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Keith Douglas Vance

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Keith Douglas Vance is a plaintiff's trial lawyer. He represents people injured by automobile collisions, semi truck collisions, defective products, intentional acts, medical negligence and those accidents occurring on the job. He also practices in the areas of civil rights litigation, criminal defense, employment law, and civil and criminal appeals.

Mr. Vance is a native of the San Luis Valley, Colorado. He was raised on a cattle ranch near Manassa. He earned his undergraduate degree from Adams State College in 1994 magna cum laude, and put himself through school by driving semi trucks over the road in the summers and working locally during the school year. He earned his law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1997, graduating with honors. While in law school, he clerked for the Honorable Donald Endacott of Lincoln, Nebraska. He began practicing law in 1997 at the Colorado Springs firm of Wittman & McCord. There, he worked for various insurance companies, maintaining a statewide practice of defending negligent drivers that caused auto and truck collisions. He left that firm in 2000 and stopped defending negligent people and companies. He began helping injured people and has committed to never stop. Mr. Vance is licensed in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. He is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Colorado Bar Association and the San Luis Valley Bar Association.

In 2005, Mr. Vance attended Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, a month-long intensive trial school near Dubois, Wyoming. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict and has won several million dollars in damages for his clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    19 years, 600 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    19 years, 100 cases
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    19 years, 300 cases
  5. Brain Injury: 10%
    19 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (20-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer-ColoradoAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Colorado Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer-ColoradoAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Young Lawyer of the YearColorado Springs Claims Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerVance & Larson Law Firm2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Mexico Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cortez v. PerezPlaintiff Verdict, $302,000
Cordova v. Valley-WideConfidential Settlement for Plaintiff
Ontiveros v. Belmont Trucking$750,000 settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJuris Doctrate1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Regional ConferenceSoft Cross Techniques2009
San Luis Valley Bar AssociationTraps for the Unwary: Rule 16.12007
San Luis Valley Bar AssociationEffective Voir Dire: Getting your time's worth2005