David Ball brings more than fifteen years of business law and complex litigation experience to bear for you. David is a consummate problem solver and seasoned litigator adept at finding practical, meaningful solutions for both individuals and companies. As a business lawyer, David focuses on client relationships, endeavoring to plan for client issues before the issues become legal problems.
As a trial attorney, he skillfully and tenaciously protects his clients’ rights and interests, but can also diffuse a dispute before it spirals out of control. David is best known by his colleagues and clients as a confident, competent person who always has your best interests in mind.
Over his career, David has represented a broad range of clients in numerous industries assisting them on a wide array of transactional matters, deals, and litigation. He represents and advises clients in employment, contract, fiduciary, trade secret and business tort disputes before state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals. He has defended and secured injunctive relief in disputes involving, among other things, trade secrets, unfair competition, and breach of contract.
When in his clients’ best interests, Mr. Ball has resolved dozens of cases, on favorable terms, through negotiation, both prior to and during litigation. Mr. Ball frequently counsels and advises individuals and companies regarding problem solving, achieving objectives, litigation avoidance, dispute resolution, litigation and trial. Finally, Mr. Ball is a trained mediator.
David is a great husband to his wife, and a proud father to his three fabulous children. David enjoys fly fishing, skiing, hiking, music, good food and a great belly laugh with friends.
Representative Business Experience
Work with clients who are forming a company to help select an appropriate entity for their business needs and then create that entity for their use and protection.
Regularly counsel and advise business leaders and owners in the day to day issues that arise when running a business, including contract questions, employment questions, competition and liability.
Work with businesses to develop appropriate exit strategies and ultimately sell their business.
Help businesses grow through the purchase of business assets, strategic contractual relations, hiring strong employees or purchasing a new business.
Representative Litigation Experience
Defended “bet the company” litigation in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, trade secrets and non-competition agreements.
Litigated fiduciary and probate matters in small and large estates.
Defended and pursued TROs and other injunctive relief in disputes involving trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and private nuisance.
Lead counsel in various real property cases involving, among other things, deeds of trust, promissory notes, priority, releases, deed restrictions and lender rights
Lead counsel in numerous employment discrimination matters before the EEOC
Successfully represented a large Episcopal church in litigation involving the balance of free exercise and free speech rights. In a case of first impression in the state of Colorado, first-chaired a five-day bench trial, which culminated in a permanent injunction against protesters who disrupted religious services and targeted children with graphic images.
Co-tried and secured a plaintiff/claimant award for the full amount of damages sought, as well as a significant portion of attorney fees and costs, in arbitration on behalf of the estate of an investor. Co-tried and obtained a complete defense/respondent award in two separate arbitrations on behalf of a national broker-dealer and an individual financial advisor.
Effectively co-defended and amicably resolved five separate, multi-million dollar wage and hour class actions against four different employers.
Represented clients before the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals
Education and Prior Legal Experience
Mr. Ball earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, David interned for the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. After graduating from Virginia, David served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karl S. Forester, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Following his clerkship, David was an attorney for an international law firm based in Denver, Colorado, a boutique law firm focused on serving the needs of middle market clients, and founded his own law firm before co-founding Ball & Barry Law. David also served as an associate director of philanthropy for an international conservation organization.
Professional & Community Affiliations
St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, Colorado, Vestry 2013-2015, Executive Committee 2014-2015, Finance Committee 2015-present, Dean Search Committee 2015-present.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation, Leadership Denver, Class of 2009.
Colorado Super Lawyer – Rising Star, 2009 & 2010. Law and Politics and 5280 magazines twice named Mr. Ball a rising star among Colorado lawyers under the age of 40. No more than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 were named to the Rising Stars list.
Gary McPherson Award, Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Colorado Bar Association, 2006.
Dean’s Award for Exceptional Service, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, CO, 2006
The Bacchanalian Society of Denver, Co-Founder, President 2006-2009. Denver’s premier wine society, engaging young professionals in philanthropy while they learn about and enjoy wine in a comfortable environment. Organize unique wine tastings for the benefit of various non-profit organizations. See www.denverbacchus.com.
Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2008-2010
Denver Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Second Vice President, 2008-2009
Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council, 2005-2008
Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court, 2005-2010
Law Clerk to the Honorable Karl S. Forester, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2000-2002