B.A. 1971 (summa cum laude), Morehouse College; J.D. 1974, Stanford University; M. Theology, 1997 Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy; Member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Delta of Georgia Chapter (1971).  Ty has over thirty-nine years of experience as a construction and commerical trial lawyer, public finance lawyer, construction transaction attorney, project development and deal structuring attorney.  He also has more than twenty-five years of experience as a construction mediator and arbitrator.  Ty’s firm is listed in the “Red Book” of public finance professionals and currently serves as co-bond counsel for the City & County of Denver and Park Creek Metropolitan District, Denver, Colorado.

Ty is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and on a Pro Hac Vice basis in various federal and state trial courts.  He was a law clerk to the Honorable Preston Devine of the California Court of Appeals in 1974.

He served as the President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators from 2013 to 2014.  He served as a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry from 2007 to 2010, and was the Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry’s Special Projects and Education Committee (SPEC) from 2009 to 2011.  He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Stanford Law School; a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; and a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Arbitration Master Panel.  Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute, [5 star rating review from AAA-ICDR - August 2018]. 

Ty has been a frequent speaker on American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Design Build Institute of America, Practice of Law Institute and other national programs.  He is co-author of Chapter 63, “Large, Complex Construction Disputes:  The Dynamics of Multi-Member Mediation Teams,AAA Handbook on Mediation, 2nd Edition, Juris Publishing (2010); Co-editor and a contributing author, Design Professional/Construction Manager Liability Law, ABA Press, © 2007; Co-author of “Large, Complex Construction Disputes:  The Dynamics of Multi-Party Mediation”, Dispute Resolution Journal, © 2007; Author of “Whither Arbitration?  What Can Be Done to Improve Arbitration and Keep Out Litigation’s Ill-Affects?” The DePaul University Business & Commercial Law Journal, 2009;  Co-author, Chapter 32, The Design Professional’s Perspective on ADR, Construction ADR Handbook, ABA Publications, Inc. © 2014 ; Co-author, Chapter 13, Ethical Issues in Mediation, Building Better Constrution Contracts, Practicing Law Institute © 2013; Co-author, Chapter 2, The Design Professional,  Fundamentals of Construction, Second Edition, ABA Publications, Inc. © 2014; Co-author, “Demystifying the Arbitrator’s Expectations: Best Practices for Promoting Efficiency and Economy in Arbitration” ABA Forum on Construction Law, January 2014; Co-Author, “3:00 a.m. Nightmares: Mistakes Attorneys Make in Complex Litigation and How to Deal With Them,” ABA Forum on Construction Law, Mid-Winter Meeting, January 2015; Co-Author, “Has Arbitration Fulfilled its Promise,” ABA Forum on Construction Law, Fall Meeting, Austin, TX, October 2015; and Author, “Above All, Do No Harm: The Mediator’s Ethical Obligation to Both the Parties and the Professions,” PLI Instutite’s Building Better Construction Contracts 2015 Seminar, New York, NY, December 2015.

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