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Eric James Faddis

Criminal defense Attorney at Centennial, CO

4.8   18 reviews

also known as Eric J. Faddis, Eric Faddis

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Eric

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Before becoming a founding member of Varner Faddis Elite Legal, Eric was an attorney at the prestigious firm of Springer & Steinberg, where he handled criminal and civil matters and learned from one of the best trial attorneys in the nation, Harvey Steinberg. Prior to that, Eric served as Deputy District Attorney for Arapahoe County in both the general felony and Special Victims units. There, he prosecuted thousands of cases including First Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Sex Assault on a Child, domestic violence, and DUIs. Along with now-judge Jay Williford, Eric handled the publicized prosecution and trial of a well-known public figure and son of a local sports team owner. Eric has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers organization as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" criminal defense trial lawyers in Colorado, and by The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys" in Colorado for client satisfaction. Eric has conducted 45 jury trials and hundreds of motions hearings throughout his career. Formerly, Eric worked for the Denver District Attorneys Office’s Gang Unit and was selected to serve as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Margie Enquist. At the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Eric gained membership to the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity and was appointed a supervisory position on the Law Review. Eric has done pro bono legal work for the Navajo Nation Supreme Court and volunteers as a judge for the Denver Urban Debate League and presenter for the Hate Crimes Education Task Force. When not in the courtroom or office, Eric enjoys lifting weights, reading philosophy, meditating, and playing guitar. 

Location

Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC
6025 S. Quebec St., Suite 320, Centennial, CO 80111
Centennial, CO, 80111

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Cindy | May 21, 2024
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Professional Representation
It was an honor to select Attorney Eric Faddis to represent a case on my behalf. What I was most impressed by was the way he showed up at our first meeting with a detailed plan. Never having the need for legal representation, I am grateful for his knowledge, organizational approach, confidence and compassion towards me as a client. I look forward to recommending Eric to others seeking counsel!
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Posted by Andrew | January 8, 2024
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Criminal Defense
Eric is a one of a kind attorney. He really related with myself and helped me in a very very unfortunate circumstance I found myself in. He took it upon himself to fight tooth and nail for me and get not only a favorable outcome but honestly, the best plausible outcome for my situation. Eric was HIGHLY recommended to me from a friend and I’m passing on that recommendation because there’s truly no better person, not law firm for you and your representation needs.
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Posted by Michael | July 11, 2022
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Top Notch Representation
I hired Eric to represent me in a traffic case that could have resulted in me losing my drivers license or having it suspended. From the first phone call Eric was professional, insightful, helpful and kind with any question I had. He did the discovery to see exactly what we were dealing with and kept me updated along the way as information arose. Eric was very fast and efficient in court and his skill resulted in positive outcome at both of my two court dates. His representation reduced violations worth 16 points down to 2 points. I hold him and his firm at highest regard and would recommend the V&F firm to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by Yeridia | April 29, 2022
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Incredible Attorney
Eric and his law firm were amazing ! they did everything they could to help my case. They were very helpful and answered every question I had. My case took a little less than a year but they would keep me updated on everything. 100% recommend !
Posted by Lacey | April 14, 2022
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Wonderful lawyer
Mr. Faddis did a fantastic job and worked very hard to get me the full amount available for my case! He helped me set up medical and rides to receive treatment. He went above and beyond to do everything he could for me as fast as he could. He walked me through every step of the process and stayed in contact always letting me know what is happening but also what is next! I truly appreciate everything he did for me and I would recommend him to everyone that needs help.
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Posted by Joe | January 5, 2022
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I consider myself blessed
I was wrongly accused of a serious crime, for whatever reason. Eric went above and beyond and spoke with every party involved with the prosecution.he pulled every string possible and made Argument for defense that he possibly could.
Posted by Melissa | December 16, 2021
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There’s a reason I nicknamed Eric, “BLE” — Best Lawyer Ever
I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry when I sat down to write Eric’s review. Well, that went out the window. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m rarely at loss for words … but right now, I am speechless. Eric is absolutely everything you could ever hope for in a lawyer - communicative, compassionate, intelligent, personable, easy to talk to, dedicated, trust worthy beyond words, professional and wise beyond his years. After a bit of a dark time in my life, I came to trust very few people. I have zero hesitation in saying that I completely trust Mr. Faddis. He is going to be your fighter, but you’re the one that walks away with the championship belt (did I just make a boxing reference? I don’t even watch boxing, sorry if I didn’t make it correctly). I am so unbelievably grateful to have found Eric. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Jill | November 8, 2021
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Incredible Attorney
I cannot thank Eric and Varner Faddis Elite Legal enough for their support and guidance throughout my car accident recovery journey. I was in an accident in December 2019 and was referred to Eric by a colleague. I was able to have a consult with him two days after my accident and Eric made me feel comfortable, at ease and like I had someone in my corner. He gave me guidance and took his time speaking to me and answering all my questions in layman’s terms. His paralegal, Cara, was also great at communicating with me throughout the entire case, keeping me updated on new developments, and answering all of the questions quickly. The case was resolved in September 2021 and Eric went above and beyond in getting me every penny that was owed to me in a case where the person who hit me had a policy with the state minimum. He ensured all avenues and funds were exhausted and made sure I was happy along the way. I cannot give Eric and his team enough praise and am extremely pleased with the resolution of the case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2021
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Attorney services for alleged traffic violation.
Eric is very professional, diligent and intelligent. He tirelessly helped me with my case and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Eric!
Posted by Tyler | January 7, 2021
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The Best!
Eric was willing to listen and help from the first phone call we ever made to him. His attention to detail is outstanding. He is great at explaining every detail of what is or will be happening as you proceed with any case or issue you may be dealing with. Thank you Eric!
Posted by Jeremy | December 17, 2020
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Varner Faddis Elite Legal is excellent!
I hired Varner Faddis Elite Legal for two criminal cases against me. I worked mostly with Eric, who represented me extremely well. His attention to detail to my needs in the case really helped the whole process go smoothly and removed a lot of the stress I had with dealing with the legal system for the first time. He was prompt in answering all of my questions, and did so in a way that I understood everything going on clearly. I highly recommend Varner Faddis Elite Legal to anyone who needs a criminal or personal injury lawyer!
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Posted by Matt | October 28, 2020
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Thank you Eric!
Eric is amazing. The help I received and the attention to my case can not be matched. He was so helpful and kept me informed of the status of my case along the way. He is very proactive and kind. I have worked with both attorneys at this law firm I would highly recommend their services to anyone who needs an attorney.
Posted by Matt | May 19, 2020
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Absolutely Great Lawyer!
I needed a lawyer to represent me for a DUI and Eric was the absolute perfect person for that. Mr Faddis helped me get through my poor judgement in character by guiding me to the proper actions I needed to do to help my case. In the end, I received a plea deal that I was very pleased with. I would definitely 110% recommend him to anyone I know.
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Posted by Tyler | January 24, 2019
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Incredible
I hired Eric to take on a case that I needed dismissed. He communicated early what we might expect and what he will do. He communicated thoroughly throughout the entire process and ended up getting my case DISMISSED. It wasn’t easy but he got the job done!!
Posted by Joe Slattery | October 25, 2018
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Client
I was falsely accused in a theft matter. Eric cleared the matter up with law enforcement in one conversation. His advice kept me from incrementing myself . He is easy to work with and had my best interests paramount in his words and actions.
Posted by Donovan | August 15, 2018
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All charges found NOT GUILTY 4 df 1 & 2 df2
Eric toom my case about about a month before I had to go to trial, he showed up and showed out! His preparation for the case was phenomenal! He didn’t forget to study anything. He is the only lawyer I have ever met who actually cares about his clients, they are not just a paycheck to him. He will give you his all! I’ve been in troubled whole life and have NEVER met an attorney like him. He is worth every penny! After his representation the jury found my NOT GUILTY of 4 charges of 16-32 years and 2 charges of 4-16 years. NOT GUILTY on every single charge! Highly recommend him to anyone and EVERYONE! You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Thomas | August 15, 2018
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Compassionate Lawyer
I was from out of town and didn’t know what to do. I called Eric( He came highly recommended from a friend) and even though I had not hired him at that point he Was very helpful to move in the right direction. I did hire him and he fulfilled all my requests. My Daughter was in jail and I had no idea how to get her out. His knowledge and skills were the best I have ever seen dealing with a lawyer. He not only got her out of jail in a timely matter but got the charges drop. For as bad as it was, We had a Great experience with Eric. If I ever need a lawyer again I will call him and will recommend him to anyone who needs a compassionate person to help them.
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Posted by Ken | August 22, 2020
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Steer clear
Retained the services of Eric for and easy task and after being told what I wanted to here for two months, Eric decided to represent himself instead of fight for his client. Not aggressive at all and not what you want in your corner when it really matters
Response from Eric Faddis September 3, 2020
Varner Faddis Elite Legal (“VFEL”) regrets that this poster feels this way, but vehemently disputes the validity and factual accuracy of these accusations. It should be noted that, in 2019, Mr. Faddis was selected as a finalist for the Colorado Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award. To protect every client’s privacy, we will not divulge the details of our representation of any client. However, VFEL wishes to make clear that ethics are paramount to our firm, and when we believe the ethical rules prohibit continued representation of a client, we have a legal and ethical duty to withdraw.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Springer & Steinberg, PC
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 1st Judicial District Courts
  • 2012 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Colorado State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
  • 2008

Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Amicus and Judicial Committees
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys--Client Satisfaction, Colorado
  • The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights seminar
  • Know Your Rights: What to do if You're Contacted by Police
  • 2018
  • class seminar
  • The Prosecutor's Role in Society
  • 2017
  • Cherry Creek Diversity Conference
  • Hate Crimes Education Mock Trial
  • 2017
  • Bi-Annual Cadet Training
  • Presentation on the 5th, 6th, and 14th Constitutional Amendments
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Eric on a criminal matter, Eric has extensive knowledge of criminal law and how the many jurisdictions concern themselves with different matters. He doesn't just worry about what outcome is best for the client in the legal realm, but he also concerns himself with the financial impact, as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric, is a great trial attorney, and has a strong knowledgeable base. I fully endorse Mr. Faddis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a former prosecutor who is highly-skilled in the arena of criminal defense. I have referred several people to Eric for assistance with defense issues. I endorse this attorney without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an exceptionally skilled attorney. I first met Eric when he was clerking for a judge in Jefferson County. Eric does a fantastic job of using his working knowledge of the judicial system to his clients' advantage."
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Centennial Criminal defense Lawyer Eric James Faddis
Eric James Faddis
Criminal defense Attorney
Centennial, CO
Licensed for 11 years