Keith D. Lapuyade

Top rated estate & trust litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado

Evans Case, LLP
Keith D. Lapuyade
Evans Case, LLP

Practice Areas: Estate & trust litigation, Insurance coverage, General litigation; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1987

Education: Regent University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Evans Case, LLP

1660 South Albion
Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80222 Visit website


Keith D. Lapuyade is an attorney with Evans Case law firm in Denver, Colorado. A nationally ranked trial and transactional lawyer with more than 33 years of total legal experience, Mr. Lapuyade provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across the greater Denver metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Estates and trusts
  • Fiduciary liability
  • Probate litigation
  • Professional liability litigation
  • Risk assessment management
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Insurance coverage and bad faith
  • Arbitration and mediation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Lapuyade has achieved remarkable success helping his clients protect themselves, their assets and their loved ones for the future. He has also become a recognized authority in medical malpractice and insurance litigation, and he has represented the rights and interests of attorneys, physicians and other licensed professionals in complex liability litigation and disciplinary actions.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Lapuyade has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and he has earned an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. 5280 magazine has also named him among the Colorado Super Lawyers for Estate and Trust Litigation, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1981 graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Lapuyade obtained his Juris Doctor form O. W. Coburn School of Law in 1986. He holds his license to practice in Colorado and Oklahoma, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Mr. Lapuyade is an active member of the Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations. He also served on the board of directors of the Colorado Lawyers Trust Account Foundation and on the board of trustees for the Colorado Bar Foundation, where he is also a fellow. He is also an advisory member of the board of the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation.

*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

Estate & trust litigation, Insurance coverage, General litigation, Estate planning & probate, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Professional liability: defense

Focus areas

Will contests, Bad faith insurance, Estate planning, Probate & estate administration, Wrongful death, Ethics & professional responsibility

  • 20% Estate & trust litigation
  • 30% Insurance coverage
  • 20% General litigation
  • 10% Estate planning & probate
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Professional liability: defense

First Admitted: 1986, Oklahoma

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fellow of the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Colorado
  • Arapahoe County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, Advisory Member
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado Lawyers Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF), Board of Directors
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating (Highest Level)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 5280 Top Lawyers (Trust and Estate Litigation)

Office location for Keith D. Lapuyade

1660 South Albion
Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 720-689-0228


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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