Joseph A. Murr
410 17th Street, Suite 2400
Denver, Colorado 80202
Direct: 303-534-0311 ext 22

Practice areas: Real Estate and Business Law; Commercial and Real Estate Litigation.

Admitted: Colorado, 1984; Tennessee, 1985.

Law School: University of Memphis, 1983.

College: Troy State University, B.S., summa cum laude, Computer & Informational Sciences, 1981; University of Northern Colorado, B.S. Business Administration, 1981.

Member: Denver, Colorado, American and Tennessee Bar Associations; Western Stock Show Association; Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Achievements/Biography: 6 years service in the United States Air Force.

Attorney Registration Number: 14427 (Colorado)


Published Decisions:

  • McDonald v. Zions First National Bank, N.A., 2015 WL 1090177 (Colo.App. 2015) (No. 14CA182) (breach of contract and breach of an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing)
  • Colorado Community Bank v. Hoffman, 338 P.3d 390 (Colo.App. 2013) (12CA1713) (secured creditor/receivership dispute)
  • The Bank of New York Mellon v. Mulei, 885 F. Supp. 2d 1075 (2012) (real estate equitable subrogation)
  • Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. v. Keybuild Solutions, Inc., 275 P.3d 741 (Colo.App. 2011) (No. 10CA2234) (real estate lien priority dispute)
  • Hice v. Lott, 223 P.3d 139 (Colo.App. 2009) (No. 08CA2615) (inflated appraisal dispute)
  • Redd Iron, Inc. v. International Sales and Service Corporation, 200 P.3d 1133 (Colo.App. 2008) (No. 08CA0025) (unjust enrichment)
  • Marquardt v. Perry, 200 P.3d 1126 (Colo.App. 2008) (No. 08CA0057) (promissory estoppel)
  • Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. United Investors Corporation, 192 P.3d 1014 (Colo.App. 2007) (No. 06CA0881) (equitable subrogation)
  • A. Walker Co., Inc. v. Cambria Corporation, 159 P.3d 126 (Colo. 2007) (No. 06SA272) (arbitration agreements and allegations of fraudulent inducement)
  • Shotkoski v. Denver Investment Group Inc., 134 P.3d 513 (Colo.App. M2006) (No. 04CA1729) (arbitration enforceability and real estate commission dispute)
  • Arvada Urban Renewal Authority v. Columbine Professional Plaza Ass’n, Inc., 85 P.3d 1066 (Colo. 2004) (No. 03SA329) (eminent domain)
  • Kellum v. RE Services, LLC, 30 P.3d 875 (Colo.App. 2001) (No. 00CA1143) (Colorado redemption rights)
  • Arvada 1st Bank v. Hutchinson, 15 P.3d 292, 2000 CJ C.A.R. 5640 (Colo.App., 2000) (No. 99CA0876) (real estate lien priority dispute)
  • Craft v. Storey, 942 P.2d 1211 (Colo.App. 1996) (No. 95CA1807) (Colorado redemption rights)
  • REO Sales, Inc. v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 925 F.Supp. 1491 (D.Colo. 1996) (No. CIV. A. 95-D-2678) (transfer is appropriate remedy when forum selection clause is applicable)
  • Murr v. Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, 471 U.S. 1063, 105 S.Ct. 2129 (Mem), 85 L.Ed.2d 493 (U.S.Tenn. 1985) (No. 84-1208) (successful dispute over residency requirements)



  • What You Need to Know About Colorado Foreclosures, December 2, 2008
  • Breakthrough Mortgage Foreclosure Techniques in Colorado, October 22, 2004
  • Effective Commercial Foreclosure Strategies in Colorado, August 28, 2003
  • Is Foreclosure Your Best and Only Option; Real Property Foreclosure Procedures, 2001
  • Lender Liability Pitfalls & Ethical Issues, 1999
  • Partition; Justified Inhibition, July 23, 1998
  • Lender Liability Pitfalls & Ethical Issues, October 16, 1996
  • Adventures in Collecting and Foreclosing Non-Conforming Loans, November 9 – 12, 1995
  • Drafting to Simplify Foreclosure and Deed of Trust Enforcement, 1994


  • Successful Judgment Collections in Colorado, April 13, 1995
  • Colorado Foreclosure and Repossession, 1993



  • What You Need to Know About Colorado Foreclosures CLE, Gunnison Inns of Court, December 2, 2008
  • Colorado Foreclosures, National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, March 7, 2007
  • Breakthrough Mortgage Foreclosure Techniques in Colorado, October 22, 2004
  • Colorado Foreclosure Repossession, 2001
  • Commercial Lending in Colorado, 1999
  • Continuing Legal Education 16th Annual Real Estate Symposium, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 23, 1998
  • Brocom ’96 — 7th Annual Commercial and Equity Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November 13 -17, 1996
  • Commercial Lending in Colorado — October 16, 1996
  • Brocom ’95 — 6th Annual Commercial and Equity Conference, Sanibel Island, Florida, November 9 – 12, 1995
  • Successful Judgment Collections in Colorado, April 13, 1995
  • Effective Mortgage Foreclosure Techniques in Colorado, 1994
  • Colorado Foreclosure Repossession, 1993


Featured articles:

Stop and Touch the Eagle” in the September 2011 issue of The Docket.

Recognized as a top local lawyer by Denver Magazine, November 2010. See the article here (PDF download).


More about Joseph:

My wife, Becky, and I were married in 1977. We have been blessed with three children and, so far, three grandchildren. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Conifer, Colorado, where I spend as much time as possible playing at home with my family and horses.

As an avid scuba diver, my goal is to dive in all the best dive locations in the world. As a horse owner and lover, I frequently enjoy Colorado from horseback. (This includes my part time job as the senior manure management engineer at our home barn!)

As a true outdoor enthusiast, I especially enjoy hiking, fishing, bow hunting, pheasant hunting, snowboarding, scuba diving, caving and dirt bike riding. There seems to be an endless number of ways to enjoy our fabulous Earth.

Preservation of the West.

I am dedicated to the preservation of the West. Fascinated with Western history, I am an active member of the Roundup Riders of the Rockies, a men’s trail-riding organization dedicated to the perpetuation of the Western Tradition associated with the relationship between the American Cowboy and his horse. The Organization’s largest project each year is its annual, week long horseback ride in the Colorado Rockies–a challenging experience emphasizing horsemanship and horsemastership in an environment of sportsmanship and camaraderie. Read more on the Organization and the spectacular annual ride in Randy Witte’s article Mountain Trails & Tradition, featured in the August 2013 edition of the Western Horseman.

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