Michael C. Zehner

Michael C. Zehner



Construction attorney with hands-on heavy civil, industrial and vertical construction industry experience. Litigation and transactional practice focused on efficient strategies for goal achievement.

Michael Zehner was raised in the construction industry. Working for his father’s heavy civil construction company from a young age, he was a laborer, equipment operator, foreman and (eventually) project manager; pursuing, performing and directing work for infrastructure and energy clients, both public and private. His work has since provided him the opportunity to represent construction project owners, contractors, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers across numerous sectors of the industry.

This background and passion for construction allow him to swiftly grasp the underlying facts of construction disputes and develop strategies for their efficient resolution. Michael is skilled at drafting agreements, motions, briefs and pleadings in his litigation-focused practice, while his extensive contract drafting, review, negotiation and management experience benefit clients at all stages of the life of their construction projects.

He is the 2024 chair of the Colorado Contractors Association’s Associates Council and teaches a graduate course on legal aspects of construction at the University of Colorado’s College of Engineering & Applied Science in Boulder.



J.D., 2017, University of Colorado

B.A., 2013, University of Colorado Boulder



U.S. District Court, District of Colorado