Practice Concentration

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Brian Milligan is an accomplished commercial attorney with thirty years of experience providing counsel to business clients. He is a former CPA who approaches business issues with practical, economical vision. Mr. Milligan represents many small and mid-sized businesses, among them real estate developers, construction companies, event planners, advertising agencies, a computer technology company, oil and gas service companies, and importers of consumer goods. An increasing percentage of his clients’ transactions, ownership groups and business operations are international in scope. Mr. Milligan also represents Colorado’s largest Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier for whom he has provided extensive business advice, and has negotiated and litigated the collection of millions of dollars of insurance premiums.

Long-term client relationships allow Mr. Milligan to anticipate and meet a broad spectrum of legal needs. While experienced, capable and comfortable in state and federal courts, Mr. Milligan now devotes most of his practice to the business needs of his clients. Preventative problem solving is often preferable to litigation for business clients. His practice encompasses contract preparation and negotiation, entity creation, preparation of non-disclosure, non-compete, non-solicitation, software and technology license agreements and advising clients on employment and limited intellectual property matters.

Mr. Milligan remains very active outside of the law office. He has been involved in the Colorado Big Brothers Program since 1993 and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Arapahoe House, Inc., including three years, as the Board President. Mr. Milligan had also served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program. In whatever time remains, Mr. Milligan, married and the father of three young daughters, enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, mountain biking and reading.

Professional Experience

  • Darling Milligan Horowitz PC 2001 – Present (Shareholder)
  • Pearson, Milligan & Horowitz, P.C. 1990 – 2001

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

Admitted to bar: 1985, Colorado, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Past President and member of Board of Directors for Arapahoe House, Inc., 1999 to 2009; Past Member of Board of Directors for Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers, 2005 – 2009


  • University of Denver (B.S. Accounting, 1979; J.D. 1985)
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive status), Colorado, 1981