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Matthew J. Ninneman


Hall & Evans
1001 17th St., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202

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Matthew Ninneman is a construction legal counselor and trial attorney. During his twenty plus years of practice, he has focused on advising construction and design clients on complex commercial and construction disputes in state and federal court and arbitration. He is privileged to represent state departments, owner/developers, general contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and suppliers on private, public, and hybrid projects, including heavy civil infrastructure, sports arenas, schools, hotels, hospitals, mass transit, roadways, industrial warehousing, and renovation and development of apartments, multi-family, mixed-use, and single-family residences. Matt has significant experience resolving disputes over contract scope, payment, schedule/delay, construction and design defects, and performance claims for all types of vertical construction and infrastructure projects. While Matt enjoys representing his clients in trial, he finds assisting clients in resolving disputes through strategic business solutions before trial most rewarding.

In addition to litigating, Matt also advises design and construction professionals on day-to-day risk management issues, drafting and negotiating custom and form contracts, licensing and administrative reporting, bid protests, and payment disputes, including mechanic’s liens, verified claims, bond claims, and pre-litigation dispute resolution/mediation.

Matt is licensed to practice in Colorado, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Federal Claims and Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. He has also been admitted pro-hac in several states. Matt was named “Lawyer of The Year” in Denver for Construction Law in 2024 by The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers also recognized him for Construction Litigation (2020-2024), Construction Law (2021-2024), and Litigation-Insurance (2022-2024), and Colorado Super Lawyers® has recognized him for Construction Litigation (2017-2023).

Matt is a frequent author and lecturer on issues concerning construction claims, contract drafting, and current issues impacting the construction industry. He is also a member of the Associated General Contractors and serves in leadership positions for the ABA Forum on Construction Law and CBA Committee on Construction Law.

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