Walsh, Kevin P.

Associate Principal, The Holt Group

Focused on a solutions-oriented approach, Kevin Walsh represents a variety of clients in the construction and real estate industries. In his construction law and commercial litigation practice, Kevin provides general contractors, design builders, subcontractors, architects, engineers, private owners and governmental entities with a wide range of legal services, including contract drafting and negotiation; dispute avoidance and de-escalation; mediation, litigation and arbitration; compliance guidance; and appeals. Kevin’s litigation experience ranges from relatively small disputes to multimillion-dollar claims in state courts, federal courts and arbitration.

Recent engagements include representing private developers, public entities and contractors in disputes over construction defects, mechanic’s liens, performance issues, delays, project close-out and final payment; effectively using mechanic’s lien rights to secure payment of amounts owed to general contractor and its subcontractors; representing a special district with respect to its compliance with public bidding requirements; preparing a suite of custom construction contracts for private developers, a special district and a general contractor; representing a private developer in a multi-million dollar lawsuit predicated upon the performance of a purchase and sale agreement; and drafting contracts for virtually all aspects of consultation, design, procurement and construction on residential and commercial projects both inside and outside of Colorado.

Kevin is also active with the firm’s e-discovery and litigation support services. 


Previous Experience

Associate Principal, The Holt Group

Representative Matters
  • Successfully represented homeowner in the demolition and reconstruction of allegedly defective property at townhome.

  • Successfully represented developer in dispute with contractor that resulted in contractor’s continued work in development of project without need for formal dispute resolution proceedings.

  • Negotiated settlement of multi-million dollar litigation on behalf of private developer involving allegedly defective mechanical equipment and improper withholding of escrow amounts.

  • Successfully obtained release of multiple mechanics' liens that threatened both the imminent closing of townhome units and procurement of additional financing for project

News & Events

Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado College of Engineering & Applied Science ("The Legal Aspects of Construction")

Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s Regional Programs for 2019 (“More Sticks and Bricks”) 


Publications & Presentations
  • Speaker, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Institute Summit, Anaheim, CA, March 2017
  • Panelist, University of Colorado Law School, Construction Law Conference, Boulder, CO, May 2016
  • Speaker, University of Colorado, School of Architecture, The Business of Architecture, Fall 2015 – Present 
  • Author, “Identifying and Mitigating the Risks Created by Problematic Clauses in Construction Contracts,” J. Leg. Aff. Dispute Resolut. Eng. Constr., Feature, © 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Co-Author, with L. Tyrone Holt, Esq., “3AM Nightmares – Mistakes Attorneys Make in Complex Litigation and How to Deal with Them,” ABA Forum on Construction, Midwinter Meeting, January 2015.
  • Co-Author, with L. Tyrone Holt, Esq., “What to Do (and What Not to Do) to Maximize the ‘Promise’ of Arbitration,” ABA Forum on Construction, Fall Meeting, October 2015.
  • Co-Author, with L. Tyrone Holt, Esq., “Getting The Arbitration Process You Want: Predictability, Efficiency and Economy in Commercial Arbitration,” Ohio State Bar Association, Advising Corporate Directors and Officers Seminar, Columbus, OH, May 2014.
  • Co-Author, with L. Tyrone Holt, Esq., “Demystifying the Arbitrator’s Expectations: Best Practices for Promoting Efficiency and Economy in Arbitration,” ABA Forum on Construction, Midwinter Meeting, Paradise Island, Bahamas, January 2014.
  • Contributing Author, “Chapter 32: The Design Professional’s Perspective on ADR,” Construction ADR Handbook, ABA Publications, Inc. (2014). 
  • J.D., 2010, DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., 2006, University of Colorado
  • Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018-2020


American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law

Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Region, Society of Construction Law North America