Eric D. Musselman is a shareholder of Garfield & Hecht, P.C., resident in the firm’s Aspen office. He joined the firm on June 1, 2004. Mr. Musselman specializes in litigation. His work involves commercial litigation, family law, real estate disputes, construction defect litigation, homeowners’ association disputes, appeals and governmental investigations. Mr. Musselman has successfully represented clients in state and federal litigation from the pre-lawsuit stages through post-trial appeals. Mr. Musselman has represented clients in lawsuits across Colorado, including the District of Colorado, Pitkin County, Garfield County, Eagle County, Boulder County, El Paso County, Mesa County, Gunnison County, Weld County, Routt County, and Arapahoe County. Mr. Musselman has also represented clients in governmental investigations initiated by, among others, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has represented clients in litigation involving the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Mr. Musselman has argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals. He currently represents clients concerning: trade secrets litigation in Garfield County District Court, contract litigation in District Courts in Pitkin County, Boulder County and Weld County, and divorce and parenting time matters in District Courts in Garfield County, Eagle County and Pitkin County. Prior to joining Garfield & Hecht, P.C., Mr. Musselman was a litigation associate at a national law firm in New York City, where he gained extensive experience in Multi-District Litigation and class action products liability litigation, complex securities litigation, white collar criminal defense, real estate disputes, and construction litigation.
- Indiana University (B.S., with distinction, 1995)
- (Student Government Leadership Award, President of the Judicial Board for Student Discipline at his dormitory, Wright Quadrangle)
- Brooklyn Law School (J.D., Cum Laude 2001)
- (Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Policy, Richardson Scholar and recipient of the Lubetsky Memorial Scholarship)
- State of New York (2001)
- State of Colorado (2004)
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey (pro hac vice)
- U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota (pro hac vice)
- U.S. District Court – District of North Dakota (pro hac vice)
- U.S. District Court – Middle District of Tennessee (pro hac vice)
Bar Associations & Professional Societies
- American Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- Vice-President of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) for (2015-16)
- CBA’s Executive Council
- Seventh District Bar Association
- (Continental Divide, Ninth Judicial District, Northwestern Colorado)
- Pitkin County Bar Association
Mr. Musselman has represented numerous clients pro bono publico, primarily in connection with family law, education and homelessness. Mr. Musselman is currently representing clients pro bono publico in family law matters. He has also represented and advised numerous local non-profit organizations, including Mt. Sopris Montessori School and Habitat for Humanity—Roaring Fork Valley. Mr. Musselman also serves on the Board of Directors for Raising a Reader—Aspen to Parachute, a local non-profit organization that seeks to foster early literacy for kindergarten reading readiness and programs to build reading success during the first few years of school.
Published Articles/Speaking Engagements
- Author: Eric D. Musselman and Christopher D. Bryan, Colo. RPC 4.5: The Ethical Prohibition Against Threatening Prosecution, The Colorado Lawyer, at 99-102 (Vol. 35, No. 5, May 2006).
- Author: Eric D. Musselman, Thanks, SPEA, Spealumni (Indiana University), at 2 (Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2006).
- Contributor: James C. Barton Jr., 50 State Survey of Challenging Expert Witnesses in Pharmaceutical Device Cases in State Court, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, at 144-48 (2002).
- Contributor: Richard M. Strassberg, Protecting Privileges, Legal Times (June 30, 2002).