Andrew Nussbaum


Andrew serves as a partner at Nussbaum Gleason. His practice focuses on the defense of religious institutions, constitutional litigation, and high-stakes commercial and appellate disputes for traditionally minded clients.


Andrew is one of the leading young litigators in the state of Colorado and the West. He regularly appears in state and federal courts across the country on behalf of clients in a range of complex commercial, constitutional, and civil-rights disputes. His advocacy has been described as “excellent,” “nothing short of brilliant,” and “compelling.”

Andrew’s practice focuses on three distinct areas of the law.

First, Andrew regularly represents religious institutions and other traditionally minded non-profits in broad-spectrum legal counsel regarding litigation and litigation risk, corporate governance and polity, First Amendment and related protections, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, and tax-exempt status. His clients include some of the country’s largest ministries, dioceses, and associations of religious institutions. In the last year, Andrew successfully defended the tax-exempt status of a bible college and filed winning briefs in First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Second, Andrew maintains a robust commercial-litigation practice. He provides commercial clients clear-eyed counsel on litigation risk and, if the situation demands it, tireless advocacy in court or alternative forums. He has successfully prosecuted claims for trade-secret misappropriation; won dispositive motions in a high-stakes dispute for an international mining company; and defended the contractual rights of one of the largest private employers in Colorado.

Third, Andrew serves as outside general counsel to businesses and non-profits, providing advice on contracts, HR architecture, internal investigations, litigation risk, and governance. His clients include institutions whose net annual revenue exceed $100 million.

Andrew graduated first in his class from Tulane University Law School. He then clerked for two of the preeminent federal judges in the country, Chief Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Daniel D. Domenico of the District of Colorado. Between his clerkships, Andrew worked for several years at one of the largest law firms in the world, where he litigated large commercial disputes throughout the country.

Andrew is a fourth-generation Coloradan, a husband to his college sweetheart, a lover of the theology of the Desert Fathers, a board member of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, a mediocre trout fisherman of the small streams of Colorado’s Greenhorn Valley, an officer of the Colorado Lawyer’s Chapter of the Federalist Society, and a former teacher of ancient Greek philosophy and early Christian theology at a private school in the Twin Cities.


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
  • St. Olaf College, B.A.


  • Chief Judge William H. Pryor Jr. (11th Cir.)
  • Judge Daniel Domenico (D. Colo.)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Affiliations and Awards

  • Faculty Medal, Tulane University Law School
  • Dean’s Medal, Tulane University Law School
  • Order of the Coif, Tulane University Law School
  • Federal Bar Association Award, Tulane University Law School
  • Joseph Modeste Sweeney Scholarship, Tulane University Law School
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane University Law Review
  • Bar of the State of Colorado
  • Federalist Society


We are located on the fourteenth floor of the First Bank Building in downtown Colorado Springs.


2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 1430 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Contact Phone

(719) 428-4937

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