Otto K. Hilbert II

Otto K. Hilbert II

Founder & Manager
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Phone:
303-324-3748
Fax:
303-484-0388
Email:

Mr. Hilbert is a member of the Bar in Colorado, Wisconsin and Arizona. Mr. Hilbert has also tried cases across the country in many other jurisdictions including twenty states, and is admitted in many US District Courts, The Supreme Court of the United States, The United States Tax Court, and The United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Tenth Circuits. Mr. Hilbert has arbitrated for FINRA, CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) and the National Futures Association. He has significant first-chair trial and appellate experience.

He has achieved the highest ranking possible by a number of attorney rating entities including Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and has been repeatedly listed as a Super Lawyer.

Mr. Hilbert was previously a partner at Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, Reinhart Boerner Van Duren, and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae (predecessor to Dewey LeBoeuf). He is the former Chair of the Colorado Judicial Institute. He has also served as President or Board Member for a variety of organizations including the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Notre Dame Club and several other private clubs.

He has a JD from University of Colorado (Boulder) and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.

He has been a guest lecturer at The University of Denver, The University of Colorado and The University of Notre Dame Law Schools. He has also spoken to both the legal and real estate communities on various issues arising from amendments to Colorado's real estate Laws. Some of his publications include "Broker Prevails," Colorado Journal, Volume 24, Number 34; "Battle State," Colorado Journal, Volume 24, Number 16; "Corporate Governance and Internal Controls: What Sarbanes-Oxley Means for Business;" "Limited Liability Company Update in Colorado; Protecting Companies from Fraud and Corporate Criminal Liability" and "What Everyone Should Know About Procuring Cause."

Examples of Mr. Hilbert's reported and representative cases include: DeForrest v. City of Cherry Hills Village, 990 P.2d 1139, 1999 CJ C.A.R. 4460 (Colo. App. 1999) cert. denied January 18, 2000; Telluride Real Estate Co. v. Penthouse Affiliates, LLC, 1999 WL 21452, 1999 CJ C.A.R. 708 (Colo. App. 1999) cert. denied April 10, 2000; People v. Perkell, 969 P.2d 703, 98 CJ C.A.R. 6077 (Colo. 1998); AeroTech, Inc. v. Estes, 110 F.3d 1523, 1997-1 Trade Cases P 71, 771 37 Fed.R.Serv. 3d 867, 97 CJ C.A.R. 514 (10th Cir. (Colo.) 1997); Marion Merrell Dow, Inc. v. Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 877 F. Supp. 531, 33 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1673 (D. Colo. 1994); Staff Builders of Philadelphia, Inc. v. Koschitzki, 1989 WL 97407, 97419, 95486 (E.D. Pa. 1989); Mrs. Colorado - America, Inc. v. Mrs. Colorado United States Pageant, et al., United States District Court, District of Colorado, Case No. 05-cv-02660-MSK-MEH; Telluride Properties, Inc. v. Yale Fisher, District Court of San Miguel County, Colorado, Case No. 00CV11; Summit Park II v. Summit Park Condominium Association, et al., District Court, El Paso County, Colorado, Case No. 04-cv-1431; Gondola Building, LLC v. Dallas Divide Construction, LLC, et al., District Court San Miguel County, Colorado, Case No. 04-cv-13; Joseph v. HEI Resources, Inc., et al., Case No. 09-cv-7181.

Areas of Practice

  • General Commercial
  • Intellectual Property
  • Construction Defect
  • Real Estate
  • White Collar Criminal
  • Securities
  • Anti-Trust
  • General Business Consultation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Broker/Dealer Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Colorado, 1989
  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Broker Prevails, Colorado Journal, Volume 24, Number 34
  • Battle State, Colorado Journal, Volume 24, Number 16
  • Corporate Governance and Internal Controls: What Sarbanes-Oxley Means for Business
  • Limited Liability Company Update in Colorado
  • Protecting Companies from Fraud and Corporate Criminal Liability
  • What Everyone Should Know About Procuring Cause

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, The University of Denver
  • Guest Lecturer, The University of Colorado
  • Guest Lecturer, The University of Notre Dame Law Schools

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Judicial Institute, Former Chair
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild, President
  • Colorado Notre Dame Lawyers Committee, Vice President

Past Employment Positions

  • Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, Partner
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Duren, Partner
  • LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Notre Dame Club
  • Vice President, Gyro Club of Denver