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Joe Azbell


Attorney Joe Azbell has dedicated his legal career to providing clarity to his client's legal problems through competent and compassionate representation. He grew up learning the value of hard work, and he applies these values to help find creative solutions to his client's legal problems.

Joe graduated from the Ohio State University in 2004. In 2008, he graduated from the University of Wyoming Law School with honors. He began his legal career defending federal agencies in personal injury and employment law matters at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming. In 2012, he and his family decided to move to Grand Junction. Since moving to Grand Junction, Joe has focused his legal career on representing clients who have been wronged by big businesses and insurance companies. Joe previously owned his own firm, Azbell & Groves, LLC, and was a shareholder at a local personal injury firm. Since deciding to join Doehling Law, Joe’s practice has focused on cases involving automobile and truck crashes, premises liability cases, employment discrimination, and workplace injuries.

During his legal career, Joe has obtained several trial victories and has argued in front of the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2015, he obtained one of the largest recorded employment law verdicts on the Western Slope in a pregnancy discrimination case against a local government.

Mr. Azbell is an active member of his church and is part of its leadership team. He is a parent to two boys. When not at work, he can be found with his family skiing at Powderhorn, mountain biking at the Lunch Loops, or exploring the Western Slope in his Airstream travel trailer.


    Shareholder • Killian, Davis, Richter & Mayle, P.C. • Grand Junction, CO

    Represent injured clients in personal injury matters and employment discrimination cases. Representative cases include motor vehicle collisions, premises liability cases, UM/UIM bad faith, products liability, civil rights, commercial trucking, and more. Obtained a trial verdict totaling over a million dollars for a client found to be terminated for being pregnant.

    Member • Azbell & Groves, LLC • Grand Junction, CO

    Started own law firm focusing on employment law and general civil litigation. Obtained settlement of insurance bad faith case of over $600,000.

    Assistant United States Attorney • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming • Cheyenne, WY

    Defended federal agencies in a wide range of civil litigation matters including premises liability, motor vehicle, employment discrimination cases, and more. Attended intensive, multi-day trial advocacy training at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Argued in front of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in a published employment law case.


    • Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Studies, Religious Studies Specialization Ohio State University - Undergraduate School 2005
      Columbus, OH
    • Juris Doctor University of Wyoming College of Law - Graduate School 2008
      Laramie, WY

    • Mesa County Bar Association
    • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Association of Justice
    • Attorney Information Exchange Group
    • Wyoming State Court, 2008
    • Wyoming Federal District Court, 2008
    • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2009
    • Colorado State Court, 2012
    • Colorado Federal District Court, 2012