L. Jay Labe concentrates his practice on construction and surety law.  Jay has over 40 years of experience defending contract sureties in construction litigation, with an emphasis on constructon payment and performance bond claims under the Miller Act and the Colorado Public Works Bond Act.  Jay also focuses his practice on commercial surety bonds, including motor vehicle dealer license bonds, probate, appeal, supersedeas and receivership bonds, lien release bonds, debt management service provider and agricultural bonds. Jay also represents bail insurance companies in regulatory and operational matters.

Jay's ratings include Martindale-Hubbell, AV® 5.0 Preeminent ™; Avvo, 10.0 Superb. He has been named a Super Lawyer in the Construction/Surety practice area from 2006 to 2017.

Jay is special counsel to the firm.

Email: jlabe@allen-curry.com

Admitted to Practice

Colorado, State and Federal Courts Wyoming, State and Federal Courts U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Publications and Speeches

Chapter co-author of "Commercial Bail Bonds," Chapter 8 of The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds, Second Edition, a publication of the American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section's Fidelity and Surety Committee, B. King, R. Towle, S. Poteet, Editors (May, 2012). Presented at the Fidelity & Surety Law 2012 Spring Surety Meeting, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Chapter Editor and co-author of "Construction Sureties," a chapter of The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Construction Law, Robert E. Benson, Managing Editor, published December 1999 by CLE in Colorado, Inc. (Colorado Bar Association), and co-author of the 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010 and forthcoming 2015 chapter updates to that publication.

Jay taught construction suretyship programs and presented seminars for Continuing Legal Education In Colorado, Inc., CLE International, The American Bar Association, The American Surety Association, Professional Education Systems, Inc., Continuing Legal Education Services, Inc., The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and The Cambridge Institute.

Chair of the Colorado Commercial Bail Insurance Company Round Table ("CRT"), 2010-2013.

Chapter author of "Commercial Bail," Chapter 17 of The Law of Suretyship, Second Edition, publication of American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section's Fidelity and Surety Committee, E. Gallagher, Editor (January 2000).

Chapter co-author of "Bail Bonds," Chapter 8 of The Law of Miscellaneous and Commercial Surety Bonds, a publication of the American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section's Fidelity and Surety Committee, T. Kazlow & B. King, Editors (January 2001).