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Connor L. Cantrell

C onnor, a Firm shareholder, brings great energy to The Hustead Law Firm. With his work ethic, passion for the law and broad range of experience, Connor gets to the core of his cases quickly and efficiently. Possessing a wealth of courtroom and deposition experience in Federal and State Court, the key to Connor’s success is finding the answers quicker than his opponents, which puts Connor’s clients in the driver’s seat from the start.

Connor is admitted in Federal and State Courts in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah and has been admitted pro hac vice in several other Federal and State Courts throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Connor has litigated nearly every type of construction case. From construction defect cases involving residential and commercial properties, to personal injury accidents on and around the jobsite, to surety litigation involving complex delay and affirmative claims, collections, breach of contract and warranty issues, Connor is well-equipped to handle anything that comes a contractor’s way. Connor also has significant experience representing creditors and pursuing claims in Bankruptcy Courts.

Connor also specializes in intellectual property defense. Connor has represented countless individuals and businesses accused of copyright and patent infringement in Federal Court and knows the United States Copyright Act like the back of his hand. He has a fully-stocked copyright library in his office, and people throughout the Rocky Mountain Region come to Connor when their copyright research comes to a dead end.

Like other members of the Firm, Connor is becoming recognized as an expert in his fields of practice. Connor has authored or contributed to several national publications, including articles for the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and others. Connor’s most recent works involved serving as co-author and editor for DRI’s 50-State Compendium of Bad Faith Law and contributing to the “Other Miscellaneous Surety Bonds” Chapter in Applemans on Insurance, published by Lexis.

Prior to joining the Firm, Connor clerked at a small Denver firm, where he obtained practical, real-world experience assisting small businesses with all aspects of everyday corporate life. Connor also served as a clerk for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, where he investigated various federal civil rights violations, including claims under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Connor was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in Oklahoma City, and almost all his family resides in Oklahoma. Connor was awarded a full academic scholarship to attend Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double-major in Spanish and Political Science. During college, Connor spent a semester in Segovia, Spain and traveled throughout Spain’s beautiful countryside. He is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

Connor graduated from Murray State with honors, summa cum laude, and was named Murray State’s Outstanding Graduating Senior, the top honor awarded by the university. As the recipient of the award, Connor had the distinct privilege to give the commencement address at graduation to more than 10,000 people. Connor has continued his public speaking prowess in Denver, giving speeches at the University of Denver on ethics in trial practice and at numerous conferences on insurance-related topics, including a survey of bad faith statutes in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Connor obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was a Staff Editor on the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy. Connor is a member of the William E. Doyle Inn of Court. If he’s not in the office, Connor is on the golf course – rain, snow or shine. Connor is a horseracing fan and Kentucky Derby Veteran; his family breeds and raises thoroughbred racehorses in Oklahoma. Connor and his wife, Kimberly, live in Parker with their young son and 2 dogs.

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