About David L. Owen, Jr.
Denver Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
I hear it every week from prospective clients: "I do
not want to speak with a junior attorney; I want to speak with the person
I hired." I understand, and completely agree. The attorney you hire
should be the attorney you speak and work with, not someone else.
I am Denver, Colorado Federal Criminal Defense Attorney David Lee
Owen Jr. of the Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C.. When you hire me, you meet with me,
speak with me, and we work together. I believe the attorney you hire to
handle your case is the attorney you should deal with throughout the whole
attorney-client relationship. With decades of legal experience, proven
results, and professional accolades to my name, I have proven myself capable
to protect the rights of individuals who have been criminally accused.
For a no-charge consultation concerning felony or misdemeanor criminal charges in federal or Colorado
courts, please call 303.622.3281.
What You Can Expect By Choosing My Firm
I am highly experienced in jury trials, and have over 30 years of experience
in both private practice and as a former first assistant federal public defender.
- In addition:
- I am available for immediate jail visits.
- I provide free, initial 30-minute consultations.
- I am available for same-day appointments.
- I offer evening and weekend appointments.
My Legal Experience
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. If you face criminal charges in Colorado, you
will find few lawyers with more criminal defense experience than I have.
I am a sole practitioner who handles only criminal cases.
- 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
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 Celebrezze 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 six years.
Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
- Honors: Dean's List
- Student Government President
- Major: Political Science
Professional Associations & 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
In addition to experience and ease of availability, I have the resources
needed to fully defend complex cases. I work with private investigators,
computer forensic experts, psychologists and other experts, and have handled
cases ranging from shoplifting to high-profile murder cases, kidnapping,
and public corruption.
Types of Criminal Cases I Handle
My criminal defense practice focuses on the representation of individuals
charged with violating federal or Colorado criminal laws. Clients benefit
from my 30 years as a criminal trial attorney. I have handled hundreds
of complex criminal jury trials involving all types of felony cases. 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 affect
you or your family. Additionally, you have constitutional rights. Two
of those constitutional rights are: one is the right to trial by a jury
of your peers and 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 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.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Federal Defense Attorney
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 on the sentencing options a federal criminal court judge
will have. My experience in U.S. District courts can give you the edge
to make sure your rights are not lost in the hue and cry of prior state
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