Eric Kibel is a civil litigation attorney with broad experience in contract, tort, employment, civil rights, and other statutory and common law claims in commercial, construction, surety, healthcare, insurance, probate and trust, elder law, fiduciary and professional liability matters, among others. He has represented contractors, suppliers, project owners, sureties, healthcare providers, patients, insurers, and other business entities and individuals in state and federal courts in Colorado and California, as well as administrative and arbitration proceedings, and on appeal and in writ proceedings. His experience includes class action, complex and coordinated proceedings with multiple parties, and often involving government entities and officials.
Eric is a Colorado native raised on the western slope with three brothers and a very large extended family. He attended Colorado College while working as a legal assistant, then moved to Denver, where he was a paralegal with pioneering disability and civil rights attorneys, before beginning law school. He received his juris doctor, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law. While at Iowa, Eric was a research assistant with the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center, doing policy research and advocacy addressing barriers to and the accessibility of computer technology to disabled individuals, and for a professor’s amicus filings in mental health due process cases. He also served as a summer law clerk to the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
After law school, Eric practiced briefly in Denver, obtaining an extraordinary writ from the Colorado Supreme Court addressing class action due process requirements. From 2005-2021, he practiced primarily in Southern California, where he was a senior associate with a mid-sized Orange County commercial, construction, surety and healthcare litigation firm for nearly a decade, then spent six years as general counsel for a California-based healthcare provider of daily services at approximately 150 hospitals in California and Oregon.
Eric is admitted to practice in Colorado and California (all state/federal trial/appellate courts).
In his free time, Eric volunteers as ground crew to chase hot air balloons.