Charged With A Crime? It Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty.
- Criminal Defense
I have had a very non-traditional career for an attorney, but one that has been dedicated to advocating for and helping people at every step in my career. I have a very analytical mind and am a consummate problem solver, as I spent over 23 years in the Information Technology field working my way up to be an IT Director prior to my career in law. Additionally, I have worked in sales, managed businesses, and was even a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army. I believe in working hard and doing what is right all of the time. My analytical and logical approach towards each case I take on, along with my passion for helping people and my very calming and personable manner, have served clients very well throughout my career.
I am a Colorado native, who graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law Evening Program in 2011, while working full-time as an IT Director. The Part-Time Evening Program at the University of Denver is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. I was very active at the University of Denver as a member of the Law School’s Student Bar Association as a Senator and Vice President, a member of the Christian Legal Society, and as an officer in the Federalist Society. I also interned for the National Conference for State Legislators, the Independence Institute, and Holsinger Law, LLC during law school.
After graduation, I began working as a Trust and Estate Attorney. After a brief hiatus working with the State of Colorado as a Contracts Manager, I turned to litigation, gaining additional trial and litigation skills, as both a Probate Litigator and as a Deputy District Attorney with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. This is where I found a passion for working with people and tackling the constitutional issues associated with trial work in the criminal law field. I chose to leave the District Attorney’s Office to help people more directly as a criminal defense attorney, and now I work directly with my clients at Sawyer Legal Group to help them navigate the difficult world of criminal law and the criminal court system.
I provide passionate and ethical representation for my clients throughout the state of Colorado in a myriad of criminal matters, including assault, menacing with a deadly weapon, burglary, possession and distribution of controlled substances, fraud, theft, identity theft, theft of at-risk adults, indecent exposure, harassment, disorderly conduct, obstruction, eluding, domestic violence, driving under the influence, driving under suspension, and many additional types of criminal cases and also temporary and permanent protection orders cases, throughout Colorado’s district, county, and municipal courts. I also represent clients in gun rights cases, focusing on the restoration of rights, extreme risk protection orders (Red Flag), and assist with applications and appeals regarding concealed carry permits throughout the state.
When you find yourself in trouble with the law, and you end up in criminal court, I am an extremely valuable asset to have on your side. I have worked on both sides of criminal law cases, and have exceptional insight into how both analyze and litigate a case. My experience as a District Attorney is invaluable in helping me negotiate with the District Attorney assigned to your case. My experience and relationships with the judges, attorneys, and even the clerks in the courtrooms across Colorado will be instrumental to you as work with me on your case.
- University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
- Honors: Law School’s Student Bar Association, Member, Senator and Vice President
- Honors: Christian Legal Society, Member
- Honors: Federalist Society, Officer
- U.S. Army, Combat Engineer
- National Conference for State Legislators, Internship
- The Independence Institute, Internship
- Holsinger Law, LLC, Internship
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