James J. Keil, Jr. (Jim) has been an attorney for 37 years representing over 1,900 family law clients. His years of experience in litigating and negotiating family law cases has honed his ability to achieve success in mediation. Jim was a Municipal Court Judge for 22 years. His experience as a judge has provided him with the demeanor and temperament to arbitrate family law cases. Jim has mediated and arbitrated a myriad of issues including decision-making and parenting time, child support, complex property division, maintenance/alimony, paternity, and the award of attorney fees and costs. He has mediated over 500 family law cases with a 90% success rate. Jim knows how to settle a case in mediation.
As a successful appellate lawyer, Jim has gleaned valuable insight as to why parties should settle their issues in mediation instead of letting a judge decide their case. Frequently, parties to a family law litigation are unable to see the wisdom of settlement through their anger and emotion. It is not until the case is appealed and the parties have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars that they realize they should have settled instead of litigating. The wisdom of the years, as well as his litigation and appellate experience, give Jim a unique skill set and the ability to mediate and resolve even the most complex and emotionally charged family law cases.
AWARDS AND RATINGS
Jim has earned the respect of his clients, his peers, and judges. He has been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America in family law and mediation. He was named by Law Week as Barrister’s Best, People’s Choice for Best Mediator in 2019. Jim has been named as a Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law for 12 years and a Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyer in 2019. He has held an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell for the past 28 years and has a Superb Rating from AVVO (10/10) for the past 10 years. Jim has presented at various seminars and is a published author.
If you are an attorney, you can call me to set mediation or arbitration at 303-422-0700 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are party to a family law case, you should speak with your attorney and suggest using me to mediate or arbitrate your case. If you do not have an attorney, you may call or contact me directly.
If Jim is not available on a particular date, you should use Dick Rotole as your mediator or arbitrator. You can reach Dick at 303-399-1600.