Meschke, David B.

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

His work encompasses securities law as well as high-stakes litigation, including complex antitrust cases and breach of contract matters. David also has significant experience with title board work and appellate briefing covering a wide variety of areas. David has amassed an in-depth understanding of appellate matters and utilizes his research, editing and drafting skills when preparing briefs for 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.

Since joining the firm, David has engaged in a number of pro bono projects, including representing children in protection order cases, refugees seeking permanent residency in immigration matters and religious organizations.


Representative Matters
  • 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.


Colorado Lawyers Committee

Colorado High School Mock Trial Coach (2014-2015)

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

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

Jeffrey S. Rugg Pro Bono Team Award

Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review


American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association