5410 S. Danube Way
Centennial, CO 80015-4804

For Appeals and Ethics Matters, It Pays to Put Our Expertise to Work for You.

Gill & Ledbetter specializes in helping people get Colorado cases ready to either appeal, or to defend against an appeal from the other side, and in successfully presenting those cases in the Court of Appeals, and in the Supreme Court.  We also specialize in attorney and judicial ethics.

We do this in several ways:

During the trial, we can bring our litigation expertise to bear.  There are critical events which occur during the trial which can either make or break an appeal.  If requested, we can come alongside your attorney before and during the trial, and work cooperatively to preserve the errors of the judge for appeal.   If you request, we can prepare, or respond to: Rule 12 Motions on Pleadings; Rule 56 Summary Judgment Motions; Rule 60 (b) Motions for Relief from Judgment; and Rule 62 Motions to Stay Enforcement of a Judgment.  We can give you the best chance of winning at any of these critical junctures, and should the judge rule against you, the work we have done will help with any appeal you might file, or defend.

And at any time, even before the trial, should the judge take an action (or refuse to take an action) which is so clearly wrong and has caused such unfairness so as to prevent a fair trial, we can make application immediately in the Supreme Court for corrective action of that error under Appellate Rule 21.

After the judgment is entered, we can bring our appellate expertise to bear to make certain that all the necessary steps are accomplished in a timely manner, so as to take the case to the appellate courts, and seek a reversal of an adverse judgment of the trial court.  All the steps must be accomplished in proper order, and there is a strict time-line in this process.  If every step in that process is accomplished correctly, and on time, then the appeal can go forward.  Even the most senior and accomplished trial attorneys have been known to miss one of these vital steps, or failed to meet a deadline, and the appeal has failed before it even could be heard by the court.

If your case was won in the trial court, and the other side is taking an appeal, we also defend against those appeals.   You won once, and it would be a shame to then lose in the appellate courts, and find yourself back in the trial court re-trying the case.

Sometimes, there has been a violation of attorney or judicial ethics.   The Supreme Court has set up broad rules of ethics, and closely monitors these matters.   We help clients and attorneys determine whether there has been a breach of ethics, and what they can do next.

Call us today at 720-328-2716 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Anne Whalen Gill

Bar Admissions:

  • 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

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

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Litigation Section
  • Chairman /Vice Chairman Of Appellate Practice Subcommittee 2000-2008
  • Family Law Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Douglas/Elbert Bar Association

Attorney H. Jay Ledbetter

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • All courts in Colorado, including the Supreme Court
  • All courts in Texas, including the Supreme Court
  • All the Federal District Courts of Colorado
  • All the Federal District Courts of the Northern Dist of Texas

Education:

  • ATLA Advanced Advocacy College
  • JD ? Law, Baylor University
  • BS ? Geology, Baylor University
  • HS ? New Mexico Military Institute

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • President of Denver Chapter of Christian Legal Society
  • 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

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