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Moye White
July 28, 2017

David A. Laird


With over 17 years of trial experience in state and federal courts, David is driven to find just and efficient results for his clients.  David has found that many disputes can be resolved quickly if the issues at the heart of the matter are quickly identified and addressed.  For those cases that cannot be resolved quickly, David has the knowledge, experience, and determination to aggressively litigate disputes to conclusion. 

Much of David’s practice is focused on resolving lending and real estate disputes.  In addition, David litigates a wide variety of complex contract and commercial disputes, business torts, insurance coverage disputes, fiduciary claims, oil and gas matters, and landlord/tenant issues.  He also represents creditors in bankruptcy cases and clients involved in securities litigation.

With an eye toward efficient and positive solutions, David advocates for clients in court, administrative proceedings, on appeal, and via alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

David prides himself of being responsive and proactive. His clients always know the “game plan” and are kept apprised throughout the case. David understands that communication is the key to a successful attorney-client relationship.

David previously served as Moye White’s Associate Coordinator and is currently on the firm’s Steering Committee.

Presentations & speeches
  • Independent Bankers of Colorado – Security Interests in Agricultural Products
  • Colorado Contractors Association
  • Colorado Bar Association - Construction Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Court Gives Teeth to Defense Waiver in Loan Documents, The Independent Report, Independent Bankers of Colorado, November/December 2014
  • At Risk: Secured Creditors' Right to Credit Bid on Assets Sold at Chapter 11 Plan Sales, The Business Suit, Volume 13, Issue 8, October 14, 2010 
  • New Colorado Law Allows Expedited Real Property Foreclosures, Moye White Opportunities & Challenges, June 2010 
  • Duties to Pay Subcontractors Under the Colorado Trust Fund Statute, Moye White Opportunities & Challenges, March 2009 
  • Commercial Loans: Using Litigation Effectively When Borrowers Default, Denver Business Journal, Volume 60, No. 11, August 29, 2008



Real estate

Areas of concentration

Real Estate Litigation
Complex commercial 
Civil Litigation
Creditor's Rights and
Construction Litigation
Commercial Foreclosures
Uniform Commercial Code
Trade Secret Litigation
Bankruptcy Litigation
Eminent Domain
Distressed Loan

Education and credentials

University of Denver
  College of Law, J.D.
University of Denver, B.A.,
  honors with distinction
Phi Beta Kappa
Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
  AV® Preeminent™ (highest)

Colorado Super Lawyers
  2013 and 2017


Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
First Judicial District
  Bar Association
Defense Research
  Institute, member
Independent Bankers
  of Colorado,
  Associate Member
Professionals for Colorado
  Contractors Council,
  member, President (2010)
Golden Archery Club,
Colorado Bowhunters
  Association, director
Hoffman Cup, judge
National History Day in
  Colorado, volunteer
Goodwill Industries,
Ask a Lawyer,


Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals,
  District of Colorado
United States District Court
  for the District of Colorado
United States Supreme Court