J.D., 1972, Yale Law School
B.A., 1969, with honors, Grinnell College


U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Supreme Court of Colorado
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Military Appeals
Boards of Contract Appeals for the United States Military Services and Departments of Interior and Energy

Previous Experience


Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2015

Chambers USA, 2008-2014

Colorado Super Lawyers, 2009

Co-Chair of Mayor John Hickenlooper's Infrastructure Priorities Task Force Executive Committee, 2006-2007

Co-chair of the Design and Construction Committee, Denver’s Justice Center Task Force, 2004

Co-chair of Mayor Hickenlooper’s Transition Team for Denver’s Public Works Department, 2003

Governor Bill Ritter's Business Advisory Council, 2007

Governor Elect Bill Ritter's Transition Team, Colorado Department of Natural Resources


American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

National Association of Bar Presidents

Sam Cary Bar Association

Community Involvement

Civic and Education Committee, The Denver Foundation

Board of Directors, (Chairman, 2010) Denver Health and Hospitals

Board of Directors, Rocky Mountain PBS

Board of Directors, Center of the American West at University of Colorado

Board of Directors (President, 2006-2010), Stapleton Foundation

Former Member and Chair, Colorado Board of Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Former President, Denver Bar Association

Former Three-Time Member, Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors

Former Trustee, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Former Two-term Member and President, Denver Board of Water Commissioners

Hubert A. Farbes, Jr.

An experienced attorney and skilled litigator, Hubert handles disputes arising from construction, regulatory and natural resources law. His work includes some of the country’s most challenging land issues on former military bases and training grounds. He also serves as Chairman of the firm's Pro Bono Committee.

Hubert has represented a wide variety of clients, including commercial and residential developers, design and engineering companies, manufacturing and agricultural companies, regulated utilities, lenders and insurers, local, regional and state governments, and public interest groups, all in development related disputes ranging from contract performance to insurance coverage. His broad range of civil trial experience impressively includes more than 100 litigated matters. He has argued cases in the state courts of California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming and in the Federal District Courts of California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Kansas, Nevada and New Mexico.

With extensive experience in the construction and engineering area, Hubert's advice as counsel to the competitors in multiple P3 initiatives in Colorado, over the past seven years, has uniquely positioned him to assist in the development of DB & DBFOM structures for the public sector. Hubert also served as counsel to DB developers of Denver’s metropolitan beltway and the primary multi-modal corridor in Denver (T-REX) for nearly 12 years.

Prior to commencing his private practice, Hubert served as a Colorado Assistant Attorney General for almost four years.

Representative Matters

Represented a mixed-use developer in a design build defect case which resulted in an $850,000 judgment in the client's favor.
Counseled on the contract formation, design and construction claims and disputes related to Denver International Airport's terminal building and the Concourse C project. Brownstein also advised Bombardier on procurement for the train connector between the terminal and concourse buildings.
Represented the construction contractors on the $845 million E-470 Public Highway Project. The 12-year construction path of Denver’s E-470 highway involved multiple legal issues, however Brownstein's client, the design/build contractor, completed the project without a single litigation dispute.
Represented a European bidder responding to a Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority Request for Proposal for a long-term concession agreement (a "P-3" structure) for management of this existing Denver-area tolled highway.
Represented the construction contractors on the $1.8 billion TREX highway and light rail expansion project along I-25 in Denver, the largest public works project in the history of the region. Brownstein's representation included contract negotiation, contract dispute resolution advice and adjudication, regulatory compliance advice, and regulatory compliance defense, both administrative proceedings and litigation, for the transportation project.
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