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Chris Ponce

Criminal defense Attorney at Broomfield, CO

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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About Chris

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Chris Ponce, Esq. is an attorney licensed to practice law before all Colorado county and district courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado, and United States District Court. Mr. Ponce’s focus is criminal justice, defense, and litigation.

Prior to joining Hampton & Pigott in January 2021, Mr. Ponce spent from 2015 to 2021 serving as a prosecuting attorney for the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Weld County, Colorado, and then at the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Jefferson County, Colorado. As a prosecutor, he has handled cases ranging from minor traffic citations all the way up to violent crimes such as first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, and sexual assault. Throughout his career as a prosecutor, he has advised local law enforcement on the legality and propriety of obtaining search and arrest warrants, productions of records, and subpoenas; he has served as the legal advisor to detectives and investigators for ongoing investigations of serious crimes; and he has trained prosecutors and police officers in the techniques of investigating and prosecuting impaired driving and related crimes. Mr. Ponce’s prosecutions have received media attention by the local as well as national news outlets. He has over 45 cases to verdict and maintains a winning record.

Mr. Ponce attended the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he obtained his juris doctorate in 2014. Prior to studying law, he attended Colorado Christian University. At CCU, he was named president of the university’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society; he completed the reserve officer’s training corps program of Colorado University; and he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature.

Mr. Ponce also spent years of service in the United States Army and the Wyoming Army National Guard, from which he was discharged honorably at the rank of captain in 2018. During his time in the Army he served a tour in Iraq during the Obama administration (2007 – 2008), and he was an awarded recipient of the “Green to Gold” scholarship, which led to his later commissioning as a second lieutenant in 2012.

You may find that perhaps the most intriguing detail about Mr. Ponce’s life is the fact that he grew up as a child in a trailer house in a poor community, with dysfunction and alcoholism as a part of daily life. He had first hand exposure to the effects of alcoholism on family and in the community, to the deleterious effects of drugs on a community, and to racism. He understands better than most how an impoverished minority can escape the cycle of violence, of drugs, of alcohol, and of social obstacles.

When not practicing law, Mr. Ponce enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, running, gravel cycling, and writing and playing music.

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Posted by Arturo | December 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!!!
Chris Ponce is an excellent and very knowledgeable attorney. He worked very hard on my case to make sure that I won, and I did. He explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand. He truly cares about his clients.
Posted by Joshua | September 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I went with Chris Ponce as my attorney for my civil case. I highly recommend him. His strategy for my case was very sharp and impressive, he demonstrated a high level of intelligence, and he advocated for me in a way I believe no other attorney could have. If you have a civil or other kind of case, hire Chris and you will be represented with incredible skill!
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Posted by Kurt | June 22, 2021
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Kurt W Smith
"I was arrested and charged with committing a crime that I did not commit. I was completely innocent. I hired Mr. Ponce, and right away he began picking their case apart. The case was dismissed. This event was like a cancer in my life—a cancer that Mr. Ponce quickly removed."
Posted by Anthony | May 13, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
You need him!
Chris Ponce helped me in several ways as I have kinda been going down hill. last year made a few mistakes that I truly regretted. And Chris was there every step to help me and do what he could do for me to get back on track! Chris is someone who will take you and your case seriously I wouldn’t have to wanted any other lawyer on my case!!
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Posted by Chelsea | May 9, 2021
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Chris Ponce is very goal driven and will work hard to get the best possible outcome in a situation. I worked with Chris Ponce on my case. He was very proactive right away, and an excellent lawyer. He is very dedicated to working hard and very goal driven to get the best outcome. He is very professional and has a strong presence (especially in a courtroom). I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case and I highly recommend their services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Hampton & Pigott LLP
  • 2021 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • First Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Weld County
  • 2015 - 2020


  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Colorado Christian University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • People v. DC
  • Deferred Prosecution

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado District Attorneys Association
  • Prosecution of Marijuana Impaired Driving Offenses
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney, Chris Ponce is a top-tier litigator. His level of aggressiveness and intelligence in the courtroom is rare, even amongst attorneys. Whether you’re defending a case or seeking to vindicate a wrong done to you in court, Chris is the guy you want fighting for you."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is a knowledgeable attorney who excels in trial advocacy. He's had a favorable outcome in every DUI/DWAI case that he handled as a prosecutor. I know he has a thorough comprehension of the intricacies of DUI litigation because I've personally discussed complex matters with him on numerous occasions. He also has a wealth of experience with other criminal charges and his knowledge of criminal law & procedure is second to none. I endorse Chris with no reservations."