James J. Keil, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Denver, CO

Law Office of James J. Keil, Jr.
400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 590
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-422-0700
Fax: 303-399-1607
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

After 37 years of family law litigation, Jim now devotes his practice to mediating and arbitrating family law cases.  Having represented over 1,900 clients, Jim uses his years of experience to successfully resolve disputes in mediation.  He has mediated over 500 family law cases with a 90% success rate.  Using his 22 years of experience as a Municipal Court Judge, Jim arbitrates with the goal of achieving a fair and equitable result for the parties.  He has mediated and arbitrated a myriad of issues over the years including decision-making and parenting time, child support, complex property division, maintenance/alimony, paternity, and the award of attorney fees and costs. He has been recognized as one of the Best Family Law Mediators in America and was Barrister's Best/Peoples Choice as the best mediator in 2019.

For his successes, Jim has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; and he has been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America.

A published author, Jim is active with his peers as a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Colorado Bar Association's Family Law Section. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.  

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About James J. Keil, Jr.

Admitted: 1983, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.denvermediationexperts.com

Educational Background

  • Arizona State University, B.S. in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude

    , 1976
  • Syracuse University

    , 1970

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President,  Burning Tree Homeowners Association, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member,  Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, 1986 to present, 2020
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado, 1983 to present, 2020
  • Member,  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 to present, 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1983 to present, 2020
  • Member,  First Judicial District Bar Association, 1983 to present, 2020
  • Member,  Colorado Municipal Judges Association, 2000 to 2020, 2020

Verdicts/Settlements

  • In re Marriage of Harmer, 20CA612, 2021
  • In re Marriage of Weekes, 459 P.3d 1216 (Colo.App.2020), 2020
  • In re N.J.C., 467 P.3d 1209 (Colo.App.2019), 2019
  • In re Marriage of Prada, 16CA1007, 2017
  • In re Marriage of Heller/Tulloss, 14CA1537, 2014
  • In re Marriage of Schneider, 14CA1728, 2014
  • In re Marriage of Varndell, 11CA1345, 2011
  • In re Marriage of Williams, 10 CA 482, 2010
  • In re Marriage of Weddle, 09 SA 281, 2009
  • In re Matter of Kloss and Wolf, 06 CA 1128, 2006
  • In re Marriage of Gross, 05 CA 389, 2005
  • In re Marriage of Chalat, 112 P.3d 47 (Colo. 2005), 2005
  • In re Marriage of Pahang, 04 CA 505, 2004
  • In re Marriage of Chalat, 94 P.3d 1191 (Colo. App. 2004), 2004
  • In re Marriage of Davies, 03 CA 997, 2003
  • In re Marriage of Talbott, 43 P. 3d 734 (Colo. App. 2002), 2002
  • In re Marriage of Talbott, 02 CA 2039, 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Seminar Presentation., Presenter, The Arbitration Process in Domestic Relations Case under Title 13 , Family Law Section Colorado Bar Association, 2021
  • Contributing Author., Contributor to Attorney Fees Section, 2021 Domestic Relations Bench Bar Book, Family Law Section of Colorado Bar Association, 2021
  • Seminar Presentation., Seminar Presenter, Attorney Fees: Reasonable Minds Can Differ About Lodestar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2020
  • Seminar Presentation in September, 2017

    , Seminar Presenter, The Intersection of PRE Work and Criminal Law, Family Lawyers, 2017
  • Article published in Colorado Lawyer

    , Author, The Modification of a Denial of Spousal Maintenance at Permanent Orders, The Colorado Lawyer, Family Lawyers, 2010
  • Seminar Presentation in December, 2010

    , Seminar Presenter, The Efficacy of Using Contempt to Enforce Domestic Relations Orders, Family Lawyers, 2010
  • Seminar Presentation in August, 2007

    , Seminar Presenter, Post Secondary Education after Chalat, Family Lawyers, 2007
  • Seminar Presentation in December, 2006

    , Seminar Presenter, Enforcing Domestic Relations Orders Through Contempt, Family Lawyers, 2006
  • Seminar Presentation in March, 2006

    , Seminar Presenter, Contempt: Pointers and Pitfalls, Family Lawyers, 2006

Honors/Awards

  • Best Family Law Mediators in America, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • , Best Family Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Best Family Law Mediators in America, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • , Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • A/V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Superb Rating 10/10, Avvo.com, 2020
  • Barristers Best, Peoples Choice - Best Mediator, Law Week Colorado, 2019
  • Best Family Law Mediators in America, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Best Family Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Superb Rating 10/10, Avvo.Com, 2019
  • A/V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Superb Rating 10/10, Avvo.com, 2018
  • Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Superb Rating 10/10, Avvo.com, 2017
  • Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers , 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Superb Rating 10/10, Avvo.com, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Superb Rating 10/10, Avvo.com, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Superb Rating 10/10, Avvo.com, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2014

Comments

  • “ one of Colorado's finest family law attorneys”
  • “ Mr. Keil is one of the few attorneys with whom I would look forward to having opposing clients as Mr. Keil is both extremely knowledgeable, practical and ethical.”
  • “ Excellent family law attorney. Aggressive as needed. Very well respected. Hard working.”
  • “ One of the best family law litigators in Colorado”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for James J. Keil, Jr.

400 S. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 590
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-422-0700

Fax: 303-399-1607

Last Updated: 2/26/2021

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