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Peter W Thomas Jr.

Litigation Attorney at Aspen, CO

4.6   7 reviews

also known as Pete Thomas

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Brain injury

    28 years, 21 cases

  2. Lawsuits and disputes

    28 years, 400 cases

  3. Litigation

    28 years, 400 cases

  4. Personal injury

    28 years, 180 cases

  5. Wrongful death

    28 years, 32 cases


Pete Thomas is a trial attorney specializing in civil and commercial litigation.  Pete has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer, a distinction extended to only the top 5 percent of all attorneys. Pete enjoys the highest AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale Hubbell, has attained the designation of Master Advocate with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and is listed as one of Colorado’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers with the National Trial Lawyer’s Association. In 2020, he was appointed to the Litigation Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association.

Pete represents clients throughout Colorado and the United States, having litigated cases against some of the largest law firms and largest corporations in the country.  His most recent victory involved a nearly $10,000, jury verdict in a construction defect case against a large residential developer.    

Pete is a former nationally ranked freestyle mogul skier and whitewater kayaker, two hobbies he still pursues in his spare time.  He also is an avid musician and plays guitar in a popular Colorado band.  He attributes much of his success as a trial lawyer to his experience on stage playing music in front of large crowds.  "Whether on stage with a guitar or on stage in the courtoom, the mindset and approach to making an audience scream with excitment or a jury cry for your client is very much the same" he explains.  "You have to engage your audience, capture their attention, and create tension and emotion."   Or in the words of one of his clients:

"Wow. The jury was mesmerized by you. The paralegal with the other firm was sobbing during your opening statement. I couldn't believe it. You were absolutely amazing."



AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating


Praxidice Law
124 West Hyman Ave
Suite 1-A
Aspen, CO, 81611


4.6 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Michael | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
$16,879,294.50 Verdict Says it All
Contact me immediately if you so much as hesitate before hiring Pete. Hire someone else if all you want is a lawyer. Hire Pete if you want a real professional. He is a tireless advocate who will invest his soul into your case - and win it - huge. I was impressed before we went to trial. He manages to marry the demeanor of a gentleman with the intensity of a warrior. Once we finally got our day in court, it was apparent to everyone in the courtroom that the opposing team of lawyers was going to be out-matched and out-witted and out-lawyered by Pete in every way. Three weeks later the jury spoke and awarded us almost seventeen million dollars. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Mark | April 12, 2015
We Won - Nothing Else Matters
We are a national hotel developer and hired Pete's firm to represent us in a multi-million dollar construction defect case that our carrier refused to cover. It took years of litigation which was frustrating, but we ultimately won and the contractor that sued us had to repay us all of our legal fees and our court costs at the end. Thanks, Pete. You kicked their butts.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
a True Professional
I commend Pete and his entire staff. They deliver what they advertise...white glove five star client service paired with outstanding legal work. Praxidice is the Four Seasons of law firms.
Posted by Bradford | March 30, 2015
Excellent Attorney, Excellent Outcome
Our company hired Pete to represent us in a commercial dispute involving a shipping contract. We were very impressed and intend to use Pete for all of our litigation work from now on.
Posted by Kevin Johnson | March 26, 2015
We can't say enough about Pete and everyone in his office!! His first priority was for our daughter and helping us make sure she had the best care. His second was for us, as parents, to help us be able to give her what she needs throughout her life. Even though all the money cannot make our daughter who she was before the accident, having the funds to let her live a long and comfortable life with the medical and home care she needs is of immeasurable value. I will recommend Pete and his law office forever!!
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Posted by Michael | August 24, 2014
Where do I start? I hired Pete to represent me in complex business dispute. We won every motion he filed, we won at trial, we won on appeal and he even got the Court to make the other side pay my legal fees. They never had a chance against him. Pete is wise beyond his years, savvy and strategic in every move he makes, and as tenacious as they come. I have hired senior partners in some of the largest law firms in the country who could not hold a candle next to Pete. Thank you, Pete, for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
Was not impressed
After searching through several different attorney reviews I was super impressed with Mr. Thomas. Unfortunately after several interviews I found I was wrong with my assumption. Mr. Thomas is not knowledgeable in personal injury accident cases as he had informed me and he is also very quick to double talk. I believe he may have a high rating for court cases, but as an attorney for his client, I do not believe him to be honest or knowledgeable with personal injury suits.
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Response from Peter Thomas March 25, 2015
Dear Ms. O'Dell: I am sorry you were so disappointed that my firm was not willing to accept your case. Our services are in high demand and we cannot agree to represent every person who contacts us. Your case unfortunately did not meet our criteria, so we politely declined your request for representation. We have never met or spoken by phone about the records you had your former attorney send to my office, but I would be more than happy to set some time aside to discuss my observations and the reasons we were not able to accept your case. In the meantime, hopefully one of the referrals I provided you will work out. If you need some additional recommendations, don't hesitate to let me know. Best regards, Pete Thomas
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 165-450 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Clerk to Chief Justice Anthony F. Vollack
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 1996 - 1997


  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Joshua & Co. v. Beausant Rev.Trust, 04 CA 2679 (Colo.App.)
  • Won
  • Blue Ridge Capital v. Wilkinson, 2004 WL 2677708 (Colo. App. 2004).
  • Won
  • Kogelles v. Reserve Foundation Trust, Pitkin Dist. Ct. Case No. 02 CV 190
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  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Board Member, Executive Council Litigation Section
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Master Advocate
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Council
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2008
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Bar Register Pre-Eminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • ABA State Delegate
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Real Estate Commission
  • Top 10 Traps in Real Estate Litigation
  • 2006
  • Business Litigation
  • Electronic Records Preservation
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Peter
Litigation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel in several cases against Peter and have found him to be a very proficient courtroom attorney"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Pete Thomas as a first-rate lawyer. For nearly two decades, I have had the pleasure of Pete's professionalism and, more importantly, his friendship, as a colleague in Aspen."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is professional, knowledgeable and an excellent attorney focussed on positive outcomes for his client."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel to Peter Thomas on many matters. Peter is courteous, professional, extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent attorney. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone looking to hire a litigator in Colorado."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete is a great litigator with lots of creativity and a great grasp of many different aspects of the law. I would recommend him without hesitancy to any potential client. On top of all that, he is a really fun guy and a joy to work with."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter was easy to work with on a contentious case. He is an excellent writer and a zealous advocate for his clients."
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Aspen Litigation Lawyer Peter W Thomas Jr.
Peter W Thomas Jr.
Litigation Attorney
Aspen, CO
Licensed for 27 years
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