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David A. Brewster

Associate
Phone
303.575.7505
Email
dbrewster@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant

Teri Hammack, 303.575.7553

Overview

David Brewster represents clients in a wide variety of real estate transaction and litigation matters. He strives to achieve his clients’ goals through attentive, comprehensive and pragmatic service. David’s litigation practice focuses on complex corporate, real estate and land use disputes. In this work, he helps clients with general commercial litigation, including breach of contract, fraudulent transfer, adverse possession, quiet title and receivership matters. His clients range from individual landowners and closely held businesses to corporate real estate investors and developers. In addition to his litigation work, David’s practice includes helping clients purchase, develop and sell real property, including multifamily, general commercial spaces, and resort/hotel property.

While in law school, David interned for the Hon. Philip Douglass in the 18th Judicial District of Colorado and served as a Student Attorney in the University of Denver Environmental Law Clinic. He also mentored and taught first-year law students serving as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Nantiya Ruan’s first-year legal writing class. Before law school, David worked as a franchise development consultant, where he worked with small and mid-size business owners striving to grow and achieve their potential. David utilizes this experience in working to attain growth-oriented results for his clients.

David serves on the firm's Community Committee and Associate Development Committee.

Practice Areas

Industries Served

Publications

  • Brian J. Connolly & David A. Brewster, Takings Decision to be Reversed?, PLANNING (Vol. 84, No. 11, Dec. 2018).
  • Brian J. Connolly, Andrew L.W. Peters & David A. Brewster, Land Use Applications: Putting the Petition Clause in Context, ZONING AND PLANNING LAW REPORT (Vol. 42, Issue 8, Sep. 2019)
  • Yes, In My Backyard: Building ADUs to Address Homelessness (May 3, 2018). University of Denver Sturm College of Law Homeless Advocacy Policy Project, (Sara Rankin, Nantiya Ruan, Elie Zweibel Eds., 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3173258

Awards & Involvement

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association, Amicus Service Award (2020)
  • Anti-Defamation League Mountain States – 2017 Summer Associate Memo Competition Winner
  • Reese Persuasive Writing Award (Sturm College of Law, 2016)
  • Robert John Jackson Endowed Scholarship
  • Provost’s Scholarship

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2018); Order of the Coif
  • B.S., University of Colorado-Boulder (2013)

Generosity

"I support the Anti-Defamation League – Mountain States because defeating bigotry and hatred in Colorado requires education, collaboration and action."