Lance M. Sears

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Colorado Springs, CO

Sears & Associates, P.C.
 | Two North Cascade Avenue, Suite 1250
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-602-5627
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner with the Sears & Associates, P.C, law firm in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lance M. Sears focuses his practice on personal injury, commercial litigation and grievance defense. Serving residents throughout Colorado, Mr. Sears provides high-quality representation for clients with legal needs related to any of the following:

·         Personal injury

·         Auto and truck accidents

·         Business disputes

·         Wrongful death

·         Ski/snowboard accidents

·         Spinal/brain injuries

A Colorado native, Mr. Sears received his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School in 1975, and the Colorado Bar Association admitted him that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

With over 40 years of experience practicing law, attorney Sears has had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer. Beginning as a deputy district attorney for El Paso County, he honed his trial skills in the courtroom, and a significant portion of his practice involves litigating civil matters before federal courts. As testament to his experience as a trial lawyer, he has received numerous appointments to various legal associations and committees.

Along with his legal experience, Mr. Sears is an experienced educator and lecturer. Sought for his extensive knowledge of the law, he has delivered speeches throughout the country on a variety of legal subjects, and he has accumulated over 600 hours teaching law students and lecturing other attorneys in subjects involving trial tactics, legal ethics, personal injury law and commercial torts.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Professional Liability (30%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Lance Sears

Admitted 1975, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://searsassociates.com/attorneys/lance-michael-sears/

Honors and Awards:

  • ATLA Citation of Excellence, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, President, 2002
  • National College of Advocacy, Certified Diplomat, 1992
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Past President 
  • Fourth Judicial District Judicial Qualification Commission, 1994 – 2001
  • District of Colorado Federal Court Vacancy Commission, 1998
  • District of Colorado Federal Civil Justice Advisory Committee, 1991 – 1995
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Member, 1975 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 1983 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 1975 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1979 – Present
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1998 – Present
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Charter Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1988 – 1989
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1982 – Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Co–Chair Peoples’ Law School, 1993 – 1994
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, ATLA PAC Vice–Chair, 1991
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, State Delegate, 1988 – 1990
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 1990 – 1996
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1979 – Present
  • Belli Society, Member, 2004 – Present
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow, 2003 – Present
  • Colorado State Judicial Qualification Commission, Member/Chair, 1997 – 2006
  • National College of Advocacy, Board of Trustees, 1995 – Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1975
  • Colorado, 1975

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Evaluating and Presenting Closed Head Injury Cases”, National College of Advocacy, 1993
  • “Preparing the Client for Deposition”, Association of Trial Lawyers, 1993
  • “The Law & Art of the Opening Statement”, Ultimate Trial Advocacy College, 1993
  • “Preparing your Client for Her Deposition”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2000
  • “What to do if you Receive a Grievance Complaint”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • “What Every Plaintiff’s Lawyer Needs to Know About Avoiding Malpractice and Grievances”, Kansas Trial Lawyers, 2000
  • “Developing a Trial Theme: A Concise Methodology for Every Case”, National CLE Conference, 2001
  • “Deposing the Expert Witness”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2001
  • “Law Firm Management: The 10 Principles to Success”, PESI Absolute Litigators Conference, 2001
  • “Daubert is not only for Defendants: What Every Plaintiff’s Lawyer Must Know”, National College of Advocacy, 2001
  • “Using Daubert and Its Progeny as a Sword”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2001
  • “The Keys to a Successful Direct Examination”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2001
  • “Ethics for Plaintiffs Lawyers”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • “Using Persuasive Themes at Trial”, National Continuing Legal Education Conference, 2002
  • “Daubert is not only for Defendants: What Every Plaintiff’s Lawyer Must Know”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • “Using and Applying Focus Group Results”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • “Theming Your Case”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2002
  • “The New Millennium Client”, Kansas Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • Overcoming Juror Bias College – Atlanta, GA – October 2003
  • Advocacy Track: Panel: “Opening Statement: Making Facts Come Alive with Exhibits in Opening” – 2003 Annual Convention – San Francisco, CA – July 2003
  • Auto Cases Seminar During Jazz Fest – New Orleans, LA – May 2003
  • “Overcoming Jury Bias College” – Scottsdale, AZ – February 2003
  • “Theming Your Case: A Methodology”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003
  • “Compelling use of Modern Themes in your Low Impact Cases”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003
  • “Making Facts Come Alive with Exhibits in Opening”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003
  • “Grievance Prosecutors”, Colorado District Attorneys Conference, 2003
  • “Overcoming Juror Bias Part II: The Ten Commandments” – Santa Fe, NM – October 2004
  • “Selecting a Jury in the Age of Jury Bias and Lawyer Bashing”, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2004
  • “Preparing an Effective Direct and Cross Exam”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2004
  • “Theming Your Case” – Weekend With the Stars – New York, NY – December 2005
  • Overcoming Juror Bias Part I: The Five Juror Perceptions and Beliefs – Atlanta, GA – October 2005
  • 2005 Annual Convention – Toronto, Canada – July 2005
  • Jazz Fest: Litigating Auto Collision Cases Seminar – New Orleans, LA – April 2005
  • Depositions, Trial Advocacy College, New Orleans, LA – January 2005
  • Overcoming Juror Bias College Part II: “The Ten Commandments” – Denver, CO – October, 2006
  • Psychology of Persuasion: “What You Need to Know to Win for Your Client” – Atlanta, GA – September 2006
  • Annual Convention – Seattle, WA – July 2006
  • Advocacy Track: Panel: “How to Uncover and Prevail on a Challenge for Cause” – 2006
  • Advanced Depositions College – Denver, CO – March 2006
  • Advocacy Track: Developing Your Case Theme Through Discovery – 2007 Annual Convention – Chicago, IL – July 2007
  • Jazz Fest: “Litigating Auto Collision Cases: Slaying the Insurance Beast”, 2007
  • Advocacy Track: “Dealing with the Rambo Litigator” – 2007 Winter Convention – Miami, FL – February 2007
  • Advanced Depositions College – New Orleans, LA – January 2007
  • Overcoming Jury Bias – Persuasion – Las Vegas, NV – November 16-17, 2007
  • “Using Depositions to Overcome Jury Bias” Advanced Depositions College, American Association for Justice, January 10-14, 2008
  • “Jury Selection”, Medical Seminar, Steamboat, CO, Feb. 29 – Mar. 2, 2008
  • “Personal Responsibility & Victimization”, American Association for Justice, Philadelphia, PA, July 11-15, 2008
  • “Developing a Trial Theme Through Discovery Using The Jury Bias Model” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, August 2008
  • “Developing a Trial Theme Through Discovery Using The Jury Bias Model”, Florida Justice Association, December 12-16, 2008
  • “Dealing with the Rambo Litigator”, Advanced Depositions College, American Association for Justice, January 2009
  • “How Madison Avenue Influences Jurors” or “Persuasion Through Marketing and Branding”, Psychology of Persuasion: How Is the Economy Impacting Your Jury?, American Association for Justice, March 13-14, 2009
  • “How to Handle Rambo Litigator Tactics During Depositions: The Law and Strategy”, SeminarWeb program, March 31, 2009
  • “Accessing the Reptilian Brain through Rules and Codes,” Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Sidney T. Marable Advanced Trial Advocacy Conference, November 7, 2009
  • “Accessing the Reptilian Brain through Rules and Codes,” Florida Justice Association Winter Ski CLE Seminar, December 14, 2009
  • “Microexpressions and Body Language,” American Association for Justice, 2010
  • “Deposing the Corporate Designee,”American Association for Justice, 2010
  • “Understanding the Role of Bias in Discovery.” American Association for Justice, Winter, January 2010
  • “Rules of Marketing,” American Association for Justice, New York City, July 2011
  • “Using PowerPoint Questioning for Time Limited Voir Dire and to Set up Challenges for Cause,” Mass Torts, April 2011
  • “Deposing the Expert and Handling the Obstructionist Lawyer in Depositions,” Advanced Depositions College, AAJ, New Orleans, January 2012
  • “Understanding the Role of Bias in Discovery,” The Jury Bias Model 2TM: The Start of the Revolution – Applying the Principles from Discovery to Closing, Las Vegas, NV, March 29-31, 2012
  • “Understanding the Role of Bias in Discovery,” AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, July 2012
  • “Obstructionist Deposition Tactics” Utah Association for Justice, Salt Lake City, UT,October 4-5, 2012
  • “Understanding the Role of Bias in Discovery” Arizona Association for Justice, Scottsdale, AZ, October 26 – 27, 2012
  • “ Building Your Civil Trial Skills” seminar NBI, Colorado Springs, CO, Dec 14, 2012
  • “Understanding the Role of Bias in Discovery” CTLA’s Blockbuster13, Denver, CO, January 10-11, 2013
  • “Understanding the Role of Bias in Discovery and Trial” AAJ’s Mid-Winter Convention, Miami, FL, February 9 – 13, 2013
  • “Synthesizing the Reptile, Rules of the Road and OJB”, New Jersey Association for Justice’s Boardwalk Seminar 2013, Atlantic City, NJ, April 17 – 19, 2013
  • “Case Themes, Case Theories, Case Images ”, AAJ 2013 Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA July 20 – 23, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, B.A., Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Major: History/English
Office Location for Lance M. Sears

Two North Cascade Avenue
Suite 1250
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-602-5627

 

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Last Updated: 12/8/2016

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