Mechanic's Liens in Colorado

- Michael J. Glade

In today's economy owners and developers of private construction projects are failing at an alarming rate to make timely payment to contractors, subcontractors and suppliers that they employ.  One of the most effective tools to secure collateral and payment in such instances is the mechanic's lien.   Read more...

Michael J. Glade

Michael J. Glade, Construction Law at Inman Flynn DenverDenver, Colorado
President, Director, and Shareholder

Phone: 303.861.5300
Fax: 303.861.2746

Prior to beginning his career in law, Mike obtained a degree in Mining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver, and his law degree from Lewis and Clark College of Law. Following law school, Mike clerked for the United States District Judges Robert Belloni and Gus Solomon in Portland, Oregon and as an attorney for Pepe & Hazard in Hartford, Connecticut where he practiced Construction law.

Mike has practiced law since 1984, joining Inman Flynn Biesterfeld & Brentlinger, P.C. in 1990.

Areas of Practice

Real Estate
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Construction Law Experience

Private, State, and Federal Projects
Mechanics Liens
Surety Bonds Bid Projects
Litigation in State and Federal Courts
Construction contract drafting, interpretation, and litigation

Real Property Experience

Residential, farm, and commercial estate transactions
Mediation Arbitration
Litigation of real estate contract disputes
Drafting and negotiating residential and commercial lease

Employment Law Experience

Employer/Employee Counseling
Family Medical Leave Act
Wage and Hour Act

Representation before
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Colorado Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Labor Colorado
Department of Labor and Unemployment

Bar Admissions

Oregon, 1985
Connecticut, 1987
Colorado, 1990
U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1985
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1990


Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, 1984

Colorado School of Mines, 1977
B.S. in Mining Engineering

University of Denver
M.S. in Business Administration

Representative Cases

Mead Assocs., Inc. v. Scottsbluff Sash & Door Co, 856 P.2d 40 (Colo. App. 1993)
Metro Wastewater Reclamation Dist. v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co, 35 Fed. Appx. 839 (U.S. App. 2002)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Associated General Contractors of Colorado, 1994 - Present

Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, 1992

Colorado Hazardous Waste Management Society, 1996

La Escuela de Guadalupe, 2001
Board Member

La Escuela de Tlateloko, 1999 - Present
Board Member

Servicios De La Raza, 1991 - 2000
Board Member

Colorado Association of Non-Profit Organizations - Subsidiary ASI
Past President

Past Employment Positions

United States District Judges Robert Belloni and Gus Solomon, Portland, Oregon, Clerk
Pepe & Hazard, Hartford, Attorney