L. Tyrone Holt, Esquire, B.A., 1971 (summa cum laude), Morehouse College; J.D. 1974, Stanford University; M. Theology, 1997 Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy. Ty is the Managing Principal of THE HOLT GROUP LLC, Attorneys & Counselors at Law and the founder and Principal of WESTERN NEUTRAL SERVICES LLC, in Denver, Colorado.
Ty has over forty years of experience as a: commercial and construction transaction lawyer; commercial and construction trial attorney; and thirty years of experience as a commercial and construction mediator and arbitrator. Ty is listed in the “Red Book” and serves as co-bond counsel for several governmental clients and a number of higher education institutions.
Ty’s clients include owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, construction/program managers, insurers and sureties. He serves as a "first chair" trial and counseling attorney for many clients. His experience extends from the simple to the most complex multi-party disputes. He practices in the Federal and State trial and appellate courts; before various federal, state and local agencies and administrative claims tribunals. Mr. Holt also has extensive experience with arbitrations, mediations and other customized ADR procedures. He frequently serves as "local trial counsel" for clients with complex construction disputes.
Ty is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national educational programs for organizations such as the American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Design Build Institute of America and College of Commercial Arbitrators, Practicing Law Institute and various state bar associations.
Ty has been recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer - Construction Litigation for 2020-22; 2015-23 Denver’s Top Lawyers; Fellow - College of Commercial Arbitrators (Past President); American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry (Past Member, Governing Committee, 2007-2010); International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Member); AAA, National Construction Mega Project Arbitration Panel; Member, Mediator Panel, Resolute Systems, LLC, Insurance Coverage Disputes; The Stanford Law School (Dean's Advisory Council); National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL); Listed in the "Red Book" of public finance professionals; American and Colorado Bar Foundations (Life Fellow); Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society (Delta of Georgia Chapter); Board of Directors, Colorado Golf Association; Board of Directors, Common Ground Golf Course, Denver, Colorado; and former Member and former Chair, Litigation Council, Colorado Bar Association.
Ty is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado, and before the Supreme Court of Colorado and all subordinate Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the United States Supreme Court, the Los Angeles County Superior Court (Pro Hac Vice), the State of Hawaii Circuit Court for the First Circuit (Pro Hac Vice), the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Pro Hac Vice), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Pro Hac Vice), the United States District Court for the District of Utah (Pro Hac Vice), The United States District Court for the Northern District of Nebraska (Pro Hac Vice) and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Pro Hac Vice). He served as law clerk to the Honorable Preston Devine of the California Court of Appeals in 1974.
(Publication in 2023) “The Design Professional”, Chapter 3, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Fundamentals; (1/21) ABA Publications, The Design Professional's Guide to Construction Law, Chapter 9 – "Considerations for Subconsultant and Subcontract Agreements for Design Professionals and Construction Managers"; (12/2019) Practising Law Institute, Building Better Construction Contracts 2019, "The 'Neutral' Neutral"; (1/2019) ABA 2019 Forum Mid-winter Meeting Perspectives from the Mediator and Coverage Counsel, "Claims and Disputes Against a State or Local Government Owner: A Brief Discussion of Salient Points Related to Public Projects that Construction Attorneys Should Know"; (12/2018) PLI Institute's Building Better Construction Contracts December 2018 Seminars, New York, NY, "Above All, Do No Harm: The Mediator's Ethical Obligation to Both the Parties and the Professions"; (2018) Construction Super Conference 2018, Las Vegas, NV, "Evidence in Arbitration: From the Arbitrator's Perspective Arbitration Hearing – 'Burn Rates' – 'Time really is money – don't waste it"'; (10/2013) ABA, Forum on the Construction Industry, "Fundamentals of Construction, Second Edition, Chapter 2 - The Design Professional"; (9/2013) ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Construction ADR Handbook Chapter 32 - "The Design Professional's Perspective on ADR"; (9/2009) DePaul University Law School, Arbitration Symposium Chicago, IL "Whither Arbitration – What Can Be Done to Improve Arbitration and Keep Out Litigation's Ill-Affects?".
(2/24/23) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch, “Ask the Arbitrator: “Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration-Tips from Leading Arbitrators and In-House Counsel”; (10/15/22) College of Commercial Arbitrators 2022 Annual Meeting - "The Managerial Arbitrator: A Dialogue about Tips and Techniques to Address Cutting Edge Issues"; (6/9/22) AAA 2022 Construction Conference, "Don't Get Lazy with Your Downstream Contracts – Consolidation and Joinder in Construction Disputes";(12/7/2021) Construction Super Conference 2021, Orlando, FL, "S13 AAA - How did you like your last construction litigation? Why is arbitration different than litigation?", with Michael Marra, John Carpenter, Esquire, Stephen Seeger, Esquire and Wendy Venoit, Esquire; (11/19/21) Georgia Institute of Dispute Resolution, 28th Annual ADR Institute, "Professionalism in Arbitration"; (10/1/21) The College of Commercial Arbitrators Presents: "Using the Pre-Hearing Conference to Win Your Commercial Arbitration"; (9/29/21) ABA Forum on Construction Law, 2021 Denver Regional Conference, "Schedules and Delays, Contract Changes and Differing Site Conditions"; (5/20) "Special Powers of Commercial Arbitrators", ABA Dispute Resolution Section, 2020 Virtual Spring Conference Webinar. (3/2020) The Construction Lawyer, Winter Edition, "Claims and Disputes Against State or Local Government Owner: What Construction Attorneys Should Know", Kelli Gross, Esq., L. Tyrone Holt, Esq. and James F. Butler, III, Esq.; (12/19/2019) Construction Super Conference 2019, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, "S31 In Search of Neutrality: Ethical Questions for Neutrals and for the Advocates Who Select Them", with David Waddell, ProActive Arbitration, Sara Beiro Farabow, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; (12/17/2019) Construction Super Conference 2019, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, "S12 Customizing Mediation Techniques for Complex Construction Disputes and Avoiding the Mediator Shuffle", with Michael A. Marra, VP Construction Division, American Arbitration Association, Robyn Miller, Senior VP and General Counsel, Callison/RTKL, Inc.; (2/1/2019) ABA, Forum on Construction Law, 2019 Mid-winter Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, "Plenary 5 - Litigating Public Construction Cases: You Can Handle the Truth!".
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