
31 Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe 38 38 0
31 Ballard Spahr 600+ 38 2
33 Arnold & Porter 1072 37 3
34 Caplan & Earnest 37 36 -2
34 Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio 36 36 2
36 Dorsey & Whitney 588 35 -8
36 Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith 1600+ 35 -3
38 Franklin D. Azar & Associates 34 34 -15
39 Jones & Keller 33 33 0
39 Bartlit Beck 90 33 3
41 FGMC (Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher) 32 32 -2
42 Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley 36 31 -2
42 The Harris Law Firm 31 31 -2
42 Armstrong Teasdale 373 31 4
45 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 630 29 -3
45 Hutchinson Black and Cook 29 29 0
45 KO Law Firm 32 29 1
45 Littler 1500+ 29 2
49 BakerHostetler 1000+ 28 -4
49 Lyons Gaddis 28 28 1
49 SVC (Senn Visciano Canges) 28 28 2
49 Fisher Phillips 453 28 7
53 SGR (Senter Goldfarb & Rice) 27 27 0
53 The Sawaya Law Firm 27 27 3
55 Bachus & Schanker 26 26 -6
55 BFW (Burns Figa & Will) 26 26 3
55 Garfield & Hecht 26 26 3
58 CP2 (Coan Payton & Payne) 25 25 4
58 Ogletree Deakins 873 25 6
60 Hoskin Farina & Kampf 24 24 0
60 Beatty & Wozniak 28 24 1
60 Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson 24 24 3
60 Ruegsegger Simons & Stern (formerly Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern) 24 24 4
64 Ritsema & Lyon 27 23 -3
64 Frascona Joiner Goodman & Greenstein 23 23 -2
64 White and Steele 23 23 0
67 Lathrop GPM 328 22 -2
67 Holland & Knight 1393 22 4
67 Stinson 450 22 4
67 Fortis Law Partners 22 22 4
71 Riggs Abney (Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis)* 70 21 -6
71 Dentons 10000 21 -2
71 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 310 21 1
74 Jackson Lewis 1007 20 -1
74 White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron 20 20 2
76 Montgomery Little & Soran 19 19 1
76 Dietze and Davis 19 19 1
76 Haynes & Boone 708 19 2
76 Hall Booth Smith (acquired Nixon Shefrin Ogburn Drew in January 2022) 320+ 19 3
76 Springer & Steinberg 19 19 4
81 Ogborn Mihm 20 18 -2
81 Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell 42 18 0
81 Ciancio Ciancio Brown 19 18 0
81 Pollart Miller 20 18 2
82 Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings 17 17 0
82 Adsero IP 17 17 0
82 Butler Snow 380 17 0
82 Altitude Community Law 17 17 3
89 Allen & Vellone 16 16 0
89 Woods Aitken 35 16 0
89 Squire Patton Boggs 1500 16 1
89 Sparks Wilson (formerly Sparks Wilson Borges Brandt & Johnson) 16 16 1
89 Dufford Waldeck Milburn & Krohn 16 16 4
94 Griffiths Law 15 15 2
94 Childs McCune 15 15 0
94 Morrison Foerster 996 15 1
94 Vicente Sederberg 36 15 2
98 Wells Anderson & Race 14 14 -3
98 Treece Alfrey Musat 14 14 -2
98 Dinsmore & Shohl 771 14 1
98 Haddon Morgan and Foreman 14 14 3
102 Merchant & Gould 100+ 13 -4
102 Otteson Shapiro LLP 18 13 -2
102 Divorce Matters 13 13 -1
102 Taylor | Anderson 28 13 -1
102 Jackson Kelly 158 13 2
102 Karp Neu Hanlon 13 13 3
108 Campbell Killin Brittan & Ray 12 12 -3
108 Cozen O’Connor 825+ 12 -1
108 McGeady Becher 12 12 0
108 Ridley McGreevy & Winocur 12 12 0
108 Vranesh and Raisch 12 12 0
108 Rathod Mohamedbhai 12 12 0
108 Coombe Curry Rich Jarvis 12 12 2
108 Gasper Law Group 12 12 2
108 Hamre Rodriguez Ostrander & Dingess 12 12 2
108 Jester Gibson & Moore 12 12 0
118 Hall Estill 150+ 11 -2
118 Richards Carrington 12 11 -2
118 McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter 172 11 -1
118 Montgomery Amatuzio Chase Bell Jones (formerly Montgomery Amatuzio Dusbabek Chase) 11 11 0
118 Nathan Dumm & Mayer 11 11 0
118 Otis & Bedingfield 11 11 0
118 Fennemore Craig (acquired Reilly in 2021) 243 11 1
118 Wegener Scarborough & Lane 11 11 1
118 Denver Trial Lawyers 11 11 1
118 The Hustead Law Firm 11 11 1
118 Shook Hardy & Bacon 502 11 2
129 Hernandez & Associates 10 10 -9
129 Katz Look & Onorato 10 10 -1
129 Murr Siler & Accomazo 10 10 -1
129 Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet 10 10 0
129 Lasater & Martin PC 13 10 1
129 Glade Voogt Lopez Smith (formerly Glade Voogt Lord & Smith) 10 10 1
135 Cordell & Cordell 250+ 9 -4
135 Clark Hill (acquired Hoban Law Group in July 2021) 650+ 9 -2
135 Epstein Patierno 9 9 -2
135 Balcomb & Green 9 9 -1
135 Hamilton Faatz* 9 9 -1
135 Killmer Lane & Newman 9 9 -1
135 Greenspoon Marder 240+ 9 0
135 Markus Williams Young & Hunsicker 10 9 0
135 Jachimiak Peterson Kummer 9 9 0
135 OKGK&M (formerly Oates Knezevich Gardenswartz Kelly & Morrow) 9 9 0
135 Tucker Holmes 9 9 0
135 Morgan Rider Riter Tsai (formerly Baldwin Morgan & Rider) 9 9 0
135 Dworkin Chambers Williams York Benson & Evans 9 9 1
135 Trout Raley (formerly Trout, Raley, Montaño, Witwer & Freeman, P.C.) 9 9 1
135 Hackstaff, Snow, Atkinson & Griess (formerly Hackstaff and Snow) 9 9 1
135 Poulson Odell & Peterson 9 9 1
135 Chayet & Danzo 9 9 1
135 Johnson & Repucci 9 9 2
135 Evans Case 9 9 3
154 Miller & Steiert 8 8 -4
154 Norton Rose Fulbright 3000+ 8 0
154 Cochran Freund & Young 8 8 -1
154 Anderson & Jahde 8 8 -1
154 Davis & Ceriani 8 8 -1
154 Keating Wagner Polidori Free 8 8 0
154 Metier Law Firm 8 8 0
154 Minor & Brown 8 8 0
154 Sparkman + Foote 8 8 0
154 PackardDierking (formerly Packard and Dierking) 8 8 1
154 Bayer & Carey 8 8 1
165 Sweetbaum Sands Anderson 7 7 -6
165 Fischer, Brown, Bartlett, Larsen & Irby (formerly Fischer Brown Bartlett & Gunn) 7 7 -3
165 Godfrey Johnson 8 7 -3
165 Levin Sitcoff 7 7 -1
165 Alpern Myers Stuart 7 7 0
165 Baker Law Group 7 7 0
165 EIP US 98 7 0
165 Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile (formerly Folkestad & Fazekas) 7 7 0
165 Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez 7 7 0
165 BAM Family Law (formerly Broxterman Alicks McFarlane) 7 7 0
165 Muhaisen & Muhaisen 7 7 0
165 Massey, Mitchell & Kelly (formerly Vahrenwald McMahill Massey & Mitchell) 7 7 1
165 Cooper Ramp Cage Bucar Lewis (formerly Lass Cooper & Ramp) 7 7 3
165 Kerrane Storz 9 7 3
179 Collins Cockrel & Cole (Jan. 2022 formation of Collins Cole Flynn Winn & Ulmer Law Firm) 6 6 -7
179 The Bendinelli Law Firm 6 6 -3
179 Harris Karstaedt Jamison & Powers 6 6 -2
179 McCollum Crowley Moschet Miller & Laak 23 6 -1
179 Hatch Ray Olsen Conant (formerly Hatch Ray Olsen Sandberg) 6 6 -1
179 Martinez Law Group 6 6 0
179 Lohf Shaiman Jacobs 6 6 0
179 Fowler Schimberg Flanagan & McLetchie 6 6 0
179 Joseph & Hall (formerly Joseph Immigration Law Firm) 6 6 0
179 Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz 6 6 0
179 Palmer Polaski (formerly Elkind Alterman & Harston) 6 6 2
190 Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton 5 5 -3
190 S&D Law 5 5 -2
190 McDermott Stuart & Ward 5 5 0
190 Zupkus & Angell 5 5 0
190 Hill & Robbins 5 5 0
190 Conklin Cardone & Rutberg, PC
(formerly Martin Conklin)
5 5 0
190 McConnell Van Pelt 5 5 0
190 Range 5 5 0
198 Kolko & Casey 4 4 -1
198 Reilly* 4 4 0
198 Graham Law 4 4 0
198 Strickler Biddison 4 4 0
198 Levy Wheeler Waters 4 4 0
198 Hailey Hart Law 4 4 0
203 Beck Payne Frank & Piper 3 3 0
TOTAL CHANGE IN COLORADO ATTORNEYS IN 2022 38

*Number of attorneys unconfirmed at the time of publication.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Colorado 200 list will be updated as needed.

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