Bret is a Denver-based construction attorney with a technical background, practicing exclusively in the area of construction law and litigation. Bret has extensive experience in mediating, arbitrating, and litigating a broad range of construction disputes. His practice involves public and private commercial, heavy/highway, and industrial projects ranging in value to over $1 billion.
He is licensed in Colorado and Utah, and has arbitrated or tried cases in over a dozen states and U.S. territories. In addition to his work as a trial attorney, Mr. Gunnell has served on the American Arbitration Association’s panel of construction neutrals, with experience both as mediator and arbitrator of construction disputes. He lectures and publishes frequently, and teaches a graduate-level course entitled “Legal Aspects of the Construction Process” in the Construction Management department of Colorado State University. He is consistently listed and recognized as among Colorado’s Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 5280’s Top Lawyers, and Denver’s Top Lawyers, as well as in Continental Who’s Who, NADC’s Distinguished Counsel and the Chambers (Tier 1) USA Registry for construction law.
Bret is a cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University in civil engineering, with an M.S. degree in engineering management, with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was associate editor of the Texas Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.