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James L. Gilbert


James L. GilbertFounding & Senior Partner


PH: 303.431.1111
FX: 303.431.1633

5400 Ward Road
Building IV, Suite 200
Arvada, Colorado 80002

Jim Gilbert received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and a law degree from the New York University School of Law. He has over thirty years of experience litigating complex cases against major auto manufacturers and other large corporations. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only national organization whose membership is limited to 100 lawyers. He was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). This prestigious academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. He is consistently listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America and has received numerous professional honors, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s Citation of Excellence and Diplomat of Trial Advocacy Awards. He is a member of the International Society of Barristers and is also a sought-after lecturer, having given hundreds of speeches and lectures around the country.

James Gilbert standing next to a racecarHe is an experienced race car driver, which gives him unique insight into vehicle handling and dynamics and lends a particular sophistication to his work in auto defect litigation. He has also serves as a consultant to television stations and has appeared on national television for his work as a trial attorney.

James Gilbert in a racecarJim Gilbert and his wife Mary Ann live in the foothills near Golden, Colorado. Jim and Mary Ann enjoy spending time with their two children and their families. Mr. Gilbert leads an active lifestyle participating in many sporting activities.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1968
  • B.S., Colorado State University, 1964


  • Colorado, 1969
  • Arizona, 1994
  • Federal Courts (Trial and Appellate)
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1995


  • The Inner Circle of Advocates (Member since 2003)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
  • International Society of Barristers
  • American Association For Justice
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy


  • Named 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for Product Liability and Personal Injury Litigation in the Denver Area
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - Present
  • Listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer in 2006 - 2020
  • Recipient of Association of Trial Lawyers of America Citation of Excellence at 1990 ATLA Annual Convention
  • Recipient of Association of Trial Lawyers of America Diplomate of Trial Advocacy presented June 1997
Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms 2013 The Inner Circle of Advocates International Society of Barristers International Academy of Trial Lawyers Law Dragon Public Justice: America's Public Interest Law Firm Rated by Super Lawyers Top 100 in Colorado Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year 2015 in Denver The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers Top 50 US Verdicts in All Practice Areas 2016
Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2019