Charles W. Chotvacs Counsel

(202) 778-4078


J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 2003; Order of St. Ives; Editor-in-Chief, Denver University Law Review; Outstanding Student Lawyer Award – Tenth Circuit Appellate Clinic; Reese Persuasive Writing Award

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996

Chuck Chotvacs focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation and counseling insurance industry clients on complex coverage issues related to directors and officers, errors and omissions, employment practices, and other professional liability insurance. Chuck has litigated matters in state and federal courts across the country at both the trial and appellate level, as well as before administrative bodies.

Prior to joining LJW in 2009, Chuck was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a large national firm where he focused on employment litigation and counseling, insurance and surety defense, complex contract disputes, and real estate litigation. Chuck brings to his practice a strong knowledge of the legislative process, which he acquired while working on Capitol Hill for two members of the Colorado delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage Litigation and Counseling

Commercial Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia


U.S. Court of Appeal
– Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Courts
– District of Columbia
– Eastern District of Virginia
– Northern District of Florida
– Eastern District of Michigan
– Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
– Eastern District of Virginia

Other Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
– Litigation Section

D.C. Bar
– Litigation Section


The Fourth Amendment Warrant Requirement: Constitutional Protection or Legal Fiction? Noted Exceptions Recognized By the Tenth Circuit, 79 DENV. U. L. REV. 331 (2002)

Co-author of When to Award Profits Under the Lanham Act: Banjo Buddies, Bad Faith, and Beyond, PA. L. WKLY., Nov. 7, 2005, at IP6

Speaking Engagements and Publications