Anne Whalen Gill

Top rated Appellate attorney in Castle Rock, Colorado

Anne Whalen Gill, L.L.C.
Anne Whalen Gill
Anne Whalen Gill, L.L.C.

Practice Areas: Appellate; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1985

Education: New York Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
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Anne Whalen Gill, L.L.C.

900 Castleton Road
Suite 150
Castle Rock, CO 80109 Visit website


A founder of Anne Whalen Gill, L.L.C., Anne Whalen Gill focuses her practice exclusively on appeals. From the firm's office in Castle Rock, Colorado, she provides representation to clients throughout the state in cases involving divorce and other family law issues, land use, easements, zoning, contract breaches and other business disputes, constitutional violations, and probate. In addition to her civil appellate experience, Ms. Gill has handled criminal appeals as well. She is the author of a highly regarded treatise on Colorado appellate law and practice.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Gill attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science in 1969. She then enrolled at the City University of New York, where she studied geology before pursuing her legal education at New York Law School. Ms. Gill was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1979.

Ms. Gill gained significant experience in her practice area by working for several years as a staff attorney for the Colorado Court of Appeals, the state's second highest court. In 2000, she formed her own firm, and for 10 years, she handled a variety of civil and criminal appeals. After stints with two other area firms, she co-founded Gill & Ledbetter LLP in September 2016, now Anne Whalen Gill, L.L.C.. Ms. Gill is admitted to practice before all Colorado and New York state courts. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is an active participant in the Denver Bar Association and other professional groups.

Practice areas


Focus areas


  • 100% Appellate

First Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Healing Rooms of Castle Rock
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Volunteer
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, Appeals, 2015, 2016, 2017 Barrister's Best, People's choice Appeals Lawyer, 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • AIDS and the Law (Second Edition, 1992)
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce: Support and Property Division, 1992
  • Covenants Not to Compete: Forms, Tactics and the Law, 1987 -1992
  • Post-Trial Motions, Robertson and Gill (Colorado Lawyer, Nov. 2003)
  • The Unwritten Rules of Appellate Practice, Trial Talk (April 2003)
  • Appealable Orders in Family Law, Rothenberg and Gill (Colorado Lawyer, Dec. 1997)
  • Interpreting Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act, (Colorado Lawyer, Nov. 1997)
  • Motions Practice in the Court of Appeals (Colorado Lawyer, Aug. 1994)
  • Appellate Practice Update, 2011 and 2012
  • Appellate Hot Topics, 2009
  • Family Law Institute, 2007
  • Overview Of Appellate practice (1999, 1997)
  • Appellate Procedure, 1998
  • Family Law Institute, 1997
  • Worker’s Compensation, 1997
  • Jurisdiction of the Appellate Courts (1996,1995)
  • Motions Practice, 1995
  • Court Procedure, 1995
  • Editor, Colorado Shooting, Colorado State Shooting Association
  • Colorado Appellate Law and Practice, Anne Whalen Gill, 2018 (3d ed. and annual Supplements)
  • State and Federal Appellate Practice, 2005-2006
  • Brief Writing, 2003
  • Oral Argument, 2001
  • Colorado Appellate Law and Practice, Plank and Gill (West’s Colorado Practice Series, 1999; annual supplements through 2006)
  • Black’s Law Dictionary – Abridged Eighth, Ed., Panel of Practicing Contributors
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Douglas/Elbert Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • Denver Bar Association
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit., 2000
  • Chairman /Vice Chairman Of Appellate Practice Subcommittee, 2000-2008
  • Family Law Section
  • Colorado, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado 2001
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section
Educational Background:
  • J.D., New York Law School, 1979
  • C.U.N.Y., Post-Graduate Study in Geology, 1969-1971
  • Dickinson College, B.S., Honors: National Merit Scholar, 1969
  • 5280 Magazine selects "top lawyers" in several fields.  I was listed in Appellate Lawyers., 5280 Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, 2015
  • 5280 Magazine lists top lawyers.  I was listed in Appellate Lawyers., 5280 Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, 2016
  • Colorado Law Week selects a "best lawyer" in several categories and puslihses this once a year., Barrister's Best Appeals Lawyer, Colorado Law Week, 2019
  • Colorado Law Week selects PEople's Choice lawyers in several categories every year., Colorado Law Week's People's Choice Appeals Lawyer, Colorado Law Week, 2016
  • TAPS Tony David Colorado Celebrity Classic Volunteer of the year, 2015
  • Law Week Colorado named me Barrsiter's Best appeals lawyer in 2018 and People's Choice appeals lawyer in 2016., Barrister's Best, Law Week Colorado, 2018

Office location for Anne Whalen Gill

900 Castleton Road
Suite 150
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Phone: 303-378-6098


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

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