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 in 4 years from Adams State College in 1994 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.
Outside of the office, Mr. Vance is married and a father of four children. He is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, loves to hunt and fish and actively tries to make a difference in his community.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff Criminal Defense Civil and Criminal Appeals Consumer Protection Landlord/Tenant Products Liability Law Workers' Compensation Law Civil Rights Litigation
Colorado, 1997 Nebraska, 1999 Wyoming, 2001
University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska J.D. cum laude - 1997 Adams State College B.A. - 1994
Honors and Awards
Clerk, Donald Endacott of Lincoln
Professional Associations and Memberships
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Member The American Association for Justice, Member Colorado Bar Association, Member San Luis Valley Bar Association, Member New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association