Bachus & Schanker, LLC has been recognized by its peers, by the community, and by business leaders as preeminent personal injury attorneys providing superior representation and customer service. Below is a sampling of our achievements and credentials. Click on the links to learn more about the different organizations and visit their websites.

Bachus & Schanker Wins – Over $1 Billion Recovered

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Super Lawyers identifies the top five percent of attorneys in Colorado, as chosen by their attorney peers and through the research of the national independent national research group Law & Politics. Super Lawyers identifies qualified candidates through a multi-step evaluation process using a balloting process consisting of more than 13,000 ballots sent to active practicing lawyers in Colorado; peer evaluation which focuses on: honors and awards, experience, verdicts and settlements, and community service; and professional achievement such as scholarly lectures and writings. The result is a diverse and comprehensive listing of the top five percent of Colorado’s outstanding lawyers. Bachus & Schanker, LLC ‘s founding partners, Kyle Bachus and Darin Schanker, were each independently and individually named Colorado Super Lawyers for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Attorneys Maaren Johnson, Chris Elliott, James Olsen, and Adam Balach were named Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Nationally, Super Lawyers is published in 48 states and reaches more than 10 million readers annually.


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Co-founder and co-managing partner, J. Kyle Bachus, has been recognized for his outstanding achievements by making 5280 magazine’s Top Lawyers 2015, 2016 and 2017 lists. 5280 sent ballots to thousands of metro-Denver attorneys asking for recommendations for lawyers in various law specialties and conducted interviews to come up with their list.

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Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America is becoming one of the most celebrated and respected groups of attorneys in the country. Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States. With these high standards, less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys of America have been invited to be a member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America. Lawyers may join in all areas of law practice. We are not a directory or referral service. We celebrate Attorney accomplishments.

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Bachus & Schanker, LLC is a member of the Denver Boulder Better Business Bureau. We have been members since 1998 and have achieved the highest rating available by the Denver Boulder Better Business Bureau. The Denver Boulder Better Business Bureau helps consumers make informed decisions about the integrity and quality of business services before they purchase them. The group provides on-line access to reliability reports of different companies and offers a number of different dispute resolution services to consumers and businesses.

We are also members of the Fort Collins Better Business Bureau and have been members of the Northern Colorado and Greater Wyoming BBB since 2006, where we have achieved their highest rating for a business (A+).

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Bachus & Schanker, LLC is a proud member of the Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The AAJ Leaders Forum recognizes attorneys who demonstrate the highest level of support for the AAJ mission of seeking justice for all and protecting the Constitutional right to trial by jury. The AAJ Leaders’ Forum has recognized the attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC as having the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity and upholding the honor and dignity of the legal profession.

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Founding partner Kyle Bachus has received a Lead Counsel Rating in the area of Personal Injury Law, Plaintiff. The Lead Counsel Rating was established in 1997 as a quality assurance tool consumers and businesses can use to quickly and easily evaluate a prospective attorney’s ability and credibility. When you see the Rating, you can be assured the attorney has met strict qualification standards that include: Professional Experience, Peer Recommendations and a Spotless Disciplinary Record.

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Lawdragon Top 500

Bachus & Schanker, LLCshareholder, Kyle Bachus has been designated as one of the nation’s top 500 Plaintiffs’ Lawyers by Lawdragron. The Lawdragon 500 is comprised of lawyers from a wide range of practices, ranging from semi-Truck Accidents to toxic torts, Aviation disasters to birth negligence. Those named to the list represent less than one-half of one percent of the legal profession. Lawdragon 500 was selected based on a proprietary system that takes into account dozens of qualifications that are scored to determine the best lawyers nationwide. Among the factors utilized in the list’s selection are extensive research by Lawdragon journalists who interview thousands of lawyers nationwide and a survey of lawyers and clients who nominate and vote for their peers online.


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The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA)

The American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA, is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.

Through ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings, we recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.

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The American Trial Lawyers Association

The American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) has designated our founders, J. Kyle Bachus and Darin Schanker, as two of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado in 2009. This recognition marks the third consecutive year both attorneys have received this designation. Only five percent of attorneys in Colorado receive this designation. This credential is awarded to candidates on a yearly basis, and trial lawyers in each state are evaluated for the active involvement in trial practice or management of substantial personal injury law firms.

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Bachus & Schanker, LLChas been designated by our colleagues as preeminent in our field. We have achieved an AV rating, the highest preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating denotes that our firm is recognized for the highest levels of skills and integrity. We are listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers lists only those select law practices and law firms that have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.

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The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. The quality of our membership is very impressive and includes many of the top trial lawyers in the country. Many of our members have achieved numerous million and multi-million dollar results (several members have won billion dollar cases). Their practice areas include most areas of litigation, including: major personal injury, products liability, malpractice, construction, environmental, employment, insurance and business litigation. The common fact is that they have each demonstrated, in an objective and tangible way, their ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Certification by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum provides recognition of such accomplishment and a national network of experienced colleagues for information exchange, assistance and professional referral.

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National Association of Distinguished Counsel

J. Kyle Bachus, of Bachus & Schanker, LLC, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel . NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

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After a nationwide search, Expertise named Bachus & Schanker, LLC a “Best Car Accident Lawyer” in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Logo