John A. Purvis

John A. Purvis: Attorney with Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1989; currently listed in 5 categories: personal injury law; product liability law; professional malpractice law; legal malpractice law; mass torts and class action litigation. Elected to: American College of Trial Lawyers, State Chair 1998-2000; International Society of Barristers; International Academy of Trial Lawyers, State Chair ?-present.; American Board of Trial Advocates. Recipient: Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Colorado Bar Association, ; Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Association,. Director, Legal Aid and Defender Program, University of Colorado School of Law, 1969. Visiting Lecturer, Evidence and Advanced Trial Advocacy, University of Colorado School of Law, 1981, 1984-1988. Deputy District Attorney, Boulder County, 1968. Public Defender, Boulder, 1970-1972. Acting Colorado State Public Defender, 1978. Member, Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission, 1984-1990. State Chairman, Supreme Court Historical Society, 1998-2003. Member and Chairman, 1980-1989, Colorado Public Defender Commission. Member, 1991-1997, and Chair, 1996-1997, U.S. District Court Committee on Conduct. Member 1991-2009, and Chair, 1994-1995, Colorado Bar Assn. Litigation Council.Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Assn., Board of Directors1978-1979, 1989-1992.Faculty of Federal Advocates, Board of Directors1999-2002.Colorado Bar Foundation. American bar Foundation. Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Products Liability Law
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Trials
  • Legal Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303-442-3366  Phone
University Attended:
Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 1965
Law School Attended:
University of Colorado, J.D., 1968
Year of First Admission:
1968, Colorado; 1968, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Boulder County, Colorado (Member, Litigation Section Executive Council, 1991-2009, Chair, 1994-1995) and American Bar Associations; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1978-1979, 1989-1992); American Association for Justice; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; American Board of Trial Advocates; International Society of Barristers; American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chairman, 1998-2000); International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Faculty of Federal Advocates (Member, Board of Directors, 1999-2002); Colorado Bar Foundation; American Bar Foundation.
Birth Information:
Greeley, Colorado, August 31, 1942
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 04/18/14 in Personal Injury

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