Ian Speir

Ian Speir

Associate
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719.386.3059 office
719.386.3070 fax
90 South Cascade Avenue
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Ian’s primary practice is serving nonprofits and faith-based organizations. As general counsel to several organizations, he advises clients on the legal, business, and ministry challenges they face. Whether the issues are corporate governance, employment, or international activities, Ian helps organizations minimize their risks and operate in accordance with their unique missions and beliefs. Ian also serves as litigation counsel, First Amendment counsel, and amicus counsel in trial and appellate courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court.

Ian’s work includes a focus on legal efforts to combat human trafficking and stop international religious persecution, and he advises clients in both of these areas. Ian also has a strong commitment to pro bono representation, particularly for the indigent and underserved.

In addition to his nonprofit and religious organizations practice, Ian serves as litigation and appellate counsel to individuals, organizations, and for-profit companies in commercial and other civil cases. His experience includes real estate, business and contract disputes, intellectual property, legal malpractice, and appellate matters.

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (legacy firm Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons LLP), 2012-Present
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, August 2011–September 2012
  • Transfer Pricing Economist, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, D.C., 2007–2011
  • Executive Editor, Georgetown Law Journal, 2008–2010

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Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2011, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
M.A., Texas A&M University, 2007, with Honors
B.S., Oral Roberts University, 2005, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2013

Court Admissions

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • El Paso Bar Association, Member