Patrick J. Hickey

As a former accountant, Patrick focuses on achieving results for his clients that are beneficial from a business as well as from a legal perspective. Patrick is a commercial and real estate litigator representing clients in a variety of industries including advanced energy, real estate, employment, construction, and private equity.

He has successfully tried cases to judges and juries and has experience representing clients throughout the country. He also defends clients in administrative proceedings and arbitrations. Patrick has a depth of experience with both commercial and real estate disputes, including landlord/tenant disputes, lease disputes, evictions, boundary disputes, and breach of contract.

A Wyoming native and a member of the Wyoming State Bar, Patrick regularly represents clients throughout Wyoming where he has litigated cases involving mountain real estate developments, business disputes, and oil and gas agreements. Patrick is licensed in all Wyoming state and federal courts.

Before private practice, Patrick clerked for Judge Daniel J. Kaup in Colorado’s Eighth Judicial District Court in Fort Collins, Colorado. Before law school, Patrick worked for Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Philadelphia and Denver where he audited public utility, insurance, and oil and gas companies.


  • J.D., The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Business Editor
    • Water Law Review
    • Scholastic Excellence Awards in Advanced Trial Practice and Sustainable Development and Trade
    • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity Member
  • B.S., Villanova University
  • Summer Program Attendee, London School of Economics and Political Science

Areas Of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Litigation and Construction
  • Arts Student League of Denver, Former Board and Executive Committee Member
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Wyoming State Bar

Awards and Honors

  • Benchmark Litigation: Local Litigation Star – General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation, 2020 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers®: Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2023 – 2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyer: Business Litigation, 2024; Rising Star: Business Litigation, 2020-2021

Articles and Presentations

  • Author, “Do Videoconferences Establish Jurisdiction with Defendants?” Law360, April 2023


  • Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Wyoming