Kapelke

Former Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Bob Kapelke joined the professional staff of JAG arbiters in 2005. He was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1994, following a distinguished career in commercial litigation including oil and gas, antitrust, real estate, corporate, securities and contract disputes. While in private practice, Kapelke was active in alternative dispute resolution forums including serving as a panelist with the American Arbitration Association and as a member of the Denver panel of arbitrators for the Center for Public Resources headquartered in New York.
 
Active in the community, Kapelke has served as the president of the Denver Rotary Club, a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Judicial Institute, president of the University Club, past chair of the University of Colorado Law Alumni Board, and past chair of the George W. Clayton College for Boys. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a past president of the Denver Bar Association, a past member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association.

Career Highlights 
Award of Merit, Colorado Bar Association, 2007
Joined JAG as an arbiter in 2005
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Colorado Law School, 2005
Denver Bar Association Award of Merit, 2001
Lifetime Achievement Award, Law Club of Denver
Partner, Gorsuch, Kirgis, Campbell, Walker & Grover (Chair, Commercial Litigation Section)
Associate, Dayton Denious
Law Clerk, Hon. Alfred A. Arraj, Chief Judge, United States District Court in Denver
Community and Professional Activities 
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Past President, Denver Bar Association
Former President, Denver Rotary Club
Past President, University Club
Former Chair, University of Colorado Law Alumni Board
Past Chair, George W. Clayton College for Boys
Former Member, House of Delegates, American Bar Association
Past Member, Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association.
Fun Facts 
Is founder of the “Burden of Spoof,” a troupe of Denver-area lawyers and judges who have been presenting satirical music revues on legal topics and current affairs since 1994.
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