Ian grew up in a small town in coastal Maine. He was raised in a close-knit, outdoorsy family, spending his summers exploring the vast Maine woods and his winters carving turns at the ski mountain. He attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, earning his B.A. in 2007 with a major in International Studies and a minor in Music. Ian was involved in intercollegiate sports and still holds Colby College's record in the 1500m run. After graduating from Colby, Ian lived in Geneva, Switzerland, helping run Boston University's study abroad programs and interning for Doctors Without Borders. Ian moved to Denver, Colorado in 2008 to attend graduate school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He was elected by his peers to serve on the Executive Board of the Denver University Law Review, as Articles Editor, and earned his J.D. in 2011.
During law school, Ian interned with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Colorado Attorney General's office, and Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, a boutique environmental and land use law firm. Following the bar exam, Ian clerked for the Hon. Herbert L. Stern, III on a civil docket in Denver District Court. Ian then used his knowledge of the civil trial court system in large-firm private practice, including one of Denver's most successful litigation firms, Hall & Evans, LLC. Thanks to Hall & Evans, Ian has extensive experience litigating and resolving disputes, from pre-litigation through trial.
Ian has substantive experience in a broad range of legal topics, particularly construction, real estate, estate planning, corporations, contracts, and professional athlete agency work.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND INTERESTS
Ian serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to advocating for improved safety and governance in international professional cycling. He has previously served on a fundraising board for a Denver-based charter school, and for a Legal Aid Foundation campaign. Ian also volunteers for the Byron R. White Center for the Study of Constitutional Law, giving civics and law lessons to high school students.
Outside the office, Ian can be found exploring the mountains with his Australian Shepherd, Hobbes, and fiancée Erin. He enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing (poorly), reading, and cooking. Ian is also an avid road cyclist and holds a Category 1 USAC/UCI racing license.
He is fluent in French.
Denver University Law Review, Executive Board
Josiah G. Holland Memorial Scholarship
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