Jeffrey S. George
Starting his career as a trial lawyer more than 25 years ago, Jeff George has developed his civil litigation and litigation avoidance practice to cover all forms of contractual and commercial matters, with a significant emphasis on construction, real estate/development, and licensing matters.
Jeff's extensive experience with how things can go wrong after deals are inked allows him to identify risks and prevent problems by addressing them up-front with clear risk-shifting provisions at the contract negotiation stage. Once disputes do arise, Jeff quickly becomes a strategic problem-solving advocate to help clients resolve their disputes in an efficient, cost-effective, and reasonable manner. Jeff has helped clients attain resolutions through early mediations, negotiations, and summary proceedings.
For those disputes involving an adverse party acting unfairly and unreasonably, and where a trial on the merits is the only practical option for the client, Jeff has litigated cases to verdict and/or judgment before the federal and state courts in several states, as well as before judicial arbitrators.
Jeff has represented clients in numerous industries including construction, healthcare, hotel/hospitality, manufacturing, mining, real estate, real estate information services, skiing/snowboarding resorts, amateur and professional sports, and technology.
Jeff is an active member of the community, having served as a board member of several charitable organizations, including Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, March of Dimes, and Junior League of Colorado Springs Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Goodwill of Southern Colorado.
Areas of Focus
Successfully represented international gold mining company obtaining favorable settlements of several multi-million dollar disputes arising from the construction of a process plant.
Won an arbitration award in a sales agreement dispute, dismissing a claim for US$21.5m and granting counterclaim for US$1m.
Obtained a complete defense jury verdict in favor of clients accused of securities fraud involving oil/gas well JVs.
Obtained several multimillion-dollar settlement amounts for a large publicly traded developer of mixed-use projects.
Obtained a US$14.75m settlement for a general contractor, successfully defending it from a US$60m claim alleging defects in a public works project.
Won a US$3.2m arbitration award in favor of a builder of a golf course.