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Throughout his career, Richard J. Dehncke has been an "AV" PREEMINENT rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating reflecting both legal ability and professional ethical standards. He has been a personal injury trial attorney for over 30 years. He represents injured individuals and their families in the greater Denver area and throughout  Colorado at all levels of the Colorado state and federal court system.


Colorado Injury attorney Richard J. Dehncke has a focused personal injury practice with extensive experience and expertise in all serious injury cases, wrongful death, and traumatic brain injury cases. He represents and advises clients injured in motor vehicle accidents, recreational vehicle accidents, trucking and motorcycle collisions. His record of million dollar plus recoveries on behalf of his clients is well recognized.


This Colorado injury law firm offers effective, efficient, and convenient service to all of its clients. We offer flexible office hours, home and hospital visits, and a free initial consultation to discuss and evaluate your injury case. Personal injury cases are all handled on a contingency fee basis, and we will advance litigation costs to clients in appropriate cases.


As a trained negotiator and an experienced trial attorney, Richard J. Dehncke offers clients a wealth of personal injury expertise. His injury law firm is committed to seeking creative solutions for our client's causes, through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 44%
    37 years, 500 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 19%
    37 years, 70 cases
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 14%
    37 years, 50 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 9%
    37 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Howard Kenison

    I have referred several injured clients to Richard Dehncke and all, without exception, have praised his careful attention to their case and his extra effort on their behalf. I have also worked with Mr. Dehncke on several matters and can personally attest to the creative and high quality legal work he performs for clients. I recommend him to you without hesitation.


    Howard Kenison Environmental and natural resources Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Paul Fossenier

    I have known Mr. Dehncke for a while, and have observed, and view him as a most superior attorney in all respects. He is a top-tier litigator. His experience and knowledge are superior, as are his skills and abilities in relationship building and effective advocating for his clients. His talents are multi-faceted and presented in the manner of a true gentleman.


    Michael Fossenier Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Richard J. Dehncke

4 West Dry Creek Circle
Suite 100
Littleton, CO, 80120

Fort Collins, CO



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Colorado SuperLawyer5280 Magazine2014
Preeminent AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers -ColoradoAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
First Assistant Attorney GeneralColorado Attorney General Office1987 - 1989
1st. LieutenantUnited States Army - active duty1973 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Institute for Trial Advocacyinstructor2005 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1975 - Present
Brain Injury Association of ColoradoMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Colorado Super LawyerTop Personal Injury Attorney2009 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLegal Negotiation Programcertificate2002
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEnglish/PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial skills - annual programN/A