Caitlin McHugh

Caitlin McHugh

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303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Caitlin McHugh's diverse practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She also provides sound advice on malpractice, healthcare, construction, and secondary liability. Caitlin is well-versed on eDiscovery trends and data management issues to help guide clients to the most cost-effective resolutions. In her practice, Caitlin enjoys working to find creative solutions to best advance clients' immediate and long-term goals.

Caitlin is skilled in evaluating both the complex legal issues at stake and the potential remedies and damages involved in disputes.  She has displayed the savvy and legal technical skills to provide effective and efficient handling of complex litigation. While many lawyers shy away from cases involving complicated accounting issues or detailed damages models, this is where she shines.  She enjoys working with experts but also spending time herself analyzing and understanding these issues.  Caitlin has a unique ability to explain difficult ideas in practical terms.  This skill serves her well in interacting with clients, opposing counsel, and the court.

Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Caitlin served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Brooke Jackson at the U.S. District Court in the District of Colorado. In this capacity, she wrote numerous draft orders and memos and assisted the Court in presiding over more than a dozen trials and hearings on a variety of civil disputes. She was also a judicial extern to the Honorable Sheila A. Rappaport at the Denver District Court.

In her free time, Caitlin enjoys running, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Presidents Leadership Class Alumni Club Board, Vice President, 2014-present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2012-present
  • Child Advocates Denver CASA, Vice President of the Board of Directors, 2015-present
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee Young Lawyers Division Board, member
  • Colorado Law Alumni Board, member

Representative Matters

Since joining the firm in 2013, Caitlin has played a key role in the following matters:

  • Represented a group of founders of an LLC who were not properly compensated for their interests upon leaving the firm. After a nine-day arbitration hearing, and personally handling the direct examination of three witnesses, obtained an award in excess of $13 million.
  • Obtained complete relief on summary judgment for an employer based on sexual harassment claims in federal court.
  • Secured complete dismissal of lawsuit brought against a law firm and individual attorneys alleging contract, tort, and civil RICO claims in federal court.


  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Star - Business Litigation, 2018-2020
  • University of Colorado Law Review - Articles Editor
  • Presidents Leadership Class Scholar
  • Don Sears Award

Other Info


J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2012, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008, with Distinction

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2012

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Colorado


U.S. District Court, Colorado