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Jason William Savela

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Violent Crime, Sex Crime, Domestic Violence, Car Accidents

About Me

I love the personal responsibility spirit of the west and Colorado in particular.  I did not grow up here, but the mountains called me.  Each day in the mountains is a good one.  I love to mountain bike, ski, hike or just enjoy the sunshine. 


 


I grew up in Louisiana and miss the food and culture.  I have traveled around the US and lived in many places.  I look forward to visiting them all again, but Colorado is my home.


 


I will always love my LSU Tigers football team.  I even like my crazy mad-hatter coach, Les Miles.  Geaux Tigahs  If you want to find me on a Saturday in the Fall, check at the Lazy Dog first.


 


I enjoy my job.  It is fun learning about my clients and helping them tell their story.  Gerry Spence taught me how to do that.  My job is challenging, changing, interesting and I feel good doing it.  I like to help people, even in their worst moments.


 


I do not think the government needs to be in our individual lives as much as they are.  For the most part, we can take care of things ourselves.  When the government wants to intrude, they should have a really good reason supported by strong evidence.  When questioned about it, the government should be held to a high truth standard and back up their testimony with audio and video evidence.  Unfortunately, this is not always what happens.  I am disturbed by the conservative justices on the US Supreme Court reducing individual rights of ordinary people while expanding the rights of rich, corporations. 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    18 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Car Accidents: 10%
    6 years, 15 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    18 years, 500 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jason. 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

  • Misty Fields

    I endorse this lawyer. He's an outstanding attorney.

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    Misty Fields Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Savela Law Firm, P.C.

250 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 301
Boulder, CO, 80302-5838

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199708/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyColorado Public Defender1997 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
Colorado Criminal Defense BarMemberN/A
NORML Legal CommitteeMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
recent DUIdismissed
speedy trial and confrontationon going
gun rightsnot guilty at trial

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Colorado NORML WebsiteSpice is not Marijuana2014
CTLA's Trial TalkMedical Marijuana Includes Medical Hash2010
Trial Talk (CO)My Cocktail Party Advisement on DUIN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawyerGraduate2010
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Louisiana State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CCDB DUI ConferenceDUI Jury Selection2009
Annual Public Defender ConferenceEyewitness Identification and Use of Experts1998