Paul R. Janda


Paul is a trial attorney. He aggressively but efficiently defends businesses in industries including transportation, hospitality, construction, retail, and recreation, as well as government entities and nonprofits. While Paul is equipped to handle all phases of litigation from pre-suit investigations to appeals, his preference is to resolve cases on the legal merits before trial, having won motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment within his first year of civil practice.

Paul’s trial advocacy skills are rooted in his background as a musician and coaching collegiate speech and debate. He continues to volunteer as a high school mock trial coach. Paul began developing his legal writing during law school, when he authored more than 20 appellate briefs for the Denver District Attorney’s Office. He then served as a law clerk to now-Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats at the Colorado Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


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


JD: University of Colorado Law School, 2015
MM: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2004, Music
BM: University of Nebraska, 2002, Music


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Professional Associations
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars

Author, “Fire, Flood, Famine and Pestilence: Climate Change and Federal Crop Insurance,” 26 Colo. Nat. Resources, Energy & Envtl L. Rev. 81, 2015

Business & Community Service
  • Colorado Prairie Initiative Board, Founding Member, 2014-2016
  • La Academia High School, Mock Trial Coach, 2015-2016
  • Midwest Theater, Scottsbluff, NE, Board Member, 2009-2012
  • Competitive Speech and Debate Coach, 2005-2012
Professional Experience

Before his legal career, Mr. Janda was an orchestral musician and college music instructor and worked variously as a production supervisor, writing tutor, political organizer, and yak ranch hand.

Other Activities

Running, cycling, skiing, off-road vehicles, and food.