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James J.L. Ahern

Criminal defense Attorney at Parker, CO

5.0   71 reviews
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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About James

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I PRIDE MYSELF ON ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND ZEALOUS, AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY FOR EVERY CLIENT.

James earned his B.A. and graduated cum laude and with distinction from the University of Colorado at Denver. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010.

As a former prosecutor, James has extensive courtroom and trial experience. He conducted numerous felony and misdemeanor jury trials, and successfully handled countless criminal matters ranging from first-degree murder, first-degree arson, vehicular homicide, possession and cultivation of marijuana, DUI and domestic violence. 

In 2012, James brought his invaluable courtroom and trial experience to his private practice at Susan Fuller & Associates, P.C. Since joining Susan Fuller & Associates, P.C. James has dedicated his practice to litigation with a focus on criminal defense, personal injury, and family law matters. James routinely defends clients facing criminal charges including, but not limited to, DUI/DWAI, Assault, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assaults, and other high level felony crimes. 

In each year since 2014, James has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for inclusion into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 which is an elite group of the top 40 trial attorneys from the state of Colorado who are younger than the age of 40. Membership into The Top 40 under 40 Association is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial lawyer.

Since 2017, James has also been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for inclusion into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers for Criminal Defense, which is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as criminal defense trial lawyers.  

In addition, in each year since 2016, James has been selected for inclusion into the Super Lawyers Colorado Rising Stars list. Inclusion into the Super Lawyers Colorado Rising Stars list is an honor that is limited to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers within the State of Colorado who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law.   

Location

Susan Fuller & Associates, P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
James is the best
Being accused of a crime you didn't commit is a crazy and stressful thing to go through. From the very first consult until the conclusion of the case, James was absolutely amazing to work with. He was passionate and professional and got results through his complete expertise as an attorney. Don't hesitate to hire him.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, excellent lawyer!
James was the very best legal representation I could have in my case. He is the epitome of professionalism, trustworthiness, kindness, and understanding. I always felt he had my back and he did. He knows what he is doing. I am so grateful to him and highly, highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Highly Recommend
James represented me in a recent criminal case. I would highly recommend his services. From the beginning, he was thorough, punctual and convincing. He explained the process thoroughly and answered all of my questions in great detail. Most importantly, James gave me the confidence and determination that we would resolve my case. With persistence, determination, grace, and some humor, my case was dismissed. I would highly recommend James. He is so professional and cared about my well being beyond the case itself. Highly recommend. Thank you James.
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Posted by Stephanie | November 30, 2022
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Hands down the "Best Lawyer"
I hired James Ahern to represent me in a misdemeanor traffic violation (He came highly recommended by a work colleague). This was by far the best decision I could have ever made! James was attentive to every detail regarding the circumstances behind and leading up to my situation and made me feel like I was his most important client at the time. I saw his compassion in making sure that every truth was revealed and he never wavered from it. He used his knowledge of the law and held them accountable to do the same. It truly was a tiring situation but his professionalism and demeanor was always present, he never allowed me to lose hope. In the end, the outcome far exceeded my expectations and I know that I never could have done this without his knowledge, experience and compassion for helping the "little" guy/girl. I highly recommend James for anyone that wants to make sure that the law is followed by BOTH parties involved, you will not regret it. James I appreciate the support you gave me and your dedication to my case, you were totally my guardian angel!
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Posted by Rebecca | October 29, 2022
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Incredible advocate
James, you were amazing to work with. I appreciated and valued your knowledge, honesty, candor and commitment. Your patience and detail when explaining all options was so helpful. I always felt you made recommendations in our best interest by offering detailed explanations that highlighted pros and cons for us to be able to make the best decision. You were always right on time and prepared. You made us feel confident in your ability and that we made a great choice in hiring you.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
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Hands down best lawyer I have ever had
James is incredibly professional. He always promptly responds to emails and files paperwork with the court. He is easy to get ahold of and very good at explaining things like legal concepts in an easily understood manner. He is incredibly knowledgeable and has experience as both prosecutor and defense attorney which gave him unique insights into my case. He works harder than any lawyer I have hired, and any lawyer anyone in my family has hired as well. He worked a miracle in my case. I was facing multiple felony charges as well as multiple DUI’s, all picked up while I was getting revoked on a previous felony and DUI. I was looking at 90 days jail for the case I was getting revoked on alone. Thats when I hired james, and after performing his magic (I dont have a better word to describe what he accomplished frankly) at the end I was left with the original felony and DUI plus 2 more DUI’s and thats it. I was supposed to serve 90 days on the revocation alone and after adding on 2 more DUI’s I served 40 days jail and 95 days inpatient treatment. If I would have been told what my outcome would eventually be, at the beginning, I would have probably not hired him because I would have thought he was completely out of his mind suggesting something that frankly seemed beyond impossible. What started as a completely impossible dream ended up being a reality and that is due to the work and knowledge that james put forth in my case. If I ever need a lawyer again it will be james without a question. I highly recommend his services to anyone that wants a lawyer that will care about them as a person as well as care about their case and will put full effort into it.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2022
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We were much more than a case number!
We could not be more grateful for the referral that led us to James! He instantly came alongside our son and family to provide the best representation we could ask for! He was supportive, non-condemning, attentive, persistent, and organized. He values accountability and has high standards that aligned with our moral code, ultimately achieving the best possible outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2022
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Straightforward, trustworthy attorney.
Went above and beyond for myself and my family. Always made himself available. Did his research, consistent follow through, brought in others to assist when necessary and I felt confident in his expertise.
Posted by Steve | April 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch counsel
Hired James for a serious issue that had many pieces to it and he was able to get through this complicated case in which he was able to get us a favorable outcome. James is not afraid to take a case to trial if he has to and won't just try and plea the case down. He is thorough, professional and ALWAYS responds in a timely manner. He spends the time to go over each and every aspect of the case and answered every one of my many questions in detail. He has several strategies in mind depending on which direction the case will go. A true warrior and goes beyond what is expected and his expediency with paperwork and filing of motions is superb. If you want counsel that is at the top of his game look no further. I find James to be honest, ethical and very well prepared.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2020
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Amazing one of great Lawyer's of Colorado.
I would like to share my great amazing experience with Susan Fuller & Associates, P.C. law firm. We had involved in Juvenile incident and got charged with 2 minor crimes. We never got involved in or interfered with law and justice system so we as a parents kind of scared, confused and don't know how to proceed with mandatory summons in hand. We are not familiar with any law firms or don't know how to move proceed to engage a good lawyer to defend our case. We researched a lot and picked up Mr.James Ahern who works for Susan and Fuller Associates law firm in parker Colorado. He explained very clear step by step legal processes how to move forward. He gave us full confidence and assurance to defend this case with best of his experience. I felt like my fear is 75% gone after talking with him couple of times. He never said we are going to win the case during the entire process but only assured how best we can fight. I really appreicate his great personality for not giving any false hopes upfront. we got twice a pleaded guilty offers but we rejected and went for a trial as we are confident that we didn't do any crime and were looking for Justice. Mr. James really defended us in the court trial and proved us not guilty. His defending skills for his clients with proofs & cross-questioning in the court hall really highly impressive. I never imagined him as this powerful. Mr. James Ahern is such a great gentleman who is highly professional and friendly and on top of that he is very expert and completely dedicated in his work. Also I don't want to forget to mention that he is a good human being who understands client's feelings and emotions. It's not at all easy to defend this case as so many things and persons involved in this. Personally I don't think any great lawyers in Denver who could have saved us other than Mr. James Ahern. Hats off to you my man!! I wholeheartedly recommend to all to use his/his Firm services whenever necessary and I am confident that he never break your trust. I hope this review will help for some people who are in need.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fuller & Ahern, P.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Susan Fuller & Associates, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Colorado
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association - Criminal
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association - Motor Vehicle
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
  • Alumni
  • 2009 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2017 Colorado Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Colorado Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2014 Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Academic Dean's List with Distinction
  • University of Colorado
  • 2007
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Colorado
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (19)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Just look at his reviews!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen James in court and have had the privilege of getting to know him over the past several years while practicing in the same area and field of law. What I have observed is James has terrific skills in the courtroom and has the respect of his colleagues and the court. I endorse him for anyone looking for a great litigator."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James and I were opposing counsel on a divorce case with complex child related issues. He was tenacious, but fair and professional, which is what you expect from a seasoned advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is trial tested attorney. Knowledgeable, aggressive, and treats his Client's with the respect they deserve. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James is truly one of the best and brightest. James is on my short list of lawyers who I contact when I need expert advice. He cares about his clients, knows the law, and is masterful in the court. I can recommend James without any reservations."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James Ahern is a natural trial attorney that is respected among professionals state wide. Mr. Ahern is detail oriented and provides highly effective advocacy in the fields of Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations. I would recommend Mr. Ahern to any person seeking the services of an aggressive attorney in the Denver Metro area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have both worked with Mr. Ahern as well as been opposing counsel on matters with him. Mr. Ahern is a talented courtroom advocate with a passion for his clients, the law, and obtaining excellent outcomes. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is a fantastic attorney, and I can say that as both having worked with him as a colleague and opposing counsel on a matter. He is a zealous advocate and shrewd negotiator. I highly recommend him."
General practice Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been fortunate enough to work with Mr. Ahern on various aspects of cases (including trial) and he is one of the best attorneys I've seen in litigation. He is great at handling cases and judges and juries are always impressed his knowledge of the law and how well he presents his arguments. I would recommend Mr. Ahern without reservation or qualification."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Ahern is one of the best attorney's I know. His professionalism and knowledge of the law are impressive. I would hire him personally if I was in trouble with the law and needed an advocate. He is an attorney who truly cares about his clients. He has my endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Ahern and I had the pleasure of working together while we were at the District Attorney's office. I am not exaggerating when I say that he is one of the best trial advocates I have ever seen. Some of the most fun I had was doing trials with this man. We always tried to push each other to higher levels of artful advocacy. His knowledge of the law, care for his clients and trial skills are top notch. If you are looking for zealous advocacy, James knows no other way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. I have tried many cases with Mr. Ahern while with the District Attorney's Office and in private practice. Mr. Ahern's trial skills are second to none. Whether facing criminal charges, a domestic relations matter, or a personal injury case James is absolutely the right man for the job. I have handed multiple sensitive criminal matters with Mr. Ahern, all of which resulted in superior results. James is absolutely a rising star in our legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ahern's answers on Avvo are well-articulated, intelligent, and show good common sense. He is affiliated with Susan Fuller who is also an excellent attorney. I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, defense attorney, general practitioner, and law professor over the past 24 years and would not hesitate to refer to Mr. Ahern."
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Parker Criminal defense Lawyer James J.L. Ahern
James J.L. Ahern
Criminal defense Attorney
Parker, CO
Licensed for 13 years
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