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Kathryn J. Stimson

Federal crime Attorney at Denver, CO

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Kathryn Stimson is a trial lawyer representing individuals charged with crimes in state and federal court and advocating for the civil rights of individuals against governmental abuses of power.  


Ms. Stimson has tried over 50 cases to verdict and handled thousands.  She successfully beat the death penalty in People v. Montour after proving her client was wrongfully convicted of murder.  In 2014, she won the largest civil rights verdict against the Denver police for false arrest, unlawful entry into a home and malicious prosecution.  She has achieved acquittals from juries on the most serious charges and achieved excellent results for clients through negotiation, investigation and sentencing mitigation.

Licensed for 17 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/13/2023

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Posted by Marc | July 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kathryn J. Stimson
Kate was there with me every step of the way, including going to court with me one week after giving birth. Kate was always professional, always prepared and always available to talk to. She represented me very forcefully with real skill and persistence. She was reassuring throughout and instilled a sense of confidence in me that I was in excellent hands, and the end result confirmed that confidence. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kate without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
World class negotiator
Kate Stimson keeps government in their box. What I did was wrong and that seems to give some parts of government the belief that I have no rights. With tremendous commitment, skill and zeal, Stimson navigated a difficult path, achieved a one of a kind win, and now I have my life back. Kate has my eternal gratitude.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2011
Professional, determined and caring.
Very determined, caring, never gives up. She's really young, but very professional and knowledgeable. Helped me with all aspects of the case, fought for me to the very end to get the best for me.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stimson Glover LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Federal Defender
  • Office of the Federal Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Public Defender
  • Colorado State Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2008


  • University of Denver
  • JD
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • People v. Edward Montour
  • Life plea after Opening statement.
  • Martinez Family


  • Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Woman Lawyer
  • Colorado Law Week
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts & Bolts of Federal Criminal Practice
  • Introduction to Federal Criminal Practice
  • 2015
  • National Capital Jury Selection College
  • Capital Jury Selection
  • 2015
  • Idaho Public Defender Conference
  • Successful Sentencing Strategies
  • 2015
  • CO Law Institute Controlled Substances
  • Federal Drug Defense
  • 2015
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Expert Witness Preparation & Cross
  • 2014
  • Colorado Public Defender
  • Opening Statements
  • 2014
  • Criminal Practice Lab
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2011
  • Crimmigration
  • Collateral Consequences: Immigration
  • 2010
  • CJA
  • Creative Sentencing Advocacy
  • 2009
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Denver Federal crime Lawyer Kathryn J. Stimson
Kathryn J. Stimson
Federal crime Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 17 years