Damon J. Davis

Shareholder

He has been appointed to the Colorado Civil Rules Committee and authored several publications and presentations

Damon grew up in Mesa County Colorado where he graduated from Palisade High School.  Damon then moved to the East Slope to attend college.  He first attended the University of Denver as an undergraduate.  And he then attended the University of Colorado School of Law.  Damon then moved back to Grand Junction where he took a position as an associate attorney at the precursor to Killian Davis, before working his way to a shareholder position.  Damon’s practice focuses on appeals and motions practice in civil matters.  Damon has participated in over twenty appeals and over fifteen oral arguments.  On October 20, 2015, Damon participated in the Colorado Court of Appeals’ first remote oral argument.

When not practicing law, Damon enjoys a variety of activities including reading, video games, hunting and shooting sports, studying history, watching the Broncos, and playing the occasional round of golf.  In 2010, he accomplished the rare feat of hitting a hole-in-one at Chipeta Golf Course.  Damon married his lovely wife Peggy on November 11, 2011.  Damon has two step daughters, Courtney and Rachael.  He and Peggy have one son, Luke.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Appellate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor
    • Law Journal: University of Colorado Journal of Telecommunications & High Technology Law (Premier Edition), Associate Editor
  • University of Denver
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: Golden Key Honors Society
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Hackwell v. United States, 491 F.3d 1229 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Cowger v. Henderson Heavy Haul Trucking, Inc., 179 P.3d 116 (Colo. App. 2007)
  • Stubbs v. Choice Hotels Int’l, W.C. No. 4-299-627, 2003 Colo. W.C. LEXIS 362 (November 3, 2003)
  • Collard v. Vista Paving Corp., 2012 COA 208 (Colo. App. 2012)
  • Foster v. Mountain Coal Co., LLC, 830 F. 3d 1178 (10th Cir. 2016)

Publications

  • Coauthor: Chapter 23 “Discovery” in The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law,Vol. 2 (2nd Ed. 2008)
  • Proper Objections to Discovery Requests in Civil Litigation, 63 Trial Talk 5, p. 19 (Aug/Sept 2014)

Appointments

  • Colorado Civil Rules Committee

Presentations

  • Uncovering the Real Basis of an Expert’s Opinion (with Keith Killian) – CTLA Convention, August 2010
  • Appeals for Self-Represented Litigants – Legal Resource Day, October 2015