Kelley G. Shirk


Ms. Shirk supports the Construction & Design, Business, and Real Estate practice groups. Her multi-faceted trial practice includes construction defect defense, contract and complex commercial litigation disputes, professional liability defense, land use litigation, and other property law disputes. In addition to her litigation background, she also provides counseling to a wide variety of non-profits, businesses, and corporations, along with representing clients in transactional matters related to business and real estate law. She believes her litigation practice provides a unique perspective when allocating risks in contracts to avoid common pitfalls that lead to or escalate litigation. Ms. Shirk has experience representing clients in a variety of arenas, including federal and state trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative proceedings.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2010
  • Wisconsin, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: Marquette University Law School, 2009
BA: University of Wisconsin, 2006, Gamma Phi Beta


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Professional Associations
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section
    • Construction Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member and Co-Chair of Sponsorship Committee, Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW)
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Presenter, “Professional Liability Law,” Colorado Engineering Law Seminar, Halfmoon Education, Inc., 2021
  • Co-Author, “Colorado Chapter of Construction Practice Group Compendium,” ALFA International, May 2020
  • Co-Author, “Colorado Chapter of Construction Practice Group Compendium,” ALFA International, May 2018
  • Co-Author, “Is Colorado Becoming a Tenant Friendly State? An Examination of the Mobil Home Park Act of 2010,” Denver University Law Review, 2013