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James D. Kilroy

James D. Kilroy

Partner| Denver


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.

  • Tulane University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A., History, with honors, 1986)
  • 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
    • Fellow
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • "Law firms strive to meet pro bono goals," Quoted, Denver Business Journal (June 14, 2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation (2015-2018)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2006-2017)
    • Colorado Top 100 (2013-2017)
  • Task Force of the Year Award, Colorado Lawyers Committee's Homeless ID Task Force Steering Committee (2009)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, Volunteer (2010-present)
  • Colorado Lawyers for the Arts (2010-present)
  • Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers (2000-present)
  • Freeborn & Peters, Partner
  • James D. Kilroy, Sole Practitioner
  • Baker & Hostetler, Associate
  • Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit