James D. Kilroy: Lawyer with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

James D. Kilroy

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Auditor and Accountant Defense
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation and Investigations
  • First Amendment
University University of Wisconsin, B.A., History, with honors, 1986
Law SchoolTulane University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991 Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review
AdmittedColorado; Supreme Court of Colorado; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Colorado

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Colorado Lawyers Committee
•Board of Directors
•Colorado Judicial Institute
•Board of Directors
•Denver Bar Association
•Colorado Bar Association
•Court Reform Committee
•American Bar Association
•Litigation Section
•Business Torts Subcommittee
•Corporate Counsel Subcommittee
•Faculty of Federal Advocates (Colorado)
•American Bar Foundation
•Colorado Fellows of American Bar Foundation
•Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

BornMadison, Wisconsin, May 3, 1964

Jim Kilroy is a partner in Snell & Wilmer's Denver office. His trial, appellate and arbitration practice covers all areas of business and employment litigation.

Jim represents clients in jurisdictions across the United States in matters involving contracts, securities, shareholder claims, officer and director liability, intellectual property, trade secrets, noncompetition agreements, mineral rights, real estate, construction, federal and state employment claims, and professional liability. He has extensive experience in complex litigation proceedings, including multidistrict litigation matters, class actions and collective actions.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Law firms strive to meet pro bono goals, Quoted, Denver Business Journal (June 14, 2013)

Professional Recognition & Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation (2015-2016)
•Colorado Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2006-2015)
•Colorado Top 100 (2013-2015)
•Task Force of the Year Award, Colorado Lawyers Committee's Homeless ID Task Force Steering Committee (2009)

Community Involvement

•Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, Volunteer (2010-present)
•Colorado Lawyers for the Arts (2010-present)
•Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers (2000-present)

Other Professional Experience

•Freeborn & Peters, Partner
•James D. Kilroy, Sole Practitioner
•Baker & Hostetler, Associate


Aug 17 The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 20 Colorado Lawyers Committee Awards Snell & Wilmer as Law Firm of the Year

Mar 13 Colorado Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 18 The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Dec 03 Snell & Wilmer Obtains $41.6 Million Verdict for Pacific Coast Steel

Aug 12 Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jul 23 Colorado Judicial Institute Appoints Snell & Wilmer Attorney James Kilroy to Board of Directors

Jun 27 Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jun 20 Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Aug 09 Snell & Wilmer Obtains Defense Verdict for Cherry Cricket Restaurant

Jun 22 Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Jul 10 Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers


Feb 12 Workplace Word - Since When Am I the Boss? Ever Expanding Attacks on Non-Traditional Employers

Aug 21 Workplace Word - EEOC's New Enforcement Guidelines Expand Employers' Obligations Toward Pregnant Employees

Jun 03 Workplace Word - Ninth Circuit Creates Wrinkle in the Way Employers Designate Family and Medical Leave

Mar 11 Workplace Word - Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (video)

Feb 14 Workplace Word - Employer To Do List for the New Year

Jan 30 Workplace Word - BYOD: Policy Considerations for Employers in the Age of Personal Devices

Nov 26 Workplace Word - Avoiding Holiday Liability

Oct 04 Workplace Word - Steering Away the Trojan Horse: Lessons from Worksite Enforcement Actions

Aug 30 Workplace Word - NLRB Takes Aim at Workplace Confidentiality Policies

Jun 26 Workplace Word - Additional Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Requirements for Industries Governed by Federal Transportation Laws


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James D. Kilroy

1200 Seventeenth Street, Suite 1900
DenverCO 80202-5854


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