Chad S. Caby

Chad S. Caby

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303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Chad Caby's practice includes bankruptcy and restructuring including the representation of corporate creditors, debtors, and trustees in bankruptcy and ‎insolvency proceedings under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as workouts and restructuring entities outside of court. Chad has represented debtors, creditors and Monitors in Chapter 15 cross-border insolvency cases filed in the District of Wyoming and Colorado. He also regularly represents banks, secured and unsecured creditors in general commercial and bankruptcy litigation.‎

Personal Approach

Chad is well-versed in all aspects of bankruptcy practice, bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation. Clients also benefit from his successful track record in representing financial institutions, banks, receivers, bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees and both secured and unsecured creditors.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Colorado 4-H Foundation, Member of Board of Trustees, 2019-present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Advisory Board Member, 2012-present; Co-Chair, 2020-present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, 2014 President, 2013 President-elect, 2012 Treasurer, 2010-present Pro Bono Bankruptcy Coordinator
  • Local Bankruptcy Rules Revision Committee, 2004-periodically
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Chief Justice Commission on Professional Development, Colorado Supreme Court, 2013 – present

Related News

DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism

Related Events

Past Events


  • Panelist, “A License to Kill: Executory IP Contracts, Licenses and Intellectual Property Transactions in Bankruptcy, Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (ABI), January 2019
  • Moderator, “Health Care and Nonprofits in Crisis: Is Bankruptcy the Cure?  How to Properly Diagnose and Treat Troubled Health Care Businesses and Nonprofits, Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (ABI), January 2018
  • Panelist, "US - Russia Comparative Legal Perspectives: Transnational Insolvency - Harmonizing and Unifying the Law on International Trade and Insolvency" (practical application of the law in cross-border cases and specifically recognition of foreign proceedings), University of Denver, Strum College of Law, March, 2017
  • Moderator, "Ethics: Discharge Issues and Elements of Proof Under § 523/Consumer Mock Trial of a § 523 Discharge Case," Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (ABI), January, 2017
  • Speaker, "Bankruptcy for Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners, Creditor and Debtor Perspectives," Colorado Bar Association/Federal Bar Association, 2014
  • Speaker, "Judges Roundtable," Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (ABI), 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Speaker, "Chapter 11 Update," Colorado Bar Association Bankruptcy Subsection, 2013
  • Speaker, "Practice and Procedure Under Colorado's New Bankruptcy Rules," Colorado Bar Association, June 2009
  • Speaker, "Effectively Trying Contested Matters,” Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (ABI), 2012
  • Speaker, "Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice," Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (ABI), 2002
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure," Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (ABI), 2001


  • Author, "Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements: Can Creditors Restrict a Borrower's Ability to File for Bankruptcy Protection?," 90 Den. U. L. Rev. online 19, 2013
  • Author, "Lenders and Other Secured Creditors! New Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Rules Took Effect 12/1/11," RJ&L E-Alert, December 2011
  • Author, "Banking on 2009—What to Expect in Colorado Bankruptcy Filings," RJ&L Financial Times, November 2009
  • Author, "Not So Puny Punitive Damages Awarded Against Repossessing Bank," RJ&L Financial Times, Winter 2009; reprinted in the Wyoming Banker, April 2009


  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Bankruptcy: Business, 2018-2020
  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney, 2016, 2017
  • Colorado Super Lawyers - "Rising Stars" - Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney, 2012

Other Info


J.D., Capital University Law School, 1999
B.A., Drake University, 1994

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1999
Wyoming, 2015

Court Admissions

Colorado Court of Appeals
Colorado State Judicial District Courts
Colorado Supreme Court
U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Colorado
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Wyoming
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Colorado
U.S. District Court, Wyoming
Wyoming Supreme Court