Sam is an experienced trial lawyer with significant transactional experience, and he has negotiated many favorable settlements for his clients. He has obtained six-figure jury verdicts and defeated similar claims for them. Sam handles a variety of complex civil matters, including professional negligence, commercial disputes, business torts, securities and commodities matters, noncompete and trade secret disputes, and financial matters.
In addition, Sam has served as lead counsel in multiple business and real estate transactions involving several million dollars and multiple issues, including the financing arrangements, options, leasing, and entity structuring.
An active author and editor, Sam has published articles for Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, served as Senior Editor and Comment Author for the Land and Water Law Review in law school, and has contributed as author and editor to a variety of other legal publications and presentations.
Outside the law, one of Sam's primary personal interests is distance running, and he's participated in several marathons. A third-generation native Coloradan, he also enjoys other outdoor activities, such as skiing, hiking, and exploring the Colorado backcountry. Sam's cultural interests are art, history, and playing the piano.
Admitted to Bar
2002 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
1997 Colorado and US District Court of Colorado
1995 Wyoming and US District Court of Wyoming
JD 1995 — University of Wyoming
BA 1990 — University of Colorado
Martindale-Hubbell Rating — BV Distinguished — 4.4 out of 5.0
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Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation, since 2007
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Current Community and Association Involvement
Colorado Bar Association
Mesa County Bar Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Community Hospital of Grand Junction Board of Trustees; Chair, Corporate Compliance Committee
Colorado Bar Association, Chair, Joint Management Committee
Community and Professional InvolvementColorado Bar Association, served as Senior Vice President, Vice President and Executive Council
Board of Editors, The Colorado Lawyer (official publication of the Colorado Bar Association); served as Chair, Vice Chair, and on Executive Committee from 2003 - 2007
Mesa County Bar Association; served as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
Pro Bono Project of Mesa County, Inc.; served as President and member of the Board of Directors
Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors; served as Mesa County Representative
Colorado Bar Association, Budget and Finance Committee
Responsive. Experienced. Focused.
NEWS / UPDATES / DOCUMENTS
12.1.16 — DWMK 4th Quarter 2016 Newsletter
12.1.16 — Proudly sponsoring "Faces and Voices: Homeless in America"
1.12.16 — Annie Murphy and Sam Starrritt elected Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
7.11.13 — DWMK Attorneys and Staff Participate in Mesa County Pro Bono Project Fundraiser
6.3.13 — Sam Starritt - Joint Management Committee Reappointment
7.26.11 — DWMK Partner Sam Starritt Appointed Chair of Joint Management Committee
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