James H. Beimford is a licensed attorney in Denver, Colorado. His practice is concentrated in areas of liquor licensing, gaming licenses, landlord tenant, zoning law, business formation, and criminal defense law (DUI misdemeanors and traffic). The law firm will also act as co-counsel in areas of personal injury and civil litigation.
Mr. Beimford received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1976. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Denver Law School in 1983 while also law clerking for Denver attorneys, Arnold Alperstein and Frank L. Hays II.
Mr. Beimford is a Colorado native and has been involved in the hospitality industry since the 1960s working in his father’s Denver and Boulder restaurants. Jim’s Dad, Joe, started the Sink in Boulder in 1955 and later started the Lampost in Boulder which had a full service liquor license in 1960 while the city of Boulder was dry. After college Mr. Beimford worked in the wholesale tier of the Colorado liquor industry as a salesman for Beverage Distributors Group, first in Steamboat Springs and later in Aspen and Vail.
Mr. Beimford started his legal career as an associate with Berkowitz, Berkowitz and Brady, where he was a contract city attorney for the City of Littleton. After Berkowitz Berkowitz and Brady, Mr. Beimford formed his own firm, Beimford & Gleason PC, where he practiced primarily local government, gaming, liquor licensing, criminal defense, and administrative law acting as contract attorneys for the City of Glendale.
Among his career experiences Mr. Beimford helped draft the Colorado Dram Shop Law and is currently a member of the Tavern League of Colorado, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, The Colorado Restaurant Association, and The Colorado Licensed Beverage Association. Mr. Beimford currently chairs The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division Subgroup working on new regulations regarding on premise self-service of wine and beer.
James H. Beimford