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I moved to Colorado at the end of 2010 after practicing law in Kansas for three years. During my three years in Kansas I first practiced as a Public Defender representing indigent clients in felony criminal cases. After practicing as a Public Defender for a year I switched sides and transferred to the District Attorneys Office. I practiced as an Assistant District Attorney for two years. In the first year I represented the State of Kansas in civil consumer protection actions against businesses with unconscionable and fraudulent business practices. In the second year I joined the felony trial division and prosecuted felony jury trials. I resigned my position in October 2010 and moved to Colorado. I began my Colorado legal career by joining Thomas Pollart & Miller in January 2011 and worked with the firm's managing partner to start DUI Defense Matters.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Emily Ann Gordon

    Jake is incredibly hardworking and aggressive in the defense of his clients. While I hope it never happens, if I ever need to hire a criminal defense attorney, Jake is the first one I will call.


    Emily Gordon Insurance Attorney
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  • Emma Kelee Telling Jamerson

    I endorse this lawyer. Jake is a strong criminal attorney who advocates tirelessly for his clients.


    Emma Jamerson Workers compensation Attorney
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Contact info

Thomas Pollart & Miller, LLC

5600 S. Quebec Street
Suite 220-A
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111


MOInactive voluntarily200801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
General MemberNational College for DUI Defense2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top Contributor in Criminal Defense TopicsAvvo2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ManualsDUI Police Investigations Training2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateThomas Pollart & Miller, LLC2011 - Present
Assistant District AttorneySedgwick County District Attorney2008 - 2010
Assistant AttorneySedgwick County Public Defender2007 - 2008
Legal InternWashburn University School Of Law2006 - 2007
Legal InternHawker Beechcraft2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
National Academy of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2014 - Present
The National Trial LawyersMember of the Top 40 Under 402014 - Present
Mile High Young ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Denver Young ProfessionalsN/A2011 - Present
Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer LawyersN/A2011 - Present
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer FoundationN/A1987 - Present
YMCAAdvisory Board Member2009 - 2010
National Court Appointed Special Advocate AssociationN/A2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI dismissalDUI dismissed
DUID DismissalDUID dismissed and reduced to careless driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Guide for Avvo.com5 Things to KNow About Getting Auto Insurance After A DUI2014
Legal Guide for Avvo.comThe Home State Consequences of an Out of State DUI2014
Legal Guide for Avvo.comWhy Smoking Marijuana on the Ski Slopes Just Isn't Worth It2014
Legal Guide for Avvo.comGuidelines for Driving with Marijuana in Colorado2014
Legal Guide for Avvo.comHow to Know if a DUI Checkpoint Meets Legal Standards2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comOdd DUIs - Horseback2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comOdd DUIs - Toy Car2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comTips on Driving In Colorado With Marijuana In Your Vehicle2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comFAQ About Marijuana Use In Colorado2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comProposed Colorado Felony DUI In 20142014
Blog - duidefensematters.comAlcohol and Marijuana in City Parks2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comDUIs and International Travel2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comDUIs and Boating2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comClarifications Regarding Marijuana Open Containers2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comMarijuana and Ski Slopes2014
Website Holiday TipTips on Driving With Marijuana in Your Vehicle2014
Website Holiday TipsWhat do I do if I am Pulled Over2014
Holiday Website Tips7 Things To Know About Holiday DUI Checkpoints2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comBicycle DUIs2014
Blog - duidefensematters.com4/20 in Denver2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comDUI From Substances Other Than Alcohol2014
Blog - duidefensematters.com6 Places You Can't Smoke Pot2014
Blog - duidefensematters.com6 Things We Learned About Marijuana Blood Testing2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comHiring A Private Investigator For Your DUI2014
Blog - duidefensematters.com7 Famous Irishmen With Unlucky Drinking Tales2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comHow Colorado Handles Your Out of State DUI2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comColorado Marijuana Convictions Being Overturned2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comObtaining Insurance After Your DUI2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comTeenage DUIs2014
Blog - duidefensematters.comOdd DUIs - Lawn Mower2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comOdd DUIs - Horse Carriage2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comOdd DUIs - Zamboni2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comOdd DUIs - Golf Cart2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comOdd DUIs - Motorized Cooler2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comApps to Determine if Your too Drunk2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comRisks of Holiday Drinking and Driving2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comHoliday DUI Checkpoints2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comHoliday Ads Reminding You Not to Drink and Drive2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comIlegal DUI CheckPoints2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comForced DUI Blood Draws2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comIs it Possible to Beat a DUI Breath Test2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comColorado Felony DUI2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comShould I Take Standardized Field Sobriety Tests2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comRepresenting Metro Denver Area Clients2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comWhy Do Police Officers Pull You Over For DUI2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comWhat To Do If You Are Pulled Over For DUI In Colorado2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comWhat Is "Express Consent" In Colorado2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comEffects Of A DUI On Your Pilot's License2013
Blog - duidefensematters.comPenalties For Breath Test Refusal Being Lessened In 20142013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Kansas State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
January 13, 2015 CSIA Meeting"Pay Attention to the Road!" - Dealing with Distracted Driving2015
Morning Show with Willie-BTips for avoiding a DUI during the Holidays2014
Morning Show With Willie-BLive question and answer session regarding DUIs in Colorado2014
Radio announcement tipsGeneral DUI tips2013
Morning Show With Willie-BLive Question and Answer Session Regarding DUIs in Colorado2013
Monthly Networking EventDUI Convictions and Consequences on Your Career Path2013