James Burghardt

James Burghardt

Burghardt Mediation Works
P.o. Box 201648
Denver, CO 80220
Phone: 303-638-0524
Cell phone: 303-638-0524

Throughout my 37-year career as a lawyer I was a business attorney with Moye White LLP in Denver, primarily focusing on Chapter 11 business bankruptcies and related disputes. Arising out of my extensive experience negotiating complex multi-party business disputes and workouts in and out of bankruptcy, I realized that I enjoyed helping other parties resolve their disputes as much as I enjoyed advocating for my own clients. This led me to study mediation, including initially taking 40-hour courses at CDR Associates and Harvard Law School (more recently I also completed the American Bankruptcy Institute 40-hour course at St. John’s University in NYC). I began actively mediating cases in the mid to late 1990’s.

Over the years, my mediation work gradually evolved from a small adjunct of my legal practice to a major component of my professional life. Ultimately I reached the decision to retire from the practice of law at Moye White and go out on my own to focus solely on mediation. Thus, as of January 1, 2018 Burghardt Mediation Works was established.

To date I have conducted roughly 70 mediations, most of which have involved 6 to 9 figures and complex business, commercial, real estate, and/or bankruptcy issues. The cases have involved many different industries, and most have taken significant time and effort to resolve. I particularly enjoy the challenge of multi-party disputes. I have mediated matters in Colorado, Utah, California, and New York, and remain open to serving in other states. Beginning in April 2020, I began conducting mediations via Zoom when necessary.

I have twice been designated the “People’s Choice” (once for bankruptcy, once for mediation) in Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best award program. In 2017 I was invited to join the National Academy of Distinguished Professionals, an ADR organization which has only 35 members in the entire state of Colorado. I have been repeatedly selected for inclusion in the annual editions of “The Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyers”, initially for my work as a bankruptcy lawyer and more recently for my work as a mediator.

Please consult the Burghardt Mediation Works website, www.bmw-pc.com, for more details about my mediation practice or contact me directly at jb@bmw-pc.com.

Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Real Estate