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David George Maxted

Civil rights Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 5 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Civil rights litigation including wrongful death, jail and prison cases, failure to provide medical care, police violence and excessive force, race discrimination, and other civil rights cases.

  2. Criminal defense
    Trial, appeals, and post-conviction cases in state and federal courts. Over 35 jury trials, successful appeals, and wrongful convictions overturned. Also handles prefiling investigations seeking to prevent the filing of criminal charges.

  3. Class action
    Civil rights class actions. Successfully litigated three COVID-19 class actions for failure to protect in jails and prisons.

  4. Litigation
    A range of other litigation including white collar and securities.

Denver civil rights and criminal attorney and founder of the social justice law firm Maxted Law LLC. Dave is dedicated to defending liberty, protecting civil rights, and standing firm against abuses of power. His civil rights cases often challenge jail and prison abuses, wrongful death, police misconduct and excessive force, and other civil rights cases affecting the criminal legal system. Dave also accepts private criminal cases at every stage of the case, as well as select white collar and securities law cases.

Photos and videos

Maxted Law LLC files class action lawsuit with ACLU and other civil rights firms against the Colorado Department of Corrections and Governor Polis in Winston v. Polis due to the failure to protect people in prison from COVID-19.
David Maxted interviewed by News5 regarding class action COVID-19 lawsuit against El Paso County jail due to massive outbreak of cases in the jail. Lawsuit Weikert v. Elder filed with the ACLU and other civil rights firms.

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Maxted Law LLC
1543 Champa St Ste 400
Denver, CO, 80202-2981


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Posted by Robert | September 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1873 Civil Suit Success
Rachel and David took care of my civil suit case… I was falsely charged and unlawfully arrested with a DUI under Arapahoe’s jurisdiction. They are super knowledgeable, caring, and understanding. Thank you both for your help!
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
David did an amazing job with my case. From the first conversation we had until the day the case was sealed, David was always available and kept me at ease as he worked through the case. I was able to take a plea and the case was eventually closed and sealed. I would recommend David to represent anyone I know going forward (but hopefully won't have to!). Thank you for everything you did!!
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Posted by Greg | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sentence Reduced
I was referred to David by his former employer Haddon, Morgan and Foreman. He was assigned to my case by this firm to help get my probation terms and conditions reduced. After he decided to leave the firm and start on his own I went with him. By skillfully negotiating with the district attorney David was able to get my supervision removed and have me placed on unsupervised probation. This was a major relief and improved my life tremendously. His attention to detail and directness I found refreshing. He also discovered through his research that my sentence may have been illegal. We are now researching that aspect to get my probation terminated. I have had a very positive experience with David and would recommend him highly to anyone.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 35%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Maxted Law LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, PC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Supervising Attorney and Trial Attorney
  • Public Defender Service, Washington, D.C.
  • 2009 - 2017


  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Duke University
  • MA - Masters of Philosophy
  • 2009
  • Amherst College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Carranza v. Reams
  • Preliminary injunction and Settlement


  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lawyers Civil Rights Coalition
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association Civil Rights Section
  • Executive Committee, Legislative Liaison
  • 2018 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • COBALT - Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2020
  • High Honors
  • Duke University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Order of the Coif
  • Duke University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Thesis awarded Magna Cum Laude
  • Amherst College
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Business Case for Fair Chance Hiring
  • Legal Panel
  • 2021
  • Criminal Practice Institute
  • Investigation for Criminal Defense
  • 2013
  • Criminal Practice Institute
  • Forensic Technology and Criminal Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an excellent, hardworking lawyer. We recently worked together on a complex civil rights case on behalf of a class of prisoners and collectively achieved a fantastic result for our clients. David played a pivotal role in that success. David brings both intelligence and commonsense to his cases. Any prospective client would be lucky to have him as an attorney."
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is a fantastic criminal defense and civil rights attorney serving our community throughout Colorado. Dave spent many years as a public defender before branching out into civil rights, and he excels in both arenas. If you are looking for someone compassionate, intelligent, and hard working to take on your case, look no further than Dave. He will listen to you, treat you with dignity and respect, and fight for you every step of the way."
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Denver Civil rights Lawyer David George Maxted
David George Maxted
Civil rights Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 13 years
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