Attorneys

All WDG attorneys are licensed to practice in all courts of Colorado and the federal courts located in the State of Colorado. The firm's attorneys also appear in other state and federal courts where they are admitted pro hac vice.

Stephen J. Worrell

Mr. Worrell's practice primarily includes civil litigation involving serious automobile and truck collisions, personal injury, medical malpractice, shareholder derivative actions, and trust and estate litigation. His practice also includes a secondary emphasis on large-asset domestic relations cases.
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Bar Admissions
•  Colorado, 1972, Attorney Registration No. 747
•  United States District Court, District of Colorado
•  United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Education
•  University of Denver Law School, Denver, CO (J.D. 1972)
•  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (B.A. Political Science / Public Administration, 1969)

Professional Experience
•  Of Counsel, Balcomb & Green, P.C. (2014-present)
•  Worrell Durrett, Jaynes & Gavrell, P.C. (1991-2014)
•  Solo-practitioner (before 1991)

Professional Affiliations
•  Colorado Bar Association
•  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
•  American Association for Justice
•  Ninth Judicial District Bar Association


Robert C. Gavrell

Mr. Gavrell is an A/V rated attorney who handles real estate and land use litigation (including energy-extraction related claims), contract disputes, business litigation, personal injury claims, malpractice claims, homeowner and HOA litigation, and appeals. Mr. Gavrell serves as an attorney for a number of local homeowner associations and he also has a secondary practice in domestic relations and family law.
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Bar Admissions
•  Colorado, 2005, Attorney Registration No. 37045
•  United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2011

Education
•  University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO (J.D. 2005) (James N. Corbridge Initiative Award 2005) (Editor in Chief - Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 2004-05)
•  Yale University, New Haven, CT (B.A. History & Anthropology, 1998)

Professional Experience
•  Shareholder, Balcomb & Green, P.C. (2014-present)
•  Partner, Worrell Durrett, Jaynes & Gavrell, P.C. (2011-2014)
•  Associate, Worrell, Durrett & Jaynes, P.C. (2007-2011)
•  Associate, Caloia, Houpt & Hamilton, P.C., Glenwood Springs, Colorado (2005-2007)
•  Law Clerk, Colorado Municipal League, Denver, Colorado (2004-2005)
•  Internships: United States Attorney's Office, Colorado Attorney General's Office, Boulder County Attorney's Office (2003-2004)

Selected Published Opinions
•  Darien v. Town of Marble, 159 P.3d 761 (Colo. Ct. App. 2006) rev'd, 181 P.3d 1148 (Colo. 2008).
•  Spring Creek Ranchers Ass'n, Inc. v. McNichols, 165 P.3d 244 (Colo. 2007).
•  Delsas ex rel. Delsas v. Centex Home Equity Co., LLC, 186 P.3d 141 (Colo. App. 2008).

Professional Affiliations
•  Colorado Bar Association (CBA Senior Vice President, 2009-2010
•  Vice President, 2010-2011)
•  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
•  Ninth Judicial District Bar Association

Community Involvement
•  Mountain Madrigals choir (2006-2012)
•  Youth Mentor, YouthZone Pals Program (2006-2008)
•  Coach, Rifle H.S. Mock Trial Team (2005-2007)


Benjamin M. Johnston

Mr. Johnston assists with all manner of litigation related matters, with a special emphasis on business, real estate, and personal injury disputes. Mr. Johnston has experience prosecuting and defending claims in state and federal courts across the country, and he has also successfully managed appeals in both state and federal appellate courts.
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Before joining Worrell. Durrett. Gavrell, Mr. Johnston spent four years with a large global-law-firm in Kansas City managing commercial and products liability, and before that in New York City working at a large global-law-firm counseling clients on corporate governance, securities laws, and financial regulations. Ben obtained criminal trial experience while serving as a prosecuting attorney for the City of St. Louis, and appellate knowledge while clerking for the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions
•  The state courts of Colorado, Missouri, and New York, as well as the federal courts in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Education
•  MODL Trial Academy (2014)
•  J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia (2005-2008)
•  B.S., William Jewell College (2001-2005)

Professional Experience
•  Associate, Balcomb & Green P.C., Glenwood Springs, CO (2015-Present)
•  Associate, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, MO (2011-2015)
•  Law Clerk, Missouri Supreme Court (2010-2011)
•  Special Assistant Circuit Attorney, St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office (2009-2010)
•  Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP, New York, NY (2008-2009)



Eric M. Theile

Eric M. Theile, Aspen AttorneyEric Joined the firm in 2016, as the newest member of Worrell . Durrett . Gavrell, the firm's litigation division. Eric's practice focuses primarily on litigation, contract disputes, real estate, creditor-debtor rights, family law, and insurance. He works in both the firm's Glenwood Springs and Aspen offices. Prior to joining Balcomb & Green, he practiced in Scottsdale, Arizona and Seattle, Washington. He has represented a wide variety of clients, from injured and disabled workers, to large banks and insurance companies. Born and raised in Telluride, Colorado, Eric focuses on providing his clients with effective, compassionate advocacy, and understands that small communities magnify the need for disputes to be resolved creatively.
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Bar Admissions
•  State of Colorado, 2016
•  United States District Court, District of Colorado
•  State of Washington (2011)
•  U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (2013)
•  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (2013)
•  State of Arizona (2010)
•  U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2010)

Education
•  Arizona Summit Law School (2010 J.D.)
•  University of Colorado, Boulder (2003 B.A.)

Professional Experience
•  Associate, Balcomb & Green, P.C. (2016-Present)

Professional Affiliations
•  Colorado Bar Association
•  9th Judicial District, Colorado
•  National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Co-Chair, Northwest Chapter (2014-2016)




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P.O. Box 1089
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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