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RICH MARSH

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Rich Marsh is an experienced litigator in complex real estate and business matters. He has tried well over 100 bench, and jury trials in Colorado and Illinois state, federal, bankruptcy, courts, and argued many of these cases in Colorado and federal appellate courts. He regularly consults with businesses on transactional, formation, and governance matters. He represents individuals and families, closely held business owners, religious organizations, special districts, and municipal corporations.  

Mr. Marsh started his practice in 1979 as an associate with a medium-sized firm in downtown Chicago. He and his wife moved to Colorado in 1984 where he was a partner in a medium-sized firm in downtown Denver. He established his own practice on the eastern plains of Colorado while maintaining his practice in Denver. He now practices in his own law firm in Longmont, Colorado, where he is the sole shareholder and president of Marsh Law PC. 

He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1979 and the Colorado bar in 1985. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1979 from ITT-Chicago Kent College of Law, graduating cum laude. He was a staff member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and a team member on the International Law Moot Court. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1979. 

He is a member of the American, Colorado, Boulder, South-East Colorado Bar Associations, and an invitation-only group of Denver-area real estate attorneys known as POETS.  

He has been AV rated (Preeminent Member) by Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years. He has a 5-star AVVO rating. 

Mr. Marsh regularly provides free or low-cost advice to front-range Colorado nonprofit organizations.  

Resume 

Education 

Northwestern University (B.A., 1975); IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1979); Staff Member, Chicago-Kent Law Review; Int’l Moot Court. 

Bar Admissions 

Colorado, 1985; District of Colorado, 1985; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985; Illinois, 1979; Northern District of Illinois, 1979; 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980; Board of Contract Appeals, 2006. 

Bar and Professional Associations 

American Bar Association (Litigation, Business, and Real Property, Trust, and Estate Sections); Colorado Bar Association (Litigation, Business, Real Estate Sections); Boulder County Bar Association (Litigation Section); and Southeast Colorado Bar Association. 

Member of invitation-only group of Denver-area real estate attorneys known as POETS. 

Recognition 

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Experience, since 1989.  

AVVO 5.0 Peer Rated. 

Previous Law Firm Affiliations  

Associate, Schumacher Jones Kelly Olson & Pusch, P.C. (Chicago); Partner, Grant, McHendrie, Haines & Crouse, P.C. (Denver); Partner, Massey Showalter & Marsh, P.C. (Denver).  

Judgeship 

Municipal Judge, Town of Eads, Colorado 

Civic Involvement 

Board Member and Secretary, Boulder Valley YMCA (now NOCO); Past President, Longmont YMCA; Past President, Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce; Past President, Kiowa County Chamber of Commerce; Past Officer & Board Member, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; Past President, St. Vrain Rotary Club of Longmont; Past President, University of Colorado Parents Association; Board Member, Centennial State Ballet; Member, Executive Committee of the Boulder County Democratic Party.  

Personal 

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska. Married to Rev. Dr. Kay Palmer Marsh. Two married daughters and one grandson. Active in local politics. Keyboard player.