Ivan A. Sarkissian, Esq.

Shareholder & Co-Founder

Ivan A. Sarkissian, Shareholder and Co-founder of McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C., was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1997 and is admitted to practice in all Colorado state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Sarkissian received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1993 and attended the Tulane University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, in 1997. While in law school, Mr. Sarkissian was an associate editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Mr. Sarkissian is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on the defense of business entities and individuals in a wide array of cases including construction defect claims on behalf of developers, general contractors and subcontractors, mold claims, oil and gas, environmental claims, product liability defense, wrongful death and personal injury claims, as well as litigating insurance coverage issues and “bad faith” claims. Mr. Sarkissian has participated in more than a dozen jury and bench trials and has obtained successful results. As lead counsel, Mr. Sarkissian has been instrumental in early disposition of cases through motions and effective settlement negotiations, saving clients significant legal expenses. Mr. Sarkissian is the author of several articles and has given seminars on construction defect and mold litigation.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction
  • General Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10 th Circuit


  • Tulane University School of Law
    J.D. cum laude 1997
  • Michigan State University
    B.A.: International Relations 1993

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Denver and Arapahoe County Bar Associations


Ryan J. Polk

Ivan Sarkissian has a unique approach to resolving his clients’ legal issues.  As a skilled litigator and trial lawyer, Ivan is aggressive, innovative, and dedicated to prosecuting even the most complicated cases.  However, Ivan also understands the vagrancies of litigation and the pressure it puts on clients.  He is equally comfortable litigating “bet the company cases, or navigating delicate business relationships.”



 5.0/5.0 – by a Sole Practitioner in Construction Litigation Ivan Sarkissian practices at the elite level. He is very experienced having successfully litigated, mediated and arbitrated many highly complex construction defect cases. Ivan is always very prepared and has an excellent perspective regarding the facts and law of the case. Ivan listens carefully to his clients and works tirelessly on their behalf. He is an excellent attorney.


 5.0/5.0 – by a Partner in Insurance Defense


 5.0/5.0 – by a Partner in Construction Defects Ivan is as good an attorney as I know. None better!


 5.0/5.0 – by a Managing Partner in Construction Defect I have the utmost respect for Ivan’s work ethic and legal insight.


 5.0/5.0 – by a Senior Associate in Civil Litigation

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Contact Me

P: 303.649.0999 ext 101
E: ISarkissian@mslawpc.com