An attorney with more than 25 years of experience, Mark Overturf believes that there is a difference between litigators and trial lawyers. While litigators go through the motions to prepare a case for trial, trial lawyers actually present cases to the judge and jury. Actually trying cases has given Mark the perspective necessary to efficiently prepare cases and explore issues that will control the outcome. Mark founded OMH on the principle that trial lawyers must understand the difference between litigating the merits of a case, verses “litigating the litigation.” OMH avoids costly disputes on issues that have no influence on the ultimate issues in a case.
Mark’s litigation experience encompasses all areas of general litigation, and in recent years has emphasize public entity defense, employment litigation, construction defect and personal injury.
A founding partner at Overturf McGath & Hull, Mark’s litigation successes stem from his in-depth knowledge of his clients’ businesses, a demanding attention to the facts of each case and the experience to advise his clients on the most effective means to achieve case resolution.
Mark’s focus on trial advocacy provides the foundation upon which he develops and defends his cases, which include a range of civil litigation state and federal district and appellate court matters. Mark has successfully resolved numerous complex matters at trial, giving him the perspective necessary to effectively counsel clients, efficiently prepare cases and obtain meaningful outcomes for his clients.
Recognized as a leading lawyer in the industry, Mark holds a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a highly select group of litigators that requires both jury trial experience and affirmative approval of existing members to join.
At trial and on appeal, in both state and federal courts, Mark has successfully litigated cases in Colorado and Wyoming. He is admitted to practice in those states as well as the Tenth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
While attending the University of Denver College of Law, Mark was the Articles Editor for the Transportation Law Journal. He was also the recipient of the William E. Doyle Award in 1983 as the outstanding Barristers Cup Advocate. Among his other achievements, Mark was named the Regional Champion of the ABA Appellate Advocacy in 1984, and the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Regional Champion in 1985.
Denver University School of Law, 1985 J.D.
Articles Editor, Transportation Law Journal
William E. Doyle Award; outstanding Barristers Cup Advocate, 1983
Regional Champion, ABA Appellate Advocacy, 1984
Phillip C. Jessup International Law Regional Champion, 1985
University of Colorado, 1979 B.A.
Recent Work Highlights
- Successfully defended Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights violations, and Retaliatory Discharge case in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, obtaining summary judgment, and affirmed by the 10th Circuit Court of appeals.
- Obtained a defense verdict in a construction defect jury trial in Boulder County District Court.
- Obtained a defense verdict in a Federal District Court for the District of Colorado brought by former employees alleging wrongful discharge against a fire district.
- Obtained summary judgment in Federal District Court for the District of Colorado employment discrimination case against Berthoud Fire Protection District in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
- Obtained defense verdict in Gillette, Wyoming state court case involving bicycle- truck collision.
- Obtained defense verdict in Weld County, Colorado state court involving flood water property damage.
“If you ever need the services of an attorney, I highly recommend Mark Overturf and his Law Firm – Overturf McGath and Hull, P.C. I have had the experience of working with OMH on two separate Special District issues. I have found Mark Overturf to be organized, methodical, and detailed, and able to logically explain the law and our case. He accomplished this in a manner which made sense to the listener and made us feel confident in his in-depth knowledge and the handling of our cases.”
Craig Corbin, Fairmount Fire Protection District