Keith Douglas Vance

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Colorado Springs, CO

Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C.
 | 5536 Library Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: 719-722-3190
Fax: 719-550-3926
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Franklin D. Azar & Associates, Keith Douglas Vance focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's main office in Aurora, Colorado, he provides representation to clients in the greater Denver metropolitan area and throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts since 1997, Mr. Vance is admitted to practice before all Nebraska and Wyoming state courts as well, and he has been certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Vance's personal injury client base is comprised of people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of cases, which he has worked on have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle accidents, defective products and medical malpractice, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurers. Mr. Vance also has workers' compensation experience, in which he has assisted people who have been injured on the job and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer's insurance coverage. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned Mr. Vance an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, among other honors and awards.

A former member of the board of directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Vance remains active in that and other legal organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Adams State University, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997 by the University of Nebraska College of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Civil Litigation
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Keith Vance

Admitted: 1997, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.fdazar.com/our-attorneys-bios/keith-d-vance/

Honors/Awards:

  • Graduate of 4-week intensive course in trial law through Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, WY, Graduate-Trial Lawyers College, Trial Lawyers College, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • “Board Certified Advocate” through the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2013
  • Board Certified, National Board of Trial Advocacy Board Certification for Civil Trial Advocacy, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • San Luis Valley Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association Executive Council, Vice-President, Region 5, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono legal services, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This 20-page book goes through some of the concerns a person would have in making a claim for personal injuries in Colorado, hiring an attorney to help them through the process and outlines some of the traps for the unwary that insurance companies try to use to minimize the value of the claim, Dirty Little Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Konw-Your Guide to Colorado Accident Cases, 2010
  • This 30-page book provides guidance through the pitfalls of a workers compensation claim in Colorado and what will harm your case or make it better, whether you need an attorney and how to pick the right attorney for you and your case, Dirty Little Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know-Your Guide to Colorado Workers Compensation Cases, 2010

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1.25 million settlement for wrongful death arising out of a motor vehicle collision, 2004
  • $750,000 settlement in wrongful death tractor-trailer accident, 2011
  • $302,000 verdict in Weld County, Colorado, Cortez v. Perez, 05CV84. Soft tissue injuries arising out of a motor vehicle collision, 2007
  • $425,000 settlement from slip and fall on icy sidewalk causing broken hip, 2008
  • Hundreds of settlements or verdicts of $250,000 or less for injuries arising out of motor vehicle collisions, 2004
  • $1.8 million settlement in auto accident case involving minor with brain injury, 2012
  • $300,000 settlement from nursing home neglect causing injuries to patient, 2009
  • $2.5 million settlement for negligent driver causing severe brain injury, 2018
  • Confidential settlement in medical malpractice case against St. Anthony's Hospital d/b/a Flight For Life due to alleged failure to manage airway while being transported by helicopter, 2014
  • $ 5,352,506.30 verdict in a wrongful death case involving a drunk driver. Mascarenas v. Sanchez, 12CV324, Pueblo County, Colorado, 2013
  • $2.7 million judgment against drunk driver for soft tissue injuries--Alamosa, CO, 2016

Representative Clients:

  • I represent the injured, downtrodden and oppressed, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2019
  • National Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award for field of Personal Injury, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
  • AV-PREEMINENT, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Graduate, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2005

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • F-Warriors
  • New Mexico Trial Laywers Association
  • San Luis Valley Bar Association
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Keith Douglas Vance

5536 Library Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone: 719-722-3190

Fax: 719-550-3926

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Last Updated: 2/19/2020

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