Adam B. Linton

Of Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Adam B. Linton is Of Counsel in the Denver office of GRSM and is a member of the Construction practice group. Adam is an experienced litigator and trial attorney with over 20 years of successfully representing clients in the construction industry. His practice focuses on general representation and defending construction defect lawsuits for owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, and design professionals. He has also defended general contractor and subcontractor clients involved in personal injury lawsuits.

    Adam has extensive experience handling construction defect, design professional liability, delay/impact, mechanics’ liens, and warranty disputes. He has litigated claims involving the design and construction of restaurants, warehouses, hotels, apartment complexes, commercial tilt-up buildings, sporting goods facilities, single family homes, and multi-family residential communities. Adam has also successfully defended multiple construction companies involved in motor vehicle accidents.

    He has successfully tried construction and personal injury cases in state court and arbitration. He also regularly consults with clients on project procurement, risk avoidance, scope of work, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution strategies prior to the commencement of litigation.


    • Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


    • American Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association
    • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Obtained a defense award for a regional developer client from a private arbitrator in a design and construction dispute brought by an owner of a high-end, single-family condominium in Winter Park, Colorado.
    • Obtained summary judgment (on scope of indemnity clause) and successfully resolved a multi-million-dollar claim by a homeowner’s association against a foundation subcontractor client involving a 240-unit multi-family residential community.
    • Successfully obtained multiple summary judgments for general contractor and subcontractor clients involved in multi-family residential construction defect lawsuits pursuant to Colorado’s statute of limitations and repose.
    • Pursued and collected damages in excess of $1 million for a developer client involved in a multi-family residential construction defect lawsuit against various subcontractor and design professional defendants.
    • Pursued and collected damages in excess of $1 million for a restaurant owner client involved in a design and construction defect lawsuit against the general contractors and design professionals.
  • Education


    J.D., The University of Tulsa College of Law, 1998

    B.A., cum laude, Political Science/American History, University of New Mexico, 1994

    • University of New Mexico's Dean's List, 1992-94
    • Sigma Chi International Fraternity Member, 1992-94
    • Honorable Mention Academic All-American (3.85 GPA), 1992-93
    • Academic All-Conference Mountain Pacific Soccer Federation, 1992-93
    • Western Athletic Conference, Academic All-Conference, 1990