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Moye White
June 18, 2018

Frederic K. ”Jerry” Conover

Of Counsel

A successful trial lawyer for more than 30 years, as well as a lifelong community activist and philanthropist, Jerry has combined his legal skills and social conscience to become an accomplished mediator and arbitrator of civil disputes.

In the last twenty years, Jerry has specialized in providing alternative dispute resolution services, serving as an expert witness, and counseling more than 200 clients on how to prevent, manage, and resolve disputes.

In his many years as a trial attorney, Jerry tried a wide range of cases involving employment, natural resources, product liability, contract, and antitrust law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. His clients have included large national corporations, small businesses, and individuals. From this vantage, he discovered the limitations inherent in the trial system. He coined the term “Improved Dispute Resolution” to describe a model under which clients are counseled to pursue the best method for resolving their disputes through negotiation, mediation, binding arbitration, or litigation.

As Past President of the Colorado Bar Association, Jerry originated the Colorado Pledge, a collaboration of local business leaders and the legal community designed to reduce litigious practices. Within the community, Jerry founded the Hope for Generations Fund, served on the History Colorado Board, and has been an active board member in organizations as diverse as the Downtown Denver Partnership, Colorado Judicial Institute, and Denver Regional Council of Governments.



Areas of concentration

Alternative dispute
Civil litigation

Education and credentials

University of Michigan, J.D.
Amherst College, B.A.
Graduate, Harvard Law
  School courses on
  Negotiation, Advanced
  Negotiation, and Mediation
Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
  AV® Preeminent™ (highest)

Colorado Super Lawyer 2006,
  2007, 2008


American Bar Association
American College of Trial
  Lawyers, Fellow
Colorado Bar Association,
  Former President
Colorado Judicial Institute,
  Former Chairman of the Board
Colorado Legal Aid Foundation,
  Former Board Member
Denver Bar Association
  Former President
Denver Center for Performing
  Arts, Founder and Member of
  Directors Society
Denver Urban Renewal
  Authority, Former
  Trial Counsel
Downtown Denver Partnership
  Former Board Member
History Colorado,
  Board Member
Hope for Generations
  Founder and Board Chair
Invest in Kids
  Founder and former
  Board Member
Metro Denver Volunteer
  Lawyers Association,
  Founder and former
  Board Member

The Denver Foundation 2010
  Philanthropic Leadership
Invest in Kids
  Donor Impact Award 2016
Law Week Colorado 2011
  Barrister’s Best - “People’s
  Court Best Arbitrator”
Purpose Prize Winner 2013
  Civic Ventures