David Frommell

Combining a decade of engineering experience with a decade of legal work, David Frommell possesses intimate knowledge of both the technical and legal aspects of construction. He is experienced in all aspects of construction law, including trials, arbitration, mediation, claim preparation, and contract negotiation related to all phases of the development and construction process. He has represented general contractors, developers and owners on a wide variety of projects including reservoirs, oil and gas processing facilities, resort development, multi-family residential, and high-end single-family residential disputes.


After earning his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, David spent two years volunteering with the United States Peace Corps in Kenya. His time overseas taught him the importance of representing others and seeking practical solutions to difficult and complex problems. David subsequently returned to the University of Illinois to complete a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. He then worked for a major global engineering company designing water treatment plants and pipelines.


In 2010, David earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. After working for a year as associate general counsel for a major global engineering and construction company, he spent eight years at a large Denver law firm where he was elected as a partner and co-chaired the Construction Industry Practice Group. David joined BBG in 2019, to continue sharpening his focus on construction law.

David Frommell


(303) 325-1238



  • Colorado


  • Successfully defended a major municipal utility against an $18M claim in a four-week arbitration. He prevailed on counter claims of over $1M.
  • Obtained a plaintiff’s verdict in breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims. This was on behalf of a general contractor against a high-end restaurant developer in Snowmass Village, Colorado.
  • Defended an owner/developer of a commercial property portfolio, Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall, against a variety of contract claims asserted by the portfolio’s architect. He obtained favorable settlement.


  • Juris Doctorate, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Masters of Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

Practice Areas

  • Heavy Civil
  • Vertical
  • Industrial
  • Vertical Construction
  • Water Infrastructure

Speaking Engagements

  • Sherman & Howard Construction Law Update. 2012-2019.

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