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John Purvis

4410 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 200
Boulder CO 80303
(303) 442-3366

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Purvis Gray LLP


At PURVIS • GRAY, LLP, we are dedicated to helping seriously injured clients recover significant compensation.

If you have been in an accident or harmed as a result of negligence, intentional acts, or incompetence and sustained life-altering injuries or damages,  our lawyers can assist you.

Our attorneys are known in Colorado and across the United States as skilled litigation lawyers. We are experienced in civil trials, litigation, appeals, arbitration, and negotiation. Please rely on us for assistance in any of our practice areas:

Various events which are the fault of others can have severe negative consequences for your health, your financial security, and your long-term well-being. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and that the long term welfare for you and your family is secured.

Act now - do not lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.

We handle a variety of cases involving serious harm and damages and are available to consult with you on any matter.

Please Call: 303-442-3366

John A. Purvis 



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Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury Law
Products Liability Law
Business Torts
Civil Trials
Legal Malpractice
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Colorado, 1968
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1968
University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1968
Harvard University, 1965
Honors: Cum Laude
Published Works:
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Psychological Factors and the Effects of the Medico-Legal System on Recovery, The Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, co-author with J. Lemmon, M. Acimovic, M. Keatley, E. Josephs and J. Carnes, September-October 1995, Vol. 13, Issue 5, 4-11
Evidence in Trial Practice in Colorado, "Discovery Techniques", National Business Institute, Inc., 11/19/93
Head Injury Seminar, "Preparation for Settlement or Trial of Brain Injury Cases", Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and Colorado Head Injury Foundation, 2/19/93
Case Management with Mild Brain Injury--Mile head Injury Conference, "Some Thoughts on Case Management of Mild Brain Injury From a Lawyer's Point of View", Colorado Department of Health & Colorado Head Injury Foundation, Inc., 6/13/91
Hot Topics in Personal Injury, "Proving Non-Economic Damages in a Wrongful Death Action", Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 5/17/91
A Trial Lawyer's Summit: The Nuts and Bolts of Litigation, "Closing Arguments - For the Plaintiff", Colorado Trial Lawyers Association & Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 4/12/91
The Head Injury Case: What the Attorney Needs to Know, "Evidentiary Considerations in Brain Injury Cases: Objections, Solutions and Demonstrative Evidence", Utah Head Injury Association & Utah State Bar, 11/1/90
Evidence in Trial Practice in Colorado, "Discovery Techniques", National Business Institute, Inc., 10/11/90
National Litigation Conference, "Preparation of the Head Injury Case: Special Considerations", Law Education Institute, Inc. & The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2/24/90
Product Liability, "Evidentiary Issues in Product Liability Cases", Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 12/8/89
Understand and Preparing the head Injury Case, "Preparing Traumatic Brain Injury Cases for Settlement and Trial: Special Considerations", Utah Head Injury Association & Utah State Bar Association, 11/3/89
For the Plaintiff: Determining and Proving Damages, "Assessing and Evaluating Types of Damages Available", "Calculating the Amount of Compensatory Damages", Punitive Damages"," Evidentiary Issues", National Business Institute, Inc., 10/20/89
Depositions: Strategies, Tactics & Mechanics, "Deposition Problems and Procedures", "The Usual Stipulations", Work Product, Privileges and Confidentiality", Instructions Not to Answer & Motions to Compel", "Improper Termination of the Deposition", "Use of Deposition Transcript", Professional Education Systems, inc., 5/19/89
Trial Advocacy in Colorado, "Initial Considerations", "Closing Argument", National Business Institute, Inc., 2/28/89
Head Injury: Fact, Myths and Realities, "Trial Preparation and Presentation in Cases Involving Brain Injury", Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and Colorado head Injury Foundation, 2/24/89
Personal Injury Litigation Practice in Colorado, "Screening the Plaintiff's Case", "Assessing Damages", National Business Institute, Inc., 9/9/88
Representative Cases:
State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Peiffer, 955 P.2d 1008 (Colorado 1998)
Kline v. American States Ins. Co., 924 P.2d 1150 (Colorado Court of Appeals 1996)
Grulke v. Erickson, 920 P.2d 845 (Colorado Court of Appeals 1995)
Schneider v. Midtown Motor Co., 854 P.2d 1322 (Colorado Court of Appeals 1992)
Easton v. 1738 Partnership, 854 P.2d 1362 (Colorado Court of Appeals 1993)
Denver Air Center v. District Court for Twentieth Judicial Dist. of State of Colo., 839 P.2d 1182 (Colorado 1992)
Total Petroleum, Inc. v. Farrar, 787 P.2d 164 (Colorado 1990)
Hooper v. Yoder, 737 P.2d 852 (Colorado 1987)
Greenemeier by Redington v. Spencer, 719 P.2d 710 (Colorado 1986)
Teneyck v. Roller Hockey Colorado, Ltd, 10 P.3d 707 (Colorado Court of Appeals 2000)
Huntoon v. T.C.I. Cablevision, 969 P.2d 681 (Colorado 1998)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Visiting Lecturer, Evidence, Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy, University of Colorado School of Law, 1981 and 1984 - 1988
Multiple Regional and National Sessions of NITA
Numerous CLE Presentations
Honors and Awards:
Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Colorado Law Alumni Association, 1997
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Colorado Bar Association, 1978
Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers
Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the World
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, 1991-Present; State Chair, 1998-2000
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, 1997-Present; State Chair, 2000-Present
International Society of Barristers
Fellow, 1984-Present
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member, 1997-Present
Colorado Bar Association Litigation Executive Council
Member, 1991-Present; Chair, 1994-1995
U.S. District Court Committee on Conduct
Member, 1991-1997; Chair, 1996-1997
Colorado Public Defendant Commission
Member, Chairman, 1980-1989
Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission
Member, 1984-1990
Faculty of Federal Advocates
Member, Board of Directors, 1999-2002
American Bar Association
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors, 1978-1979
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors, 1989-1992
Boulder County Bar Association
Colorado Bar Foundation
American Bar Foundation
Supreme Court Historical Society
State Chairman, 1998-2003
Past Employment Positions:
Hutchinson, Black, Hill, Buchanan & Cook, Boulder, CO, Associate and Partner, 1972 - 1985
State of Colorado Office of the Public Defender, Denver, CO, Acting Colorado State Public Defender, 1978
Boulder County Office of the Public Defender, Boulder, CO, Deputy Public Defender, 1970 - 1972
Williams, Taussig & Trine, Boulder, CO, Associate, 1969
Legal Aid & Public Defender Program, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO, Director/Asst. Director, 1969
Boulder County District Attorneys Office, Boulder, CO, Deputy District Attorney, 1968
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