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Aaron Belzer

Director of Civil Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • 65% Civil Litigation
  • 35% Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Aaron is the Director of Civil Litigation at Burnham Law based out of the Boulder office, a division he founded within the firm in order to pursue his passion for civil litigation.  He is certified as a trial lawyer by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and was awarded the prestigious Trial Skills Certificate in 2019.

During law school, Aaron was the Editor in Chief of the Denver University Law Review, a position in which he honed his research and writing skills.  He went on to serve as law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert M. Román on the Colorado Court of Appeals.  There, he served as the judge’s right hand, assisting in analyzing cases, comprehending the application of law to complex cases, and authoring appellate opinions.  In his experiences as both Editor in Chief and as an appellate clerk, Aaron had broad exposure to endless areas of the law, accelerating his understanding of Colorado law and further developing his writing, editing, and research skills.  These experiences also benefited Aaron’s advocacy abilities by serving as an intensive training in not only understanding numerous areas of the law and nuanced issues therein, but also comprehensive legal research, writing, and oral advocacy.  In practice, Aaron applies these skills in his meticulous approach to understanding the key details of cases and the law in order to achieve results.

Aaron is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was the recipient of the Hartje Objective Writing Award for best objective legal writer, the Arnold P. Chutkow Award for academic achievement and service to the law school, and numerous scholastic excellence awards.  Aaron was also part of the Student Trial Lawyers Association and the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship as well as the Sam and Freda Davis Scholarship, both based on academic merit.  Prior to joining Burnham Law, he worked as a Denver attorney advocating for victims in civil rights and employment discrimination cases.

Aaron leads the Burnham Law Civil Litigation Division, where he focuses on litigating complex contract, property, and tort disputes.  He is a board member on the Denver University Law Review Advisory Board, and a member of the American Association for Justice.  He lives in Boulder County and enjoys skiing, gardening, live music, the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with his wife and two children.

  • The New Public Accommodations: Race Discrimination in the Platform Economy, 105 Georgetown Law Journal 1271 (2017) (with Nancy Leong)
  • From Writs to Remedies: A Historical Explanation for Multiple Remedies at Common Law, 93 Denver Law Review Online 1 (2016)
  • Enforcing Rights, 62 UCLA Law Review 306 (2015) (with Nancy Leong)
  • Putting the “Review” Back in Rational Basis Review, 41 Western St. Univ. Law Review 339 (2014)
  • The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, Chapter Update, in Practitioner’s Guide to Employment Law (Colorado Bar Association 2014) (Contributor)
  • Comment, The Audacity of Ignoring Hope: How the Existing Qualified Immunity Analysis Leads to Un-Remedied Rights, 90 Denver University Law Review 647 (2013)
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Boulder Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association: Civil Rights Section; Family Law Section; Labor & Employment Law Section; Litigation Section
Past Employment Positions
  • Law Clerk for Judge Gilbert M. Román, Colorado Court of Appeals  2015 – 2016
  • Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC 2013 –  2015
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2014
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D. – 2014
  • Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado
    B.A. – 2007

Aaron BelzerClients’ ChoiceAward 2018
10.0Aaron Belzer

We retained Mr. Belzer at Burnham Law to help us with a contract dispute. We were very satisfied with the process and outcome. Mr. Belzer is very bright, articulate, detail oriented and effective. His support staff was also excellent. Mr. Belzer appeared to have extensive knowledge of the law surrounding our dispute with the contractor. In addition, he was very precise with respect to schedules and deadlines.

After we explained the details of our situation, Mr. Belzer wrote a very detailed letter to the contractor regarding the breach of contract. The letter was clear and comprehensive. The contractor responded within the allotted timeframe that Mr. Belzer requested. He was able to resolve our dispute and 100% of our funds were returned. This also allowed us to avoid litigation. Our only regret is that we didn’t call him sooner to help with our situation.

We highly recommend Mr. Belzer and Burnham Law and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.


Aaron and his team took a fresh look at divorce-related property dispute that had been dragging on and on. They provided expert guidance on how to (finally) wrap it up and how to do so in a manner that was not inflammatory to anyone involved. Most importantly, he guided the process to a fast resolution that could not be revisited. My only regret was not having Aaron represent me through the entire process. If you want the most intellectually capable team on your side and want to avoid painful over billing and your case being dragged out for months, I cannot recommend a better attorney than Aaron Belzer.

I hired Aaron and his team to assist in an APR case that unfortunately became stressful and complicated at times. There were many times I was very concerned with what the outcome would be. Throughout the case whenever things got ugly, Aaron and his team always made me feel comfortable that we were in control of the case and that I would get exactly what I was hoping for out of the case. They made sure me getting as much time with my son as possible was the primary goal and everything worked out great. I would highly recommend them for future cases

Aaron is an absolutely outstanding, first-rate attorney. Insightful, strong, articulate, with deep integrity. He has great heart, warmth, and magnetism. Brilliant writer. Top strategist. He has made the most profound impact I think a person could make on my life and the lives of my children…I am immeasurably grateful for what he has done for my family.
Christian B

Having a lawsuit brought against you is probably one of the most traumatic things a person could go through. Having a frivolous lawsuit brought against you, adds bricks to the weight. Aaron Belzer took our case on, (in a hurry on our end) unsure of all the exact details… but he sure brought himself up to speed quickly.
He wanted to know everything. He even wanted to hear how we felt, how we were doing, how our children were doing. And he remembered everything regarding our case. From what we told him, transcripts, motions filed, down to the finest detail. Mr. Belzer is full of insight, and he knows just what card of law to put on the table, and when.
He was phenomenal at answering any questions we had, and was straightforward about his opinion and strategy.
At one point in time during this lawsuit, my husband was so angry at the Plaintiffs, Mr. Belzer got to be (in my eyes) a “verbal punching bag” of my husband. But he stood there with complete compassion and professionalism and redirected my husbands anger and stress, to positivity for our end of the case.
We attended one pretrial, which was set for continuance. At our second pretrial, Mr. Belzer swung every single claim (5 of them !) against us out. DISMISSED.
He was remarkably professional, and prompt when it came to speaking to the court. On one occasion he stood up reciting statue word for word, with nothing but a blank notebook in front of him.
He literally left opposing counsel stumbling for words.

Working with Aaron Belzer and the Burnham law firm was a great experience. I hate that they only give me an option for 5 stars, they deserve 10.
We will stick with him, and the firm always for any legal assistance we need in the future.


My wife are working with the Burnham law firm on an appeals case. Not only did Todd give me a free consultation with himself as the managing partner, he gave me another with Aaron upon my request, because Todd had told us that Aaron was his appeals guy. After my initial conversation with Aaron I felt comfortable to move forward. In our initial pleadings and drafts for our appeal we have noticed Aaron to be a literary master. His meticulous writing style is Grade A and premium.
Our trial lawyer has collaborated with Aaron on our case and she went as far as stating that “he wrote in two pages what I would have needed 6 pages”.
Aaron has been exceptional to work with, and I look forward to writing the Burnham team additional reviews in the future as they have been exceptional to work with.