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About me

I have been interested in defending the falsly accused since I was a young boy.  I went to Law School with the goal of defending people in mind.  I tailored my class work towards this end and interned for 2+ years at the Colorado Public Defender's Office.

I volunteer at 'Law Line 9' on a local TV Network which provides free legal advice to people.  I also volunteered one year at the 'Dumb Friends League' in Denver.  It's a local animal shelter.

I have judged numerous 'Moot Court Competitions' which are given to provide legal students with an opportunity to hone their courtroom skills.

I fight doggedly for my clients and never, in 15+ years, have ever let a client take a guilty plea, of any sort, during our first court appearance.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
    21 years, 1.75 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    21 years, 500 cases



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • John Lawrence Buckley

    Dan Murphy is one of the most dedicated criminal defense attorneys I know. He works tirelessly for his clients. They always get 110% of his efforts and they are lucky to have this fighter in their corner!


    John Buckley DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rhidian David Watson Orr

    Dan is a very hard working lawyer. He is one of the most passionate attorneys I have ever met. Our office has referred many cases to Dan over the years. Dan is known for digging in on every case he takes.


    Rhidian Orr DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension Partially Stayed placed on Probation
    issued in CO, 2008


    Suspension partially stayed means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice he or she will be on probation, meaning the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDaniel M. Murphy, PC1995 - Present
AttorneyColorado State Public Defender's Office1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994