David A. Price

Of Counsel

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200 Grand Avenue, Suite 400
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

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Grand Junction, Colorado 81502-0040

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David Price leads the firm's education law practice group.  Mr. Price is a former shareholder of the firm who returned as of counsel in 2008 after serving as Director and Lead Counsel of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) Legal Services Program, a program he helped establish to serve the legal needs of Colorado school districts.  Mr. Price has thirty years of professional experience spanning a wide range of legal matters, including litigation and other proceedings before state and federal courts, regulatory bodies and administrative agencies, and is a frequently-requested speaker on education law topics in Colorado.  He currently serves as general counsel to Mesa County Valley School District No. 51, Plateau Valley School District No. 50, De Beque School District 49-JT, Gunnison Watershed School District RE-1J, Moffat Consolidated School District No. 2, and has served as special counsel to a number of other school districts across the state.

Practice Areas

Education Law

Local Government Law

Civil Rights and Constitutional Law

Business Transactions and Contracts

Public Employment and Labor Law

Events and Speaking Engagements

Co-presenter, "The Colorado Open Records Act:  An Overview," Lorman Educational Services, Grand Junction, CO (2014)

Co-Presenter, various "School Law Basics" workshops for school board directors and administrative staff, Colorado Association of School Boards Annual Convention, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado (2005-2011)

Panelist, "Senate Bill 191, RIFs, Displacement and Mutual Consent Transfers," Colorado Council of School Board Attorneys' Annual School Law Seminar, Brighton, Colorado (2011)

Co-presenter, "Students, Staff and the New Connectivity," Colorado Safe Schools Conference, Grand Junction, Colorado (2009)

Seminar, Public Employment Law, Grand Junction, Colorado (2009)

Lecture, "Title IX and Lessons From Wieker," Annual Conference of the Colorado Athletic Directors' Association, Breckenridge, Colorado (2007)

Co-presenter, "Discipline in Cyberspace," 37th Annual Convention of the Colorado Association of School Executives, Breckenridge, Colorado (2006)

Annual Guest Lecturer on Education Law, Colorado Mesa University, Master's Degree Program in Education, 2005-Present

Presenter, "High Tech Schools: A Look at the Legal Landscape," Winter Conference, Colorado Association of School Executives (2003)

Adjunct Faculty, On-line School Law Course for Master's Degree Program in Education, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, (2000-2001)

Co-presenter, "I.D.E.A. Requirements and the Potentially Violent Student," Seminar, Lorman Educational Services, Denver, Colorado (April, 2000)

Panelist, "Safe Schools – Issues and Action Steps," Colo. Council of School Board Attorneys, Colo. Springs, Colorado (December, 1999)

Presenter, "Section 504 and the Regular Classroom," Lorman Educational Services Seminar on Special Education, Denver, Colorado (April, 1999)

Presenter, "Do The 1997 IDEA Amendments Change The Rules For Short Term Suspensions Of Disabled Students?" Colorado Council of School Board Attorneys, Colo. Springs, Colorado (December, 1998)

Presenter, "Preparing for a Special Education Due Process Hearing," Colo. Council of School Board Attorneys, Snowmass, Colorado (June, 1998)

Co-presenter, "The Colorado Open Records Act: An Overview," Lorman Educational Services, Grand Junction, CO (2014)


Named "Small Hospital Trustee of the Year," by Modern Healthcare magazine (2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mesa County Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Council of School Board Attorneys, 1993–present, Chairman 2000-2001

Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Legal and Judicial Education, 2002–present

National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys (COSA), 1993–present

Board of Trustees, Colorado West Health Care Systems d/b/a Community Hospital, 2006-2012, Chairman of the Board, 2007-2012

Editor and Publisher, Mesa County Bar Association Newsletter ("The Cursory Review"), 1990-1997

Member, Executive Council of the Young Lawyers' Section of the Colorado Bar Association, 1986-1990; Secretary-Treasurer, 1988

Column Editor, Young Lawyers' Column of the Colorado Lawyer magazine, 1987-1988

Casenote/Comment Editor, University of Colorado Law Review

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1984

U.S. District Court of Colorado, 1984

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1987


University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1984, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 
Recipient, John A. Cross Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1981, Bachelor of Arts 
with Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa; Regent Scholar

Birth information

Lemmon, South Dakota