Greg S. Hearing


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Greg Hearing is a litigator in the Denver office of GRSM. His practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation.  To that end, he regularly handles matters concerning commercial claims, professional liability disputes, and product liability claims.  Additionally, he represents insurers in coverage and first party bad faith actions.  Greg works with clients ranging from individual professionals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. This includes significant experience in the representation of energy and utility companies in a wide variety of matters. 

    Greg assists his clients in achieving favorable results through a practice that covers all aspects of litigation. This includes the development of litigation strategies intended to strengthen his clients’ position through discovery and motions practice.  He routinely appears in both state and federal court in Colorado and Wyoming where he has litigated multiple matters to judgment and through appeal.  

    Greg serves as a member of the University of Colorado Law School Law Alumni Board and on the American Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Committee. He writes in the areas of products liability, tort liability, and the attorney-client privilege. A Colorado native, he joined GRSM after graduating from the University of Colorado Law School. Where he was recognized as the top oral advocate in his class. 



    • Colorado
    • Wyoming
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
    • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience


    • Obtained a complete defense judgment for a prominent local attorney following a multi-week bench trial in which the plaintiff alleged damages in excess of $10 million. 
    • Secured the dismissal of claims brought by multiple developers against client concerning alleged overbilling for the installation of gas and electric facilities.  
    • Obtained the dismissal of claims against international energy company alleging misappropriation of trade secrets. 
    • Obtained summary judgment for accounting firm in response to claims of professional liability and breach of fiduciary duty arising from the preparation of client financials.
    • Obtained summary judgment for law firm in a legal malpractice action alleging damages arising from an intra-family ownership dispute of a trophy ranch in Southwest Colorado.
    • Obtained voluntary dismissal of automobile electronics manufacturer following claims of personal injury arising from the alleged failure of client’s product in a catastrophic car accident.
    • Successfully resolved wrongful death claims against farm implement manufacturer.
    • Successfully resolved numerous cases involving injuries from gas explosions. 
    • Obtained summary judgment for insurer in action arising under builders’ risk policy for alleged soft costs.
    • Obtained summary judgment for insurer in claims concerning builders’ risk policy and alleged damage to a large library at a private university.
    • Obtained summary judgment for insurer on issues of first impression in New Mexico concerning application of earth movement exclusion.
    • Obtained dismissal of statutory bad faith claims against insurer for claims arising from hail damage at a multi-unit condominium complex.

    Selected Published Opinions

    • Hurst v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 814 F. App'x 416 (10th Cir. 2020).
    • Residences at Olde Town Sq. Assoc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of America, 430 F.Supp.3d 743 (D. Colo. 2019).
    • Residences at Olde Town Sq. Assoc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of America, 413 F.Supp.3d 1070 (D. Colo. 2019).
    • Hawg Tools, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Newsco Int'l Energy Servs., 758 F. App'x 632 (10th Cir. 2018)
    • Dev. Recovery Co., LLC v. Pub. Serv. Co., 410 P.3d 1264 (Colo. App. 2017).
    • Gerald H. Phipps, Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 679 F. App'x 705 (10th Cir. 2017).
    • Hawg Tools, LLC v. Newsco Int'l Energy Servs., 411 P.3d 1126 (Colo. App. 2016).


  • Publications & Presentations


    • Tort Liability Desk Reference, Colorado Chapter Co-Author (2018 to Present)
    • Colorado Attorney's Professional Liability Handbook, Chapter 8 Co-Author (2018 to Present)
    • Considerations in Assessing the Application of the Attorney–Client Privilege with Former Employees, In-House Defense Quarterly, Spring 2018
    • Employees, In-House Defense Quarterly, Spring 2018
    • Product Liability Desk Reference, Colorado Chapter Co-Author (2015 to Present)


    Greg regularly presents to clients and the broader legal community.  Selected presentations include:
    • Avoiding Accidental Attorney-Client Relationships
    • The Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Setting
    • Trials During the Pandemic
    • Subpoena Practice
    • Guest Lecturer – Legal Ethic and Professionalism – University of Colorado Law School


  • Education


    University of Colorado, J.D.

    • Recipient of the Austin W. Scott Jr. Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy

    University of Denver, B.A. magna cum laude

    • Double Major in Political Science and Public Policy
    • University Honors Program
    • Outstanding Senior in Public Policy
    • Outstanding Senior in Political Science


    Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch distinction in Professional Malpractice Law (2023-2024)

    SuperLawyers® Rising Star distinction in Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Personal Injury - Products: Defense (2017-2022)