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     Jay was brought up and educated in Colorado.  He has been married for 28 years, with two daughters and three grandsons.  One daughter is a primary school teacher in the Denver Metropolitan Area.  The other is a neurological physician's assistant in Cape Neddick, Maine.

     He has the distinct privilege of being legal counsel to WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF Heavyweight Contender DaVarryl J. Williamson throughout DaVarryl's amateur (USA Boxing) and professional career (Don King Productions).

    Jay is licensed in both Colorado and Wyoming.



Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 50%
  2. Construction: 50%



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    I am not surprised to see Jay's 10/10 rating on Avvo. Jay is dedicated to and passionate about his clients. His years of experience, raw intelligence and wit make him the sort of attorney I aspire to be. You can't go wrong hiring Jay.


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Contact info

Allen & Curry, PC

1125 17th Street
Suite 1275
Denver, CO, 80202


WYAuthorized to practice law199408/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Construction SuretyColorado Super Lawyers2015
Colorado Super Lawyer - Construction SuretyColorado Super Lawyers2013
Colorado SuperlawyersColorado Superlawyers2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Colorado Super Lawyers 2009Super Lawyers2009
Colorado Super Lawyers - Construction/SuretyColorado Super Lawyers2008
Colorado Super Lawyers - Construction/SuretyColorado Super Lawyers2007
Colorado Super Lawyers - Construction/SuretyColorado Super Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselAllen & Curry, PC2015 - Present
Chair, Fidelity & Surety Practice GroupPendleton, Wilson, Hennessey & Crow, P.C.2002 - 2015
AttorneyClanahan, Tanner, Downing & Knowlton2001 - 2002
ShareholderTilly & Graves, P.C.1972 - 2001
Law Clerk to Judge Charles D. PierceColorado Court of Appeals1970 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Board of Law ExaminersMember, Bar Committee2008 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wyoming Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction IndustryMemberN/A
Rocky Mountain Surety AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Morrison Knudsen Corp. v. Ground Improvement Techniques, Inc.Supersedeas bond surety client prevailed
City of Westminster, Colorado vs. Centric-Jones ConstructorsSurety client dismissed at the close of evidence
Montezuma Plumbing and Heating vs. Housing AuthorityDetermination of law as to bond limitation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chapter 8 of The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds, Second Edition, a publication of the ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the TIPS Fidelity and Surety Committee, B. King, R. Towle, S. Poteet, EditorsCommercial Bail Bonds2012
The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Construction Law - CLE in Colorado, Inc.Construction Sureties, Chapter 122009
The Law of Miscellaneous and Commercial Surety Bonds - American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law CommitteeBail Bonds2001
The Law of Suretyship, Second Edition - American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law CommitteeCommercial Bail2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
University of ColoradoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Winter Conference - Las VegasAmerican Bar Association Update2013
Fidelity & Surety Law Spring Meeting, Hilton Head, SCCommercial Bail Bonds2012
ABA Construction Law Forum - Fundamental of Construction LawInsurance and Bonds in Construction2009
RMSA Continuing Education ProgramIndividual Sureties2008
Mechanic Lien CollectionsSurety and Bond Claim Aspects of Lien Law2007
Managing Construction DisputesSurety Involvement in Construction Disputes2006
Avoiding Chaos on the JobsiteUnderstanding Suretyship2006
Construction Bonding SeminarConstruction Bonding2004
CLE SeminarConstruction Bonding In Colorado2003
Law of SuretyshipCommercial Bail Operations2000