Biographical Information

The Vance & Larson Law Firm was established on the principles of honesty, integrity and justice. When our founding attorney Keith Vance first began practicing law, he worked for insurance companies defending negligent people and businesses that caused accidents. He witnessed firsthand the tactics used by insurance companies to avoid paying people the compensation to which they are entitled. Mr. Vance quickly realized that he would rather be working for the other side, so he changed directions.

Our Colorado law firm was established with the single purpose of helping injured people heal and obtain fair compensation for the damages they have endured. We understand the devastation caused by serious personal injuries. They can prevent people from working and earning an income, they cause intolerable pain and suffering, and they can dramatically change your life An injured parent might not be able to care for his or her kids. An injured child may require a lifetime of care, or at least some quality care while he or she heals from injury. A brain damaged person may require help in learning how to live with this new disability. Sadly, some injuries cause prolonged and even permanent medical issues.

Our job is to make sure you receive an accurate diagnosis that documents exactly how your injury is affecting your life. If the injury is recent, you may not yet realize the severity of its impact on you and your family.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1997
  • Nebraska, 1999
  • Wyoming, 2001 (expired)


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. cum laude – 1997
  • Adams State College
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 1994
  • Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College
    • Graduate, 2005

Professional Experience

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Clerk, Donald Endacott of Lincoln, NE, 1996-97
  • Wittman & McCord, 1997 – 2000

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2015-17
  • AV-PREEMINENT, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified, National Board of Trial Advocacy-Civil
  • Top 10-Colorado, NAOPIA 2015-17
  • Top 10-Colorado, AIPIA 2015-17
  • Top 1%, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-17
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016-17
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2016-17