Attorney

Daniel C.
Wennogle

Attorney
Attorney

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Dan does more than just litigate. He learns his clients’ industries to understand the multi-dimensional issues they face. Then he works to provide them with timely, practical advice, and results. As a member of the firm’s Litigation Section, Dan focuses on construction and property rights matters, including contract disputes, delay claims, lien and bond claims (public and private), construction defect claims, quiet title actions, easement disputes, and condemnation. A strategic and enthusiastic litigator, Dan combines thorough preparation with crisp presentation to keep your case moving towards an efficient and effective resolution.

Dan also counsels and advises contractors regarding contract provisions, helps prepare and assess claims, and advises clients in the unmanned vehicles industry, including unmanned aircraft systems (drones). He works to resolve disputes prior to, and often without, litigation. Committed to his clients and their business concerns, Dan works hard to resolve disputes and be their advocate when litigation becomes necessary.

In his spare time, Dan likes fly-fishing, playing guitar, and coaching pole-vaulters.


Representative Matters
  • Prevailed on multiple motions to compel arbitration on Colorado construction projects.
  • Pursued favorable settlement for claimant on public transportation project in Colorado.
  • Advising UAV companies on regulatory and licensing issues in collaboration with intellectual property and corporate attorneys.
  • Negotiated favorable six figure settlement for North Dakota contractor on claims for payment against North Dakota municipality.
  • Defeated over $5 million of claims by a subcontractor claimant in an arbitration about alleged delays and changes to a power plant construction project.
  • Represented subcontractor against allegations of defective design and construction on major sports stadium.
  • Defended national homebuilder in dispute regarding construction materials containing potentially hazardous substances.
  • Prevailed at the Court of Appeals on an issue involving the priorities of various lien rights on development property in Chaffee County, Colorado.
  • Drafted or revised construction contracts for general contractors on large commercial construction projects.
  • Counseled residential developer in expedited effort to remove multiple liens from title using statutory bonding procedure and in pursuing indemnity claim against a defaulting general contractor.
  • Representing client in multiple residential construction defect matters involving shifting soils and water-related issues. 
  • Successfully resolved multiple access easement and ditch easement disputes in the Rocky Mountains and western Colorado, including claims for preliminary injunction and claims to quiet title.
Publications and Articles

Quote
"FAA's Final Drone Rule Cleared for Takeoff," 
Law Week Colorado, July 2016

Author
"Construction Laws and Customs: Colorado," 
Practical Law (Thomson Reuters), March 2016

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"Drone Practices Put New Spin on Old Legal Issues," 
Law Week Colorado, October 2015

Author
"Drones and utility easements: Who has the airspace rights?" 
Colorado Real Estate Journal, September 2015

Author
"Summary of revised AAA construction industry rules, procedures," 
Colorado Real Estate Journal, September 2015

Author
"Lien waivers in Colorado: How effective are they?" 
Colorado Real Estate Journal, September 2015

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Presenter
"UAS for Utilities: Regulatory and Legal Issues" 
Stinson LLP Webinar, October 2017

Panelist
"What Your Lawyer Can Do For Your Drone Company Today" 
Drone Focus, Fargo, ND, May 2017

Panelist
Legal/Insurance Panel, "The Law and Liability" 
Rocky Mountain Unmanned Symposium, Denver, CO, March 2017

Presenter
"Drones and Utility Easements: Who Has the Airspace Rights?" 
UAS Utilities Conference "UAS for Utilities: Building a Case for Drones and UAVs," 
sponsored by Kinetic and Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, MO, September 2016

Presenter
"Drones in the Construction Industry" 
Minnesota State Bar Association, September 2016

Presenter
"Pass-Through Claim Agreements: An Essential Tool in the Contractor's Toolbox" Construction Seminar,
Stinson LLP, July 2016

Presenter
"Delay Damages in Construction: Liquidated Damages" 
Construction Seminar, Stinson LLP, April 2016