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About Richard M. Borchers

Professional Experience

Education

Active Bar Memberships

Teaching Experience

Military Service

Representative Judicial Opinions

Representative Appellate Opinions

Publications


Professional Experience

2014-Present Richard M. Borchers, P.C.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Emphasis on arbitrations and appointments as a special master, hearing officer and private judge.
1999-2014 Legal Resolution Center, President
  • Founder and chief executive officer.
  • Mediator and Arbitrator in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah and Montana.
  • Appointed as a special master in several cases, including the class action matter under the Americans with Disabilities Act brought against the Colorado Department of Corrections, Montez v. Hickenlooper, 92-CV-870-CMA, United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
1991-1999 United States Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
1984-1991 Colorado State District Judge
Seventeeth Judicial District, Brighton, Colorado
1976-1984 Richard M. Borchers, P.C.
Westminster, Colorado
  • Private practice of law with emphasis on personal injury and civil rights litigation, plus criminal defense work.
  • Trial practice in civil and criminal cases.
1975-1976 Stitt, Wittenbrink & Roan, P.C.
Westminster, Colorado
  • Associate for general practice law firm.

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Education

University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO
Juris Doctor - December 1970

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Master of Arts (Speech Communication) - August 1995

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Master of Arts (Political Science) - August 1986

Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Speech) - 1968

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Active Bar Memberships

  • Colorado (1971)
  • Wyoming (1998)
  • Nebraska (2003)

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Teaching Experience

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
  • Adjunct faculty member for Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology - 1985-1998.
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado
  • Adjunct faculty member for Department of Political Science - 1990.
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado
  • Adjunct faculty member for School of Business - 1976-1980.
University of Maryland, Far East Division, Tokyo, Japan
  • Adjunct faculty member while assigned to 2nd Division, South Korea - 1973.
  • Taught business law.

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Military Service

Captain, United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps.
  • Served at duty stations in Texas, South Korea and Colorado from 1971 to 1974.
  • Awarded Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
  • Chief prosecutor in 2nd Division in South Korea.

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Representative Judicial Opinions

In Re Livingston, 28 F.Supp.2d 623 (D.Colo. 1998)
United States v. Penk, 12 F.Supp.2d 1140 (D.Colo.1998)
United States v. Tucker, 934 F.Supp. 1249 (D.Colo. 1996)
United States v. Boyer, 935 F.Supp. 1138 (D.Colo. 1996)
Galieti v. State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co., 154 F.R.D. 262 (D.Colo. 1994)
Weitzman v. Blazing Pedals, Inc., 151 F.R.D. 125 (D.Colo. 1993)
United States v. Dagnachew, 808 F.Supp. 1517 (D.Colo. 1992)
United States v. Love, 141 F.R.D. 315 (D.Colo. 1992)

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Representative Appellate Opinions

Nichols ex rel. Nichols v. DeStefano, 70 P.3d 505 (Colo.App. 2002)
Baseline Farms Two, LLP v. Hennings, 26 P.3d 1209 (Colo.App. 2001)
In re CDeBaca, 11 P.3d 426 (Colo.2000), cert. denied, 532 U.S. 921 (2001)
Sanderson v. People, 12 P.3d 851 (Colo.App. 2000)
Carberry v. Adams County Task Force on Alcoholism, 672 P.2d 206 (Colo.1983)
Baer v. Meyer, 728 F.2d 471 (10th Cir. 1984)
Thournir v. Buchanan, 710 F.2d 1461 (10th Cir. 1983)
Kaiser v. Secretary of the Navy, 542 F.Supp. 1263 (D.Colo. 1982)

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Publications

Canavan and Borchers, Colorado Juvenile Law (Fourth Edition), Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa (2001).

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