Keith Fuicelli’s draw to the courtroom began at a very young age. Growing up watching shows like Law and Order, The Practice, and LA Law, sparked a love of an idea of a place where everyone is equal. A place where everyone has the right to be heard; where a jury of your peers decides disputes as large as they come. Keith clearly remembers the astonishment he felt when at very young age, no more than ten, his guitar teacher told him that yes, people do get paid to go to court and argue for what they believe is right.
After his first year of law school, knowing the courtroom was where he belonged, he applied for an internship at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. When asked why he wanted to be a D.A., Keith responded, “law and order.” The chief of county court replied, “you mean truth and justice?” to which the reply was, “no, you know, the TV show…Law and Order.” After a good laugh, Keith got the internship.
While in law school, Keith excelled in courtroom competitions. Keith’s team won the regional division for the American College of Trial Lawyer Moot Court Competition, as well as the Carrigan Cup Trial Moot Court Competition. He also won the Rothgerber Appellate Moot Court Competition which addressed appellate skills. Keith received the Lewis F. Powell Medallion for excellence in advocacy in his final year of law school.
Following law school, Keith worked as a D.A., quickly showcasing his natural skills in the courtroom. He recalls walking the halls asking his fellow prosecutors if they had any cases he could try. Sure enough, many times Keith picked trials from other D.A.s too busy to commit to the case. After nearly five years, ending up in the Crimes Against Children Unit, it was time to move on to civil work.
After working for a large volume injury firm, having tried multiple cases including medical malpractice, Keith Fuicelli formed Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. in 2008. Keith partnered with John Lee whom he worked with at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. Since that time, Keith has earned a reputation as a fearless advocate possessing exceptional trial skills. Keith has obtained multiple million-dollar jury verdict awards for his clients, including two in 2019.
Keith is AMAZING overall. He helped me so much. Being in an accident is so stressful, since the first day we met he has been very informative and straight forward. Thank you Keith for all your hard work!! -Sage
Keith also serves as a board member for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. Working to help brain injury survivors and their families is something near to Keith’s heart having lived through such an event in 2007. READ KEITH'S STORY HERE.
Keith co-chairs a yearly seminar for trial lawyers address bad faith claims against insurance companies. He also recently presented on Mild-Traumatic Bain Injuries discussing the science and strategy of presenting, and prevailing, on these difficult claims.
Outside of the office, Keith is the proud father to two amazing humans, and enjoys the outdoors and traveling.
May 2, 2007 started out like so many other days in my life. I went to work, came home, and went for a jog around City Park. The next thing I know, it’s June and I was waking up in Craig Hospital.
Apparently, I was hit by a car as I crossed 17th Avenue on my way home. According to the police report, the car was traveling around 45 mph and was totaled from the impact. As for me, I had to be resuscitated at the scene and was on life support for a few days. The amazing doctors at Denver Health literally saved my life.
After a two week stay at Denver Health, I was fortunate enough to be transferred to the world-renowned Craig Rehabilitation Hospital. I cannot say enough great things about the staff at Craig Hospital. From the doctors, to the nurses, physical therapists and on, the staff at Craig was nothing short of amazing.
It took me close to a year to recover from my extensive injuries. People ask me what I learned from the experience. First, make sure you tell your loved ones just how much they mean to you every day. Practically speaking, make sure you have enough insurance, including uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
I suppose some of the more valuable lessons I learned help me relate to and empathize with clients. Most people do not understand how vulnerable and terrifying it is going through a serious accident. Unless you have been through it, it is very difficult to comprehend the worry, self-doubt, and frustration that accompany personal injury and recovery. I think many people take for granted the ability to work and earn a living for their family until it is taken away. In my case, I was a hair away from not being able to do the job I truly love.
Without a doubt, my experience makes me the best personal injury attorney I can be. In fact, I have never been more proud to represent people who many times are at their most vulnerable state.
Read more about why Keith Fuicelli is proud to be a trial lawyer.
Mr. Fuicelli received his law degree from the University of Colorado where he won the Rothgerber Appellate Moot Court Competition and Carrigan Cup Mock Trial Competition. Keith was also a member of the trial moot court team that advanced to the National Trial Competition. He earned his undergraduate degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado in 1995.
- Recipient of the 2017 Consumer Protection Award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
- Presenter-2017 Colorado Trial Lawyers Convention-Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, Science and Strategy
- Lifetime Achievement Membership – America’s Top 100 Attorneys
- AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
- Colorado “Super Lawyer” Seven Years in a row (2012-Present)
- Inductee Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2014)
- Inductee Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form (2019)
- Chaired Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Insurance Bad Faith Seminar (2015)
- Chaired “How to Help American Families Do the Right Thing” Seminar for 160 members of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2012)
- National Association of Justice NLD Board of Governors (2009)
- Lewis F. Powell Medallion for Excellence in Advocacy (2000)
- Winner – Carrigan Cup Trial Moot Court Competition (1999)
- Winner – Rothgerber Appellate Moot Court Competition (1999)
- Regional Champion – Texas Young Lawyers Association/American College of Trial Lawyers Moot Court Competition (2000)
- University of Colorado School of Law -Trial Advocacy (2005)
- Using Focus Groups-Mock Juries – CTLA CLE (2006)
- Kahland v. Villarreal, 155 P.3d 491 (Colo. App. 2006)
- Stoesz v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 2015WL3776869 (Colo. App. 2015)1
- Brain Injury Association of Colorado (Board Member)
- Colorado Bar Association
- First Judicial District Bar Association
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice