Phone Number: 720-328-2176

Staff at Gill & Ledbetter

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Anne Whalen Gill

anne@coloradoappeals.com

Anne Gill founded Anne Whalen Gill, LLC as a solo practice specializing in appellate litigation. After merging her firm with the Highlands Ranch Law Center P.C., she joined Cox Baker & Page, LLC in December 2012.  Anne focuses her practice on appeals.  She is the author of the leading treatise on Colorado appellate practice, Colorado Appellate Law and Practice (Second Edition) in West’s Colorado Practice Series.

Anne acquired her extensive grasp of appellate practice during the years she was a staff attorney at the Colorado Court of Appeals.  She has successfully handled appeals in a broad range of areas, including family law, land use, zoning, interpretation of deeds, easements, contracts and business disputes, and probate.

Bar Admittance and Memberships

Colorado, 1985

New York, 1980

U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., 1981

U.S. District Court, Colorado 2001

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit., 2000

U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Colorado Bar Association

Litigation Section

Chairman /Vice Chairman Of Appellate Practice Subcommittee 2000-2008

Family Law Section

Denver Bar Association

Douglas/Elbert Bar Association

Education

New York Law School, J.D., 1979

C.U.N.Y., 1969-1971

Post-Graduate Study in Geology

Dickinson College, B.S., 1969

National Merit Scholar

H. Jay Ledbetter

jay@coloradoappeals.com

Mr. Ledbetter’s practice focuses on Attorney Ethics, as well as Appellate Writing and Advocacy.

Mr. Ledbetter was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1976, and admitted in Colorado in 1987.  He maintains a current license to practice law in both Texas and Colorado. Mr. Ledbetter is also admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in Colorado, as well as the Northern Federal District Courts of Texas.

Mr. Ledbetter’s practice primarily involves cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, although he has handled a number of appellate cases before the Courts of Appeal, and Supreme Courts of Texas and Colorado.

Each year, Mr. Ledbetter lectures in seminars for attorneys, geared to help them avoid ethical problems.  Mr. Ledbetter is a member of the Ethics Policy Committee.

After graduating in the top ten percent of his class at New Mexico Military Institute, Mr. Ledbetter entered Baylor University to study science.  As a junior in undergraduate school, Mr. Ledbetter was accepted early to begin his legal education at Baylor University Law School.  Not only did he finish his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, but also his Juris Doctor degree, doing so in only twenty-seven months.

At Baylor University Law, he was the editor of The Barrister, the law school publication, and chief of the Juvenile Justice Program.  As a senior law student, he was chosen to assist the Professor of Practice Court in instructing junior-level law students in conducting trials.  He was chosen to participate in a special pilot program which allowed law graduates to practice law before passing the bar exam, which he later passed with flying colors.

Mr. Ledbetter has handled over one thousand five hundred litigation matters, and has appeared before judges hundreds of times.  Mr. Ledbetter has used his extensive litigation experience to quickly and efficiently spot serious errors in the trial courts, so the appeals he handles have a greater chance of success.

Mr. Ledbetter has, for more than fourteen years, judged trial competitions for the Denver University College of Law, and has also served as presiding judge for the Colorado State Championship Mock Trials.

Mr. Ledbetter is a wartime veteran.  He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He was chosen to be a team member of a special operations team to go into Laos, North Vietnam and Cambodia to rescue the American POWs.  The group trained, was equipped, but the government “pulled the plug” on the mission and the team never deployed.  The movie Uncommon Valor was based on this mission.

CIVILIAN EDUCATION

ATLA Advanced Advocacy College

JD ‑ Law, Baylor University

BS ‑ Geology, Baylor University

HS ‑ New Mexico Military Institute

CIVILIAN LICENSES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND HONORS

President of Denver Chapter of Christian Legal Society

License 15733 to practice law in Colorado.

License 12074500 to practice law in Texas.

Admitted to practice before all courts in Colorado, including the Supreme Court.

Admitted to practice before all courts in Texas, including the Supreme Court.

Admitted to practice before all the Federal District Courts of Colorado.

Admitted to practice before all the Federal District Courts of the Northern Dist of Texas.

Member Colorado Bar Association.  Member Texas Bar Association.

Legislative Key Person, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Invited to serve as Citizen Ambassador to Japan by Atty Gen Edwin Meese.

Invited to serve in Colorado Delegation to Russia by Atty Gen Gayle Norton.