Jean C. Arnold


Location: Littleton, Colorado
Phone: (720) 962-6010
Fax: (720) 962-6011
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Jean ArnoldI have been practicing law since 1983 and enjoy the challenge and especially the people involved in each case – both my clients and opposing counsel. I entered the legal profession to help others and solve problems. My ideals, while often tested, remain the same: Helping individuals in their businesses, big and small, and in their personal lives, communicate better and solve legal issues in creative ways. Sometimes solutions are found by going to Court or Arbitration. But, more often, deals are made and creative legal solutions are constructed in a way that brings closure, resolution and satisfaction.

INTERESTS: I enjoy singing, piano, hiking, golfing, swimming, skiing, reading and yoga. I am a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church and I am a Sunday School preschool teacher. My husband and I have two children, Allan (a C.U. graduate) and Sierra (Purdue University Graduate) . We are both active in music, mission and outreach through Green Mountain United Methodist Church, pro bono legal services for Denver Urban Ministries as well as Metro Volunteer Lawyers.

Jean C. Arnold

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Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation and Claims
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law and Planning
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Real Estate
  • Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Training, Teaching and Staff Development

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1983


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D., – 1983
  • University of Denver
    • B.S.B.A. summa cum laude – 1980
  • University of Denver
    • M.B.A. – 1983

Published Works

  • Chapter 13: “The Construction Manager and the Design-Build Project,” Jean C. Arnold and Chris Squadra, Design Professional and Construction Manager Law, eds. Stephen A. Hess, Jerome V. Bales, P. Douglas Folk, L. Tyrone Holt, American Bar Association, 2007
  • “So Who Says You Can’t Get Paid?” Collection Tools for the Construction Industry, Jean C. Arnold., Self-published, 1994 present [Updated annually]
  • “A Step-by-Step Guide to Completing: Mechanic’s Lien and Notice of Intent; Notice Extending Time to File Lien Statement; Disburser’s Notice; Verified Claim; Notice Under Miller Act, Jean. C. Arnold., Self-published, 2000 present [Updated annually]
  • “Collection Strategies: Use of Checks in the Construction Industry Small Claims Court Litigation Post Judgment Collections,” Terry Ehrlich and Jean C. Arnold, Self-published, 2006
  • “Judgment and Mechanic’s Liens Colorado,” Jean C. Arnold and Terry Ehrlich, Self-published, 2008

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • Wagner Equipment Co.
  • Pro Build South, LLC
  • Rio Grande Co.
  • BMC West Corp.


  • Mechanic’s Lien Seminar (Annual Class), NACM, 1985 – 2008
  • Construction Credit Management – Mechanic’s Liens, Mountain States Commercial Credit, 1994 – 2008
  • “What to do before you call your lawyer – Contract review made easy”, Presented to various professional trade organizations and employers, 1995 – Present
  • “So Who Says You Can’t Get Paid?” – Collection Tools for the Construction Industry, Presented to various professional trade organizations and employers, 1985 – Present
  • Judgment and Mechanic’s Liens – Colorado, National Business Institute, 2007
  • “An Ounce of Prevention . . . What to do before you call your lawyer & Down and dirty bankruptcy tips”, Pella Windows & Doors, Inc., 2008
  • Watch that check – UCC and commercial paper, National Association of Credit Managers, 1998
  • Understanding the UCC – secured transactions, Wagner Equipment Co., 2007
  • Panel Member, “Insurance coverage issues – construction industry”, Waterproofing Industry Trade Association, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Alfred Arraj Inn of Court, Member
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Member
  • Law Club, Member, 2007 – 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Wolf & Slatkin, P.C., Shareholder, 1983 – 1994
  • Howard Electrical & Mechanical, Inc., Project Engineer, 1974 – 1983

Pro Bono Activities

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 1983 – 2008
  • Legal Services – Denver Urban Ministries, 1994 – 2008
  • Volunteer, Kenner, Louisiana – Hurricane Katrina relief and reconstruction work, 2006
  • Volunteer, Greensburg, Kansas – Tornado reconstruction work, 2008
  • Warren Village, Santa Shop, 2008


  • American Sign Language


  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Pro Bono Achievement 2011 Pro Bono Achievement 2012