HHMR Celebrates 20 Years of Service!


I remember it (almost) like it was yesterday.  It was September of 2001, and I was a third-year associate at Long & Jaudon, practicing with the construction litigation group. After a long weekend away, I received word that the firm had just announced that it would cease providing legal services.  Long & Jaudon, which formed in 1967, had been a stalwart of Colorado’s defense bar, counting among its number some of the finest and most well-respected defense attorneys in the state.  To learn that the firm would be shutting its doors was devastating.  I would be out of a job.

Soon after L&J’s announcement, Dave Higgins, one of that firm’s senior partners, inquired as to whether I would be interested in starting a new firm focused on supporting Colorado’s construction industry and its insurers.  Instead of riding into the sunset of retirement, Dave wanted to leave a legacy.  That legacy is Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell.  Shortly after the sprout of the idea, I spent an afternoon at a picnic table in Cheesman Park with Dave Higgins, Steve Hopkins, and Sheri Roswell, sketching out an idea for a new law firm.  Twenty years later, HHMR is still here, still serving Colorado’s construction industry and its insurers, and still embodying the principles of service and stewardship upon which the firm was founded.

In reflecting on the firm, Sheri Roswell stated: 

I am incredibly proud of our firm’s success and am thrilled to be celebrating this twenty-year milestone. I am excited for all that lies ahead.  Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the incredibly talented and dedicated staff and attorneys with whom I am honored to practice every day.  I am tremendously grateful for the trust our clients have placed in us over the last two decades; we strive every day to earn their ongoing confidence.

We don’t know what the next twenty years will bring, but our sincere hope is that HHMR will still be here, as a second or third-generation law firm, continuing to serve Colorado’s construction industry.  

– David M. McLain

About HHMR:

HHMR is highly regarded for its expertise in construction law and the litigation of construction related claims, including the defense of large and complex construction defect matters. In addition to their construction law background, HHMR’s attorneys are well versed and experienced in tort, contract, property, and general casualty litigation ranging from products liability to personal injury and premises liability claims.  


Dave McLain

Sheri Roswell

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