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John Wharton is a trial attorney representing clients in litigation involving professional liability, class action defense, products liability, commercial disputes, employment law and trade secret matters. John represents clients in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court. He has first-chaired a bench trial through verdict and represents clients in arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution. He also counsels clients on day-to-day legal issues, advising on strategies for avoiding litigation.


  • Complex litigation
  • Labor and employment
  • Real estate litigation
  • Real estate operations
  • Construction litigation



  • Law Clerk, Honorable Richard Caschette, Colorado 18th Judicial District, 2015
  • Extern, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), 2013-2014
  • In-House Legal Extern, Catamaran, 2013
  • Certified in the Catalyst Insight E-Discovery Platform
  • Microsoft Excel Specialist Certification

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2022-2024
    • Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2022-2024
    • Litigation - Real Estate, 2022-2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2023-2024
  • Board Member, Cottonwood Institute 501(c)(3) Educational Nonprofit, 2018-Present
    • Treasurer, 2021-Present
  • Trustee, Colorado Legal Aid Foundation Board of Trustees, 2023-Present
  • Member, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, William E. Doyle Inn of Court, 2014-Present
  • Member, Denver Bar Association, 2015-Present


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2014
    • Corporate and Commercial Law Certificate
    • Contributor, Race to the Bottom Corporate Governance Journal
  • B.S.B.A., Finance & Entrepreneurship, cum laude, University of Arizona, 2009
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit