Practice Summary

As Senior Counsel to O’Reilly Law Group, Byrum C. Lee* brings over 40 years of diverse litigation, transactional, business formation and business reorganization experience.  With over 100 bench and jury trials, and countless appearances before arbitration and administrative tribunals, Byrum boasts an expansive depth of experience in complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts.

After over 30 years as managing principal of a private practice law firm with an emphasis in design, construction, real estate development and complex litigation, Byrum transitioned into a position as Associate General Counsel for Transcontinental Corporation, a major developer of residential, hotel, restaurant, casino, and resort properties.  In that capacity, he also served as the Company’s Manager  of Litigation,  retaining and managing outside counsel for diverse litigation matters throughout the western United States while personally trying or arbitrating selected complex litigation matters in multiple jurisdictions.


Shortly before assuming his Senior Counsel position with O’Reilly Law Group, Byrum devoted two years of his practice to a trial team preparing and trying a $145,000,000 construction defect lawsuit in Vail, Colorado.  Following an extended six-month trial, that matter resulted in a favorable verdict with an accompanying multi-million dollar award of fees and costs – the largest such award in Colorado litigation history.


Byrum is a proven trial lawyer, effective negotiator, skilled writer, and accomplished public speaker.  He possesses recognized mediation skills including service on the American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Panel of Neutrals as well as serving as a private mediator and arbitrator.


*Admitted in Colorado Only

 
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Current or Former Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Colorado and all subordinate Courts

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada

  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions in the states of Nevada, California, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming

Professional Activities

  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals

  • Board Member, Architect’s Advisory Council

  • Legislative Consultant, Colorado Association of Architects

  • Legislative Consultant, Consulting Engineer’s Council

  • Legislative Consultant, National Association of Home Builders

  • Member, Defense Research Institute

  • Member, ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry

Publications, Programs and Professional Activities

  • Authored and edited three chapters in the Colorado Practitioner’s Guide to Construction Law

  • Frequent seminar presenter for American Institute of Architects, CLE International, and others

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado School of Architecture

Honors and Recognition

  • CLE International Top Ten Seminar Presenter

  • National Society of Professional Engineers Award for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering

  • U.S. News and World Reports’ Best Tier One Lawyer Practicing in the Area of Construction Law

  • Super Lawyer in the areas of construction law and construction litigation (selected by peers)

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating

Military Service

United States Air Force, 1968-1971

Educational Background

  • Advanced Mediation and Arbitration Training, 1990-2010

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Scheduling School, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, 1990

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1974

  • University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, Advanced Studies in International Economics, 1971

  • Texas Tech University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1968

 

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