Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Cannabis Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation


  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado

Adam M. Royval


Phone: 303-605-1573
Office: Denver

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Mr. Royval has significant experience with both transactional and litigation matters but practices mostly in the firm’s litigation group. He works on all types of litigated matters including employment disputes, class actions, shareholder suits, personal injury cases, construction defect matters and insurance cases.

Adam attended Colorado State University in his hometown of Fort Collins where he obtained his business degrees. Afterward, he moved to Denver and attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he served as a General Editor of the Law Review and had his work selected for national publication.

After law school, Adam spent the early part of his career at a boutique downtown law firm practicing primarily commercial transactional matters including merger and acquisition projects, corporate and entity structuring and commercial leasing. He represented both small and large businesses throughout the country in high-value transactions and learned to cater to his clients’ specialized needs.

Following his time as a transactional attorney, Adam transitioned into a highly successful litigation firm specializing in defending construction professionals and commercial entities in tort litigation. There, he learned from some of the most successful attorneys in the state and honed the skills necessary to successfully represent his clients in court and elsewhere.

After approximately three years working an intense litigation practice, Adam joined Messner Reeves in late 2014.

A Colorado native, Adam is also an avid snowboarder and golfer and has recently taken up cycling. He can be found in the mountains or on the golf course when he’s not in the office.

  • Colorado State University, Business Administration and Marketing
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
Publications and Speaking Engagements

United States v. Poe: The Tenth Circuit’s Missed Opportunity to Reevaluate Bounty Hunters’ Symbiotic Role in the American Criminal Justice System, 87 Denv. U. L. Rev. 789 (2010)

Presenter, “Liens and Litigation Finance Companies, the Bad, the Worse, and the Ugly”  Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, April 25, 2019.

Community Involvement

CDLA Habitat for Humanity Homebuild
Denver Republican Party Volunteer

Professional Experience
  • Lasater & Martin, P.C. 2011 – 2014
  • McCLain Snody, LLC; 2008 – 2011

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