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H. Michael Steinberg

also known as H. Michael Steinberg, Michael Steinberg

About me

I have always focused my law career on exclusively Criminal Law. For many years -during and after college - I worked as a paralegal for Legal Aid (poverty law firms) in Oregon, all over Massachusetts and Illinois as both a college student and later as a VISTA volunteer between college and law school. 


In law school I interned at the Federal Prosecutor's office in Eugene, Oregon - and later as a third year DA at the Lane County District Attorney's office. Later - after law school - I worked  as a law clerk directly for a famous criminal law judge in Denver Colorado followed closely thereafter by a lengthy and well known career as a Senior Career District Attorney for the Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert County District Attorney (the Colorado 18th Judicial District) for almost 13 years.


In 1999 - I opened my Denver Tech Center law firm and have successfully defended thousands of clients over the past 16 plus years. I use all of that experience every day of my life to benefit my clients both tactically and strategically in defending their cases.


During the last 30 years - I have gained a tremendous amount of courtroom and real life experience in the trenches.- before juries, and tough judges ... not behind a desk. Many of my cases have been high profile and I have been a guest commentator on several national cable networks, I am frequently quoted in national and Colorado newspapers and I publish my own Colorado Criminal Law Blog to stay on top of Colorado and national criminal law issues.


My Blog -


I have been a teacher at two police academies and guest instruct at both law enforcement and criminal defense seminars on a regular basis.


Most of all - I am the proud father of two fantastic children - one in law school - the other a senior in college.  They, and my wonderful wife, are my life and ultimately what really matters at the end of the day. 


When I find time to feed my hobbies, I love to read, sail on my sailboat, kayak, work out five days a week, ski and, yes, I am a computer nerd ( at 6 foot 1 inch and 260 pounds) ... of sorts. 


I love what I do -- and greatly enjoy the analysis of tough Colorado Criminal cases.- and I am good at it. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your case. HMS 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    33 years, 50 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas John Nellessen

    I endorse criminal defense attorney H. Michael Steinberg. I have known H. Michael for over 20 years and I have great respect for his legal knowledge and abilities. H. Michael is always willing to share his knowledge with other attorneys without hesitation. This makes H. Michael an incredible asset to the entire legal community. H. Michael is one of the most experienced and well versed attorneys in the Denver metro area and his legal abilities are second to none. I strongly endorse H. Micheal Steinberg. A great choice for any criminal defense matter.


    Thomas Nellessen DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Craig Noel Mastro

    I have had the pleasure of knowing H. Michael over the past twenty four years both as opposing counsel when he worked as an Arap Co DA for many years and also a fellow lawyer in the community. H. Michael is One of the smartest, tenacious, and hard working attorneys in Our community. He will fight for his clients and I highly recommend him


    Craig Mastro Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm - Main Office

5445 DTC Parkway
Penthouse 4
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111-4986


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Cum Laude in Legal Studies - Honors StudiesUniversity of Massachusetts1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThe Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm1982 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralState of Colorado, Criminal Enforcement Section1997 - 2000
Deputy District AttorneyArapahoe Douglas County District Attorney's Office1984 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Colorado Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Community Corrections for Arapahoe CountyBoard Member2003 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Massachusetts, AmherstHonors: Legal StudiesOther - Bachelors1978