L. Tyrone Holt
L. Tyrone Holt, Esquire, B.A., 1971 (summa cum laude), Morehouse College; J.D. 1974, Stanford University; M. Theology, 1997 Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy. Ty is the Managing Principal of THE HOLT GROUP LLC, Attorneys & Counselors at Law and the founder and Principal of WESTERN NEUTRAL SERVICES LLC, in Denver, Colorado.
Ty has over forty years of experience as a: commercial and construction transaction lawyer; commercial and construction trial attorney; and thirty years of experience as a commercial and construction mediator and arbitrator. Ty is listed in the “Red Book” and serves as co-bond counsel for several governmental clients and a number of higher education institutions.
Ty’s clients include owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, construction/program managers, insurers and sureties. He serves as a "first chair" trial and counseling attorney for many clients. His experience extends from the simple to the most complex multi-party disputes. He practices in the Federal and State trial and appellate courts; before various federal, state and local agencies and administrative claims tribunals. Mr. Holt also has extensive experience with arbitrations, mediations and other customized ADR procedures. He frequently serves as "local trial counsel" for clients with complex construction disputes.
Ty is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national educational programs for organizations such as the American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Design Build Institute of America and College of Commercial Arbitrators, Practicing Law Institute and various state bar associations.
Ty has been recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer - Construction Litigation for 2020-22; Denver 5280 Magazine Top Lawyers – The Best Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution for 2021-22; a Fellow and Past-President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators ("CCA"); a past Member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association ("ABA") Forum on Construction Law (2007-2010); a Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Arbitration and Mediation Panels); a Member of the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) Counsel-rated Panel for Mega Construction Project Claims and Master Mediation Panel - Construction; a Member of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution for the Construction Industry Mediation and Arbitration Neutrals Panels and CPR Construction Advisory Committee; an Adjunct Professor for the University of Colorado Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department (2017); a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel for the Stanford Law School; and a Life Fellow of the American and Colorado Bar Foundations. Ty is a nationally recognized commercial and construction facilitator/mediator and is certified as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute.
Ty is co-editor of Design Professional/Construction Manager Liability Law, Copyright ABA Press, January 2007; co-author of "Large, Complex Construction Disputes: The Dynamics of Multi-Party Mediation", Dispute Resolution Journal, Copyright 2007; author of "Whither Arbitration? What Can Be Done to Improve Arbitration and Keep Out Litigation's Ill-Affects?", The DePaul University Business & Commercial Law Journal, Spring 2009; co-author of AAA Handbook on Mediation, 2nd Edition, "Large, Complex Construction Disputes: The Dynamics of Multi-Member Mediation Teams", Juris Publishing, 2010 and; co-author of AAA Handbook on Mediation, 3rd Edition, "Large, Complex Construction Disputes: The Dynamics of Multi-Party Mediation", Juris Publishing, 2015.
Ty is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado, and before the Supreme Court of Colorado and all subordinate Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the United States Supreme Court, the Los Angeles County Superior Court (Pro Hac Vice), the State of Hawaii Circuit Court for the First Circuit (Pro Hac Vice), the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Pro Hac Vice), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Pro Hac Vice), the United States District Court for the District of Utah (Pro Hac Vice), The United States District Court for the Northern District of Nebraska (Pro Hac Vice) and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Pro Hac Vice). He served as law clerk to the Honorable Preston Devine of the California Court of Appeals in 1974.