Mark T. Barnes


Phone: 303.578.5780
Direct: 303.578.5787
Email Mark

Practice Areas


  • Extensive trial experience in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Defended national class actions, including cases for international airline and national gaming company
  • Expertise in tort liability and enforcement of liability waivers for recreational providers
  • Experience with bidder disputes regarding the awards of government contracts
  • Defended both individual and class action employment discrimination and harassment lawsuits
  • Defended patent infringement and product liability claims

Construction, Real Estate, and Environmental

  • Extensive experience in both defending and prosecuting complex construction defect cases
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Environmental contamination cases including class actions
  • Expertise regarding zoning disputes and project approval from municipalities
  • Negotiation of complex construction contracts

Regulatory Licensing and Lobbying

  • Extensive experience in licensing and compliance matters with state regulators in both the gaming and cannabis industries
  • Lobbying experience with state and local governments


Chipman Glasser LLC
Of Counsel, 2019 – Present

Vail Resorts, Inc.
Vice President of Litigation and Assistant to General Counsel 2015-2018

Brownstein, Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Associate 2000-2003
Shareholder 2003-2015

Freeborn & Peters
Associate 1995-2000

Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Associate 1993-1995

Education and Honors

J.D., University of Chicago, The Law School, 1993

B.S. Iowa State University (Economics and Minor in Philosophy), 1990

Community Involvement

Special Olympics Colorado – Emeritus Board Member and Trustee
Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Denver
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Leadership Arts
The Metro Denver Health and Wellness Commission – Executive Board Member
Alfred A. Arraj Inn of Court
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association


Colorado, 1993