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Clifton L Black

Clifton L Black

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

I am a long-time Colorado Springs resident, having grown up here, attended Mitchell High School, Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

As a Colorado criminal defense lawyer, I have dedicated my career to helping those charged with criminal violations since 2000. My passion is helping those being prosecuted by the government, so I focus my practice exclusively in Colorado criminal defense, in El Paso County (Colorado Springs, etc), Teller County (Cripple Creek & Woodland Park), Pueblo County, and Douglas County (Castle Rock and South Denver).

When individuals are charged with criminal violations, they need to ensure that they receive exceptional legal representation from a veteran Colorado ciminal defense attorney. Far too often, a person without an experienced lawyer will unknowingly waive important legal rights immediately after arrest. It is important to talk to a criminal defense lawyer immediately, rather than waiting until it's too late, then realizing you need a lawyer.

And you need a criminal defense lawyer who knows the system, the judges, and the prosecutors, not a "jack-of-all-trades" who happens to dabble in criminal defense as one of many practice areas. I am exclusively a Colorado criminal defense lawyer, practicing as part of a respected Colorado Springs law firm, Black & Graham. I also practice in the area of medical marijuana, advising the owners of Medical Marijuana Centers and Caregivers about the leglaities in this evolving and changing area.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    15 years, 600 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    15 years, 360 cases



Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Ann Toney

    I endorse this lawyer. Hire Cliff Black if you want an attorney who has both backbone and the knowledge and experience to defend you. I have worked with Cliff when we had different clients and he clearly knows what he is doing and protects his clients. I have also talked with Cliff about complex Search and Seizure issues he was working on and found him to be extremely knowledgeable. Cliff is the lawyer you want on your side when the government is after you or you need some good sound legal advice.


    Ann Toney DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stephen Nathan Doan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Black has the experience, knowledge, and compassion every client deserves. His contributions here on AVVO are priceless.


    Stephen Doan Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


128 S Tejon Street, Ste 410
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-2226



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of 2011Colorado Springs Independent2011
Wall of FamePikes Peak Community College2007
Bryan S. Gardner Outstanding Young LawyerEl Paso County Bar Association2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBlack & Graham, LLC and Clifton L. Black, LLC2000 - Present
OwnerClifton L. Black, LLC2000 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Springs Medcial Cannabis CouncilAdvisor2009 - Present
NORML Legal CommitteeBoard member2009 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense BarMember2002 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Colorado v. Clientdismissal
The People of the State of Colorado v. Robert CrouseCourt rules in Mr. Black's client's favor.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Domestic Violence ReportDomestic Violence2009
General OverviewDUI - Driving Under the Influence2009
Law EnforcementDUI - Driving Under the inluence / Drunk Driving2009
Drinking and Driving InvestigationDUI - Driving Under the Influence / Drunk Driving2009
Chemical Tests (Blood, Breath, and Urine)DUI - Driving Under the Influence / Drunk Driving2009
Department of Motor VehiclesDUI - Driving Under the Influence / Drunk Driving2009
Penalities Under Colorado LawMarijuana2009
Medical MarijuanaMedical Use of Marijuana2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Colorado - Colorado SpringsN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1997
Pikes Peak COmmunity CollegeGeneral StudiesAssociate1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal issues surrounding Medical MarijuanaMedical Marijuana and Criminal Defesne Issues2011
Medical Cannabis ExpoMedical Cannabis and the Law2010
How to start a medical marijuana business in ColoradoLegal issues in Medical Marijuana Caregiving2010
El Paso County Bar annual Family Law Updatefamily law and Medical Marijuana2010
City of Colorado Springs City Council MeetingRegulations for Medical Marijuana2010