For over twenty years, Erich has practiced law with an emphasis on commercial litigation and underlying transactional matters. Erich's law practice includes real estate matters, entity/partner business disputes, construction law, and complex family law matters. Throughout his career, Erich has earned the highest ratings from preeminent lawyer rating organizations. Erich strives to provide solid and positive results for his business and individual clients. In doing so, he creatively draws upon his extensive trial and mediation experience to achieve the right solution for his clients.
Erich graduated from the Colorado College in 1981 and from the University of Colorado College of Law in 1986. He began his career as corporate counsel for IBM Inc. in New York where his legal practice involved a wide variety of commercial, legal issues. Erich returned to Colorado to raise a family and joined the Denver offices of Kirkland and Ellis P.C., a leading international law firm, where he represented national and multi-national corporate clients in complex litigation matters. In 1991, Erich joined Canges, Iwashko, Bethke & Bailey P.C. and cultivated a practice with an added emphasis upon Colorado's small to mid-sized businesses and which also involved challenging family law disputes. When Erich's firm joined SVCR, Erich continued to combine these legal talents, with the skills of SVCR's attorneys, in order to provide his clients with a full spectrum of legal services. In all matters, Erich understands and champions the unique and human aspects of his clients' legal cases.
Erich lectures and has written on a variety of legal topics. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Faculty of Federal Advocates and is a founding member of the Minora Yasui Inn of Court. Erich is a member of the Colorado and New York State Bar Associations. Erich highly values his efforts as a volunteer in many civic and professional organizations. He takes great pride in his many years of service with the Denver Bar Association, and particularly with respect to his long history of contributing to and forming partnerships between local attorneys/law firms and the Denver Public Schools.
Colorado College (1981)
J.D. University of Colorado College of Law (1986)
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Erich Bethke has been named to the Colorado Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Colorado for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer review by practice area.