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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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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
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.
Client Reviews
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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Summary

Nationally recognized top high stakes trial lawyer with the talent, toughness and tenacity to get you top dollar for your case. Over 30 years experience in serious personal injury and death cases in New York, Indiana and Colorado. 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
  • Civil Rights
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Insurance Claims
  • Products Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Semi Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Pharmaceutical litigation
  • Hospital Liability
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • RingCentral
  • WebEx
  • WhatsApp
  • Messenger
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
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
Indiana State Bar
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 1918820
Member
- Current
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Denver Bar Association  # 11358
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Activities: Civil Rights Law Section Medical Malpractice Section Legal Malpractice Section
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Colorado Bar Association  # 11358
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Activities: Civil Rights Law Section Medical Malpractice Law Section Legal Malpractice Law Section
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Colorado State Bar  # 13037
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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
Website
Colorado’s Top Personal Injury Law Firm
Legal Answers
25 Questions Answered

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.
Q. This company failed to put warnings on packaging. Can I and should I sue the company. How do I sue the company?
A: It’s not inherently unsafe if you had an idiosyncratic reaction; however, report it to the CA BBB and Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you end up having serious disfiguring scars it might be worth talking for their to a lawyer.
Q. can I run away if I don’t feel safe in my house ?
A: A better option might be to call County Dept of Social Services and make a report, they will find you a safe home if necessary.
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210 Columbine St., Ste. 150 #6888
Denver, CO 80206
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
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NYC Office
41 Madison Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10010
Telephone: (646) 809-4770
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Boulder Office
4450 Arapahoe Ave, Ste. 100
Boulder, CO 80303
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