Paul D. Godec
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Paul D. Godec

Special Counsel

   Paul D. Godec
303-320-0509 – phone
303-320-0210 – fax



  • Business Transactions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Local Government Law


Paul D. Godec serves as Special Counsel for SGR. Paul obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1983 from Rice University and his Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 1986. Paul joined SGR after being Special Cousnel at Kissinger & Fellman since October of 2010.

Paul focuses his practice in local government law and taxation, general business and corporate law, employment law, employment contracting, public employment, and insurance defense. Paul’s practice involves considerable complex civil litigation including local government, contract, health care, employment, covenants not to compete, construction, and civil rights. Paul’s extensive experience has allowed him to resolve numerous cases successfully through trials or alternative dispute resolution, and to find winning and efficient solutions to his clients’ legal needs.  Paul’s recent successes in litigation include Kilcrease v. Domenico Trans. Co., 828 F.3d 1214 (10th Cir. 2016) (appeal of summary judgment on failure to hire claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act); American Multi-Cinema, Inc. v. City of Aurora, No. 2018CA2165 (pending), appealing No. 2014cv30822 (District Court, Arapahoe County, Div. 408) (representing municipal defendant through trial and on appeal for tax refund request claiming that digital motion pictures do not constitute tangible personal property subject to municipal use tax).

Paul is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, and the Denver Bar Association. He has also written many publications and given numerous presentations including: Distinguishing the Gadfly from the Gunslinger: Identifying and Managing the Potential for Violence, Colorado Municipal Lague Annual Conference (June 19, 2014); Will Technology Drive the Future of Trucking Regulations?, The Transportation Lawyer (October, 2012, Vol. 14, No. 2, pages 43-44); Defensible Termination Decisions, Colorado Claims (April 2011, Vol. 9, No.1); Protect Against ‘Clean’ Theft of Secrets Using Data-Scrubbing Programs, Denver Business Journal (November 14-20, 2008); Plugging Telecommunications Leaks of Proprietary Information, Denver Business Journal (April 11-17, 2008); “You’re Fired”: Well-Documented Terminations May Trump Employment Claims, Colorado Claims Association Law Day (March 26, 2010); and Drug Testing of Workers’ Compensation Claimants, Professionals in Workers’ Compensation Annual Education Day (November 13, 2009).




McKenna Reich