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James Avery

James Avery

Colorado’s Top Personal Injury Law Firm
  • Legal Malpractice, Health Care Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Colorado, Indiana, New York
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Penelope L Clor
Reviewed by Penelope L Clor April 2, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Jim is a hard-working, dedicated advocate, with excellent trail skills that truly cares about his clients.
Reviewed by JR Fairbrother April 5, 2020
Compassionate, personable and above all, professional.
James 'Jim' Avery represented my brother in a major premises liability case whereby my brother suffered a severe heat stroke and subsequent global brain damage during the course of an indoor basketball game in Colorado in May 2002. The gym was not air conditioned or even adequately ventilated, nor were any staff on hand appropriately trained to recognise the seriousness of the emergency. Despite the protracted and at times frustrating nature of litigation, rest assured James Avery and his team are consummate professionals and explain things in a deliberate and patient manner. He was both timely and informative in explaining details of the case and at no time did it appear to be an imposition to elaborate further on any matter that I did not understand. Jim shows genuine empathy for his clients and legitimately cares for their well being. With regards to my brother's case he was able to prove both causation and damages, which I can say with confidence was beyond our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend James Avery for representation in any liability case. His integrity and ability are beyond reproach. Case Number 04CV4102 March, 2009 Colorado District Court
Reviewed by Angela H. April 4, 2020
When you need results, competence, and intelligence on your side choose Mr. Avery
I am so thankful to have found Mr.Avery in a much needed time of crisis. In my case I had retained another well advertised on T.V. attorney office ( if you live in CO I guarantee you have seen these commercials) that was suppose to be representing me, after 4 years of no results and no help, and pushed to settle for a pitiful settlement from an insurance company I decided I had no choice but to end up in trial. It was so awful I had nothing to lose at that point after years of suffering. I was constantly in and out of the hospital, bedridden and had a brain injury. The prior office did nothing to assist or help me and were just hoping to make a quick buck off my pain and suffering. With a few weeks to trial ( after years of having my case) I was told they were not prepared and they would try to postpone. I was furious, disappointed and devastated. I struggled for years and put faith in the wrong place. I started frantically calling attorneys for help and James Avery was there from the first call. He explained my options, the hurdles we faced and never hesitated to be helpful even without knowing what possible outcome we could have. He was reliable, responsive, polite and never backed down for me. I was fortunate enough to be able to get out of the previous representation I had and he was able to represent me at trial. The hurdles we faced were barriers from the previous attorney not doing anything for my case. No specialist and no work done at all. Mr. Avery was able to pull my case out of despair and help me get what was well deserved even though previously I was told I was only worth 1/12th of what my verdict was. He was resourceful, competent and unwavering in trial and throughout the process. He was able to explain things to me throughout the process, helped me with much needed resources outside of trial also. I knew I had found something very special in a world I never wanted to have to navigate. His name is very well respected and if you choose to retain him those you are fighting know they have a true opponent and legitimate problem to solve. I cannot thank James enough for what he did for me and my children in a time of crisis. I know is always honest and will work for the best possible solution for his clients. I don’t know anyone who ever wants to have to go through the court process but when you have no choice you want someone who is n more worried about their clients than their commercial.
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Biography

Nationally recognized top high stakes trial lawyer with the talent, toughness and tenacity to get you top dollar for your case. Over 38 years experience in serious personal injury and death cases nationwide (licensed in New York, Indiana, Colorado and all federal courts). Also handling complex and catastrophic personal injury, civil rights, hospital liability, wrongful death, insurance law and product liability cases.

DENVER INJURY LAW.CO-HIGH STAKES LAW

Practice Areas
    Legal Malpractice
    Health Care Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Asbestos & Mesothelioma
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    White Collar Crime
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Animal & Dog Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Semi Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Pharmaceutical litigation
  • Hospital Liability
Video Conferencing
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Typical fee is 33 1/3 percent (one-third) for negligence cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 13037
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Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 23855-18
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 1918820
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2nd Circuit
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5th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
ID Number: 308419
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lead Trial Lawyer & President
Avery Law Firm
- Current
Education
University of Denver
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Honors: Barrister's Cup
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Awards
High Stakes Litigator
America's Top 100
Denver trial lawyer James Avery is again awarded America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigator award for 2021. Membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters.
SuperLawyer-Plaintiff Personal Injury
Superlawyers
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
High Stakes Litigator
America's Top 100
Membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000).
SuperLawyer Plaintiff: Personal Injury
Superlawyers
Over ten years named as SuperLawyer in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from 70+ practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition & professional achievement.
High Stakes Litigators
America's Top 100
Award limited to the top 100 high stakes (cases over $1,000,000 value) litigators in the State.
Plaintiff: Personal Injury
Superlawyers
Limited to top 5% of lawyers in the State.
Lifetime Achievement
America's Top 100
Award for lifetime achievement in Personal Injury is limited to the top 100 lawyers in the State.
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
The Nation's Top One Percent DEDICATED TO PROMOTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF LEGAL EXCELLENCE
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Representing top 1% of lawyers in the State.
Lifetime Charter Member
Best Attorneys of America
Lifetime Achievement recognizing the top attorneys in the State.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
National Top Attorneys
Newsweek
Recognized by Newsweek as one of the Nation’s Top Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
Charter Membership recognizing less than one-half of one percent of lawyers in the State, by invitation only.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Inaugural year recognizing top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State.
Professional Associations
NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member
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Indiana State Bar
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 1918820
Member
- Current
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Denver Bar Association  # 11358
Member
- Current
Activities: Civil Rights Law Section Medical Malpractice Section Legal Malpractice Section
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Colorado Bar Association  # 11358
Member
- Current
Activities: Civil Rights Law Section Medical Malpractice Law Section Legal Malpractice Law Section
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Colorado State Bar  # 13037
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Colorado Lawyer
Colorado Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Litigation Strategies for High Stakes Litigation
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Certifications
Barrister's Cup Fellow for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
Barrister's Cup
Websites & Blogs
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Colorado’s Top Personal Injury Law Firm
Legal Answers
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A: A sexual assault which should be reported to the local police or Sheriff office. Send certified letter with all the details of they won’t take your statement. Get therapy through Victims Assistance if you can not afford it.
Q. Does every civil cause of action have a statute of limitation in NY?
A: Yes, there is a 6 year catch-all statute which applies if there is not a specific one.
Q. This question is in regards to the Supreme Court Case "National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra."
A: Petitioners in licensed clinic won. The District Court denied their motion for a preliminary injunction, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed. Holding that petitioners could not show a likelihood of success on the merits, the trial court concluded that the licensed notice survived a lower level of scrutiny applicable to regulations of “professional speech,” and that the unlicensed notice satisfied any level of scrutiny. The SCOTUS held: 1. The licensed notice likely violates the First Amendment.
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