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J. Kyle Bachus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO

Bachus & Schanker, LLC
101 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 650
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-322-4300
Fax: 303-893-9800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As one of the founding partners of the Colorado law firm of Bachus & Schanker, LLC, attorney J. Kyle Bachus provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout the state and across the country who have serious, pressing and complex legal issues involving any of the following:

·       Plaintiff personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, defective products and other acts of negligence

·       Defective medical devices

·       Dangerous pharmaceuticals

·       Workers' compensation

·       Social Security Disability

·       Wage and hour claims and other plaintiff employment law matters

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Bachus has achieved significant success advocating on behalf of those suffering needlessly through no fault of their own, but one of his most inspiring successes came as the result of his representing injured and disabled emergency medical workers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Bachus has become a nationally recognized advocate for the rights of consumers, and he has lobbied extensively and drafted legislation to help adversely affected consumers. Among his most notable achievements was the Make Whole bill that was enacted in 2010 to provide better recourse for injury victims to receive the full amount of compensation they deserve. He has also helped spur changes in legislation involving uninsured motorists and "safety net" insurance coverage.

As further evidence of his leadership in his legal community, Mr. Bachus currently serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and he sits on many of the organization's committees, including serving as co-chair of its Auto Litigation Committee. He also serves on the American Association for Justice's board of governors and many of the organization's committees, and he is an active member of the Colorado and Denver Bar associations, as well as The Florida Bar and the Florida Justice Association, among others.

Recognized for his professionalism and service, Mr. Bachus holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other top rankings from his peers. A 1989 graduate of the University of Florida, he returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1992. He holds his license to practice in Florida and Colorado along with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the District of Colorado.

*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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About J. Kyle Bachus

First Admitted: 1992, Florida

Professional Webpage:


Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "All You Need to Know About Made Whole", CTLA Annual Convention, 2010
  • "Money Isn't Everything - What Does Your Client Really Want?", CTLA Blockbuster Auto Seminar, 2010
  • "Staying Lean and Mean and Successful," CTLA, CLE, Winter 2006
  • "Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim", National Business Institute Seminar, 2010
  • "Subrogation," CTLA, CLE, 2006
  • "Legal Staff Program", CTLA Convention, Summer 2006
  • "Personal Injury Legal Staff Program," CTLA, 2005
  • "Subrogation and Reimbursement," Colorado Auto Litigator's Handbook, 2005
  • "Legal Staff Program," CTLA Convention, Summer 2005
  • "Subrogation and Diagnostics," CTLA, CLE, 2005
  • "The Experienced Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Favorable Personal Injury Settlements in Colorado," National Business Institute, 2005
  • "Subrogation Update," CTLA, CLE, 2004
  • "Subrogation Update," Colorado Bar Association, CLE, 2004
  • "Subrogation Update," Colorado Women's Bar Association, CLE, 2004
  • "Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Colorado," National Business Institute, 2004
  • "Colorado Auto Litigation - What's Next?," CTLA, 2003
  • "Spotting the Bad Case and Making it Good," CTLA Blockbuster Seminar, 2002
  • "Colorado Auto Litigation after PIP & HB 1188," Colorado Bar Association, CLE, 2003
  • "Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Colorado," National Business Institute, 2003
  • "Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Colorado," National Business Institute, 2003
  • "Using Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanical Experts after Schultz," Colorado Bar Association, CLE, 2001
  • "How to Hammer Allstate," CTLA, CLE, 2000
  • "Advanced Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Law", National Business Institute Seminar, 2009
  • "Tort Law Update Program", Colorado Bar Association, 2009
  • "Everyday Practical Advice and Forms for the Personal Injury Litigator", CTLA Convention, 2008
  • "Subrogation Made Easy", Colorado Bar Association, CLE, 2008
  • "Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law," National Business Institute, CLE, 2008
  • "Rights of the Injured Seminar," Colorado Free University, 2008
  • "Subrogation 07: The Essential Update Program," CTLA, CLE, 2007
  • "Success Depends on Case Evaluation," CTLA Convention, Summer 2007


  • "Tucker and Colorado's Collateral Source Rule." Colorado Bar Association, CLE, 2011
  • "Subrogation Made Simple: CRS 10-1-135 and More" Colorado Bar Association CLE, 2011
  • SuperLawyer: 2007-2019
  • "Update on Subrogation Law" Colorado Bar Association CLE, 2011
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer, CTLA presents this award to an attorney who has been in practice for fewer than 10 years and has demonstrated the skills, ethics and dedication embodied in the CTLA mission., Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair: Membership Committee, 2005-2006
  • The National Crime Victims Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Lobby Council, 2005-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2003-2004
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, President-Elect, 2006-2007
  • Colorado Citizens for Accountability, Board of Directors, 2005-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee Member, 2003-present
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Public Relations Committee, 2005-present
  • University of Denver Law Review
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate, 2006-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Denver and Colorado Bar Associations
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Motor Liability Section; Interstate Trucking Litigation Section
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2005-2006
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Board Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 2008-2009
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Charter Fellow
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Eagle Committee, 2002-2004
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Section Editor, Trial Talk Magazine
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice, Member: Products Liability Section
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2004-2005
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2007-2008
  • Injury Board, Member


  • Spring 2009, New website design, Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation started,
  • Fall 2008-Colorado House Bill Protects Consumers from Bad Faith,

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation was established to help to worthwhile organizations that provide assistance to those who have fallen on hard times or are suffering from illness or injury.Bachus & Schanker, LLC has a long history of giving back to the community from the very beginning of their practice back in 1992. As their practice flourished, so did the opportunities to help those less fortunate who need help due to illness, injury or misfortune. In addition to monetary donations and their own personal time, the partners, J. Kyle Bachus and Darin L. Schanker, have also donated their staff's time to participate in events for Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Habitat for Humanity and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The firm has participated events such as Walk Like MADD, home building projects for Habitat for Humanity, The Light the Night Walk for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Wal-Bop Golf Tournament to benefit Alive at 25 for the Brandon and Paul Foundation, Mother's Tea for The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, The Pikes Peak Challenge to benefit the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, The Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic and the Annual Christmas Doll Drive for Dolls for Daughters., 2009
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Office Location for J. Kyle Bachus

101 W. Colfax Ave
Suite 650
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-322-4300

Fax: 303-893-9800

Last Updated: 11/18/2021

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