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J. Thomas Macdonald

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

University of Colorado at BoulderBA 1977University of Colorado at BoulderJ.D. 1981

Case History

Rocky Mountain Christian Church v. Board of County Commissioners of Boulder County — I represented the church in a lawsuit against Boulder County under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.  Following a jury verdict finding that the county had violated three separate provisions of the act, the court ordered the county to approve a special use application to expand the church facilities and awarded attorneys'''' fees in excess of $1 million.  The county''''s appeal is pending in the Tenth Circuit, and it has expressed the intention of pursuing its constitutional challenge to RLUIPA to the Supreme Court.

Client Comments

"Tom is a top-notch lawyer who is able to grasp new legal concepts very quickly while providing great representation to his client. He is also very personable."

-Eric Rassbach
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Office Location

950 Seventeenth Street, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Other Information

Gender: Male