Mark D. Gibson

Mark D. Gibson

Senior Associate

Email mark.gibson@​

Phone +1 303 454 2574

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupLitigation

Mark Gibson strives to provide clients with first-rate advocacy—compelling, powerful, persuasive ideas expressed clearly, concisely, and elegantly. The goal is to marry top-notch arguments with what David Foster Wallace called "incredibly clear, beautiful, alive, urgent, crackling-with-voltage prose."

That's the kind of advocacy Mark has brought to bear on litigation involving contracts, federal investigations, renewable-energy projects, healthcare insurance, land purchases, and civil rights. Mark has penned multiple winning briefs in both trial and appellate courts. And the most important readers of those briefs—the judges—have praised them as "nicely phrased" and "excellent." Mark has also presented oral argument in the 9th and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mark forged this passion for rigorous legal thinking and crystal-clear legal writing while clerking, first for Judge Alan Johnson on the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, then for Judge Gregory Phillips on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Mark's commitment to excellence in the law started early. He graduated near the top of his class from the University of Colorado School of Law. In the process, he won several awards for legal writing and leadership and served as the editor in chief of the University of Colorado Law Review.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2012

B.A., Wheaton College, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications



Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Colorado

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

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