Peter C. Forbes

  • Member
Denver, CO
(303) 893-1829
Peter Forbes has been lead counsel in dozens of trials, arbitrations and appeals in Colorado and other jurisdictions, including New York, California, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Delaware and the District of Columbia.  His practice spans the gamut of commercial disputes, including natural resources litigation, real estate litigation, intellectual property litigation, professional negligence, fiduciary misconduct, trusts and estates, unfair competition, debtor-creditor disputes, and public finance matters.  He has also served as general and litigation counsel to a $200 million estate since 1998, and is recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer in the Commercial Litigation category and as Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property and Land Use and Zoning by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1984
    • Honors: Order of St. Ives
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1977
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Constitutional Law, Tenth Annual Tenth Circuit Survey (Co-Author) 61 Denver Law Journal 217, 1984

Representative Clients

  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Title 32 Special Districts
  • Oil and Gas Companies

Honors and Awards

  • Denver Law Journal, Tenth Circuit Survey Editor, 1984
  • Colorado Super Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
  • Top Rated Lawyer - Intellectual Property, Land Use and Zoning

Past Employment Positions

  • Morrison and Foerster, 1986 to 1992
  • Morrison and Foerster, Litigation Partner, 1992 to 1994
  • Horowitz/Forbes, LLP, Partner, 1994 to 2012
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Carver Schwarz McNab Kamper & Forbes, LLC

1888 Sherman Street – Suite 400
Denver, Colorado 80203
Telephone: 303-893-1815 • Fax: 303-893-1829
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