Peter Q. Murphy

Peter Murphy specializes in commercial litigation and the representation of secured creditors, lessors, asset purchasers, and debtors in complex litigation, workouts, restructurings, and bankruptcy proceedings. He has represented companies and individuals in State and Federal Courts, and administrative and local government proceedings. In addition, he has been appointed as a Special Master in State District Court proceedings.

Representative Transactions/Representative Cases

  • Sterling Airways v. Precision Standard – successfully represented trustee in foreign bankruptcy proceeding for the recovery of damages in State Court litigation involving international supply contracts.
  • Bank of the West v. Gindi, et al. – successfully prosecuted and resolved a fraudulent transfer action involving multiple people and entities in the context of trusts and estates law and bankruptcy law.
  • In re Autterson – on behalf of a creditor in multiple trials in the bankruptcy court and an appeal before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 10th Circuit, obtained reduction of competing insider claims, denial of a plan of reorganization, and dismissal of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Hillcrest Bank v. Sanctuary Development, Inc. – resolved complex mechanic’s lien litigation, obtained multi-million dollar judgment against developers and completed multi-million dollar foreclosure.
  • Successfully represented lenders in the negotiation and resolution of multi-million dollar construction development projects including the commencement and management of receiverships, foreclosures, and related litigation.

Publications and Presentations

  • Denver University Law Review, Nineteenth Annual Tenth Circuit Survey, Constitutional Law Survey, 70 D.U. Law Rev. 701 (1993)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Emeritus member and past President, Hon. William E. Doyle Inn of Court
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Project Homeless Connect
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Hate Violence Task Force
  • Colorado Bar Association Collections Clinic volunteer

Awards and Recognition

  • Pegasus Scholarship, American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Pro Bono Award, Denver Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Related Employment

  • Prior to joining the firm, Peter worked in the Denver office of a large national law firm where he represented clients in administrative and litigation matters.
Peter Q. Murphy

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  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1993
    (Law Review; President, Moot Court Board; National Appellate Moot Court Team; McAllister Memorial Advocacy Fellowship; American Jurisprudence Awards for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Appellate Advocacy)
  • Virginia Tech, B.S, 1984


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