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Lance M Sears

Car accident Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 47 years

About Lance

Learn Lance’s areas of practice.

Lance Michael Sears is a past President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, a state–wide professional association of Colorado lawyers who practice civil trial law. After service as President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association from 1988–1989, Lance was elected to represent Colorado as a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) for six years.

Lance was raised in Boulder, Colorado and received both his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) and his law degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. From 1975 to 1979, he was Deputy District Attorney in El Paso County (Colorado Springs), where he learned trial law on a daily basis in the courtroom. His practice since then has concentrated on civil trial law.

A significant amount of Lance’s practice is in Federal Court, and in 1992, the judges of the Federal Court in Colorado appointed him to the Federal Court Advisory Committee, where he worked with his fellow lawyers and the federal judges to make federal trial practice more efficient and cost effective. In 2002, Lance was elected as the President of the Faculty of Federal Advocates (the trial lawyers who practice in Federal Court) for the Federal District Court of Colorado.

From 2001–2006, Lance was Chair of the Colorado State Judicial Performance Commission, which evaluates the performances of the justices of the Colorado Supreme Court and the judges of the Colorado Court of Appeals for purposes of making recommendations regarding their retention by the voters of Colorado.

Lance has lectured in over forty states and at national forums, and all over Colorado, on subjects involving trial skills and tactics, personal injury law, commercial torts, and legal ethics. He is certified as a Diplomate of Trial Advocacy by the National College of Advocacy, a prestigious achievement reached only after a lawyer has accumulated over 600 hours of teaching and lecturing to other lawyers, and is on the faculty and Board of Trustees of the National College of Advocacy.

Since 1982, Lance has also been on the Colorado Bar Ethics Committee, the committee that writes ethics opinions to guide Colorado lawyers in ethical standards. Lance is an advocate representing lawyer/respondents before the Colorado Grievance Committee.

Lance has over thirty-five years of trial experience. In 2003, Mr. Sears was named a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers (ISOB), a prestigious international organization with only approximately 600 members throughout the English-speaking world. He was appointed State Chair of the ISOB for the state of Colorado in 2006 to present and was elected to the Board of Governors of the ISOB and has served in that position since 2008.

Lance is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Colorado and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Licensed for 47 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 10/04/2022

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

Contact Lance

Lance M Sears
2 N Cascade Ave., #1250
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Reviews

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Posted by Emily | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service Who Really Cares
The help that Sears & Associates provided me during a difficult stretch in my life was invaluable. They never stopped fighting for me and helped me overcome the challenges I was presented with. I will always appreciate their help! I would highly recommend their services if you find yourself in a tough bind.
Posted by Dan | April 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help when I needed it the most.
My father was hit and killed by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in Colorado. Dealing with the tragic and sudden loss for my family was an immensely confusing and emotional period. Working with law enforcement, medical staff, district attorneys, banks, bills, insurance companies, funeral services and countless other offices simultaneously is something I hope no other person ever has to go through. Contacting Lance Sears and his team is the only part of the entire experience I would not change. Lance Sears took an immense burden off of my family and was the only part of that dark period that provided any clarity. I cannot reccomend Lance and his team enough. There is absolutely no way we could have made it through all of that without him on our side. Despite the tragedy, my family and I made it through safe, secure and healthy and it is entirely due to Lance Sears and his team. They went above and beyond in every aspect and I cannot thank them enough!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Both Serious and Kind
Lance is clearly skilled in his practice, and also enjoyable to work with. Lance helped me with an emotionally laborious issue against a colleague who missed my statute of limitations on a dog bite case. Lance worked up both the legal malpractice and the dog bite suit with intelligence, confidence and kindness that I had not experienced from any other lawyer. And I work with attorneys everyday. I was impressed with Lance and pleased with his commitment and our ultimate result.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The only team that would talk to me.
I received a consultation from this team over the phone, at no cost other than 30 mins of my time. I'm not a rich man, and in all honesty did not have as much of a solid case as I would have thought. They could have taken me for what little money I had, and then told me I couldn't really press this case. Instead I was given blunt truth, education, and knowledge to my situation at no cost to myself. Rare is the first word that comes to mind. I called around 30 law offices today. This is the team that gave me the education I needed, and confidence to proceed. This is the team that this potential client will always choose. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient handling of my case, felt very valued as a client.
Lance Sears was referred to me when I needed legal counsel. Right away he reached out to me after my initial connection attempt and he quickly outlined the necessary steps to get my case rolling. Even under Covid last year, the details and the process were clear with his approach. I wanted to be represented by a lawyer who would place high value in helping me through this process and that's exactly what happened. I'm grateful to have been represented by Mr. Sears and I'm extremely satisfied with the entire handling of my case.
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Posted by Amy | March 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy stress free process
Lance and Kathy did a great job helping my daughter and I. The case moved along quickly and efficiently. I would definitely use the law firm again and will recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2013
Lance Sears is as good as it gets
Lance Sears will not disappoint you. Smart is not an apt description of Mr. Sears intellect. In addition to usually being the smartest person in the room he is never caught off guard, being very experienced and knowledgable of the law. He is extremely hard working, leaving no stone unturned, analyzed or investigated. He will do everything in his power to achieve the desired result. Mr. Sears also employs a friendly, smart and very capable staff making all communications very easy. Mr. Sear's time and fees are a no brainer If you are truly serious about legally defending yourself to the maximum level possible. You can do no better then Mr. Sears.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sears & Associates, PC
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Rumbough v mitchell
  • $3, 500, 000

Associations

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • National Advisory Board
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Society of Barristers
  • fellow / board of governors
  • 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Ethics committee member
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • NCA board of trustees
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • President
  • 2002 - 2002
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1988 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Foundation Board of Governors
  • International Society of Barristers
  • 2015
  • international society of Barristers Bd of Governors 2006-2012
  • International society of Barristers
  • 2012
  • National Advisory Board
  • Assoc of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • 2009
  • fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2007
  • chair of colorado judicial performance commission ( 1998-2006 )
  • colorado judicial performance commission
  • 2006
  • super lawyer in colorado ( 2006 to present)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • president of faculty of federal advocates , district of colorado
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • 2002
  • diplomate of trial advocacy
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2001
  • AV rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Bd of Governors American Trial Lawyers Assoc (1990 to 1996)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 1990
  • president of colorado trial lawyers
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1988
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Publications

  • Trial Works
  • Anatomy of a personal injury lawsuit
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • AAJ Midwinter convention
  • use of demonstratives with experts
  • 2017
  • CTLA Blockbuster seminar
  • understanding safety / rules / bias issues
  • 2016
  • CTLA convention
  • incorporating bias, safety and the rules of the road in case themes
  • 2015
  • Advanced deposition college
  • advanced depositions
  • 2012
  • advanced deposition college
  • advanced deposition techniques
  • 2010
  • AAJ midwinter convention
  • considering bias in the discovery phase
  • 2010
  • florida academy for justice
  • understanding reptilian responses in seeking justice
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lance. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lance is just plain incredible. He is a very skilled lawyer and a first rate human being. This guy can deal with the most complex issues and at the same time relate to just about any client. Lance has amazing skills when it comes to trial advocacy. I can't recommend him highly enough. Excellent Trial Lawyer."
Birth injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lance is a great lawyer. He is one of the best advocates I've had the pleasure of working with."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lance Sears is a truly skilled trial lawyer who loves what he does and does it extremely well. I am fortunate to have worked with Lance, seen his intellect, and have served with him on national boards. I highly recommend him and would feel very comfortable having him represent my friends and family."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lance is the most prepared lawyer I know. His skill as a lawyer is surpassed only by his concern for his clients. I would not hesitate recommending Lance for any personal injury case!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A great choice. Smart, experienced, tough."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Friend
"I have served with Lance on a committee of the American Association for Justice and have heard him speak at seminars on many occasions. He is highly regarded in his field. His concern about the welfare of his clients is obvious. I whole-heartedly endorse him as a personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lance is a hard-working lawyer who really cares about his clients. He does a great job!"
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