David Feeder is an experienced attorney and passionate litigator in the
Denver office of Cantafio & Song PLLC, and he prides himself on being
both a relentless advocate and a pragmatic, level-headed advisor for his
clients. Mr. Feeder grew up in Loveland, Colorado, and has never forgotten
his small-town roots. He also relies heavily on his undergraduate business
degree from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business in helping
his clients maximize their opportunities and avoid and resolve problems.
When he is not fighting for his clients, Mr. Feeder enjoys spending time
with his wife, kids, dog and cat. He can often be found at a pool or baseball field watching his kids’
sporting activities, and he is an enthusiastic fan of the Colorado Rockies
and Denver Broncos. In addition, he perpetually wishes that he could been
cooler and wittier on Twitter (@davidfeeder), and his second-favorite holiday is Groundhog Day.
The majority of Mr. Feeder’s practice has focused on litigation and
arbitration of complex civil and commercial disputes in federal and state
courts throughout the United States. His areas of practice have included
the following: complex commercial/contract disputes; trade secrets and
non-compete agreements; banking/credit-related disputes; marijuana industry
issues & disputes; products liability; regulatory (Public Utilities
Commission) disputes and appeals; real estate disputes; construction defect
litigation; media and entertainment disputes; probate/business valuation
disputes; intellectual property/patent litigation; employment law; energy/oil
& gas; and legal malpractice.
He has extensive experience in all facets of litigation, including fact
investigation, written discovery, witness development, taking/defending
fact and expert witness depositions, motions & hearing practice, and trial.
REPRESENTATIVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE
Mr. Feeder’s focus is always on preparing his cases for trial, and
he has tried numerous actions. His significant trial and litigation/arbitration
accomplishments include the following:
- First-chair jury trial responsibility in state court business lawsuit (lending
and guaranty-related dispute) that resulted in extremely favorable settlement
for client during jury deliberation.
- First-chair trial responsibility for state-court lawsuit regarding a contract
dispute over CDOT highway project, along with primary responsibility for
related appellate briefing.
- Primary responsibility for federal court lawsuit regarding termination
of literary agent contract, drafted successful motion for declaratory
judgment that led to favorable settlement.
- First chair responsibility for AAA & JAG arbitrations regarding termination
of literary agent contract.
- Primary responsibility for drafting and successfully arguing appeal from
trial court summary judgment ruling (lending and guaranty-related dispute)
in Colorado Court of Appeals.
- Primary responsibility for drafting numerous extensive regulatory appeals.
- Primary litigation responsibility for dispute between Wyoming Treasurer
and Governor regarding creation of multi-million-dollar private equity
investment limited partnership, resulting in favorable resolution for client.
- Team leader of over twenty-five legal professionals; responsible for managing
and coordinating voluminous discovery and document productions for nationwide
litigation and developing/maintaining comprehensive production procedures.
Mr. Feeder is admitted to the Colorado Bar and several federal trial and
Mr. Feeder attended the University of Denver of on a Boettcher Foundation
Scholarship and graduated with honors from the Daniels College of Business
as a Finance/Real Estate major. He also attended the University of Minnesota
Law School, where he participated in and was chosen as a director for
the competitive Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court. He was also
a staff member of the prestigious Minnesota Law Review, and his third-year
Comment was selected for publication.
- Colorado (1999)
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1999)
- U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1995)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2007)
- Missouri (1995 – Inactive)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Juris Doctor (1994)
- Minnesota Law Review (Staff Member)
- Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court (Member, Director)
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
- B.S.B.A., with honors (1990)
- Major: Finance/Real Estate
- Boettcher Foundation Scholarship
- Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (President)
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
When Your Doctor Says, “You Have Nothing to Worry About,” Don’t
Be So Sure: The Effect of Fabio v. Bellomoon Medical Malpractice Actions in Minnesota, 78 Minn. L. Rev. 943 (1994).
- Gordon & Rees, LLP – Denver, CO
- Messner & Reeves, LLC – Denver, CO
- Dorsey & Whitney, LLP – Denver, CO
- Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP – Kansas City, MO
Areas of Practice
Mr. Feeder’s areas of practice have included the following: complex
commercial/contract disputes; trade secrets and non-compete agreements;
banking/credit-related disputes; marijuana law; regulatory and administrative
disputes and appeals; products liability litigation; real estate disputes;
intellectual property/patent litigation; employment law; construction
defect litigation; appeals from state and federal litigation; and legal
His areas of practice in the marijuana industry have included the following:
corporate/ownership disputes; contract disputes; sale/purchase of marijuana
licenses; real estate disputes; intellectual property disputes; regulatory
compliance issues; and administrative/regulatory investigations and appeals
(i.e., pesticide violations).