Richard A. Westfall

Position: Partner
Telephone: 720-904-6022
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Practice Group: Appellate / Public Policy

University of Denver, J.D., 1985
University of Colorado, B.S., 1978

Bar Admissions: Colorado, District of Columbia

Richard Westfall joined the firm after serving as Solicitor General for the State of Colorado. Mr. Westfall’s practice includes appeals and litigation involving state and local government, public policy, constitutional law, election law, regulatory law, utility law, and Medicaid. He routinely handles high profile public policy cases in Colorado courts, and he is General Counsel for the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority.

Mr. Westfall is the Chairman of Advocates for Younger Generations, a former board member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, and co-chair of its Public Policy Committee, co-chair of the Colorado Lawyers Committee's ("CLC") Elections Task Force, a member of the CLC's Executive Committee, and General Counsel for the Colorado Republican Party. He is also a contributor to the Rocky Mountain Appellate Blog.

While working with Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton, Mr. Westfall sat on the Title Setting Board, chaired the National Association of Attorney General’s Federalism Working Group, oversaw the Attorney General’s Hospital Conversion Task Force and acted as liaison with the Governor’s office and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Mr. Westfall previously worked with Davis, Graham & Stubbs in their Denver and Washington, D.C. offices. Before joining Davis Graham, Mr. Westfall clerked for Justice Byron White on the United States Supreme Court and Judge Robert H. McWilliams on the Tenth Circuit.

Awards: Individual of the Year Award from the Colorado Lawyers Committee for litigating an important Voting Rights Act case. Best Lawyer, Appellate 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Law Week Colorado. Colorado Super Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.