Treece Alfrey Musat P.C.

Treece Alfrey Musat P.C.

Welcome to Treece Alfrey Musat P.C.

Firm Overview

Treece Alfrey Musat P.C. was founded in 1991 by former partners of one of Denver's then-largest litigation firms. TAM began its existence with five attorneys, a clerk, and two office staff members focusing almost exclusively on insurance defense lawsuits.

In the years since its inception, TAM has grown to rank in the 50 largest Colorado-based law firms, with 18 attorneys involved in nearly every type of litigation, from workers' compensation hearings to complex, multi-district actions. TAM represents clients in both trial and appellate litigation, and TAM attorneys serve as regional and coordinating national trial counsel in a wide range of disputes.

TAM clients likewise draw from diverse backgrounds. TAM represents a broad spectrum of clients, from independent local businesses to publicly held corporations seeking regional representation. TAM's corporate and professional clients span from coast to coast, encompassing varied disciplines like attorneys and brokers, as well as corporate and industrial clients ranging from products and pharmaceutical manufacturers to construction and shipping companies.

Beyond representation, TAM maintains a profile in the legal community. TAM attorneys are active in local and national bar associations, publish articles and lecture to professional groups on today's pressing legal issues, chair national symposia in developing areas of the specialized law in which we practice, and sit on a variety of professional development committees.

Main Office

Main Office
999 18th Street, Suite 1600
Denver Place South Tower
Denver CO 80202




Business and Commercial Litigation

TAM's Business and Commercial Litigation group has always been involved in general commercial litigation, spanning matters as diverse as construction, real estate, contract, bankruptcy, and partnership and corporation disputes. The experience and knowledge gained from representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in these commercial settings gives TAM's Business and Commercial Litigation group the advantage to provide our clients with virtually immediate advice in a wide variety of business and commercial contexts, including class action defense and white-collar criminal matters. Our attorneys have devised and executed litigation strategies that are not only cost effective and designed to achieve a favorable result, but most importantly, are fully compatible with the business objectives of our clients.

Our Business and Commercial Litigation attorneys handle the types of disputes that routinely arise in commercial relationships, including:

-Contracts and Business Torts
-Distribution and Supply
-Labeling and Packaging
-Joint Ventures
-Intellectual Property
-Government Investigations
-Regulatory Compliance of Enforcement

We have represented companies involved in industries including agriculture, healthcare services, textile production and transportation, telecommunications, energy, manufacturing, real estate, construction, medical equipment, and banking.

Our knowledge base of these many types of businesses allows our team to quickly develop litigation strategies that deliver results, without compromising your corporate practices and the bottom line. Moreover, our knowledge of the intersection between business and litigation allows us to work within your business model in identifying best practices for continued improvement of your corporate model.

Thomas Alfrey

Treece Alfrey Musat P.C.

Having completed an undergraduate studies at Tulane University and Texas Christian University, Tom Alfrey received his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1970. After graduation, Tom served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, and continued his civil service as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Denver and later as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colorado. He entered private practice in 1975.

Tom has practiced law for over 40 years and tried hundreds of cases to jury verdict. His civil litigation defense experience runs the gamut, from general tort litigation to construction defect, products liability, and professional liability claims, as well as business, securities, and commercial disputes.

Tom's focus in construction defect work ranges from the professional side in defense of architects and engineers, to the builder's side of general contractors and subs, to developers and property managers on the ownership front. He has successfully represented every type of contractor involved in both residential and commercial construction over the decades in which construction litigation has been en vogue in Colorado.

In the malpractice arena, Tom has defended and continues to defend lawyers, real estate brokers, psychotherapists, doctors, and many other professionals in regard to claims arising from their work. Tom has tried to verdict any number of cases covering the broad range of claims asserted by former clients, patients, and investors in venues from federal and state court to administrative hearings and disciplinary boards.

In the medical field beyond physicians and primary caregivers, Mr. Alfrey has substantial experience representing medical device manufacturers, other health care professionals, and health facilities and institutions. Tom is panel counsel for several manufacturers of implant devices and cutting-edge surgical apparatuses, acting as "go-to" counsel for litigation against those companies in the Rocky Mountain region. In addition to medical device products liability work, Tom also represents industrial device manufacturers in product failures leading to catastrophic loss throughout the region.

Tom has extensive experience in complex litigation involving mass torts and catastrophic injury. Employed by corporate clients and insurance carriers alike, Mr. Alfrey has been lead counsel in litigation in state and federal courts in Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alaska, Nevada, Alabama, North Dakota, Washington, California, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tom serves on the Board of Directors for Business Counsel, Inc., an association of private law firms in most major economic centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, which are engaged in business law representation, including transactional law, regulatory matters, and litigation.


University of Texas School of Law

Karen G. Treece

Treece Alfrey Musat P.C.

Ms. Treece, a trial lawyer with over thirty years of litigation experience, is recognized as one of the premier workers' compensation defense lawyers in the State of Colorado. Ms. Treece began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney, and as a law clerk to the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Ms. Treece then gleaned experience in the civil defense arena. She specialized in toxic torts, governmental entity, premises, and major litigation defense.

Karen has devoted her practice to the defense of employers sued under the Colorado Workers' Compensation Act. Ms. Treece has implemented a workers' compensation defense system which historically has produced exceptional results for employers. Ms. Treece has successfully tried all aspects of workers' compensation cases in every venue in Colorado, including numerous appearances at both the Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Ms. Treece is the author of TAM's "Guidelines to Colorado Workers' Compensation Law" compendium for employers, insurers, administrators, and self-insured employers. She and the Workers' Compensation defense group regularly present on litigation and loss mitigation strategies for carriers, self-insureds, and administrators across the country concerning the legal issues affecting business in Colorado. Ms. Treece was selected by her peers as a Colorado Super Lawyer in the Workers' Compensation-Employers practice area from 2006-2010. She has been named a Best Lawyer by U.S. News and World Report in the field of Workers' Compensation for 2012.


University of Denver