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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Colorado Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Law Firms In America||U.S. News and World Report||2017|
|Best Lawyers in America||U.S. News and World Report||2017|
|Colorado Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Best Law Firms in America||U.S. News and World Report||2016|
|Best Lawyers in America||U.S. News and World Report||2016|
|Best Law Firms in America||U.S. News and World Report||2015|
|Best Lawyers in America||U.S. News and World Report||2015|
|Colorado Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyers in America||U.S. News and World Report||2014|
|Colorado Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Law Firms in America||U.S. News ad World Report||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||U.S. News and World Report||2013|
|Colorado Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Colorado Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer/5280 Magazine||2012|
|Best Lawyers in America||U.S. News and World Report||2012|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Colorado Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer/5280 Magazine||2011|
|Colorado Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer/5280 Magazine||2010|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|A/V Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Summa Cum Laude||Arizona State University||1976|
|A/V Peer Review Rating 2000-2004||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Municipal Judge||Columbine Valley and Bowmar||1998 - Present|
|Owner||Law Office of James J. Keil Jr.||1986 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Fox & Porter||1983 - 1985|
|Law Clerk||Madden & Strate||1981 - 1983|
|Law Clerk||Maurice F. Fox||1981 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Municipal Judges Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|In re Marriage of Heller/Tulloss, 14CA1537||Affirmed in part/reversed in part|
|In re Marriage of Schneider, 14CA1728||Affirmed the Trial Court|
|In re Marriage of Varndell, 11CA1345||Affirmed the Trial Court ruling|
|See all legal cases|
|The Colorado Lawyer||The Modification of a Denial of Spousal Maintenance at Permanent Orders||2010|
|University of Colorado||Law||Juris Doctor||1982|
|Arizona State University||Business administration/ Economics||Bachelor of Science||1976|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||The Efficacy of Using Contempt to Enforce Domestic Relations Orders||2010|
|Family Law Conference||Post Secondary Education After Chalat||2007|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||Enforcing Domestic Relations Orders Through Contempt||2006|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||Contempt: Pointers and Pitfalls||2006|
Posted by Randy
Jim Keil has been in this business a long time and knows his stuff. My divorce case was contentious and my wife had very aggressive lawyers. I am a successful professional and an easy target. Jim knows when where to push in negotiations and saved my financial future from vicious attacks! Jim also cares about his billing habits. Some firms are interested in billing as many hours as they can. Jim is careful and prudent with his billing. I would wager that my total attorney cost was half what some other firms would charge. I was referred to Jim through friends and am glad I took their advice. One friend said, "When it comes to divorce, you have to pay for the best and forget the rest!" I'm glad I listened.
Posted by Monica
Jim has been representing me since January 2013, after I began my divorce
case with two attorneys who were ill-equipped to handle an ex-husband like
mine. He stepped in and quickly took control of a very complicated divorce.
In his 31 years of practice, Jim told me he has never known a more
vindictive ex-husband than mine. Although my ex has filed countless
extensive motions, Jim has won every important motion in my divorce case.
He is extremely thorough and very well-spoken in the courtroom, was superb
in cross-examining my ex-husband, and prepared me very well for the witness
He is extremely knowledgeable in divorce law, very trustworthy and guided me
in how to move forward as quickly as possible in my divorce.
He is well-known at the Jefferson County Courthouse, as well. I am most
grateful for his expertise in all the court battles he has won for me. I
wouldn't hesitate for a minute to highly recommend Jim to you. You won't be
disappointed and you would never want him on the other side of the courtroom
representing your ex.
Posted by Jeff
I was a disillusioned divorced Dad when I hired Jim Keil. Because of the incompetence of the first attorney I had hired for my divorce, and my own ignorance to my rights and the entire process, I was saddled with what everyone I had spoken to said was the WORST child support and parenting agreement (for a Dad) anyone had ever heard of. I had divorced an attorney and felt trapped in the court's initial decision, thinking that I had no recourse and was stuck with the unfair and unreasonable financial and parenting plan agreement for life.
After expressing the constant frustration of the arrangement to my therapist, it was suggested that I call Jim Keil. I felt, even though Jim was more expensive than the first attorney I had hired, the recommendation from my therapist was so effusive that I had to give it a shot. Well, the old saying "you get what you pay for" came into play right then. Hiring Jim was the best move I could have made in retrospect, I just wish I knew about him when I first needed a lawyer. Jim took my case, recognized the unfairness of the divorce settlement, and went to work on my behalf. For the first time, I felt that I had someone advocating for me who understood my position, knew the law, and who had the experience to handle it appropriately. Jim's professionalism and personality gave me confidence. He also spoke in "real" terms, so I could understand them, instead of the "lawyer speak" I'd been flummoxed by throughout the court process. He devised out a plan of action and kept me informed as to that plan every step of the way.
Still, confidence and understanding doesn't necessarily win cases or change bad initial rulings. Jim's organization, preparation, and court savvy came through during the court hearing to review the child support agreement. He stated our case and why it wasn't fair or reasonable, brought out past court rulings that supported our position, and aggressively yet professionally questioned many of the positions the other side took during testimony.
The judge saw it our way, and we won decisions on every important area of the dispute. Jim got the monthly child support payment dropped significantly, my share of the percentage I owe for education and medical costs dropped to a reasonable level, and got me right to claim one of my daughters as a deduction on my taxes. He made a bad situation much more fair and livable for me, which was exactly what I was hoping for when I hired him.
I couldn't be happier that I hired Jim Keil.
Christopher Griffith, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
As a divorce mediator I see the approaches of many family law attorneys and Mr. Keil is simply one of the best. He provides not only wise counsel to his clients but also strong advocacy when necessary. Mr. Keil provides his clients with what they need to hear rather than what they may want to hear. His experience in family law is extensive and he is a "straight shooter" with his clients. I highly recommend Jim Keil if you are looking for a strong family law attorney.
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