John M. Tanner

Director

jtanner@fwlaw.com

(303) 894-4495

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Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1986
  • Rice University, B.A. in History, 1983

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

John M. Tanner

John M. Tanner helps businesses solve disputes. He employs many tools, including negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and both traditional and atypical litigation tactics. He has represented clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, receiverships, intellectual property and construction matters. Jack is proud to count Microsoft, Noble Energy, the University of Denver and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science among his clients.

Jack has been in the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee since 1995.  He concentrates on ethical issues for in-house counsel, and is a frequent author and lecturer in that area, as well as other issues in legal ethics.

Jack has practiced with Fairfield and Woods since 1987. Prior to private practice, he served as law clerk to Justice (later Chief Justice) Luis Rovira of the Colorado Supreme Court.