Keith Douglas Vance

Managing Attorney
Owner since May 1, 2000
Alamosa, Colorado

Keith Douglas Vance is a plaintiff's trial lawyer. He represents people injured by automobile collisions, semi-truck collisions, defective products, intentional acts, medical negligence and accidents occurring on the job. He also practices in the areas of civil rights litigation, criminal defense, employment law, and civil and criminal appeals.

Mr. Vance is a native of the San Luis Valley, Colorado. He was raised on a cattle ranch near Manassa. He earned his undergraduate degree from Adams State College in 1994 and put himself through school by driving semi trucks over the road in the summers and working locally during the school year. He earned his law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1997, graduating with honors. While in law school, he clerked for the Honorable Donald Endacott of Lincoln, Nebraska. He began practicing law in 1997 at the Colorado Springs firm of Wittman & McCord. There, he worked for various insurance companies, maintaining a statewide practice of defending negligent drivers that caused auto and truck collisions. He left that firm in 2000 and stopped defending negligent people and companies. He began helping injured people and has committed to never stop. Mr. Vance is licensed in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. He is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Colorado Bar Association and the San Luis Valley Bar Association.

In 2005, Mr. Vance attended Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, a month-long intensive trial school near Dubois, Wyoming. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict and has won several million dollars in damages for his clients.

Outside of the office, Mr. Vance is married and a father of four children. He is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, loves to hunt and fish and actively tries to make a difference in his community.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil and Criminal Appeals
  • Consumer Protection
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Products Liability Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1997
  • Nebraska, 1999
  • Wyoming, 2001


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. cum laude - 1997
  • Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
    • B.A. magna cum laude - May, 1994


  • Constitutional Rights, Alamosa High School, 2014 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Donald Endacott of Lincoln, NE, 1995 - 1997
  • 10 Best-Colorado, Client Satisfaction, American Institute Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015 - 2016
  • 10 Best-Colorado, Personal Injury, National Academy Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015 - 2016
  • Super Lawyers-Colorado, 2015 - 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers-Civil Plaintiff, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016 - 2017
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, American Society Legal Advocates, 2015 - 2016
  • AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017 - 2018
  • Top 1% in Nation, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • San Luis Valley Bar Association, Member
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Wittman & McCord, 1997 - 2000
  • Huenergardt & Vance, Partner, 2001 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Thursday Night Bar, 2005 - 2018
  • Various Foundation Donations of Legal Work, 2005 - 2018


  • Spanish
  • English