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Member Profile: Hon. Larry J. Naves (Ret.)

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JAG Inc.
1601 Blake St, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202
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Tel: (303) 572-1919
Fax: (303) 571-1115

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire


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ONLINE SCHEDULING: Hon. Larry J. Naves (Ret.)
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Calendar Last Updated: 16 Nov 18
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Hon. Larry J. Naves (Ret.) has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Former Denver District Court Judge Larry J. Naves joined the professional staff of arbiters at JAG in 2010. Naves served twenty-three years in the largest and busiest trial court in the state of Colorado, the last four as Chief Judge by appointment of the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. In addition to his handling of some of the most high profile cases in Denver, he also served as the court’s representative and advisor for the construction of the new Denver Justice Center. Upon his retirement, he received wide public praise and recognition for his years as both a trial judge and administrative judge.

During his time on the bench, Naves conducted hundreds of settlement conferences and developed extensive experience with various types of alternative dispute resolution and their application and effectiveness within a diverse range of cases. His experience in conducting hundreds of civil jury trials, numerous domestic relations matters and many criminal trials has broadened his vision of value, trial strategies and settlement methods. Naves was elected as a Fellow of the prestigious and highly selective College of Commercial Arbitrators in 2014. His selection recognizes him as a prominent, highly experienced commercial arbitrator, who has provided a meaningful contribution to the arbitration profession, to the public, and to the businesses and lawyers who depend on arbitration as a means of dispute resolution.


J.D. - University of Colorado School of Law
B.A. - University of Denver

Memberships & Affiliations

Career Highlights
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (2014)
  • Joined JAG as an arbiter in 2010
  • Outstanding Judicial Alumni Award, University of Colorado Law School (2011)
  • Judicial Excellence Award, Denver Bar Association (2010)
  • Judicial Excellence Award, American Board of Trial Advocates (2009)
  • Court Representative and Advisor, Denver Justice Center construction project
  • Trial Attorney, Federal and State Court

Community and Professional Activities

  • Member, Colorado Supreme Court Civil Jury Instructions Committee
  • Past Chair, Colorado Supreme Court Criminal Rules Committee
  • Former Member, Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline
  • Past Member, Denver County Court Commission on Judicial Discipline
  • Past Member, Supreme Court Committee on Revisions to the Colorado Code of Judicial Conduct
  • Former Board Member, Colorado Children's Chorale


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