Joel J. Fulton

Joel J. Fulton

Notable Cases

  • First National Bank of Durango, et. al., v. Lyons, 08-CV-272 (Dist. Crt. Colo., Jan. 5, 2017). Following a 10-day bench trial, the court entered judgment in favor of defendants in a securities fraud lawsuit based on alleged misrepresentations and omissions made in the connection with the sale of $4,130,000 in municipal development district bonds.
  • Claeys v. Woolf, 14-CV-1174-CBS (D. Colo. June 8, 2016), aff’d, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4263 (10th Cir. 2017). Succeeded on summary judgment while defending against a § 1983 lawsuit based on alleged falsifying or omission of evidence in arrest and search warrants.
  • Davies v. City of Lakewood, et al., 14-CV-1285-RBJ (D. Colo., Feb. 16, 2016). The court granted summary judgment in favor of Defendant Sgt. Thomas Grady in a § 1983 lawsuit concerning excessive force resulting in death, finding Sgt. Grady was entitled to qualified immunity, because it was not clearly established under the law that a supervisor could be held liable under § 1983 for Fourth Amendment claims based on an accidental officer-on-officer shooting.


  • University of Nebraska College of Law
    • 2013 J.D., Certificate in Concentrated Study of Litigation Skills
  • Order of the Barristers
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Civil Clinic Attorney

Bar Admission

  • Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska


  • Rethinking Hamon Contractors, Inc. v. Carter & Burgess, Inc. to Clarify Application of Colorado’s Economic Loss Rule to Post-Contractual Fraud Claims, 92 Denv. U.L. Rev. Online 171 (2015)

Professional Organizations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Appellate Practice Section

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and Nebraska State Bar Association recognitions for commitment to improving equal access to justice by devoting professional time and resources to voluntary pro bono legal service, 2021
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2019-20
  • Trial Academy, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 2016