Our Neutrals

Bob Kapelke

Neutral/Arbitrator
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1601 Blake Street Ste #400 Denver, CO 80202

P: (303) 572-1919
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E: rkapelke@jaginc.com

Introducing

Judicial Service Colorado Court of Appeals Judge, 1994-2005 Education M.Comp.L – University of Chicago School of Law J.D. – University of Colorado School of Law, Order of the Coif B.A. – University of Colorado, Boulder Background 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 […]

Judicial Service
  • Colorado Court of Appeals Judge, 1994-2005
BACKGROUND
  • 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