Brandon R. Ceglian

Brandon R. Ceglian

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Brandon Ceglian's practice focuses primarily on residential and commercial property management, landlord/tenant, evictions, real estate, and construction law. He also practices in general civil litigation and family law.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Ceglian also assists in transactional matters, negotiation, drafting, and general counseling. 

Mr. Ceglian is a frequent speaker to attorneys and real estate professions on landlord-tenant law in Colorado and guest expert on Haystack Help Radio and Tom Martino's Troubleshooter Show. 

He lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife and three sons.  He enjoys time spent with his family, sports, recreation and music.

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Areas of Practice

  • Family and Criminal Law
  • Landlord-Tenant and Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation and Appeals
  • Collections and Mechanics' Liens

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2002
  • South Dakota, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2003


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - May, 2002
    • Honors: Clarence L. Bartholic Award for Highest Grade in Legal Profession
    • Honors: Academic scholarship, 3 Years Renewable
    • Honors: Moot Court Appellate Team, 2000-2002
    • Honors: Quarter-Finalist--NY Bar Assoc., Appellate Advocacy Regional Comp.
    • Honors: Semi-Finalist - Peter H. Holme Jr. Barrister's Cup Appellate Advocacy Competition University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1999
    • Honors: Student Law Clinic-Criminal Law Section, Spring / Fall 2002
    • Honors: Speaking Panel Member for Christian Legal Society, Fall 2001
    • Honors: Advanced Instruction in PowerPoint, Westlaw and Lexis
  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota
    • B.S. summa cum laude - May, 1998
    • Honors: Chairman, Pre-law Association, 1996-98
    • Honors: Secretary, Philosophy Club, 1997-98
    • Honors: Most Outstanding Organization Member, BHSU Volunteer Awards
    • Honors: Best News Commentator, BHTV Awards
    • Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1997-98
    • Honors: Donald E. Young Academic Scholarship, 1997
    • Honors: Fayette Cook Academic Scholarship, 1996
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Bridging the Gap Between Law School and Law Practice", The Colorado Lawyer, May, 2008
  • "Satisfying Creditor Claims Against Colorado LLCs, Members, and Managers", The Colorado Lawyer, Jan., 2007
  • "Law School Curriculum: To Change or Not to Change? More is Needed From Law Schools, Not Less", The Colorado Lawyer, Feb, 2006
  • Contributing Author, "Use of Another Party's Title Opinion", 49th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, 2003

Representative Clients

  • Extended Stay America
  • Roto-Rooter Services Company


  • Haystack Help - Denver Colorado
  • Tom Martino-Troubleshooter Radio Show/Referral List


  • Landlord - Tenant Law ("Lease Drafting, Structuring, and Negotiating" & "Landlord and Tenant Rights and Obligations"), Sterling Education Services, November 5, 2014 - Present
  • Seminars on business practices, Roto-Rooter Services Company, 2002 - Present
  • Speaker - Landlord Tenant Law, March 19, 2015 - Colorado Springs Chapter of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers)
  • Landlord and Tenant Law in Colorado, Lorman Education Services, Aurora, CO, January 28, 2014
  • Criminal Law Motions Practice, 2002
  • Graduate Practitioner, Student Law Office, University of Denver School of Law, Denver, Colorado, 2001 - 2002
  • Graduate Practitioner, Office of Adams County Public Defender, Brighton, Colorado, 2001
  • Sterling Education Services – Seminar "Landlords' and Tenants' Obligations", Colorado Springs
  • Dealing With a Tenant's Abandoned Property, Lorman Education Services, February 15, 2018
  • Landlord-Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction, Sterling Education Services, 2016
  • Colorado Landlord and Tenant Law Update, Lorman Education Services, 2015
  • Procedural Issues and Risk Management for Property Managers and Landlords (Contract and Leasing Law), Colorado Springs Chapter of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) Chapter) -9th Annual Landlord Symposium, March 19, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Nations Top One Percent - National Association of Distinguished counsel
  • Martindale – Client Distinction Award, 2015
  • Who's Who Global Directory Top Lawyer
  • Best of the Best Attorney - Highlands Ranch Herald, January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Best of the Best Attorney - Highlands Ranch Herald, January 1, 2016 - December 30, 2016
  • Client Distinction Award - Martindale Hubble, January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
  • Avvo – rating of 10/10, since 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rating, Lead Counsel, 2015 - 2016
  • Top Lawyer, Who's Who Legal, 2016
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Lorman Education Services, 2014
  • Client's Choice Award,, 2014
  • Clarence L Bartholic Award for Highest Grade in Legal Profession, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2002
  • Regional Quarter-Finalist – DU Law Appellate Team / Appellate Team Competition, New York Bar Association, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Douglas/Elbert Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee
  • Colorado Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Apartment Association Metro Denver
  • Apartment Association Southern Colorado
  • NARPM (Denver and Colorado Springs Chapters)

Past Employment Positions

  • Anest & Brown, P.C., Parker Colorado, Associate Attorney, 2006 - 2008
  • The Law Offices of Brandon R. Ceglian, Denver, Colorado / Lead, South Dakota, Sole Practitioner, 2005 - 2006
  • Montgomery, Kolodny, Amatuzio & Dusbabek, L.L.P., Denver, Colorado, Associate Attorney, 2004 - 2005
  • Burns Wall Smith and Mueller, P.C., Denver, Colorado, Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2004
  • Burns Wall Smith and Mueller, P.C., Denver, Colorado, Law Clerk, 2001 - 2002
  • University of Denver School of Law, Denver, Colorado, Student Attorney, Student Law Office, 2001 - 2002
  • Office of Adams County Public Defender, brighton, Colorado, Student Attorney, 2001
  • Matthew J. Kinney, Esq., Spearfish, South Dakota, Apprenticeship, 2000
  • Velocity Radio, Host - Law Talk with Brandon R. Ceglian, 2013 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Volunteer, Denver Rescue Mission Legal Aid Clinic, Denver, Colorado, 2000 - Present
  • Resident Assistant, Black Hills Special Services Cooperative, Sturgis, South Dakota, 1999 - 2000