Daniel E. Rohner
Daniel Rohner is a trial lawyer who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits and other commercial disputes. Dan has substantial experience in a broad range of complex business litigation matters across industry segments. Over the past 15 years, Dan has represented clients in litigation relating to securities, employment and labor, trade secrets, class actions, intellectual property, real estate, construction, banking, business torts, insurance coverage and contract disputes. Dan has significant trial experience in both federal and state courts, as well as extensive arbitration experience before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association. Dan also has a particular expertise in appellate representation, having been a judicial clerk for the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Dan received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in 1990, and he received his law degree in 1996 from the University of Denver College of Law, graduating 5th in his class of 228. In law school, Dan was a General Editor of the Denver Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Trial Team. Dan is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Colorado and the 10th Circuit, and has litigated cases in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, California, Idaho, Oklahoma and Utah.
Recent Litigation Successes
•Secured summary judgment and complete dismissal of all claims against real estate development company accused of securities fraud. Plaintiff was seeking damages in excess of $1.7M.
•Successful defense of major coin grading company against seven figure claim for interference with contract. Dan won motion for summary judgment, resulting in dismissal of all claims.
•Successful defense of commercial bank against tort claims and a request for declaratory judgment asserted by borrower arising out of a failed real estate development. All claims against the bank were dismissed as a matter of law.
•Successful defense of financial firm and key employee against claims that the employee violated a non-compete agreement with a former employer. Plaintiff sought a temporary and permanent injunction, as well as significant damages.
•Defeated claim for temporary injunctive relief against former CEO and CFO accused of breaching employment agreements and engaging in unfair competition.
•Obtained a substantial recovery on behalf of a landlord against a commercial tenant that abandoned its leased premises.
•Successful defense of security services company in multi-million dollar claim for negligence and breach of contract. Court granted motion to dismiss all claims and awarded attorney’s fees.
Volunteer Lawyer - Rocky Mountain Children's Legal Center
Member - 2012 Jefferson County Leadership Program
Board Member - Applewood Knolls Swim Team and Club
Volunteer Coach - Colorado Ice Soccer Club
Former Board Member - Very Special Arts Colorado (Promotes Arts for the Disabled)
Member - West Metro Chamber of Commerce
Member - Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
Member - Faculty of Federal Advocates