David B. Meschke

David B. Meschke



Experienced commercial litigator who focuses on high-stakes, complex matters and also has expertise with state ballot initiatives and title board work. Known for his strong writing, analytical and research skills. Committed to his community through meaningful pro bono contributions.

David Meschke helps his clients avert crisis in his complex commercial litigation practice.

His work encompasses high-stakes litigation, including securities law, class actions, complex antitrust cases and breach of contract matters. David’s practice includes all stages of litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried multiple cases in Colorado and New Mexico. He also has significant experience with appellate briefing covering a wide variety of areas and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. David utilizes his research, editing and drafting skills when preparing motions and briefs, including briefs to the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. He also draws from his experience working as a law clerk/judicial assistant to Colorado Supreme Court Justice Brian D. Boatright.

Beyond his litigation practice, David runs Brownstein’s Colorado Ballot Initiative Tracker, a comprehensive guide to the state’s ballot initiatives proposed during the 2019-2020 cycle. In connection, he has significant experience with title board work concerning citizen-initiated ballot initiatives in Colorado.

Since joining the firm, David has engaged in a number of pro bono projects, including work in furtherance of a civil right to counsel. He has also represented children in protection order cases, refugees seeking permanent residency in immigration matters and religious organizations.

Representative Matters

Recent Experience

  • In a two week trial, successfully defended a major brokerage and investment bank against securities fraud claims asserted by purchasers of millions of dollars of municipal bonds. The plaintiffs alleged under the Colorado Securities Act that defendants made material misrepresentations and omissions in connection with the sale of the bonds, and that our client could not show that it exercised appropriate due diligence according to the standard of care. The judge rejected the plaintiffs’ claims and concluded that our client satisfied the standard of care for a municipal underwriter of securities and that the alleged misrepresentation most strongly contested at trial was not material.

Insights & Publications



  • J.D., 2014, University of Colorado Law School, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., 2009, Middlebury College, magna cum laude


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement


Board of Directors, New Legacy Charter School

Colorado Lawyers Committee

Colorado High School Mock Trial Coach (2014-2015)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Project (2013-2014)



Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, 2023-2024

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2023-2024

Jeffrey S. Rugg Pro Bono Team Award

Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review