Chip G. Schoneberger


Practice Areas

Chip G. Schoneberger concentrates in all phases of post-trial and appellate litigation, and heads the firm’s Appellate Practice. He has handled appeals in state and federal reviewing courts across the country and in a wide variety of practice areas, including: commercial litigation, construction, casualty/liability defense, insurance coverage, property/zoning/land use, and professional liability.

Recognizing that success on appeal begins long before trial and final judgment, Mr. Schoneberger also partners with trial attorneys at the critical motion and trial stages of a case to frame key issues for the court and posture the case for resolution on appeal.

  • Garcia v. Colorado Cab Co., LLC, 538 P.3d 328 (Colo. 2023) (reversing court of appeals and reinstating jury verdict for client)
  • Morris v. Centura Health Corp., No. 21CA1855 (Colo. App. 2023) (reversing adverse summary judgment on client’s claims for breach of employment contract and violation of the lawful activities statute)
  • Babcock Land Corp. v. Carriage Hills Dev., Inc., No. 21CA2029 (Colo. App. 2023) (affirming dismissal of contract claim against client on subject matter jurisdiction grounds)
  • Deerfield Homeowners and Prop. Owners, Inc. v. Patterson, No. 21CA1595 (Colo. App. 2023) (affirming judgment in client’s favor on claims for injunctive relief and breach of subdivision’s protective covenants)
  • T.A.A.S.Q., Inc. v. Board of Cnty. Comm’rs, No. 21CA1897 (Colo. App. 2022) (reversing district court and entering judgment in client’s favor on due process issue involving campaign donation to county commissioner)
  • People v. Purcell, No. 18CA1738 (Colo. App. 2021) (reversing denial of client’s petition to seal criminal records)
  • Garcia v. Colorado Cab Co., 467 P.3d 302 (Colo. 2020) (reversing court of appeals on issue of first impression regarding elements of tort liability under the Rescue Doctrine).
  • Burger Inv. Fam. Ltd P’ship v. City of Littleton, 463 P.3d 303 (Colo. App. 2019) (reversing district court and establishing jurisdiction to review client’s appeal of governmental land use decision)
  • U.S. Bank v. Constance Marie, LLC, 2017 WL 2385449 (Colo. App. 2017) (reversing judgment against client regarding distribution of LLC assets)
  • Whitelaw v. Denver City Council, 2017 WL 1279771 (Colo. App. 2017) (affirming judgment for client in rezoning case)
  • Moench v. Marquette Trans. Co., 2016 WL 5485122 (5th Cir. 2016) (affirming judgment for client in maritime case)
  • Khelik v.City and Cnty. of Denver, No. 2015CA832 (Colo. App. 2016) (reversing client’s termination in employment disciplinary action)
  • Eiberger v. Baurer, No. 2014CA1297 (Colo. App. 2016) (reversing partition judgment and directing judgment for client on specific performance claim)
  • Ramsdale v. LVNV Funding, LLC, No. 2013CA2099 (Colo. App. 2015) (reversing judgment against client in breach of contract claim resulting in favorable settlement)
  • Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc. v. PMC Bancorp, 612 Fed. Appx. 885 (9th Cir. 2015) (affirming $2.4 million judgment for client)
  • Kelly v. Law Offices of G. Michael Schuyler, P.C., No. 2013CA166 (Colo. App. 2014) (reversing attorney fees award against client)
  • Brimet II, LLC v. Destiny Homes Mktg., LLC, 296 P.3d 993 (Ariz. App. 2013) (reversing trial court and directing judgment for client in multi-million-dollar property lien dispute)
  • BSLNI, Inc. v. Russ T. Diamonds, Inc., 293 P.3d 298 (Colo. App. 2012) (affirming judgment for client and clarifying applicability of Colorado’s attorney fees statute after case is at issue)
  • Castronovo v.Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA., 571 F.3d 667 (7th Cir. 2009) (affirming judgment for client regarding umbrella insurer’s obligation to indemnify for consent judgment)
  • Archambault v. Soneco/Northeastern, Inc., 946 A.2d 839 (Conn. 2008) (reversing $3 million jury verdict against client resulting in settlement)
  • Essex Ins. Co. v. Wright, 862 N.E.2d 1194 (Ill. App. 2007) (affirming judgment for client on issue of general liability policy coverage for spoliation claims)
  • Muhammad v. Ala Carte Entm’t, No. 1-04-1799 (Ill. App. 2005) (reversing jury verdict against client in malicious prosecution action)


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • State and Federal Courts of Illinois
  • State and Federal Courts of Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Appellate Lawyers Association