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Walter N. Houghtaling

Walter Houghtaling has dedicated his trial practice to the defense of licensed professionals, business entities and employers. Mr. Houghtaling is admitted to and has handled matters in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court and Colorado’s state courts. A graduate of Norwich University and the University of Denver College of Law, his practice is focused on the representation of attorneys, insurance providers, corporate officers and directors, and business owners on tort, contract, and statutory claims including those brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and various labor statutes.

Mr. Houghtaling co-chaired the Colorado Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee from 2005 to 2010 and has been active in the committee’s yearly “Preventing Legal Malpractice” presentations. A graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, he has served as an instructor for trial and discovery programs for the Institute and has lectured numerous times on professional malpractice and employment topics.

For several years, he has been selected by his peers to Best Lawyers in America®and Colorado Super Lawyers. He holds the highest rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory publication as an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer and has been selected to Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in America® and Who’s Who in American Law® multiple times. Mr. Houghtaling has been recognized by the Colorado Bar Association for his contribution of time to the group’s Pro Bono activities, and he currently serves as the Secretary for Disability Colorado's Board of Directors.

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Distinctions

Walter Houghtaling has been selected by his peers to Best Lawyers in America and has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer every year from 2006-2018.  He holds the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been selected to Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law multiple times.

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Admissions

United States Supreme Court   

U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals  

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado  

Colorado State Bar

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Education

Norwich University B.S.

University of Denver J.D.

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Community

Walter Houghtaling is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee.  He served as the committee’s chair in 2005-06.  Mr Houghtaling is a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting and promoting the justice system in Colorado . A graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, he has been an instructor for the Institute as well as the University of Denver College of Law and Regis University.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC has been an active sponsor of the Corporate Work Study program at Arrupe Jesuit High School since the program started in 2004. 

Email -whoughtaling@mfhlegal.com

Main (303) 480-0400  Direct (303) 458-9550  Fax - (303) 458-9520

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