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William J Lapham II

Personal injury Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   10 reviews

also known as W. Joseph Lapham II, Joe Lapham

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Includes car, motorcycle and trucking accidents

    21 years

  2. Brain injury
    We also specialize in spinal cord injuries

    21 years

  3. Wrongful death

    21 years


Lapham Law Firm, PC
3377 Blake Street
Unit 110
Denver, CO, 80205

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Shelby | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe was absolutely spectacular in handling my case. I was traumatized after my accident and Joe was not only informative but kind and comforting as well throughout the process of my case. I was kept consistently informed and always felt incredibly comfortable thanks to the care and kindness they showed me. Truly a wonderful law firm and I can't thank them enough for everything.
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Posted by Mark & Kristie | March 16, 2018
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Professional, compassionate, personal and results-oriented!
Our experience with Joe and his team was outstanding! After our daughter was injured, we were left feeling upset, unheard and afraid the company would hurt more children. Joe listened carefully and compassionately to our concerns and frustrations. Leaving no stone unturned, he was able to build a case that allowed us to seek justice for our daughter and hold the company truly accountable for their neglect. Joe was incredibly responsive, accessible and knowledgeable, guiding us gently through the complicated process. It was a pleasure working with Joe: he worked hard, firmly building a case on indisputable facts. He stood up for our daughter when we could not. I would strongly recommend Joe and his amazing team to anyone - he truly will work with you to do the right thing.
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Posted by Debra | March 9, 2018
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Handled Every Detail-Including the Stress!
Joe was amazing-and I don't think my situation was easy. I had two different accidents 6 months apart: car accident, December 2012 when I was injured by a gentleman that ran a stop sign in Denver then in June 2013 I was hit by a car while riding my bike in Iowa (two different states also created a challenge) things got a bit complicated, as each tried to blame the other for my permanent injuries. Joe was amazing-truly handling every detail, especially the stress that goes along with this type of situation. He answered every question I had-even if they were multiple times, or questions he wondered why I was asking. I highly encourage anyone that needs a professional, knowledgeable, consistent and personally caring attorney to hire Joe-you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Ernie | October 6, 2017
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A consummate professional and very thorough
Joe Lapham represented our family in 2009 after our son, Quinton, transitioned due to a traffic accident. As you may imagine, this was a tough time for our family; our emotions were all over the place. Joe handled this difficult scenario with grace and gentleness. He saw us through this difficult time; he was patient while we were impatient and edgy. Joe is a consummate professional and very thorough as he saw our case to fruition. We strongly recommend Joe Lapham as an attorney.
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Posted by Kristine | October 6, 2017
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Joe Lapham and his team assisted us in 2009. Joe worked closely with us and made sure our needs were well taken care personally, financially and whole heartedly. I highly recommend this firm to represent you should you have a need for a personal compassionate lawyer.
Posted by Sally | September 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, patient, kind, respectful
You get the whole package at this law firm they totally stand by there logo they put the person first in personaly injury. They are kind and listen to the facts and are intelligent to know the law and your rights. Great job I do and know and have recommended them to anyone in need of their services. Thank you Lapham Law.
Posted by Cathy | September 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe Cares!
I hired Joe to help me deal with an insurance company after I was in an accident. The insurance company was willing to repair my vehicle but wanted to give me $400.00 for my injury. I met with Joe and was impressed with the fact that his highest priority was to ensure I received the care needed to get back to where I was physically prior to the accident. Joe fought for me to make sure all of my Doctor bills were covered. Joe is well versed in the law which gives him the ability to take care of his clients and make sure they get the care needed without the burden of medical bills. I've never met a lawyer that had such a genuine concern for his clients well-being.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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Grateful Was Able To Make Insurance Company Do Their Job
A huge dump truck class vehicle apparently accelerated through a stop sign and t-boned my truck. The case was made complicated due to the steady degenerative cascade of my injuries, which took time to create acute events. Nightmare! Life changing. Horrific pain. Much lost. Fast forwarding, great legal advice, spot on it turns out. Helped navigate a complex case and supported me through the process. Settlement was excellent based on the adversarial gamesmanship of parties involved: Work Comp, insurance company, legal system. Definitely a life saver. Joe has integrity and is willing to take on a complex case.
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Posted by Tamara | January 27, 2014
The Truth DOES Prevail!
I suffered a cervical spinal nerve injury, caused by a 25 ton truck that ran a red light. My injuries were rather complicated, as it took a year to finally find doctors who could figure out how to help me. In the meantime, the insurance company representing the trucking company that caused the accident was hounding me to settle and downplaying my injuries. There is nothing worse than feeling like your world fell out from under you, while dealing with the most excruciating pain you've ever dealt with, and all the while having people who know very little about medical conditions calling and stressing you out. Thank God I was referred to Joe Lapham, PC for legal representation! Not only is Joe a person who truly cares for his clients, he's also quite knowledgable about medical conditions and the rehabilitation that goes into it. I am quite a good judge of character, and when I met with Joe the very first time about my injuries, I knew he was the person to represent me. Joe looks you in the eye and says he wants you to get better. That's the number one priority in these instances, because if you choose a quick-to-settle type of attorney or try to do it all yourself, chances are, the stress the insurance companies can put on some people can certainly set you into a tailspin. We were lucky enough to settle my case in mediation. Due to my complicated injuries and the fact that I'd been rear ended four years before this, my case could easily be misconstrued. Thankfully, Joe and his staff were patient and reassured me that the truth really does prevail, and that everything would work out fine. Luckily, we didn't go to trial. But, I know in my heart that Joe would have truly shined in the courtroom. He has a passion for helping injured people, and his intelligence and skill really do prove that he is the personal injury attorney I will always refer to those I care about.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2014
Auto Settlement
Excellent service, good preparation, made me feel comfortable dealing with the stress of mediation and settling. Good knowledge and ability to settle accident through mediation with best possible result.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  • Lapham Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bendinelli Law Office, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2011


  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • The Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000


  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Barton's Advocacy Boot Camp Graduate
  • William A. Barton
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is passionate about the law and is dedicated to his clients and the community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joe is an exceptional attorney. He is ethical, intelligent, and will work tirelessly to help his clients. Joe is truly a trial attorney and has an impressive track record in the courtroom."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for over 10 years as we are both attorneys practicing in the same area of the law, and we have attended many of the same seminars and educational opportunities. I also know of Joe’s excellent trial verdicts. I can strongly recommend Joe as a personal injury attorney. He is one of the most knowledgeable and caring injury attorneys that I have come to know in my career. What separates Joe is his dedication to being a voice for his clients and his determination to truly understand their injuries and how those injuries impact their lives."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an outstanding lawyer who is compassionate to his clients' circumstances and is willing to take the insurance companies to court if they do not treat his clients fairly. Joe goes above and beyond in his trial preparation and work for his clients. His outstanding trial results are a testament to his knowledge of the law and his ability to advocate on behalf of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent source of advice for young attorneys, he tries cases well, and he does the right thing for his clients. That combination makes his firm an excellent choice for a potential client."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe Lapham is a very caring and effective attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients."
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Denver Personal injury Lawyer William J Lapham II
William J Lapham II
Personal injury Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 20 years