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Phone: (303) 225-8500

1675 Broadway Suite 2100

Denver, CO 80202

L. Tyrone Holt


Arbitrator and Mediator

Current Employer:

The Holt Group LLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Engineering
✔ Insurance ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Professional Fees ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence


Over the past five years, Ty has served as an Arbitrator in the areas of Construction Contract Disputes; Heavy Highway & Bridge Cases; Hotel Construction Disputes; Multi-family and Residential Disputes; Arbitrability–Interpretation of Arbitration; Contract Disputes; Telecommunications Industry/Fiber Optic Cable Cases; Office/Commercial Building and Restaurant Cases; and Industrial Facilities.

Work History:

1974-79 Associate, Holland & Hart LLP 1979-81 Associate/Partner, Shank, Irwin & Holmes; Shank, Irwin, Conant, Williamson & Grevelle (Dallas and Washington, D.C.) 1981-84 Partner, Durham, Gassman & Holt, a general partnership; Principal, Gassman & Holt, P.C. 1984-88 Principal, Holt & Gebow, P.C. 1988-91 Principal, Holt & Associates, P.C. 1991-92 Principal, Bookhardt, O’Toole & Holt, P.C. 1992-94 Director, PMCA, S.A., Geneva, Switzerland 1993-94 Member and Committee Secretary, Site Selection Committee for the Headquarters (Cairo, Egypt) and Regional Branch Offices, (Harare, Zimbabwe) of The African Export Import Bank World, African Development Bank, Adijan, Cote'D Ivoie Western Africa 1994-95 Vice President & General Counsel, CMTS, Inc. 1995-2000 Principal, Holt Professional Corporation 2/00 - 8/03 Partner, Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, P.C. 09/03-6/05, Managing Principal, Holt & Stalder LLC, Attorneys & Counselors at Law 7/05-Present, Managing Principal, The Holt Group LLC, Attorneys & Counselors at Law and Western Neutral Services LLC, Denver, Colorado.


Attended American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) Neutrals Conference and satisfied 2003 ACE requirements, Providence, 8/03 Faculty, AAA Neutrals Conference, Scottsdale, 1/03 ACE001 - Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, Scottsdale, 1/03 AAA Arbitrator Update 2001 Presenter, AAA Mediator Conference, New Orleans, 3/01 AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator II Training, San Diego, 2/01 Presenter, AAA Mediator Conference, Chicago, 9/00 Presenter, AAA Mediator Retreat, Denver, 3/00 Attended AAA Neutrals' Retreat, Orlando, 10/98 AAA Advanced Construction Mediator Training, San Francisco, 12/97 AAA Construction Mediator Training, Las Vegas, 11/97 AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, Breckenridge, 5/97 Various other ADR trainings


Licensed in Colorado: 1974 (Registration No. 005779) •Supreme Court of Colorado and all subordinate Courts •United States District Court for the District of Colorado •United States District Court for the Western District of Texas •United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth & Tenth Circuits •The United States Supreme Court


Member, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Delta of Georgia Chapter (1971).


•Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators •Member, American Arbitration Association, National Construction Arbitrator Master Panel •Member, American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Construction Mediators •Member, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Mediation and Arbitration •Construction Panels of Distinguished Neutrals •Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation •Trustee, Denver Architectural Foundation •Associate Member, Associated General Contractors of Colorado •Member, Association for Conflict Resolution

American Bar Foundation Member, Delegation to Russia on the "Rule of Law", April 2005. Member, Delegation to China on the "Rule of Law", October 2006.

American Bar Association •Forum on the Construction Industry Member, Governing Committee •Section of Dispute Resolution •Section - Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice •Section of Litigation

Colorado Bar Association •Construction Law Section •Dispute Resolution Section •Litigation Section •Denver Bar Association •National Bar Association •Sam Carey Bar Association •American Arbitration Association


Master of Theology (1997) Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy Santa Monica, California Juris Doctor (1974) The Law School Stanford University Palo Alto, California Bachelor of Arts (1971) Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia


Publications and Presentations 2005-2014:

Co-author of Chapter 63, “Large, Complex Construction Disputes: The Dynamics of Multi-Member Mediation Teams”, AAA Handbook on Mediation, 2nd Edition, Juris Publishing (2010); Co-editor and a contributing author, Design Professional/Construction Manager Liability Law, ABA Press, © 2007; Co-author of “Large, Complex Construction Disputes: The Dynamics of Multi-Party Mediation”, Dispute Resolution Journal, © 2007; Author of “Whither Arbitration? What Can Be Done to Improve Arbitration and Keep Out Litigation’s Ill-Affects?” The DePaul University Business & Commercial Law Journal, 2009; Co-author, Chapter 32, The Design Professional’s Perspective on ADR, Construction ADR Handbook, ABA Publications, Inc. © 2014 ; Co-author, Chapter 13, Ethical Issues in Mediation, Building Better Construction Contracts 2013, Practicing Law Institute © 2013; Co-author, Chapter 2, The Design Professional, Fundamentals of Construction, Second Edition, ABA Publications, Inc. © 2014; and Co-author, “Demystifying the Arbitrator’s Expectations: Best Practices for Promoting Efficiency and Economy in Arbitration” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, January 2014.


Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute []

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