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Christopher R. Decker

Christopher R. Decker

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

CHRISTOPHER R. DECKER – CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS DENVER, CO – NEWELL AND DECKER


 


Forceful, energetic, and persistent, not a “former prosecutor” or Judge, Christopher Decker is a “dyed–in-the-wool” criminal defense attorney.  Since entering the practice of law Mr. Decker’s commitment to defending the criminally accused has been exclusive and comprehensive.  For nearly twenty years, and all over the State of Colorado, he has handled all aspects of criminal law representation.  From pre-file investigation, to negotiated settlement, to jury verdict, to appeals, to expert testimony, to media relations, he has successfully handled all facets of criminal law. If necessary, Christopher Decker can bring his significant trial experience of over one-hundred-twenty-five jury trials, to a verdict on your case.


Mr. Decker has worked successfully many times during the “pre-filing investigation stage” to avoid the filing of criminal charges for clients. Through his persistent efforts, he has had cases dismissed, or dropped, at virtually all stages of criminal proceedings. In countless cases, has obtained extremely favorable offers of settlement, and where appropriate, his clients have benefitted from his assertive negotiation skills. In those situations which require a Jury Trial, Mr. Decker is experienced and well-armed to defend his clients. With over one hundred and twenty five jury trials tried to verdict, and tens of thousands of cases handled, his experience is broad and his techniques highly skilled. Trial tested and result oriented criminal defense is the result of hard work and forceful determination over a long period of time.


Mr. Decker has written several successful criminal appeals for clients. His appellate work has twice been published.  First, in People v. Lewis, 975 P.2d 160 (Colo. 1999); and again in People v. Borland Robertson, 56 P.3d 121 (Colo. App. 2002).


Mr. Decker has been qualified as an expert in the area of criminal law defense by several Colorado District Court Judges for purposes of post-conviction litigation.


Mr. Decker has taught trial practice classes to his attorney peers, lectured on Sexual Assault defense techniques, and conducted continuing legal education seminars for attorneys in Colorado. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon Georgia, which is taught and attended by America’s top defense lawyers. The specialized training he received at the NCDC Trial Practice Institute included exposure to the most advanced techniques of witness examinations, trial strategy and methods of persuasion. Mr. Decker has tried to verdict over one-hundred-twenty-five cases and successfully settled thousands more.


Please feel free to contact Mr. Decker directly, confidentially and without charge at cdecker@newelldecker.com

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    20 years, 10 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Timothy R. Franklin

    I endorse this lawyer. Although I do not practice criminal law myself, my circle includes lawyers both on the prosecuting and defense side of the area and everyone agrees that Chris is simply one of the best. When I have a friend or family member that needs help I call Chris first, not always for his help, but sometimes to get a referral for another attorney, because if Chris recommends somebody I know I can too.

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    Timothy Franklin Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Newell Decker Criminal Defense Lawyers

226 West 12th Avenue
Denver, CO, 80204

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199508/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Regional ChampionMoot Court1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy State Public DefenderColorado State Public Defender's Office1995 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. G.W.NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES AT TRIAL
People v. C.M.DISMISSED BY PROSECUTION
People v. T.M.NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES AT TRIAL

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Court of AppealsPeople v. Lewis, 975 P.2d 160 (Colo. 1999); and again in People v. Borland Robertson, 56 P.3d 121 (Colo. App. 2002).1999

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawCriminal lawJD - Juris Doctor1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Colorado State Public Defender; Colorado Criminal Defense Bar C.L.E.Sexual Assault Defense; Jury Selection: Computer Crimes defense2011