The Robert McGuire Law Firm represents clients in proceedings at every level of the United States, Colorado, and Washington judicial systems.  Principal attorney Robert McGuire has also appeared as co- and lead counsel on a pro hac vice basis in state-court proceedings in Florida, Georgia, and California. You can see the breadth of the firm and McGuire’s  experience in a variety of jurisdictions by clicking on the categories below. 

Representative Federal Cases

  • The United States Supreme Court is the highest federal appeals court.  It generally chooses which cases it will hear through the process of granting a writ of certiorari.

    • Politte v. United States,
      No. 15-102, cert. denied, (U.S. Nov. 9, 2015) (co-lead counsel).
    • Citizen Ctr. v. Colo. Secretary of State,
      No. 14-998, cert. denied, (U.S. Apr. 27, 2015) (lead counsel).
    • Rasul v. Bush,
      542 U.S. 466 (2004) (representing the Governors of Colorado and Texas as amici curiae) (co-counsel).
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals has jurisdiction to review the decisions of federal trial courts.  The Court is divided into eleven geographical Circuits, plus the D.C. circuit and the Federal Circuit.

    • Armstrong v. Arcanum Group, Inc.,
      No. 17-1378 (10th Cir. filed Oct. 24, 2017) (lead counsel).
    • Politte v. United States,
      587 F. App’x 406 (9th Cir. 2014) (lead counsel).
    • Citizen Ctr. v. Gessler,
      770 F.3d 900 (10th Cir. 2014) (lead counsel).
  • United States district courts are the trial courts in the federal judicial system.  Each judicial district covers a particular geographical area, which can be all or just part of a State.

    • Armstrong v. Arcanum Group, Inc.,
      No. 1:16-cv-01015-MSK-CBS (D. Colo. Sept. 25, 2017) (lead counsel).
    • Curling v. Kemp,
      No. 1:17-cv-02989-AT (N.D. Ga. filed Aug. 8, 2017) (lead counsel).
    • Chiafalo v. Inslee,
      No. 2:16-cv-01886-JLR (W.D. Wa. Mar. 16, 2017) (local counsel for Intervenor Defendants).
    • United States v. RAJMP, Inc.,
      No. 3:17-cv-00515-AJB-WVG (S.D. Ca. filed Mar. 15, 2017) (co-lead counsel).
    • Peach ex. rel. U.S. v. Keypoint Gov’t Solutions, Inc.,
      No. 1:15-cv-01454-CMA-NYW (D. Colo. filed July 9, 2015) (local counsel).
    • Citizen Ctr. v. Gessler,
      No. 1:12-CV-00370-CMA-MJW (D. Colo. Sep. 25, 2012), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 770 F.3d 900 (10th Cir. 2014), cert. denied, No. 14-998 (U.S. Apr. 27, 2015) (lead counsel).

Representative State Cases

  • The Colorado Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Colorado.

    • Reno v. Marks,
      2015 CO 33, 349 P.3d 248 (Colo. 2015) (lead counsel).
    • Williams v. Marks,
      No. 2013SC735, 2014 WL 2815824, cert. granted sub nom. Marks. v. Gessler, (Colo. June 23, 2014), cert. denied as improvidently granted, (Colo. Apr. 30, 2015) (lead counsel).
    • In re Jones v. Samora,
      2014 COA 4M, 318 P.3d 462 (Colo. 2014) (lead counsel).
    • Koch v. Marks,
      No. 11SC816, 2012 WL 1305968, cert. granted, (Colo. Apr. 16, 2012), cert. denied, (Colo. June 21, 2012), reh’g denied, (Colo. July 16, 2012) (lead counsel).
    • In re Reapportionment of Colo. Gen. Assembly,
      332 P.3d 108 (Colo. 2011) (co-lead counsel).
  • The Colorado Court of Appeals has jurisdiction to review the decisions of Colorado trial courts.

    • Jones v. Samora,
      2016 COA 191, 395 P.3d 1165 (Colo. App. 2016) (lead counsel).
    • Committee for Const’l Rights v. Town of Castle Rock,
      No. 14CV102 (Colo. App. 2016) (lead counsel).
    • Meurer v. Town of Castle Rock,
      No. 15CV456 (Colo. App. 2015) (lead counsel).
    • Marks v. Reno,
      2014 COA 7, 353 P.3d 866 (Colo. App. 2014) (lead counsel).
    • Koch v. Marks,
      No. 12CA2446, 2013 WL 6383006 (Colo. App. Dec. 5, 2013), reh’g denied, (Colo. App. Jan. 16, 2014) (co-counsel).
    • Gessler v. Marks,
      2013 COA 115, 350 P.3d 883 (Colo. App. 2013) (lead counsel).
    • Marks v. Koch,
      284 P.3d 118 (Colo. App. 2011) (lead counsel).
    • Colorado Gov’t Accountability Project v. Pommer,
      No. 10CA2271, 2011 WL 3720846 (Colo. App. Aug. 25, 2011) (lead counsel).
  • State district courts are the trial courts in a State’s judicial system.

    • Zone 4 Energy Ltd. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.,
      No. 15-21879 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 11th Jud. Cir. Dec. 8, 2017) (co-counsel) (merits tried to jury).
    • Curling v. Kemp,
      No. 2017cv290630 (Ga. Sup. Ct. Fulton Cnty. June 9, 2017) (lead counsel) (merits tried to court).
    • Schindler v. Martin,
      No. 14CV32288 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Adams Cnty. Feb. 5, 2015) (lead counsel).
    • Meurer v. Town of Castle Rock,
      No. 14CV31038 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Douglas Cnty. Jan. 29, 2015) (co-counsel) (merits tried to court).
    • Jones v. Samora,
      No. 13CV30009 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Saguache Cnty. June 7, 2013) (co-lead counsel) (merits tried to court).
    • Board of Cnty. Comm’rs of Douglas Cnty. v. Marks,
      No. 12CV1771 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Douglas Cnty. Nov. 30, 2012) (co-counsel) (merits tried to court).
    • In re Request of Marks,
      No. 11CV132 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Chaffee Cnty. Nov. 5, 2012), rev’d sub nom. Marks v. Reno, 2014 COA 7, 353 P.3d 866 (Colo. App. 2014), rev’d. sub nom. Reno v. Marks, 2015 CO 33, 349 P.3d 248 (Colo. 2015) (lead counsel).
    • Marks v. Gomez,
      No. 11CV7 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Saguache Cnty. Oct. 5, 2012) (lead counsel).
    • Koch v. Branscomb,
      No. 11CV299 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Pitkin Cnty. filed July 31, 2012), appeal dismissed sub nom. Koch v. Marks, No. 12CA2446, 2013 WL 6383006 (Colo. App. Dec. 5, 2013), reh’g denied, (Dec. 5, 2013) (lead counsel).
    • Gessler v. Marks,
      No. 12CV1496 (Colo. Dist. Ct. City & Cnty. Denver June 18, 2012) (lead counsel).
    • In re CORA Request of Marks,
      No. 11CV4530 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Mesa Cnty. Dec. 21, 2012) (lead counsel).
    • In re CORA Request of Marks,
      No. 11CV3576 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Jefferson Cnty. Apr. 23, 2012) (lead counsel) (merits tried to court).
    • Marks v. Gessler,
      No. 11CV5101 (Colo. Dist. Ct. City & Cnty. Denver Feb. 3, 2012), aff’d, Marks v. Gessler, 2013 COA 115, 350 P.3d 883 (Colo. App. 2013), cert. granted sub nom. Marks. v. Gessler, (Colo. June 23, 2014), cert. denied as improvidently granted, (Colo. Apr. 30, 2015) (lead counsel).
    • Bjorklund v. Buescher,
      No. 10CV4910 (Colo. Dist. Ct. City & Cnty. Denver July 14, 2010) (lead counsel).
    • Marks v. Koch,
      No. 09CV294 (Colo. Dist. Ct. Pitkin Cnty. Mar. 10, 2010), rev’d, Marks v. Koch, 284 P.3d 118 (Colo. App. 2011) (lead counsel).
  • Colorado’s Office of Administrative Courts hears cases that are within the initial jurisdiction of state executive agencies.

    • Bigham-Gullette v. Buescher,
      No. OS2010-0030 (Colo. Office Admin. Cts. Oct. 29, 2010) (lead counsel).
    • Colorado Gov’t Accountability Project v. Pommer,
      No. OS2010-0020 (Colo. Office Admin. Cts. Sept. 22, 2010), rev’d, Colorado Gov’t Accountability Project v. Pommer, No. 10CA2271, 2011 WL 3720846 (Colo. App. Aug. 25, 2011) (lead counsel).
    • Colorado Gov’t Accountability Project v. Garnett,
      No. OS2010-0015 (Colo. Office Admin. Cts. Sept. 14, 2010) (lead counsel).