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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
  • Real estate/construction litigation
  • Labor and employment



  • 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


  • Member, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 2015-Present
    • Professionalism & Education Committee, 2018-Present
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, William E. Doyle Inn of Court, 2014-Present
  • Member, Denver Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Cottonwood Institute 501(c)(3) Educational Nonprofit, 2018-Present


  • 法務博士, 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