Thomas J. Bissell

Thomas J. Bissell has more than 30 years of experience representing banks, other financial institutions and lenders in the enforcement of their rights as creditors, lender liability defense litigation, fiduciary litigation, and representation in bankruptcy matters.

Representative Transactions/Representative Cases

  • Kelly, et al. v. Central Bank – defended bank in $20 million checking endorsement claim
  • Jordan v. Central Bank – defended bank in $10 million claim regarding allegedly improper investments by a fiduciary
  • Bank of the West v. Bense, et al. – represented lender in successfully prosecuting claims against borrowers, guarantors, and third party lender concerning lien priority and foreclosure
  • Represented appellant in successful Minnesota State Supreme Court appeal resulting in revision of state statutes regarding dram shop notices
  • Successfully defended bank in fiduciary role against alleged 10(b)(5) liability
  • Successfully resolved hundreds of commercial workout matters for a large regional bank as in-house counsel and as outside counsel
  • Represented large regional bank in defending hundreds of claims regarding check endorsement issues, account opening and closing matters, forgery complaints, and other day-to-day operational matters
  • Represented large regional bank’s trust department in defending claims related to alleged breach of fiduciary duty

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Related Employment

  • Cloutier & Musech (Associate) – Minneapolis, MN
Thomas J. Bissell

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  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of South Dakota, B.A., 1975
    (Political Science)


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