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Thomas Witt is an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Practice, where he counsels clients on high-value real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, as well as lease agreements and enforcement. His unique background as a former land surveyor and historical archeologist equips him with a deep understanding of all aspects of property development, bringing additional value to every client and transaction. 

Thomas has extensive experience drafting and negotiating agreements on real estate contracts, handling commercial lease agreements for tenants and landlords, and coordinating and managing real estate transactions for purchasers and sellers. His practice spans the nation and includes industrial and retail projects, multifamily housing and residential developments. Thomas is dedicated to providing his clients with the best information possible so they can leverage those insights to realize the full potential of every project. 

Before pursuing real estate law, Thomas spent a decade working on grant-funded and Section 106 projects across the United States as an archaeologist and historian. His natural curiosity drives him to understand the intricacies of each project and help his clients avoid unexpected liabilities and capitalize on lucrative opportunities. Thomas can evaluate a property with a unique perspective and a thorough understanding of surveys, reading between the lines to identify nuances that impact development deals. His appreciation for the history of each piece of property enables him to collaborate most effectively with clients as they reimagine it for the future. 

Thomas is heavily involved in historical preservation in Colorado, serving on the Board of Directors for Colorado Preservation, Inc. He also enjoys hiking with his son, running and pursuing his love of archaeology.


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • MA, University of Massachusetts
  • B.A., with highest honors, University of Maine

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Honors & Affiliations


  • Best Lawyers®: Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch"


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Preservation, Inc., Board of Directors
  • The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

News & Insights


  • Co-author, "NIMBY to NOPE - or YESS?" 38 CARDOZO L. REV., 2017
  • Author, “In Support of Colorado House Bill 16-1392 – A Bill for an Act Concerning the Administration of Water Banks,” University of Denver Water Law Review, 2017