Meet J. Brad Bergford

Member at Illumine Legal LLC

J. Brad Bergford #11

Brad Bergford is a member of Illumine Legal LLC and leads the litigation team. Brad’s practice emphasizes litigation in the areas of First Amendment rights, as well as employment law, commercial and private contracts, and torts. He has handled legal matters in State district courts and the Colorado Court of Appeals, as well as federal courts, including the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brad serves as president of the Colorado chapter of National Lawyers Association, as well as president of the Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights. Brad is also executive director of Go4Word, an organization that reaches high school students with the hope of Christ through regular fellowship and meals. Brad is an Allied Attorney and a Blackstone Fellow with Alliance Defending Freedom.

Brad Bergford is one of the few remaining Colorado natives, having been brought up in Boulder County. He and his wife have four grown children, three of whom are married. Brad and his wife love the Colorado outdoors. Brad loves fishing, hiking, sports of all types, and is an avid singer and pianist.


Constitutional claims related to First Amendment rights, employment cases involving government COVID-19 protocols, claims regarding parental rights in public schools, contract disputes, business and employment litigation involving business separations, trade secrets, embezzlement, and non-compete clauses.


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, B.A., Political Science, Pre-Law Summa Cum Laude (2007)

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D. (2010)

Alliance Defending Freedom Litigation Academy and Advanced Litigation Academy (2012, 2014)

Bar Admissions


New York

Federal District Court for the District of Colorado

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Colorado Bar Association

National Lawyers Association

Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights

Alliance Defending Freedom Blackstone Fellow, Allied Attorney

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