Caitlin McHugh

Caitlin McHugh

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303.628.9588 office
303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Caitlin McHugh's practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She enjoys working to find creative solutions to best advance clients' immediate and long-term goals.

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.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Presidents Leadership Class Alumni Club Board, 2014-present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2012-present

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.

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


  • 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. District Court, Colorado


U.S. District Court, Colorado