Academy Member Inducted 2021

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Steven Choquette, Mediator, Denver, Colorado.

Steven Choquette

JAMS Denver
410 17th Street, Suite 2440
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: 303-534-1254
Cell: 720-300-8407
Fax: 303-534-1255
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Recognized to Colorado Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2004
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)6
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Steven C. Choquette, Esq. is passionate about helping parties and their advocates resolve disputes in a fair, respectful, efficient, and economical manner. Steve's skill in dispute resolution is informed by 20 years of experience as a mediator and arbitrator, and more than 30 years as an advocate in trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations. The qualities and commitment he brings to alternative dispute resolution matters include:  thorough, advance preparation for all cases, whether complex or small; empathic listening and guidance; a calm and reasoned demeanor and good humor; creative problem-solving; leadership of the process; and unflagging dedication to helping parties resolve disputes, including via ongoing follow-up when needed.  Steve works with parties and counsel nationwide in online mediations and arbitrations.  He also regularly conducts in-person and hybrid mediations and arbitations across Colorado and nationally. He is happy to come to you if that is more convenient than meeting at JAMS' Denver office.

Steve joined JAMS after spending the first two decades of his legal career as a commercial, insurance, and tort trial and appellate lawyer with Holland & Hart LLP. He then co-founded and managed two law firms—Choquette & Simons LLP and Choquette & Hart LLP—where he continued such work for twelve more years, and also served as an expert witness in attorney malpractice and attorney fee dispute matters.  He took ADR training in the early 2000s.  His service as mediator and arbitrator became an ever-increasing part of his work until he transitioned to full-time mediation and arbitration work with JAMS Denver in early 2019.  He has successfully mediated hundreds of cases and arbitrated dozens of cases.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, 1986
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1982

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Colorado Chapter, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2020-present
  • Professional Member, Mediation Association of Colorado, 2016-present
  • Board Member, Denver’s Curious Theatre Company, 2002-2008, 2019-2020
  • Board Member, Legal Aid Foundation, 2004-2010
  • Board Member, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 1994-2005
  • Mediation Coach, “Basic Mediation Training,” Colorado Bar Association, 2015-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sturm College of Law, Denver University, 2006-2008


Selected Awards and Honors

  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer in ADR, 2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyer® -- Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2015-present; Civil/Commercial Litigation, 2006-2014
  • Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation, 2014-present
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney for Colorado, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Colorado, National Trial Lawyers, 2010-2018
  • Best of the Bar (Pro Bono), Denver Business Journal, 2003
  • Maroon Citation, Colgate University, 2002
  • Sen. Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, 2000
  • Award of Merit, Denver Bar Association, 2000
  • Co-Recipient, Volunteer of the Year Award, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Denver Bar Association,1998
  • Co-Recipient, Donald W. Hoagland Award, Colorado Bar Association, 1991
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law, 1984

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