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Sean Cumberlege
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Denver, CO





Sean is the newest addition to Scardina Law and brings with him a great deal of litigation experience. Sean is licensed to practice law in Colorado (state and federal court), and has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of different contexts, including personal injury, insurance disputes, construction defect, and commercial law. In addition to his litigation experience, Sean also highly knowledgable in environmental law, international law, and corporate social responsibility.

Sean received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2004 and graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2009. While attending the University of Denver, Sean was the Managing Editor of the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy and published an article on international climate treaty negotiations that won him a scholarship to attend the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague, Netherlands.

Sean is the author of two chapters in a highly regarded legal treatise - The Law of Transnational Business Transactions. One of these chapters addresses corporate social responsibility and the other addresses foreign direct investment in a global context.

Sean currently serves as a board member of The Ved Nanda Centre for International and Comparative Law. He is passionate about using his background and ideas to help individuals and small businesses efficiently solve their legal problems.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal injury
  • Family law
  • Civil Litigation 20%
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Construction Defect
  • Business Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2009


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2004
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Sean Cumberlege, Implementing Integrity: The Business Case for Forging an Ethical Company and Supply Chain and a Toolkit for Tempering the Links, Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Institute, RMMLF, 2016
  • Sean Cumberlege, Corporate Social Responsibility in The Law of Transnational Business Transactions, Ved P. Nanda, ed., 2009
  • Sean Cumberlege, Foreign Direct Investment in The Law of Transnational Business Transactions, Ved P. Nanda, ed., forthcoming, 2011
  • Sean Cumberlege, Multilateral Environmental Agreements: From Montreal to Kyoto - A Theoretical Approach to an Improved Climate Change Regime, 37 Den. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 303, Spring, 2009
  • Sean Cumberlege & Mike Harris, Editorial, State’s proposed ozone plan falls short, The Denver Post, Dec. 9, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • The Ved Nanda Centre for International and Comparative Law, Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • The Bendinelli Law Office , Associate, 2009 to 2011
  • Trubshaw Cumberlege, Ltd., Director, 2014 to 2016
  • Stuart D. Morse & Associates, LLC, Associate, 2012 to 2014

Ancillary Businesses

  • Corporate Social Responsibility advisement


  • English