Professional Profile of James W. Avery
At Avery Law Firm™, a nationwide brain & spinal cord injury law firm, we have been helping accident and negligence victims for over 30 years. The founder and principal trial lawyer, James W. “Jim” Avery, has handled some of the largest and most complex cases in the areas of head injury, paralysis injuries, aviation, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, product liability, commodities fraud, trucking accidents, railroad accidents, wrongful death, etc., with top notch results.
Our law firm has extensive experience in and out of the courtroom and can help you pursue all legal avenues to obtain the financial compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has been the victim in an accident, malpractice, negligence or professional negligence, please do not hesitate to contact us. All injured clients or survivors are entitled to a free consultation, and if it appears your claim has merit, a free investigation. GET STARTED TODAY BY FILLING OUT THE CONTACT FORM ON THE RIGHT!
Honors and Awards
Due to consistently excellent results and success in the courtroom, Jim Avery has been recognized by peers and professionals as one of the top lawyers in Colorado and nationwide. Newsweek Magazine feature “National Top Attorneys” published March 28, 2011 selected Jim Avery in the fields of catastrophic injury and medical malpractice.
Jim has been regularly named a Super Lawyer, representing the top 5% of lawyers in the state.
AMERICA, an honor bestowed on only the top 100 attorneys in any state.
Jim Avery was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by The National Trial Lawyers Association, representing the top 1% of lawyers in the state.
In 2008, Jim Avery was named a Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers nationwide and is by invitation only.
Jim’s Avvo client feedback rating is “excellent,” we believe due to extensive experience in the profession, excellent results, and superb professional conduct.
Bar and Professional Activities
Avery Law Firm lawyers are admitted to practice before all courts in the states of New York, Colorado and Indiana, and have been specially admitted to practice in courts in California, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Arizona, and New Mexico. Jim Avery has been admitted to practice in numerous federal courts, including the Western District of New York, District of Colorado, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the Northern and Southern Districts of California.
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
- Colorado Bar Association (CBA)
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
- The American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
- The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)
- Brain Injury Association of America (BIA)
- Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC)
- The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
- The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Jim received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College in 1979, where he was elected to a National Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi), and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Denver College of Law in 1982. [Note, neither of these colleges or universities grants degree titles such as cum laude or magna cum laude and specific numerical class rankings are not given to graduates.
Jim has been published in the areas of Joint Liability of Surgeons, Surgical Malpractice, and Physician Malpractice, and is frequently asked to speak on topics relevant to trial lawyers. Discusses the imposition of joint liability of physicians after the enactment of new tort reform laws limiting joint and several liability of tortfeasors., Author, The Pro Rata Liability Act and Imposition of Joint Liability Against Physicians, The Colorado Lawyer Magazine, 1998.
Prior to establishing Avery Law Firm in 1989, Jim Avery was associated with the trial firms of Hansen & Breit, P.C. (defunct) Madden & Strate, P.C. (defunct), Greengard & Senter, P.C., where he practiced with noted trial lawyers Bob Hansen, John Breit (deceased), Bill Madden (retired), George Strate (retired) and Richard Greengard (deceased). Jim Avery has also served as co-counsel to noted trial lawyers Richard “Racehorse” Haynes and Geoffrey Fieger, among others.
Jim Avery has given extensively of his time and resources to the brain injured (his mother brain injured and helped establish the Rochester Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury) and people in need (he has supported Home Christian Fellowship (Aurora, Colorado based church), Persecuted Christians Task Force and The Sudan Project (Denver metro supported ministry including Cherry Hills Community Church and West Bowles Community Church). In addition, Jim has been a long time supporter of War Child International, a family of independent humanitarian organizations which work together to help children and young people affected by armed conflict.
Most notably, Jim has made numerous humanitarian aid trips to Africa to aid victims of war torn South Sudan, where he assisted in the re-establishment of schools, clinics and churches.
English, Spanish, French, Italian and Turkish languages served.
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