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Edgar Barraza

Senior Attorney

Edgar Barraza focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level. He represents businesses and individuals in financial services and investment, securities fraud, product liability, contractual disputes, intellectual property, and cannabis-related matters.

Edgar is a pragmatic problem solver and case manager. His experience enables him to gain insight to anticipate client needs and, where appropriate, identify opportunities for dispute avoidance resulting in cost savings for his clients. Edgar uses his deep understanding of the intricate aspects of complex litigation to promptly pinpoint crucial legal matters, recognize significant business considerations, and nimbly adapt to the evolving demands of litigation. His ability for identifying key legal issues, coupled with his proficiency in strategic and innovative thinking, enable Edgar to lead and become a valuable addition on any team.

Edgar’s broad experience has empowered him to expand his practice and be equally proficient at litigating anything from bet-the-company cases to individual plaintiff matters. His diversified practice enables him to combine business insight and legal knowledge to readily comprehend clients’ desires and objectives and adeptly achieve the best outcome through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, or litigation. Edgar has litigated on behalf of large corporations, public and governmental entities, large-scale developers, and other entities involved in high stakes, high-profile litigation. Regardless of the complexity or nature of the case, he confidently applies his skills to deliver outstanding results to his clients.

Edgar served for one and one-half years as a law clerk in Colorado’s Second Judicial District, Denver District Court. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Edgar practiced law at a national law firm in the Denver area.


J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2015, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
B.A., University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2010, Dean’s List, with honors thesis


Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Immigrant Liberty Award 2017.

Attorney at Law Magazine, Rising Star 2018.

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, DU Law Stars, Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2022.


American Bar Association

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Secretary

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Lawyers Committee, Delegate, CBA/CJI Diversity on the Bench Coalition and Young Lawyers Division, Chair-Elect

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association


Spanish, French

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of Colorado
  • Succeeded in the defense of multibillion-dollar claims against the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate, including successful opposition to motions to transfer of mortgage put-back claims filed in New York, securing dismissals of collateral actions in the states of Colorado, Texas, and Utah, as well as victory at trial in 2018.
  • Led successful opposition on behalf of financial institution to class certification of putative class members involving an alleged kickback scheme to institution’s subsidiaries.
  • Led all aspects of discovery and preparation of crossclaims in class action involving alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, and indemnification claims.
  • Succeeded in obtaining three separate successful dismissals of breach of contract and employment retaliation claims by the same litigants.
  • Succeeded in securing favorable settlement of benefit disputes for public pension system in Denver District Court.
  • Represented global insurance company’s subsidiary before FINRA on claims against former financial brokers for breach of restrictive covenants, trade secrets violations, and electronic fraud.
  • Successful representation, including alternative dispute resolution, of an international company CEO in an internal investigation.
  • Succeeded in representation of low-bono representation of private individual on claims for breach of contract and warranty against local car dealership that resulted in a favorable settlement.