David Margrave: Biography
practice focuses upon bankruptcy, real estate, business law and
business litigation. He assists investors in acquiring, managing and selling
businesses. He handles leases, contracts, real estate and general business law
matters. Mr. Margrave’s clients include individuals and corporations, LLC’s,
real estate and mortgage brokers, contractors, subcontractors, and
In addition, Mr. Margrave obtained training as a
professional mediator from CDR Associates in 2004. Since that time he has
mediated construction, domestic, and general business law
cases. Mr. Margrave also serves as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau Auto
Following law school, Mr. Margrave clerked for U.S.
District Court Judge Alfred A. Arraj for one year. Mr. Margrave prosecuted
traffic, misdemeanor, juvenile and felony cases including
homicides for the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office for
four years. For twenty years, he has worked in private practice in law firms or
Education and Honorary Clerkships
Mr. Margrave obtained his Juris Doctor Degree in 1982 from
the Colorado University School of Law in Boulder, Colorado, where he
was a Staff Editor of the Law Review and a Moot Court Competition
Semi-Finalist. During law school he received a fellowship as an adjunct instructor, and
taught a course on research, analysis, and writing style. He also served as a Junior
Law Clerk to Colorado Supreme Court Justice William H. Erickson.
Mr. Margrave received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Political Science and Philosophy from The Colorado College in
Colorado Springs in 1978. He was a member of the Pi
Gamma Mu scholastic honor society and the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Mr. Margrave was admitted to practice in Colorado in
1982, and was admitted to practice in the United States District
Court for the District of Colorado and the Tenth Circuit in
Mr. Margrave is a member of the Colorado
and El Paso County Bar Associations and the American Inns of
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Margrave published an article entitled, Implied Warranties in the Sale
of Real Estate in Colorado:
Rational Boundaries of the Doctrine, 53 U. COLO. L.
REV. 137 (1982), which was awarded the Courtland H. Peterson
Award. He has conducted seminars and written publications on construction law
and landlord-tenant law. He has also taught paralegal courses on the subject of
litigation and court procedures at the Denver Paralegal
Mr. Margrave was born in 1956 and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.
He is blissfully married to Karen Margrave, and
they have five children. Hobbies include family activities and Aikido, and
volunteering on the boards of nonprofit organizations including
Unity Church in the Rockies.