Founder and lead trial attorney Avery is an accomplished and experienced lawyer. His practice spans over 3 decades in state and federal courts in the personal-injury fields of medical malpractice, negligence (trucking, auto, aviation, construction accidents, etc), product liability, wrongful death, brain and spinal injuries, legal malpractice, as well as racketeering and fraud litigation. He has been named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and 5280 Magazine in all years that polls have been conducted (2006, 2007 and 2008) in Colorado, thereby being recognized as the top 5% of lawyers in his field. In addition, he has been named to The American Trial Lawyers Association’s listing of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” and been invited into Fellowship with The Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited (representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers).
Principal Contact: James W. “Jim” Avery
Founder and Principal Trial Lawyer
Education: University of Denver, J.D., 1982
Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College in 1979
Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Denver in 1982
Specialization: Automobile Accidents and Injuries;
Publication: Has publications in the areas of Joint Liability of Surgeons, Surgical Malpractice, and Physician Malpractice, and is frequently asked to speak on topics relevant to trial lawyers.
Experience: He is 53 years old, and has been practicing law since 1982
Prior to establishing his own firm in 1989, Jim was an associate at the trial firms of Hansen & Breit, P.C. (defunct) and Madden & Strate, P.C. (defunct), where he practiced with noted trial lawyers Bob Hansen, John Breit (deceased), Bill Madden (retired) and George Strate (retired)
Has handled some of the largest and most complex cases in the areas of personal injury, aviation, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, product liability and commodities fraud litigation, trucking accidents, railroad accidents, wrongful death, etc., with top notch results
Recognized by peers and professionals as one of the top lawyers in America
Has been named a Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, representing the top 5% of lawyers in the state
Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 by The American Trial Lawyers Association, representing the top 1% of lawyers in the state
In 2008, 2009 and 2010, he was named a Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited
Admitted to practice before all courts in the states of New York, Colorado and Indiana, and has been specially admitted to practice in courts in California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, and New Mexico. He is admitted in various federal courts, including the Western District of New York, District of Colorado, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the Northern and Southern Districts of California