James J. Keil, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denver, CO

Law Office of James J. Keil, Jr.
 | 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 590
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-422-0700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of the Law Office of James J. Keil, Jr., Mr. Keil works with clients across the state of Colorado, including those in the Denver area and Lakewood. He dedicates his practice to handling family law cases that involve divorce, post-divorce modification, appeals, child support and paternity. Mr. Keil also represents people facing traffic violations.

In 1976, Mr. Keil graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School in 1982.

Over his decades-long career, Mr. Keil has helped clients in more than 1,700 cases pertaining to family law issues. He regularly takes on complex and high-profile matters, making it a goal to exceed his clients' expectations. Knowing how legal battles can take a toll on clients and their families, Mr. Keil strives to reach a resolution outside the courtroom. However, as an exceptional trial attorney, he is prepared to use his litigation skills to secure the best possible outcome.

For his successes, Mr. Keil 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, Mr. Keil is active with his peers as a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Municipal Judges 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.

When he is not at his practice, Mr. Keil serves as a part-time municipal court judge.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, DUI/DWI


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018

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About James Keil, Jr.

Admitted: 1983, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.jameskeil.com/attorney-profile/james-j-keil-jr/

Honors and Awards:

  • Superb rating (10/10) Avvo.com, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Best Law Firms in America, 2018
  • Superb rating (10/10) Avvo.com, 2017
  • Best Law Firms in America, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Superb rating (10/10), Avvo.com, 2016
  • Best Law Firms in America, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Superb rating (10/10), Avvo.com, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Best Law Firms in America, 2015
  • Superb rating (10/10), Avvo.com, 2014
  • Best Law Firms in America, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Superb rating (10/10), Avvo.com, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • Superb rating (10/10) , Avvo.com, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Superb rating (10/10), Avvo.com, 2011
  • Superb rating (10/10), Avvo.com, 2010
  • A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2000 to present

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President,  Burning Tree Homeowners Association, 1995-2005

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Seminar Presentation: The Intersection of PRE Work and Criminal Law., 2017
  • Seminar Presentation: Enforcing Domestic Relations Orders Through Contempt, December 2006
  • Author: The Modification of a Denial of Spousal Maintenance at Permanent Orders, The Colorado Lawyer, February 2010
  • Seminar Presentation: The Efficacy of Using Contempt to Enforce Domestic Relations Orders, December 2010
  • Seminar Presentation: Post Secondary Education After Chalat, August 2007
  • Seminar Presentation: Contempt: Pointers and Pitfalls, March 2006

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In re Marriage of Prada 16CA1007, 2017
  • In re Marriage of Schneider, 14CA1728, 2014
  • In re Marriage of Heller/Tulloss, 14CA1537, 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 Pahang, 04 CA 505, 2004
  • In re Marriage of Davies, 03 CA 997, 2003
  • In re Marriage of Talbott, 02 CA 2039, 2002
  • In re Marriage of Talbott, 43 P. 3d 734 (Colo. App. 2002)
  • In re Marriage of Chalat, 94 P.3d 1191 (Colo. App. 2004)
  • In re Marriage of Chalat, 112 P.3d 47 (Colo. 2005)

Educational Background:

  • Arizona State University, B.S. in Business Administration, summa cum laude, 1976
  • Syracuse University, 1970-1972
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Office Location for James J. Keil, Jr.

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

Phone: 303-422-0700


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Last Updated: 1/2/2018

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