Phone: (720) 987-3102

2363 South Adams Street

Denver, CO 80210

Connie Peterson


Arbitrator, Judge Pro Tem and other ADR, Former District Judge and Attorney

Current Employer:

Judicial Dispute Alternatives

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Condominiums
✔ Construction ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander) ✔ Eminent Domain
✔ Employment ✔ Energy including oil and gas
✔ Entertainment ✔ Environmental
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Franchise
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Internet
✔ Land Use/Planning ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Media & Communications ✔ Medical Malpractice
✔ Mining ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Personal Injury
✔ Professional Liability ✔ Professional Malpractice
✔ Professional Negligence ✔ Real Estate
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Software ✔ Sports
✔ Technology ✔ Title Disputes
✔ Torts ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


American Arbitration Association FINRA Arbitrator New York Stock Exchange Arbitrator Private arbitrations and mediations General jurisdiction judge

Work History:

Full-time arbitrator, mediator and Senior Judge

Shareholder Brownstein Hyatt & Farber P.C. 2000-2006 (water and natural resource law; commercial and construction litigation)

Colorado District Judge 1985-2000; Chief Judge, 1993-2000

Connie L. Peterson P.C. 1982-1985

Assistant Attoryney General, State of Colorado, Natural Resources Section 1979-1982

Deputy District Attorney, First Judicial District, Colorado 1975-1979


Bluetooth technology copying and reverse engineering arbitration Satalite TV contract arbitration Water rights and natural resources arbitration Commercial arbitration and mediation Employment arbitration Construction arbitration and mediation Residential construction arbitration Special Master assignments in commercial and family law litigation Sports litigation Intellectual Property International contracts Water rights


Various CCA Annual Programs 2010-2016 Various AAA ACE classes each year. 2004 -2017 Using Arbitration to Resolve Complex Investment Disputes, American Arbitration Association University, 2009 ABA Effective Mediation & Facilitation Strategies for Resolving Water-Related Disputes, 2005

AAA Arbitration Update, Develpments in the Law of Arbitration, 2007

Faculty, AAA Mediation Services and Mediation Advocacy Tips, 2007

AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005) 2005

ABA Annual ADR Section Program, 2005

AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, 2002

Center for Mediation in Law, Mediation Intensive Training, 2005

Various Judicial Conferences, 1992-2000


Admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado, 1976 through present Also admitted to the following courts: State of Colorado U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit U.S. District Court, Colorado U.S. District Court, Eastern Division, Illinois U.S. District Court, Southern Division, Florida


Alumni Award for the Judiciary, University of Colorado 100 Outstanding Alumni, University of Wisconsin Colorado Bar Association Donald W. Hoagland Award Denver Bar Association Judicial Excellence Award National Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Distinguished Jurist Award Colorado Women's Leadership Coalition Woman Leader of Excellence Award


National Institute of Trial Advocacy New York Judicial Conference 1995 and 1999 Colorado Judicial Conference -- High Profile Case Management Frequent bar/press lecturer at seminars and continuing legal education classes


College of Commercial Arbitrators American Bar Association 1992-2006 Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation 1997-2006 Colorado Women's Bar Association National Association of Women Judges Colorado Bar Association Fellow, Colorado Bar Association Foundation Denver Bar Association Colorado Criminal Justice Commission University of Colorado College of Law Alumni Board Doyle's Inn of Court Supreme Cout Committee on Civil Justice Reform


University of Colorado, J.D., 1975 University of Wisconsin, B.S.B.A., 1970


Three-hour national television production by McNeil/Lehrer titled Education on Trial Capital Crimes Bench Book sponsoredby the American Bar Association and National Judicial College Removal of Children from the State by the Custodial Parent, 65 AmJur Trials 127


University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors YMCA Metro Denver Board of Tustees 2004-2007


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