David Coats is an associate in the Environmental, Safety & Health Practice, with litigation experience and a focus on consumer finance and consumer protection law.

Prior to joining the firm, David represented the people of Colorado as a deputy district attorney for the City of Denver, where he was the first chair prosecutor on trials ranging from DUIs to aggravated robberies to attempted homicides. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephanie E. Dunn at the Colorado Court of Appeals and as an assistant attorney general in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office’s consumer protection and special prosecutions units.

While in law school, David was an intern at the Colorado Supreme Court, the US District Court for the District of Colorado, the US Attorney’s Office and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. He was a Chancellor’s Scholar and earned DU Law’s certificate in corporate and commercial law. Prior to law school, David lived in Moscow, where he worked for a global nonprofit.

He has held previous leadership and volunteer roles with the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, the Colorado Lawyers Committee and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network.

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  • University of Denver, J.D., Staff Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 2017
  • University of Denver, B.A., 2004


  • Colorado, 2017
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