Darrell Daley

Darrell is an accomplished trial lawyer with 30 years of experience litigating cases—both to juries and judges—across many business and legal sectors, including financial services, real estate, bankruptcy, securities, employment, non-competition, trade secrets, and partnership and corporate governance matters.  Most cases he litigates bear one similar attribute: they are high stakes, financially complicated disputes. Darrell is a creative, sophisticated problem-solver who lawyers aggressively yet civilly.

Although skilled at litigating cases that cannot be resolved otherwise, Darrell strongly advocates out-of-court resolution of business disputes. He has acted as an advocate for his clients in arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences across the country.

Darrell has argued before the Colorado state appellate courts and federal courts of appeal, and submitted briefing in the U.S. Supreme Court. His appellate advocacy has generated numerous reported legal decisions that have made, clarified, or expanded the law.


University of Colorado Law School, J.D., American Jurisprudence Award, Commercial Law (1987)

University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A. (1984)




U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits

United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, Eastern District of Michigan, and Eastern District of Texas

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado


Colorado Super Lawyers, Business Litigation 2017 -2018

Best Lawyers in America — Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2007-15; Bankruptcy Litigation, 2013, 2015-17; Real Estate Law, 2014

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Pre-eminent Rating

Corporate Counsel Black Book, 2007

Co-recipient of the 1995 Jonathan Olom Award presented by the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar for "remarkable personal sacrifice made without regard to personal gain in the defense of the accused" in pro bono matters

Recipient of the 2008 Donald E. Cordova Distinguished Service Award for excellence in pro bono representation of debtors by the Faculty of Federal Advocates' Bankruptcy Pro-Bono Legal Service Project.