Denver, Colorado, Criminal Defense Attorney David Lee Owen Jr.

Defending the Accused for Nearly 30 Years

If you face criminal charges in Colorado, you will find few lawyers with more criminal defense experience than I have.

Sole Practitioner - 100% Criminal Defense

Highlands Ranch , Colorado
866-768-0506 (Toll-Free)

I began my legal career in Kansas City, Missouri, providing legal representation to individuals charged with violating criminal laws from misdemeanors to felonies - in state and federal courts. From 1989 - 2007, I was an Assistant Federal Public Defender, rising to the position of First Assistant. During my 18 years at the Federal Public Defender's office, I defended individuals charged with all types of crimes, including high profile cases involving white collar crime, drugs, computer crimes, weapons offenses, conspiracy and death penalty defense.

While attending Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, I was a member of the Associated Student Government and was President of the student body my senior year. One of the programs I instituted while President was a student legal services program which ensured all Adams State students had access to legal representation regardless of personal finances.

During law school at Ohio Northern University, I participated in the Celebreeze Moot Court competition and also did an internship with the Lima, Ohio prosecutor's office.

I received additional training in conducting criminal defense trials attending the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia.

I honorably served my country in the United States Navy for 6 years.

On a personal level, I am s very passionate about golf.

The criminal defense Law Office of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C., focuses on the representation of individuals charged with violating Federal or Colorado criminal laws. Clients benefit from my twenty-five (25) years as a criminal trial attorney. I have handled hundreds of complex criminal jury trials involving all types of felony cases, such as:

Some of these previous trials have been high profile, with offenses involving : Kidnapping Resulting in Death (a death penalty case), Murder for Hire and, Public Corruption.

Being charged with a criminal offense is a very frightening and life changing event. A good criminal defense attorney will fight for your rights. Many times prosecutors are looking to make a name for themselves and will seek a conviction at all costs and without concern for how this will effect you or your family. Additionally, you have constitutional rights. Two of those constitutional rights are: the right to trial by a jury of your peers. The other is: every person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Make sure you have a qualified and experienced criminal trial attorney working for you. My Nearly 30 years of criminal trial experience against all types of prosecutors (Federal and State) has given me the tools to fight for your rights and defend your case.

How you respond to a criminal charge is very important to your rights, now and in the future. There are considerations far beyond the immediate release on bail after being charged with a crime. Should you ever be charged in Federal criminal court, a previous state court conviction will have a severe impact upon the sentencing options a Federal criminal court judge will have. My experience in U.S. District courts gives you that edge to make sure your rights are not lost in the hue and cry of prior state convictions.

If you have been arrested or even contacted by a law enforcement officer, call the Law Office of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C., and I will discuss your matter in confidence making sure your rights and interests are protected.

In my practice I serve the criminal defense needs of Colorado's Front Range communities: Denver, Aurora, Golden, Boulder, Lakewood, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Monument, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Arvada, Commerce City, Brighton, Evergreen, Northglenn, Thornton and Broomfield or anywhere in Colorado someone needs a criminal defense attorney skilled at both the Federal & State levels.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal
  • Criminal Law - Federal and state courts
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • RICO Act
  • Child Pornography - Possession, Distribution or Production
  • Sex Offenses

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2008
  • Missouri, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Student Government President
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

Past Employment Positions

  • Federal Public Defender, Kansas City, MO, Assistant Federal Defender, 1989 - 2007