I have been specializing in criminal law and procedure for over 28 years. More than 22 of those years as a Deputy District Attorney and Chief Deputy District Attorney in the 18th Judicial District - Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties. In late 2009 I opened my own practice and continue to specialize in criminal law and procedure, now as a criminal defense attorney.
Over the years I have dealt with a wide variety of cases, from minor traffic cases and DUI's to 1st Degree Murder and everything in between.
I was a member of the 18th Judicial District's Critical Incident Team which responded to officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths.
I have presented classes on criminal law and procedure to law enforcement officers and prosecutors. I testified before legislative committees on matters pertaining to criminal law and procedure and assisted in drafting proposed legislation in those areas. I have briefed and argued numerous cases before the appellate Courts in the state of Colorado.
I take pride in my knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure, the rules of evidence, and my experience and skill in the courtroom.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Award of Exceptional Merit||Colorado District Attorney's Council||1990|
|Owner||Law Office of Brian K. McHugh, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Leroi & McHugh, LLC||2013 - 2014|
|Owner||Law Office of Brian K. McHugh, LLC||2009 - 2013|
|Chief Deputy District Attorney||Office Of The District Attorney 18th J.D.||1999 - 2009|
|Deputy District Attorney||Office Of The District Attorney 18th J.D.||1987 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Arapahoe County Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Isaacson v. Infinite Buyers, LLC||Case was dismissed against client|
|People v. C||dismissed|
|Peopel v. P||Case dimissed|
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|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Colorado State University||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||N/A||Advanced Advocacy||N/A|
|Colorado District Attorneys Association||Objections to Evidence||2008|
|Colorado District Attorneys Association||Criminal Evidence||2005|