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Al Sahlstrom

Al Sahlstrom

Special Counsel

Al Sahlstrom is a seasoned litigator whose practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation and trusts and estates litigation.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Al has experience directing and conducting all aspects of the litigation process, including listening to his clients’ stories and translating their priorities into claims, counterclaims, and defenses; asserting and defending motions to dismiss; conducting written discovery and depositions; advocating for his clients in discovery disputes; conducting evidentiary hearings; examining expert witnesses; asserting and defending motions for summary judgment; and successfully negotiating favorable settlements for clients during litigation, prior to litigation, and at mediation.

Al is also an experienced trial advocate who has spent significant time on the record in court first-chairing hearings and trials, examining witnesses, selecting juries, and delivering oral argument. He has been counsel on more than 30 jury trials, in addition to conducting bench trials and arbitration trials.  Al has experience advocating for his clients in numerous communities and jurisdictions along the Front Range, across Colorado, and across the country.

In addition to his work assisting families, individuals, and business entities with trust and estate disputes, Al is experienced in working with state and federal securities cases, fraudulent transfer litigation, business dissolution litigation, disputes regarding multi-level marketing and network marketing companies, construction defect litigation, breach of contract disputes, and complex business disputes. He and his team would be happy to discuss how to advise and assist you with your situation.

Experience

Prior to joining Jones & Keller, Al worked as a criminal prosecutor in Pueblo, Colorado, where he was recognized for his victim advocacy, and he successfully prosecuted crimes ranging from sex crimes and child abuse, to domestic violence and felony assault. Through Al’s pro bono practice, he has helped underprivileged members of our community navigate the legal system and has fought for and successfully won immigration rulings granting political asylum. He has worked as a litigator at another Denver firm, and he has litigated factually complex federal cases as an attorney at the Denver office of a national non-profit legal advocacy organization.

While in law school, Al served as an editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Harvard Environmental Law Review, he clerked for a U.S. House of Representatives committee’s investigative staff, and he taught as an instructor at Boston College.

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