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Larry S Pozner

Larry S Pozner

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation

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About Me

With 40 years of trial experience in courtrooms and before juries, Larry Pozner is a founding partner of the firm. Larry focuses his practice on complex civil and criminal litigation—as well as the lecture circuit. He is litigation counsel for the Denver Broncos Football Club.


In the area of complex commercial litigation, Larry represents both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving fraud (including healthcare fraud), professional malpractice, breach of contract, environmental matters, theft of trade secrets, and copyright and trademark infringement.


In the criminal arena, Larry began his career as a public defender—and continues his high profile criminal defense work as a private practitioner. In 1998, he was elected president of the 10,000 member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Larry supplements his civil and criminal practice with publishing, television and radio legal commentary, and lecturing on trial practice. He is well-known among fellow trial attorneys as the co-author of Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques—America’s best-selling publication on the subject of cross-examination. He has presented his full-day CLE program on this subject to state bar associations, plaintiff and defense organizations and governmental agencies more than 250 times.


When a trial attracts national attention, the national news media often seek Larry’s perspective. He was a NBC News legal analyst for the Jon Benet Ramsey case and the Oklahoma City bombing trials. He has provided legal analysis for such shows as the NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Keith Olbermann, Fox News, CNN, NPR and Court TV.


In recognition of his skills and accomplishments at trial, Larry is regularly listed in Colorado Super Lawyers magazine (Top 50) and The Best Lawyers in America for twenty consecutive years. For many years, he served on the adjunct faculty of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he was voted “best professor.”


Larry’s colleagues in the legal profession value his courtroom skills and experience—and flock to attend his presentations. He has traveled to 48 states (as well as Canada and Puerto Rico) to deliver more than 400 lectures on subjects relating to trial skills, and has served on the faculty of several trial practice institutes. For the last seven years, he and partner Dan Reilly have been invited to address judges attending the annual Colorado Judicial Conference. Their annual presentation deals with some unusual aspect of trial evidence ranging from courtroom demonstrative aids to electronic evidence.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Stephen Daniel Benson

    Pozner literally wrote the book on cross-examination. I have taken a number of CLE courses from Larry and believe him to be one of the best trial lawyers in Colorado. His cross examination techniques are unbelievably effective as is his presence and knowledge of the law. I recommend this lawyer without hesitation.


    Stephen Benson Child Abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Richard Bryans Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Reilly Pozner LLP

1900-16th Street
Ste. 1700
Denver, CO, 80202




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Listed under Non-White Collar Criminal Defense (1987-present)Best Lawyers in America2015
"Top Lawyers" List in Criminal Law52802015
State Litigation Star and Local Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2015
"Lawyer of the Year" Criminal Defense: White CollarBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 10 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Listed under Bet-the Company Litigation (2014-present)Best Lawyers in America2015
Jonathan Olom AwardColorado Criminal Defense Bar2015
Listed under White Collar Criminal Defense (1987-present)Best Lawyers in America2015
Colorado Super Lawyer (2006-present)Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine2015
White-Collar Crime & Gov Invest (Band1) (2007-present)Chambers USA2015
Top 100 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2014
Listed Under Bet-the-Company LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Local Litigation Star - Colorado, Plaintiff and ColoradoBenchmark Litigation2014
Plaintiffs Star in ColoradoBenchmark Litigation2013
“Lawyer of the Year" Criminal Defense: Non-White CollarBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Plaintiffs Star in ColoradoBenchmark Litigation2012
Top 100 Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Colorado Local Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 50 Colorado Super Lawyers (2006-2011)Colorado Super Lawyers MagazineN/A
Legal Analyst (1998-2000)NBC NewsN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerReilly Pozner LLP2000 - Present
PartnerPozner Hutt Kaplan PC1985 - 2000
Adjunct Prof: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Trial TacticsUniversity Of Denver College Of Law1983 - 1992
Adjunct Assist Prof, Civil Liberties and Constitutional LawUniversity of Colorado at Denver1982 - 1985
Lecturer in Law: Criminal LawUniversity of Denver College of Law1981 - 1982


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Criminal Defense Forum on Forensic Mental Health & the LawCo-Chair2013 - 2013
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersImmediate Past-President1999 - 2000
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1998 - 1999
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersOfficer1992 - 1992
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of DIrectors1992 - 1998
American Civil Liberties UnionBoard of Directors1989 - 1991
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationPresident1985 - 1986
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1985 - 1987
National Criminal Defense CollegeFaculty1985 - 1995

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lead Trial Counsel in Dispute Over Ownership of Denver Broncos Football ClubFavorable Outcome for Client
National Counsel to VALICOngoing
National Coordinating and Lead Trial Counsel for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.Ongoing

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Publication NameTitleDate
New York Times, Room for DebateBite-Size Lessons in the Law2013
The National Law JournalLitigation Boutiques Hot List- A Special Report2012
Lexis Law Publishing, 1993; 2nd edition 2005; law student edition 2010Co-Author with Roger Dodd, "Cross Examination: Science and Techniques"N/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hastings College of Law, University of CaliforniaN/AJ.D.1973
University of ColoradoBusiness AdministrationB.S.1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
."Evidence: Too Little, Too Much, Too Bad Spoliation and Inadvertent Disclosures"2001
Annual Colorado Judicial Conference (2000-present)Lecturer, All Colorado State JudgesN/A