Stephen Masciocchi

Holland & Hart LLP

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17th Street 555
Denver 80202 CO US

Stephen Masciocchi brings more than 25 years’ experience to bear in high-stakes trial and appellate litigation. Steve primarily assists clients with federal and state appeals and class actions. He is the past chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.

Steve has handled more than 100 appeals and has presented more than 50 oral arguments in civil appeals in state and federal appellate courts. He has represented clients in a wide array of civil litigation matters, including administrative, commercial, constitutional, insurance, product liability, real estate, and oil and gas litigation.

Steve has litigated in the Federal District Courts of Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Wyoming, in the 4th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has appeared before appellate courts in numerous states across the country.


Steve represents clients in appeals in a wide range of subject areas and multiple jurisdictions. He writes and lectures frequently on appellate practice and procedure. He is the co-editor of The Colorado Lawyer Appellate Practice column.

Steve has significant experience representing defendants in complex class action litigation. Steve has compiled a remarkable record of success in convincing federal district courts to deny certification and appellate courts to vacate certification orders.

Steve also represents attorneys in disqualification, grievance, licensure, and other ethics-related matters. He sits on the ethics committees of the Colorado Bar Association and the Firm, and he has chaired both committees. He is the Coordinating Editor of The Colorado Lawyer’s column on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct.


  • University of Washington, J.D., 1990 With Honors
  • Gettysburg College, B.A., 1980

Bar Admissions : Colorado

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional and Civic Affiliations:

  • The Colorado Lawyer, Professional Conduct and Legal Ethics Column, Coordinating Editor
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • Denver Bar Association


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