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David R. Jones

Managing Partner

Office Locations:

Denver & Golden Colorado

Phone:   (720) 443-5576

Fax:       303-573-5257

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Mr. Jones was raised in Auburn, Alabama and also obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University where his father taught for many years. After college, he moved to Colorado where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1996 from the University of Denver, College of Law.

In law school, Mr. Jones focused his efforts in the area of trial practice and appellate argument. He was active in Moot Court routinely representing his law school in mock trial competitions all over the nation. In 1995, his team won the American Bar Association’s Regional Trial Competition and at the end of that year Mr. Jones was awarded an American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy.  During his second two years of law school, Mr. Jones volunteered with the state public defender’s office and while practicing law under the Student Practice Act he won the first case he ever tried to a jury before graduating from law school.

After law school, Mr. Jones committed eleven years with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office where he tried well over thirty cases to the court and fifty cases to a jury.

Mr. Jones’ trial record with the Public Defender’s Office was remarkable having obtained outright acquittals in nearly half of the cases he tried to a jury. During his career at the public defender’s office, Mr. Jones was a teacher and was responsible for training less experienced lawyers. Mr. Jones started his own criminal defense practice in 2008.  He continues to teach when time allows, helping coach college mock trial teams and guest teaching trial advocacy for local law schools and universities.

Mr. Jones is member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and National Association of Trial Advocacy.  He is active in community efforts which work toward improving the criminal justice system.

 Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense of all Major Offenses:

  • Murder and Attempted Murder
  • Sexual Assault Allegations
  • Allegations Concerning Children
  • Drug Possession and Distribution
  • Assaults with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Computer Crimes
  • Domestic Violence Cases
  • Post Conviction Relief

 Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1996

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado/J.D. – 1996
  • Auburn University, Alabama/ B.A. – 1992, Major: Political Science

Representative Cases as Public Defender 1996-2007

  • Arapahoe County 1996-1998. – 17 County Court misdemeanor jury trial ranging from DUIs, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; 6 acquittals, 7 dismissed during trial for prosecutorial misconduct and granted motions for judgment of acquittal, 4 guilty verdicts. 11 juvenile court trials; 7 acquittals and 4 guilty verdicts.
  • People v. Chaval Williams (1999) – Arapahoe County – Successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Colorado resulting in dismissal of attempted murder charges. 987 P.2d 232 (Colo.1999).
  • People v. C. Beazer (1999) – Arapahoe County – Jury acquittal crime of violence felony assault. People v. R. Cunningham (1999) Arapahoe County – Dismissal of all felony drug distribution charges in the middle of trial for prosecutorial misconduct. People v. C. Santisteven (1999) El Paso County – Jury acquittal felony vehicle theft.
  • People v. L. Warfield (1999) – El Paso County – Jury acquittal aggravated robbery with habitual offender counts. People v. J. Mackin (2001) El Paso County – Jury acquittal felony drug possession.
  • People v. F. Smith (2001) – El Paso County attempted murder charges dismissed at trial. People v. G. Oliver (2001) El Paso County- Jury acquittal of felony assault charges.
  • People v. D. Bryant (2003) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of felony kidnapping. People v. S. Unger (2003) Jefferson County- Felony assault charges dismissed under Colorado’s “make my day” law.
  • People v. S. Howald (2001) – El Paso County – dismissal of all felony drug charges after successful challenge to suppress the evidence on 4 th Amendment grounds. Lead detective later charged perjury.
  • People v. J. Doles (2004) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of attempted murder.
  • People v. E. Obrien (2007) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal felony theft at risk adult.
  • People v. E. Obrien (2007) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal felony theft at risk adult.
  • People v. E. Obrien (2007) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal felony theft at risk adult.
  • People v. E. Obrien (2007) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal felony theft at risk adult.
  • People v. M. Borrego (2007) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of felony menacing.

Representative Cases in Private Practice 2008-Present

  • People v. T. Wood (2008) – Weld County – Jury acquittal of sexual assault.
  • People v. N. Pyne (2009) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of felony assault.
  • People v. T. B. (2011) – Denver County – Dismissal all Felony Sex Assault Charges.
  • People v. M. Branson (2012) – Adams County – Jury acquittal felony sex assault on child.
  • People v. D. Posada (2012) – Adams County – Dismissal felony sex assault on child.
  • People v. J. Garcia (2012) – Broomfield County – Life sentence imposed for sex offense reversed after successful post-conviction relief motion for ineffective assistance.
  • People v. Richards (2013) – Jefferson County – Dismissal of attempted murder charges.
  • People v. L.C. (2013) –Jefferson County – Prison Sentence reversed and client released.
  • People v. E. Cotheran (2013) – Jefferson County – Jury trial acquittal of client charged with driving while ability impaired.
  • People v. A. Robledo (2014) – Denver County – Hung jury of all felony sex assault charges resulting in misdemeanor plea.
  • People v. A. Drago (2014) – Jefferson County – All felony sex assault charges dismissed. Casper v. Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (2014) Pueblo County- 4.5-million- dollar verdict awarded in civil trial involving the bad faith denial of insurance benefits to a man dying of prostate cancer.
  • People v. B. Garcia (2015) – Denver County – Denver County.
  • People v. J. Morely (2016) – Boulder County – dismissal of DUI during trial.
  • People v. Ruhoff (2016) – Jefferson County – Successful challenge of felony sexual assault conviction reversed for ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • People v. K. Regner (2017) – Jefferson County – Jury trial acquittal of 10 counts extreme indifference attempted murder.
  • People v. M. Burry (2017) – Adams County – Jury trial acquittal of felony child abuse resulting in Death./li>
  • People v. M.H. (2017) – Boulder County – Juvenile Case; All sexual assault charges dismissed./li>
  • People v. D.C. (2018) – Jefferson County – Juvenile Case; All sexual assault charges dismissed.
  • People v. K.C. (2018) – Jefferson County – Juvenile Case; All sexual assault charges dismissed./li>
  • People v. Walker (2018) – Jefferson County – Jury trial acquittal of felony menacing charges./li>

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar – 2008- Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2011- Prese
  • First Judicial Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • ColoradoState Public Defender 1995-2007;  Arapahoe, El Paso and JeffersonCounties
  • Owner Mother Earth Recycling 2001-2008; Bailey, CO.

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    When I was accused of serious charges that I did not do, I did not know what to do or who to call. After starting with one firm, my case was farmed out to a adjunct attorney who I worked with only by...

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    As we begin this Thanksgiving holiday we are continually giving thanks to David for his help during our recent involvement with the Colorado Legal System. Of the four attorneys I interviewed , Pat an...

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  • Saved my career

    “I am a teacher who loves her job. One night I got into an argument with my then boyfriend, who called the police. I ended up getting charged with domestic violence. I contacted David immediately...

    - T.S.
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    My husband Johnny was convicted of a serious offense after a jury trial. He was represented by a lawyer who did not prepare the case. I remember each time I went with Johnny to court, it was like he w...

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    I am a fairly young and successful doctor. When a woman I had known for over a year and a half became angry with me and accused me of things I had not done, I could have lost everything. I picked Da...

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