Laurie Choi

With a background in construction management and civil & environmental engineering, Laurie provides clients with a unique technical eye towards legal issues. She counsels clients through disputes related to vertical and civil construction, filing and pursuing mechanic’s lien claims and verified statements of claim, bonding around mechanic’s liens and verified statements of claim, and drafting and negotiating construction contracts.


Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate, she worked in wastewater engineering in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating, she moved to Las Vegas where she spent five years in commercial construction estimating and project management, and eventually obtained a Nevada B-2 contractor’s license in 2009.

Laurie K. Choi, Esq.


(720) 576-7225

Representative Experience

  • Drafted and negotiated agreements on behalf of a Fortune 500 resort and entertainment owner for the design and construction of a $1.3 billion resort and an $800 million resort. Agreements included Architect, Design Consultant, Engineering, General Contractor, Trade Contractor, CMAR, FF&E, extension of staff, master services, DAS, and commissioning agreements. Assisted in revising the project’s safety manual and internal procedures manuals. Worked with the company’s risk management department to analyze construction and contracting-related risks.
  • Represented Top-10 ENR Engineering Firm in disputes with several design subcontractors, with individual claims over $1 million, related to a $1.2 billion P3 design-build transportation project.
  • Represented Top-10 ENR General Contractor asserting $6 million in claims against a framing subcontractor in arbitration.

Education and Licensing

  • Licensed to practice in Colorado and California
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley

Recent Speaking and Writing

  • Managing Contractor’s Obligation to Remove Mechanic’s Liens in Colorado, CLE Webinar. October 2020.
  • CBA/CLE Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Construction Law, Chapters 24- Procedural Aspects of Construction Litigation – and 30 – Green Building: A Primer for Attorneys, Second and Third Editions.
  • Model Jury Instructions: Construction Litigation, Second Edition.

Awards and Recognition

  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, Construction, 2021-2022
  • Best Lawyers, Construction Law 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2021-2022