Ty Gee

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Ty Gee

For more than 30 years, Ty has been energetically litigating cases across a broad range of subject areas, representing diverse clients seeking justice in the federal and state civil and criminal justice systems.

His areas of practice include the prosecution and defense of civil lawsuits, defense of those accused of crimes, and civil and criminal appeals.

His criminal and post-conviction cases have involved the defense of a wide range of criminal charges, including fraud; espionage and terrorism, murder; child pornography; contempt; drug manufacture and distribution; terrorism laws; murder; Colorado Organized Crime Control Act; and securities and mortgage crimes.

He has extensive experience in complex and general civil litigation spanning diverse areas of the law: business and contract disputes, legal malpractice, internal corporate investigations and audits, consumer protection, intellectual property, school disciplinary actions, civil rights, collections, abusive litigation, municipal law, state and federal racketeering laws, state and federal constitutional law, defamation, voting rights and election laws, fraud, Episcopal canonical law, and the federal False Claims Act.

Ty has registered notable successes for his clients. In May 2022, he secured under the Federal Arbitration Act the reversal of a $140 million arbitration award entered by an American Arbitration Award arbitrator. In February 2019, he secured a $4.5 million verdict on behalf of a prominent Denver trial attorney, whose former law firm refused to honor a contract to pay him attorney fees in a multi-million lawsuit.

Ty has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer-reviewed rating, AV® Preeminent, and has been named a Super Lawyer for multiple years.

SELECTED SPEECHES/PROGRAMS

Federal Public Defender, “Unique Ethical Considerations on Appeal,” 2021 (Denver, Colorado)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, “New Government Tools: White Collar Defense in the Surveillance State,” 2014 (San Diego, California)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, “How to Lose a Winning Appeal,” 2012 (Aspen, Colorado)

National Legal Aid and Defender Association, “Tailoring Your Case with Pretrial Motions,” 2011 (Boulder, Colorado)

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, “The United States Supreme Court’s Insistent Federalism and the States’ Resistant Federalism,” 2001 (Denver, Colorado)

LAW PRACTICE & EXPERIENCE

Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, P.C., 1991-present

Law Clerk, Chief Justice Luis D. Rovira, Colorado Supreme Court, 1990-1991

Law Clerk, Justice Anthony F. Vollack, Colorado Supreme Court, 1989-1990

Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, 1988-1989

Law Intern, Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1987-1988

EDUCATION

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1988
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, B.A., 1985

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Post-Conviction Litigation
  • Appeals

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Commissioner, Colorado State Public Defender Commission (2014-present)
  • Member, CJA Panel, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Member, CJA Standing Committee, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Trustee, Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, 2020-present
  • Commissioner, Second Congressional District, Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission, 2003-2008
  • Member, Colorado Methamphetamine Task Force, 2008-2009
  • Of Counsel, Terry Lynn Nichols Defense Team, 1998
  • Super Lawyers 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating
  • Staff Member, Marquette Law Review

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Commissioner, Louisville Home Rule Charter Commission, 2001
  • Cooperating Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, 1991-present