Neighbors

Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Bill Neighbors joined the staff of arbiters at JAG in 1986. After serving as the Chief Trial Deputy for the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office for two years, he was appointed to the Boulder County District Court in 1973, serving primarily in a civil division until 1983, when he was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court. In 1985, Neighbors was elected Deputy Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Neighbors has long been an advocate of judicial education and legal professionalism as demonstrated by his long-standing relationship with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy as a teaching team leader and member. He has taught trial advocacy at Harvard, the University of Denver, the University of Colorado and New Mexico law schools. Neighbors and Justice William H. Erickson have written two books on constitutional criminal law and procedure.

Career Highlights 
Lawyer of Year 2017: Mediation
5280 Magazine Top Lawyers 2015
Colorado Super Lawyers 2015
The Best Lawyers in America© 2015, 2016, 2017
Joined JAG as an arbiter in 1986
Chief Trial Deputy for the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office
Private Practice 1965-1971
Community and Professional Activities 
Former Chair, State Commission on Judicial Performance
Former Chair, City of Denver Ethics Code Review Committee
Former Chair, City of Denver Civil Service Review Committee
Past member, Judicial Discipline Committee
American Law Institute
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Fun Facts 
Member of Colorado State University's Livestock Judging Team
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