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Brian Melton, Esq.
- Business & Corporate Law
- Business Litigation
- Tax Law
- Employment Law
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate Law
Brian Melton is a skilled litigator practicing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, contract disputes, general negligence, fraud, breaches of member/shareholder duties, business torts, and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and/or arbitration). Notwithstanding those primary practice areas, Mr. Melton mostly represents small and midsize business owners, whose needs often exceed those boundaries and require an individualized approach for a successful resolution. Clients will benefit from Brian’s expansive view of the law; whereas that type of broad perspective is often unavailable from practitioners who focus only on one or two areas of the law. Indeed, Brian’s clients often enjoy the benefit of his broad capacity for proposing creative solutions and plans of action. Most importantly, Brian knows people are most often looking for an economical solution to a legal problem, and therefore, will be forthcoming with you about the cost-benefit analysis of various options to resolve your case.
Whether you are an individual, a small business owner, or just one of many shareholders in a company, Brian understands that your case or issue is unique and deserves an approach that is tailored to your individual needs and concerns. Perhaps most importantly, Brian understands that meaningful attempts at compromise – even when the attempts are uncomfortable – almost always yield better, less expensive results than a judicially determined outcome. For that very reason, Brian will make a concentrated effort to handle your case with the goal of finding the most direct and efficient path to success.
Brian earned his juris doctorate from The University of Tulsa College of Law (Tulsa, Oklahoma) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration, with a major in marketing, from The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama). Brian is currently licensed and admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Colorado, and has also previously held a license to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Oklahoma. Brian is a member of the El Paso County and Colorado Bar Associations, and is honored to have been nominated to the American Institute of Trial Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Lists, as well as the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List.
During his time in practice, Brian has represented hundreds of clients in a large variety of disputes including breaches of contract, intentional interference with contracts and/or business relations, employment law, business entity formation, breaches of fiduciary duty, negligence, insurance bad faith, criminal charges, fraud, defamation, intentional torts such as assault and battery, and personal injury. Brian is fortunate to have represented clients in a variety of venues and jurisdictions ranging from Country Court and District Court litigation all the way up to appellate and State Supreme Courts, including seeking extraordinary relief such as writs of mandamus. This breadth of experience will benefit a wide range of clients, especially those with multifaceted issues.
Brian was active in moot court during law school, representing the University of Tulsa in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition and the American Association of Justice Mock Trial Competition, participating in numerous interscholastic competitions, and winning the Criminal Motions Hearing Competition. This demonstration of excellence and high honor in the art of courtroom advocacy resulted in admission to the Order of Barristers.
Brian moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Colorado Springs in 2018 to pursue his passions for snowboarding, mountain-biking, and the outdoors in general. Brian is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and is an avid sports fan, primarily of college football.
Published Case Opinions: Metrovich v. Coughran (In re K.L.C.), 2016 OK CIV APP, 26, 371 P.3d 1163.