Justin VaughnDenver Attorney Justin Vaughn

Justin Vaughn had interest in trial advocacy and the justice system from childhood. Justin won state championships in Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and Model United Nations in high school. He continued this success in college and was ranked among the top college debaters in the nation. He subsequently scored in the top 1% of the country on the law school entrance exam (LSAT). He subsequently taught the preparation course for the LSAT while also teaching high school part-time. He was the top of his class in contract law in law school and won the Moot Court interstate regional championship. He received special awards and recognitions for his accomplishments in trial and appellate advocacy.

Justin Vaughn has served as a licensed attorney in state and federal courts since 1994. He initially worked in Phoenix with a focus in personal injury law and insurance defense. He also served as President of the Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association. He moved from Phoenix to work for a large, prestigious law firm. As one of the top attorneys in the firm, he was asked for contributions in almost every area of law. His practice included defense work for major insurance carriers, personal injury, commercial litigation, domestic relations, criminal law, estate planning, corporate transactions, and all areas of litigation.

Founding Vaughn Law Offices

Mr. Vaughn established his own firm in 2001 where he continued to provide services in the full range of legal matters. Mr. Vaughn continued his extensive experience in accident and injury law, estate planning, commercial transactions and litigation, employment law, real estate, probate, criminal law, insurance defense, administrative law, Native American law, juvenile law, and elder law. His practice has continued to include state courts, federal courts, and tribal courts.

Contributions to the Legal Profession

Mr. Vaughn has served as President of the Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association. He also served as a judge pro tem for juvenile court proceedings. He has been chairperson for a local branch of the Arizona Bar Association. He has twice founded free legal clinics. He continues to provide coaching for high school students in speech and debate and mock trial. He has coached state champion high school teams in mock trial and speech and debate.

Mr. Vaughn has also been published in the legal field. He was a contributing author of Health Care Corporate Law, a nationally-used treatise. He has published articles on wrongful death recovery and corporate liability.

Awards and Recognitions

Voted "Best of the Best" - Notably, Mr. Vaughn has been recognized by Market Surveys of America with an award for “Best of the Best" among attorneys for the past twelve years (2003-2016). Mr. Vaughn has also been recognized as "Best of the Best" among personal injury attorneys for the past three years. He has also been recognized "Best of the Best Attorney" for Highlands Ranch.

Five Star Financial Services Professionals - The 5280 Denver’s Magazine has recognized Mr. Vaughn the Denver Five Star Financial Services Professionals. In order to win this award, he proved excellence in his field and high quality service to his clients.

Community Service

Justin Vaughn is always highly invested in his community. He has served on several charitable boards, including United Way, Yes the Arc, Crossroads Youth Services, the Verde Valley Fair Association, the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vista Children’s Services, Cottonwood Judicial Review Committee, and the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

He has also served as President of Rotary. He has been awarded Volunteer of the Year for his Chamber of Commerce. He also founded a local chapter of United Way.

Mr. Vaughn was honored by the Community Foundation as the 2007 Philanthropist of the Year. He has received dozens of certificates for contributions and partnerships with local law enforcement, homeless missions, Toys for Tots, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and many others. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Make a Wish Foundation of Colorado.

Mr. Vaughn currently serves as the Chair of the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce Board. He is also a board member on the Douglas County Business Alliance. He remains active in Rotary, and he is involved as an Advisory Board Member for the Denver Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Vaughn is also involved in his church. He has performed as a singer and dramatic performer in church productions. Recently, he participated in a mission trip to Nicaragua, where he worked with churches, a medical clinic, and an orphanage.

Personal Activities

Mr. Vaughn has a blended family of nine children. He has a pilot's license, an advanced scuba certification, and a motorcycle endorsement. He has acted and sung in multiple theatrical productions. He enjoys reading and movies and participating in athletic activities with his children. He has coached his childrens' teams in baseball, basketball, and soccer. He has also competed and won a state championship in quad motocross racing. He annually competes in Tough Mudder to assist with efforts to support Wounded Warriors.

You may also review his personal statement of faith.

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