Thomas J. Overton
1080 Kalamath Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Since graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law with High Honors in 1982, Thomas J. Overton has practiced exclusively as a trial attorney. Mr. Overton is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, an organization accredited by the American Bar Association. Mr. Overton is trial tested. He has been lead counsel in numerous trials and appeals in both federal and state courts in Colorado and across the country.
Mr. Overton acts as a Hearing Officer for the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Board. He has served on several community boards, including the Denver Children’s Home (past president) and the Colorado Inter-mountain Fixed Guideway Authority. He is also active in the American Inns of Court.
Mr. Overton founded the predecessor of The Overton Law Firm in 1991 after spending several years with a national law firm. His clients include multinational corporations, professionals, entrepreneurs, small and medium sized businesses, and individuals and families.
Mr. Overton is committed to fighting the battles that have to be fought to protect his client’s rights and interests. His experience includes a wide variety of complex business litigation as well as cases involving serious personal injuries and death. Because of his recognized expertise, Mr. Overton is often hired by other lawyers to act as special trial counsel on cases they are handling.
Mr. Overton was selected by his peers as one of the Top 50 Colorado Super Lawyers in 2008, 2010 and 2011Colorado Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and has also been identified as a Go-To Lawyer for Fortune 500 companies in 2006, 2010, and 2011 as reported.
Mr. Overton is highly experienced in handling contentious litigation. He works closely with his clients to achieve their goals and favorable results on their cases.
|Bar Admissions:||Colorado, 1982
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1982
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
|Certified as Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial AdvocacyCertified as a Civil Trial Specialist, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & SpecializationAV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Boulder, Colorado, 1986
|Legal Education:||University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D. (with High Honors), June, 1982Honors
Order of the Coif
Phi Kappa Phi
University of Tennessee Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1980 – 1982
Tennessee Judicial Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief, 1981 – 1982
Davidson, North Carolina
A.B., June, 1979
|Professional Associations and Memberships:||National Board of Trial Advocacy
Member, Board Directors & Board of Examiners, 2000 – 2005National Board of Trial Advocacy
Colorado State Coordinator, 1998 – PresentAmerican Academy of Trial Counsel
Fellow, American Academy of Trial Counsel
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court
Faculty of Federal Advocates
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
|Speaker, Effective Use of Powerpoint in the Courtroom, CTLA Blockbuster, 2006Faculty, Professionalism Seminar, Colorado Bar Association, 1997Faculty, Expert Witness, Practical Advice for the Practicing Trial Lawyer, Lorman Education Services, 1997
Chair, Dialog with the Judiciary Series, Colo. Bar Assn, Litigation Section, 1998 – 2000
Chair, Control in the Courtroom, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
Chair, Objections, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
Chair, Colorado Law Update, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
Chair, Selling Your Case to a Jury, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
Lecturer, How to Set Up a Group Practice and Stay Out of Jail, Colorado Chiropractic Society, 1998
Lecturer, How to Avoid Legal Pitfalls as Your Business Grows, National Association of Mortgage Brokers Convention, 1997
Guest Lecturer, The Professionals’ Workshop and several local college classes, 1988 – Present
|Hero for Kids, CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, 2006Member, Colorado Inter-mountain Fixed Guideway Authority, 1998-2000Member, Board of Directors, Denver Children’s Home, 1993-1997 (President 1996-1997)
Member, Denver Children’s Home Advisory Board, 1997 – 2005
Member, Board of Directors, Denver Entrepreneurship Academy, 1992-1996
Member, Board of Directors, The Colorado Ballet, 1989-1992
Past President, Colorado Lawyers for the Arts
|Birth Information:||1957, Knoxville, Tennessee|
Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.