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Scott Hayden Robinson

Scott Robinson’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Espinoza v. O'Dell

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Oct 08, 1991
    Outcome:
    $930,000 verdict for Wrongful Death
    Description:
    The Espinoza case, arising out of the 1977 shooting of Arthur Espinoza in Curtis Park, changed the face of police shooting litigation in Colorado. Previously, the heirs of an individual wrongly shot to death by the police was restricted to economic damages only. In Espinoza, a case lasting 14 years, I convinced the Colorado Supreme Court to overrule one of its own then-recent decisions, Jones v. Hildebrand, which was later affirmed by the United States supreme Court. I then tried the case and obtained a very favorable verdict on difficult facts: Espinoza had himself shot another man earlier that day, and was armed just before his death.
  • People v. James King (The United Bank Murder Case)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquittal
    Description:
    James King, a retired Denver police officer, was charged with 4 counts of First Degree Murder, after 5 eyewitnesses identified him as the perpetrator of a daring daylight bank robbery on Father's Day, 1991 (June 16, 1991). The case was televised gavel-to-gavel on Court TV. Despite the eyewitness testimony and damning circumstantial evidence, the jury acquitted King of all charges, after 9 days of deliberation.
  • People v. Kathy Denson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 09, 2003
    Outcome:
    Acquittal
    Description:
    Murder case in Eagle County
  • Truax v. Denver

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Jun 11, 1998
    Outcome:
    $500,000 verdict
    Description:
    Police shooting case
  • United States v. Kalani

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 04, 2012
    Outcome:
    Complete acquittal
    Description:
    Medicare fraud case