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Kyle Bachus

Car accident Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   2 reviews

also known as J. Kyle Bachus

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  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kyle

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Kyle Bachus won his first argument in front of the state supreme court when he was only 17 years old.

As a junior in high school, Kyle attended a Florida state legislation day for Florida high school students. As part of the day’s activities, he was selected to argue a predetermined topic in front of a panel of licensed lawyers sitting on a mock supreme court. He was provided with appropriate documentation, and tasked with researching and preparing his argument. Selected as one of the best presenters of the day statewide, he was both surprised and inspired.

Once he decided on a career in law, there was no stopping him. The determination his opponents see in the courtroom today was nurtured in college, where he dedicated himself to excelling. Once he graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law, he began work the Monday after graduation in a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm, a natural fit for a man who had always identified with the underdog.

Kyle moved to Colorado in 1994 and joined a Denver personal injury law firm. Two years later, Kyle and fellow lawyer Darin Schanker opened Bachus & Schanker, LLC with little more than a tiny, rented office and a lot of determination. Starting with less than $15,000, their business has grown into one of the largest, most well respected personal injury firms in the region. The partners are committed to understanding the circumstances confronting their clients, and ensuring that responsible parties are held accountable for damages they have caused.

COLORADO’S MOST TRUSTED LAW FIRM
The firm continues to focus on personal injury law but over the years the practice has expanded its practice groups, which now include national plaintiff’s litigation addressing a variety of Defective Medical Devices, Products and Dangerous Drugs, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Wage and Hour class action work along with all other forms of plaintiff’s employment law.

Over the years, Kyle has achieved justice for many clients. But helping one of the emergency medical responders who suffered disabling injuries in the 9/11 attacks is one of the most inspiring wins. Kyle was one of just two Colorado attorneys traveling at their own expense to provide pro bono legal services to 911 victims and their families through the national Trial Lawyers Care program.

He also is proud of the state and national legislation he has worked on to protect Colorado consumers. Kyle intuited early on that the best way to fight injustice is to understand the rules and legal principles that govern our society. Because of this deep understanding, he has been able to help change state laws to benefit all Colorado residents.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE IN COLORADO
Kyle participated heavily in drafting and seeking passage of Colorado House Bill 10-1168, also known as the Make Whole bill, which was signed into law in May 2010. This bill protects injury victims from having to reimburse many health insurance plans for medical costs out of injury settlements before being fully compensated. The law applies to victims who where not at fault, and who were injured by the act or negligence of a third party. The Make Whole doctrine requires that the injured party is first fully compensated or “made whole” before the health insurance company may seek subrogation or reimbursement.

Additionally, Kyle was instrumental in the drafting and passage of an important amendment to Colorado’s Uninsured Motorist Statute, Colorado Revised Statute 10-4-609, which became effective Jan. 1, 2008. The amendment initially drafted by Kyle significantly impacts important “safety net” insurance coverage that is available when injured by an uninsured or under-insured driver. The Amendment closes insurance company loopholes that prevented consumers from receiving the full benefits they thought they were buying when purchasing UM/UIM coverage in Colorado. Every UM/UIM automobile insurance policy issued or renewed in Colorado on or after Jan. 1, 2008 is affected by this very important change.

Active in a number of professional organizations, Kyle is a highly rated in industry publications by both peers and those he has represented. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer in the legal industry.

In 2005, Kyle was appointed to serve as the co-chair of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Auto Litigation Committee, a position he continues to hold. He has also been named by the national legal publication Lawdragon as one of “The Top 500 Leading Personal Injury Lawyers in America.” In addition, since its inception in 2007, Kyle has been named every year to the list of Colorado Super Lawyer as well as to the list of “Colorado’s Top Lawyers” in the field of plaintiff’s personal injury law. In 2013, Kyle led the Bachus & Schanker, LLC trial team that achieved the largest personal injury verdict in the State of Colorado in 2013. Additionally, Law Week named Kyle the Top Class Action Lawyer in Colorado in 2014.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Bachus & Schanker, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2011
Awesome
You came through! Thank you for your help!
Posted by Kimberley | July 18, 2011
Made everything so easy for me
They made it really easy to handle the case. I really didn’t have to do a whole lot. My case manager was a pleasure to work and speak with on every occasion. I have and will continue to recommend this law firm to anyone.

Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Managing Partner
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Injury Board
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Insurance Law Section
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice, Public Affairs Committee
  • Member
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  • American Association of Justice, Public Affairs Committee
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Committee
  • Member
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  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Inc
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Charter Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Vice Chair, Marketing & Client Service Committee
  • N/A
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2004 - 2016
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Insurance/Bad Faith Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Product Liability Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Public Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Lawyers at the Polls Committee
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Seminar Planning Committee
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Eagle Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyers Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 1998 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Rating
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2021
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2021
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2015
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Colorado Auto Litigator's Handbook
  • Subrogation and Reimbursement
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Annual Tort Law Update
  • 2021
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Annual Subrogation Summit, Co-Chair
  • 2021
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Annual Tort Law Update
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Annual Subrogation Summit, Co-Chair
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Annual Tort Law Update
  • 2019
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Annual Subrogation Summit, Co-Chair
  • 2019
  • Subrogation Seminar
  • Colorado's Subrogation Statute- Two Years in the Making
  • 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association CLE
  • Tucker and Colorado's Collateral Source Rule
  • 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association CLE
  • Subrogation Made Simple: CRS 10-1-135 and More
  • 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Subrogation Law
  • 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Update on Subrogation Law
  • 2011
  • Seminar
  • Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim
  • 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Tort Law Update Program
  • 2010
  • Blockbuster Auto Seminar
  • Money Isn't Everything-What Does Your Client Really Want?
  • 2010
  • Annual Convention
  • All You Need to Know About Made Whole
  • 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Tort Law Update Program
  • 2009
  • Seminar
  • Rights of the Injured
  • 2008
  • Rights of the Injured Seminar
  • Seminar
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law
  • 2008
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Subrogation Made Easy
  • 2008
  • Annual Convention
  • Everyday Practical Advice and Forms for the Personal Injury Litigator
  • 2008
  • Convention
  • Success Depends on Case Evalution
  • 2007
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Staying Lean and Mean and Successful
  • 2007
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Subrogation 07: The Essential Update Program
  • 2007
  • Summer Convention
  • Legal Staff Program
  • 2006
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Subrogation
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute
  • The Experienced Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Favorable Personal Injury Settlements in Colorado
  • 2005
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Subrogation and Diagnostics
  • 2005
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury Legal Staff Program
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Colorado
  • 2004
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Subrogation Update
  • 2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Subrogation Update
  • 2004
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Subrogation Update
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Colorado
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Colorado
  • 2003
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Auto Litigation - What's Next?
  • 2003
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Auto Litigation after PIP & HB 1188
  • 2003
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Blockbuster Semiar
  • Spotting the Bad Case and Making it Good
  • 2002
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Using Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanical Experts after Schultz
  • 2001
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • How to Hammer Allstate
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bachus is a leader in the personal injury field in Colorado, and at the national level. He is committed to the zealous representation of his clients, as well as educating other trial attorneys, both young and old. He has also gone above and beyond to develop local legislation to help injured individuals in Colorado."
Class action Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle has been a leader in the Colorado and Florida legal communities for years. I have had the opportunity to co-counsel cases with Kyle and see him in action. Kyle is very passionate when he represents clients which comes from him truly caring about them. Kyle is liked by juries, adjusters, and lawyers throughout the legal community. Ultimately, if your lawyer is not liked, the juries and adjusters will not want to fairly compensate you. I highly recommend Kyle and would be comfortable with him representing me, my family, and friends."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bachus is the most amazing attorney that I have ever met! Very talented, extremely knowledgeable, and highly intense! He is truly a master at his profession and an incredible person. I highly recommend him!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jere. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I 100% endorse this lawyer. Kyle is a talented and intelligent attorney. He does an excellent job representing his clients. He is an experienced attorney in the courtroom and works hard to get the best results for his clients."
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Denver Car accident Lawyer Kyle Bachus
Kyle Bachus
Car accident Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 31 years
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