Erik Schuessler

Firm: Burns, Figa & Will
Location: Greenwood Village - CO

  • 6400 S. Fiddlers Green Circle Suite 1000
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Tel : (303) 796-2626
  • Fax : (303) 796-2777

Erik Schuessler focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, and real estate litigation. He takes pride in achieving efficient and successful results for his clients in all phases of litigation, including pre-lawsuit negotiation, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal.

Erik has been with Burns, Figa & Will since 2015. Prior to joining BFW, Erik worked at a national 300-attorney law firm and clerked for the Honorable Tamara S. Russell in the First Judicial District of Colorado.

Erik is licensed to practice law in the trial and appellate courts of the State of Colorado, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.


J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2010

Class Officer (Treasurer)

Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy

B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 2007 (summa cum laude)

Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi

Honors & Awards

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018-2021

Premier Appellate Lawyers, Excusive Featured Attorney for  Greenwood Village 2021

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • University of Colorado Law School Alumni Ambassador

Burns, Figa & Will

Burns, Figa & Will was formed in 1980 on a common desire – provide clients with excellent legal service with small firm attention. From that developed a firm that values life balance while at the same time meeting our clients’ needs. We are a law firm that is diverse in practice, yet common in our pursuit of excellence and service.

Through the years we have grown organically, gathering experienced and highly qualified attorneys, and adding diverse areas of practice. Building from a solid foundation of Litigation and Environmental law, we have continued to grow through the additions of Professional Ethics and Regulation, Real Estate, Water, Business and Securities, Estate Planning, Oil & Gas, and Mining. Attorneys within our multiple practice areas work interactively and collaboratively with one another to best serve the varied objectives of our clients.

Whether you are seeking to maintain a favorable outcome or to overturn an adverse ruling, BFW provides our clients with comprehensive and skillful appellate services. BFW maintains an active appellate practice including appeals to the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorneys in BFW’s appellate practice handle appeals in cases tried by BFW attorneys, as well as appeals for cases tried by other firms in all areas of civil practice.