Ben M. Ochoa

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Ben Ochoa's 30-year practice is focused in the areas of construction law and litigation, real estate litigation, and ‎commercial litigation. His clients include construction ‎lenders, owners and developers, special districts, property owners' ‎associations, contractors, design professionals, and insurance carriers. Ben chaired the firm’s Real Estate, ‎Construction, and Land Use (REC&LU) Business Group from 2008-2013. He is one of only 10 Colorado lawyers recognized by Chambers USA in the category of Real Estate: Construction.

Ben has extensive experience litigating, arbitrating, and ‎mediating a broad range of civil disputes in Colorado state courts, the ‎U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and various arbitration ‎and mediation forums. He also has experience in the ‎Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth ‎Circuit.

Ben also has significant construction-related transactional experience representing owners, lenders, and contractors in the negotiation, drafting, and administration of construction contracts on both private and public construction projects.

In addition to representing clients in litigated matters, Ben also has significant experience in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a "qualified neutral" arbitrator and mediator. Here, Ben is widely recognized as an arbitrator and mediator in both construction-related and general commercial-related disputes.

Ben is recognized by peers for his ability to build strong client relationships and his urgency to understand the issues they face. He is described as an honest counselor, relatable person, and results-driven lawyer. With more than 30 years of experience, Ben is exceptional at tempering expectations, dealing with complex litigation matters, and meeting tight deadlines. Ben continues to expand on his knowledge and certifications to better serve his clients.

Born and raised in Colorado, Ben grew up spending time outdoors at the family cabin at Blue Mesa Reservoir on the Western Slope. He enjoys golfing, hiking, hunting, and fishing from his boat on Blue Mesa. He is also an avid University of Colorado football fan.



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