Joshua D. McMahon


Joshua D. McMahon joined Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC in April, 2011 and is a Shareholder practicing primarily in the areas of commercial and real estate litigation. Mr. McMahon’s particular areas of experience include real estate title disputes, quiet title actions, easement disputes, boundary line disputes, construction defect, title insurance, water, environmental, natural resources, and appeals. Mr. McMahon has represented clients before the Colorado, State and Federal Courts and on appellate matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Colorado Court of Appeals. Mr. McMahon was selected to the 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star list in real estate law.


  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, J.D. 2005
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, B.S.ed, cum laude 2001

Admission to Practice:

  • Colorado, 2005
  • Nebraska, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit & Tenth Circuit

Memberships and Professional Experience:

  • Colorado Bar Association, member of Real Estate, Environmental Law, Natural Resources and Energy, and Water Sections
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Attorney, Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Attorney, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Lakewood, Colorado

Court Opinions:

  • Patten, et al. v. Estate of Boyace Holland, et al, Case No. 2017CA391 (Colo. App. Aug. 2, 2018)
  • Fish ‘n Farm, Inc., et al. v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., et al., JAG Case No. 2016-1640A (Mar. 6, 2018)
  • Stone v. High Mountain Mining Company, LLC, 2018 WL 1175039 (D. Colo. March 5, 2018)
  • Monferrato, et al. v. D’Angelo, Case No. 2017CA214 (Colo. App. Dec. 7, 2017)
  • Gurinsky v. Moore, Case No. 2016CA1191 (Colo. App. Oct. 12, 2017)
  • Witt v. Snider, 2017 WL 2215252 (D. Colo. May 19, 2017)
  • Monferrato v. D’Angelo, Case No. 2016CA1021 (Colo. App. Sept. 21, 2017)
  • Brunton v. Arroyo, Case No. 2015CA1331 (Colo. App. Sept. 1, 2016)
  • Town of Parker, et al. v. 19185 E. Lincoln Ave., LLC, Case No. 2014CA1905 (Colo. App. Aug. 25, 2016)
  • Snyder v. Acord Corporation, 2016 WL 9735141 (D. Colo. July 6, 2016)
  • Hamilton v. High Mountain Mining Company, LLC, 2015 WL 7068762 (D. Colo. Nov. 12, 2015)
  • Patten, et al. v. Estate of Boyace Holland, et al., Case No. 2014CA806 (Colo. App. Aug. 27, 2015)
  • Hamilton v. High Mountain Mining Company, LLC, 2015 WL 13730862 (D. Colo. July 29, 2015)
  • Sandomire v. St. John, Case No. 2013CA959 (Colo. App. Aug. 7, 2014)
  • Security Service Federal Credit Union v. First American Mortgage Funding, LLC, et al., 771 F.3d 1242 (10th Cir. 2014)
  • Merage v. Wolfe, Case No. 2012CA2588 (Colo. App. Dec. 12, 2013)
  • Zykronix, Inc. v. Advantech Co., Ltd, 2013 WL 5836236 (Colo. App. Oct. 31, 2013)
  • Security Service Federal Credit Union v. First American Mortgage Funding, LLC, et al., 861 F.Supp.2d 1256 (D. Colo. March 21, 2012)
  • United States v. Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust, 2008 WL 7185272 (D. Wyo. Apr. 8, 2008), reversed and remanded 572 U.S. 93 (2014)
  • Cannon v. Gates, 538 F.3d 1328 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Moody, et al. v. Great Western Railway Co., et al., 536 F.3d 1158 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Walker v. U.S., 162 P.3d 882 (N.M. 2007)
  • Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Timchak, 2006 WL 3386731 (D. Idaho Nov. 21, 2006)

Publications and Presentations:

  • Quiet Title Actions: The Basics Plus Selected Advanced Topics, speaker and materials author CBA-CLE seminar, May 2016.
  • Officers and Directors Beware: CERCLA Liability.” Co-author. Colorado Bar Association Business Law Newsletter, May 2010.

Community Activities:

  • Secretary, Belmar School of Integrated Arts PTA, 2020
  • Member of Board of Directors, Responsible Recreation Foundation, 2010-2015.
  • Officer, Member of Board of Directors, Sanderson Creek Homeowners’ Association, 2011-2016.
  • Member of Board of Directors, Colorado Hazardous Waste Management Society, 2010-2011.
  • While at Northwest Missouri State University, Mr. McMahon was a member of the cross country and track & field teams, where he was a member of the 1998 Great Lakes Regional Champion cross country team, and was named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll six times.