S. Kirk Ingebretsen
Kirk Ingebretsen has been practicing complex commercial litigation since his admission to the Bar in 1981. He has handled class actions at both the trial and appellate levels and cases involving securities trading practices and compliance procedures, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, officer and director liability, corporate governance, insurance coverage, oil and gas, employment, trade secrets and covenants not to compete, and accountant professional liability. He has extensive arbitration experience, both as an advocate and as an arbitrator, with the NASD, FINRA, and the American Arbitration Association.
Kirk received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1977, graduating with distinction with a degree in Human Biology, and he received his law degree from the University of Colorado, graduating in 1981 Order of the Coif. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Colorado and the 10th Circuit.
Kirk was appointed to leadership in the ABA Section of Litigation in 1999, and currently serves on its Council. He taught “Business Transactions” for five years as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, a course he designed to teach practical business and litigation skills to third-year law students. He also serves on the faculty for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Kirk devotes his pro bono efforts to representing the interests of abused and neglected children in legal proceedings. He is a former board member of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and the Challenge Foundation. He has been a high school mock trial coach since 2007.
Kirk has a peer review rating of AV Preeminent, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He was named a “Super Lawyer” (awarded to the top 5% of the Colorado Bar) in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, and was selected by his peers to be included in 2013 and 2014 The Best Lawyers in America (U.S. News & World Report) (Commercial Litigation and Securities/Capital Markets Law).