Scott Shea

Scott practiced architecture for almost fourteen years before attending law school, focusing on senior housing, military, and state agency projects with budgets from $5 million to $90 million. As an architect, Scott was a problem solver during both the design and construction process. He also conducted research on senior housing and developed a specialization in accessible design. He was one of the drafters of Colorado’s accessible housing law, and past chair of the AIA Colorado Government Affairs Committee, on which he still serves.


Scott continues to solve problems for our clients by bringing his industry background together with his legal training. Scott has litigated contract, bond, construction defect, and drawing copyright violation cases on behalf of clients on every side of the construction contract, particularly general contractors.

Scott Shea


(720) 576-7225

Representative Experience

  • Represented general contractor in complex delay, payment, and contract compliance litigation.
  • Represented industrial general contractor to recover contract balance while successfully defending against liquidated damages and construction defect counter claims.
  • Represented general contractor in design-build contract to assert delay and interference claim against designer, resulting in negotiated settlement.


  • Colorado
  • Oregon

Recent Speaking and Writing

  • Changing Design Standard of Care
  • Contractor Liability for Design
  • Maintaining Privilege with Experts


  • Juris Doctorate; University of Denver Sturm College of Law 2011
  • Masters of Architecture; SUNY Buffalo 1994
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture, SUNY Buffalo 1991

Practice Areas

  • Industrial

Represetative Matters