Kevin Shea

(303) 893-8000

(303) 893-8055


Kevin retired from the practice of law in June 2022, after 45 years as a Colorado trial lawyer.

Kevin began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Boulder, Colorado, from 1976 to1979.  Beginning in January 1980, Kevin was an associate and then partner in Roath & Brega, P.C., and then a partner Holme Roberts and Owen, and Ballard Spahr, LLP.

In January 1999, Kevin and John Richilano founded a litigation-only boutique law firm, Richilano Shea, LLC.  The firm is dedicated to handling the most challenging cases with personal attention and the skill cultivated over many years of actual trial experience in the most complex and difficult civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

Kevin represented people and businesses “in trouble” in both civil and criminal cases including Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, professional athletic franchises, athletes, Rodeo Cowboys, entrepreneurs, bankers, accountants, lawyers, physicians, and many others.

Kevin is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (“ACTL”), an invitation-only international organization limited to no more than the top 1% of the trial lawyers in the state.  Between 2020-2022, Kevin served as the State Chair of the Colorado ACTL Chapter.  For decades, Kevin was listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chamber’s USA Leading Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, Martindale Hubbell (Highest ratings for skill and ethics) Who’s Who in USA, and numerous other publications acknowledging his professional standing and ethical practice of law.

Kevin served on the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado between 2000-2006.  He also served as Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and Vice Chair of the Environmental Criminal Section of the American Bar Association, and with many other officer positions in professional and legal organizations.

Although no longer practicing, Kevin can be reached through his firm email:

University of Colorado, Boulder B.S. 1973
University of Detroit School of Law J.D. 1976

Bar Admission
Colorado, 1976

Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court 1982
Colorado Supreme Court 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit 1976
U.S. District Court for District of Colorado 1976
Admitted pro hac vice in numerous Federal and State Courts

"well versed in securities matters and is considered by market sources to be a highly capable advocate. He is experienced also in civil litigation, representing clients regionally and nationwide."
Chambers and Partners USA 2014

"very calm, collected and extremely knowledgeable...he's not afraid of anything and is willing to fight for what's right, fair and just"
Chambers and Partners USA 2013

"an absolutely terrific lawyer"
Chambers and Partners USA 2010

"fantastic trial lawyer with huge experience."
Chambers and Partners USA 2007

"one of more thoughtful lawyers...commended for his knack of devising creative solutions."
Chambers and Partners USA 2005