Brett Lilly’s practice focuses on appeals and general civil and commercial litigation. In addition to several years of litigation experience in federal and state courts, Brett served as a judicial clerk for a Colorado Supreme Court Justice and three District Court Judges. Brett’s practice includes appeals, constitutional law, civil rights, and the First Amendment. Brett successfully litigated Benefield v. Colorado Republican Party, 329 P.3d 262 (Colo. 2014), holding that the Colorado Open Records Act mandates an award of costs and reasonable attorney fees in favor of any person who applies for and receives an order from the district court requiring a custodian to permit inspection of a public record. Among other cases, Brett also successfully litigated Weise v. Casper, 593 F.3d 1163 (10th Cir. 2010), affirming the grant of qualified immunity for ejecting plaintiffs from a presidential speech. Certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court. Weise v. Casper, 131 S. Ct. 7 (2010).
• Civil Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Constitutional Law/Civil Rights
• First Amendment
• Election Law