The Bret Beattie Law Firm, LLC

phone: 720-708-3275

fax: 720-708-3268


Bret Beattie

Bret Beattie is a 25 year trial lawyer with experience in jury trials, court trials, arbitrations and appeals in multiple states. His diverse experience covers substantive practice areas involving debtor-creditor rights, wrongful death, securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, intellectual property , entertainment, products liability, toxic torts, business and injury disputes.

As a former CPA and auditor in the Los Angeles entertainment industry he frequently calls on a breadth of experience to bring business solutions to disputes before resorting to litigation. He brings a special expertise to the handling of financial data and the use of forensic investigators as expert witnesses. Before starting The Bret Beattie Law Firm, LLC in Colorado in 2008, he served as trial counsel in large Los Angeles and Dallas law firms, and also served as in-house counsel to a privately held Texas banking group.

After 10 years of trial practice in Los Angeles, Bret earned his LL.M focused on securities fraud, corporate finance and bankruptcy at Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.

Fraud expertise:
In 2002 Bret joined the prestigious McKool Smith law firm in Dallas, Texas where he acted as special litigation counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditor's Committee in In re: Enron Corporation, etc. The litigation following the collapse of the Houston based energy giant that involved a morass of misrepresentation, fraud and massively financial frauds leading to $24 billion in clams. In 2005 he published The New Minefield: the Scheme Theory of Liability Comes of Age in the post- Enron Era, 34 Sec.Reg.L.J. 92, (2006). The work focused on aiding and abetting liability of professionals in securities fraud cases. Today Bret represents large and small businesses and individual clients in business and injury cases throughout California and Colorado.

  • California Lutheran University BS in accounting- 1983
  • Passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant's exam in May 1983 in California
  • Golden Gate University MS Tax- 1987
  • Pepperdine University School of LawJD-1990
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, LL.M, 2002
  • D.Colo, U.S. Court of Appeals 10Th Cir. Professional organizations
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, (CTLA)
  • Western Trial Lawyers Assn.
    Bar admissions:
  • California Supreme Court 1990, CD. Cal, N.D. Cal S.D. Cal
  • Texas Supreme Court 2001,(inactive) N.D Tex, E.D. Tex, S.D. Tex
  • Colorado Supreme Court 2008


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