David M. Tenner

David Tenner is a trial lawyer, an arbitrator, a mediator, and a special master appointed by state and federal trial courts. His trial practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in both state and federal court and in arbitrations. He tries complex business, intellectual property, and tort cases to both judges and juries. He also tries complex claims in both domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Tenner regularly provides clients with pre-litigation advice focusing on the resolution of disputes prior to the initiation of formal claims. He represents a broad range of clients; from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses to individuals.

In addition to being a trial lawyer, Mr. Tenner is an arbitrator, a special master to area courts, and a trained mediator. He is a member of the commercial, large complex case, and employment panels of the American Arbitration Association. He currently serves as a co-chair of both the ABA’s Arbitration Training Institute and the Dispute Resolution Section’s Arbitration Committee.

Mr. Tenner has been appointed on numerous occasions as a special master in complicated matters pending before both the Denver and Arapahoe District Courts. These matters range from complicated business and real estate cases to multi-state product liability litigation to employment claims. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters and currently serves as the Academy’s President. He currently serves as ACAM’s secretary.

David has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (Arbitration, Mediation, and Commercial Litigation) from 2017 to 2021, becoming one of a handful of attorneys listed in all three fields. Mr. Tenner has been recognized by his peers on the Colorado Super Lawyers list in the area of business litigation from 2009 to 2011 and from 2012 to 2022. He received his AV rating from Martindale Hubbell in March 1993, becoming Denver’s youngest AV-rated attorney. More recently, he was selected as Colorado’s Best Arbitrator by Law Week Colorado in eight of the last ten years.

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