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Current Practice

   Mr. Margrave’s 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 owners.

   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 Line Program.

Previous Experience

   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 sole practice.

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.

Bar Admissions

   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 1983.

Professional Associations

   Mr. Margrave is a member of the Colorado and El Paso County Bar Associations and the American Inns of Court.

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 Institute.


   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.

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