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Steven Joseph Pisani

DUI and DWI Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   29 reviews

also known as Steven J Pisani, Steven Pisani

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    DUI, DWAI, HTO, DMV hearings, DUI Suppression Motions, Challenges to Intoxilyzer Results, Challenge Blood Results, Validity of Stop, Miranda Violations

    16 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Our firm handles solely criminal defense cases including all misdemeanors, DV, DUI, DWAI, harassment, shoplifting, assault, trespass. We also handle all traffic tickets and most felony cases.

    16 years, 400 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    Our firm handles solely criminal defense cases including all misdemeanors, DV, DUI, DWAI, harassment, shoplifting, assault, trespass. We also handle all traffic tickets and most felony cases.

    16 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Fighting Speeding Tickets, reducing points, reducing fines

    16 years, 300 cases

  5. Expungement
    Pisani Law can help both new clients with an expungement or sealing of records and current or past clients that we have had their cases dismissed.

    16 years

  6. Juvenile law
    Pisani Law assists juveniles charged with violating the law.

    16 years

My firm specializes in criminal, traffic and DUI defense and we do not practice any other area of law. I am a fierce criminal defense attorney serving the Denver Metro area and the Front Range.  I have successfully defended citizens against abuses of power, false accusations and police harassment. In all, I have assisted over 600 clients with matters both criminal and traffic related. I have a winning trial record as both a defense attorney and prosecutor. 

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The Law Offices Of Steven J. Pisani - Denver Criminal Defense
600 17th Street
Suite 2823
Denver, CO, 80202


4.9 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2022
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A Lawyer's Lawyer
I'm a Colorado attorney myself and Steven represented me in a criminal matter. There is no one I would trust to handle a criminal case more than Mr. Pisani. He knows the law. He knows and is respected by the judges and district attorneys. He is straightforward about your case and about billing. He will always make time for your questions and responds promptly. He is calm, cool, collected, and friendly. And he also got me a result that exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Dave | March 22, 2022
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Great job
I had two difficult cases, but Steve stuck by me, was always knowledgeable and available. The judges and DAS seemed to know who he was. I hope I never need him again.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2019
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I got a misdemeanor traffic ticket that carried 4 points and potential jail time and/or very expensive fines. I had never had anything more than a speeding ticket in the past so I was EXTREMELY scared of what could happen. From the moment I started my initial call with Mr. Pisani, I knew I had made the right choice of attorney. He calmed my nerves, while still being honest about what could happen and walked me through the steps of the process. The overall result ended up with only 1 point on my license and $80 in fees/fines. I could not be happier with everything Mr. Pisani did for me. You should DEFINITELY consult with him for your legal needs!
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Pisani did an excellent job of handling my daughter's careless driving case. He reduced her case to a one point infraction with a relatively small fine. When my daughter had the accident and received the careless driving ticket we were shocked to learn that large potential fines, 4 points, and potential jail time were possible. Mr. Pisani helped us understand the process and resolved the situation to our satisfaction. I would highly recommend him for similar cases.
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Posted by Mike | February 26, 2019
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Good Traffic Attorney
I needed the best Denver traffic ticket lawyer I could find and afford for an old case that I had forgotten about. A friend was in more serious trouble and used Mr. Pisani for a criminal case and recommended him to me. I thought hiring a lawyer for traffic was too heavy handed but I was facing some serious consequences. Because the case was old and not attended to it was very complicated and a lot knots needed untying. Mr. Pisani worked with me, he knew exactly what to do with the DMV and the courts to work it out, clear my name and get my license back and let me move on with my life. Quick, personable, knowledgeable, affordable, reliable.
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Posted by David | January 21, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Steven Pisani was extremely helpful with my case. I found myself in a case with someone accusing me of a hit and run that I did not have knowledge of. Mr. Pisani was always available to answer any questions or concerns. Always informative. In the end he got my case dismissed! I highly recommend Mr. Pisani, he is a great attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2017
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Unexpectedly, we had an incredibly positive outcome!
My son was stopped and charged with driving without a license, without registration, and without proof of insurance. He hen missed his traffic court appearance, and there was a bench warrant out for his arrest. We hired Pisani Law and were fortunate enough to work with Steven's paralegal, Patrick. Patrick handled most of the communication with us and was very good about keeping us up to date as our case progressed. Unbelievably, all charges were dropped and no fines levied. We are all over the moon!
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Posted by Sherri | December 14, 2016
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Hire this one!!
I hired Steven Pisani for my sons unfortunate Dui charges. My son was an out of state resident and needed immediate help with the best resolution possible. We called and flew out to meet with Steven and hired him immediately to take our case. Steven was very personable and made sure to get back in touch with me anytime that I had a question. We were very happy with our representation at court. Steven did a wonderful job and feel we got the best possible result in our circumstances. We would highly recommend Steven Pisani if you are in need of any criminal or dui defense.
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Posted by Benjamin | August 23, 2016
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Steven's the man
I hired Steven after making the mistake of drinking and driving, and he was nothing short of incredible. I was out of state and my case was fairly complicated, but Steven always made himself available. He gave me great advice, reassured me, and helped to get my charges reduced. He represented me incredibly well in court and made an otherwise bad experience a lot better. Without his help (and Patrick's too) I would be in a much worse situation. Hire him if you're in need of help, he's a great guy.
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Posted by Er | July 26, 2016
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Jury Trial Win!!
I couldn't be happier. I could have taken the plea offer, it wasn't horrible but I knew I wasn't guilty. Most of the time it is cheaper to plead guilty and just be done with it, especially when the prosecutors are bullies and have unlimited resources at their disposal. They never care if you are actually guilty or innocent, just if they can make a case they will drag you and bully you. At some point they figure defendants cannot pay fees or would be intimidated by their officers. Steve worked with me, listened to my story, presented the truth and I am so thankful. To think I could have a conviction on my record if I went this alone or with a lesser lawyer is mind boggling. The system needs fixing!
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Posted by Erica | July 10, 2016
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Definitely recommend
I was in a car accident that the police were set on pinning on me. Over $70000 I n medical bills/restitution. The DA refused to look at anything and the case was continued several times. A year and a half and he never charged me more than the flat fee. He drove through snow storms and dealt with me at all hours. He won the case for me. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Peter Marker | June 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Successfully Dismissed Traffic Ticket with the help of Mr. Pisani
I was stuck in the case of violating the traffic rules and got a traffic ticket. The case becomes critical day by day then one of my friend told me about Steven J Pisani, who is best Denver Traffic Ticket Attorney. As I heard about him he blew away the case in their own way. Really I am very grateful to him.
Posted by Frank | January 23, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
I am an elderly gentleman who had never been in trouble with the law. Recently I was involved in an unfortunate traffic accident in which I was deemed responsible and subsequently charged with Careless Driving resulting in Death. Due to the very serious nature of the charges my family hired Mr. Steven J. Pisani to represent me. Due to the injuries I suffered in the accident Mr. Pisani was able to get my appearance waived for several of the court dates. Mr. Piasani was very professional, he explained the ongoing process and kept me and my family well informed. He was easy to get in touch with and if he was out of the office his Paralegal was very knowledgeable about my case and could answer my question. Mr. Pisani was able to get my case resolved so that I did not have to serve any jail time or community service. Myself and my family could not have chosen a more caring, knowledgeable and professional attorney.
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Posted by Harry | January 21, 2016
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saved my livelyhood
I contacted Steven's office by phone, had a short conversation, paid a small fee and Steven took a 4-point careless driving ticket and lowered it to just a $80 fine and no points on my CDL license, so great wow!
Posted by Sarah | January 6, 2016
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Great Attorney!
The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani represented me for a traffic ticket I incurred after a fender bender. He was easy to work with, efficient, and extremely professional. The ticket was taken care of quickly and painlessly. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome he was able to provide for me. Overall Steven Pisani was an excellent choice and I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again if the need were to ever arise. Would definitely recommend!
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Posted by Katherine | October 21, 2015
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Good Experience good lawyer
I hired Mr. Pisani for traffic defense. He was efficient, reasonably priced, friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease with the process that I was otherwise afraid to be involved in. I am happy I chose him and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Mort | May 17, 2015
Criminal defense lawyer review
As with most people who need a criminal defense lawyer, a situation came up I later regretted. The law was not on my side but Attorney Pisani was. He was accessible, answered my questions and he worked to with the D.A. to give me a workable end solution. I trust and value the advice provided to me by Steven Pisani. I recommend him and his firm for Colorado criminal defense.
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Posted by Nicholas | February 10, 2015
Steven Pisani
Mr. Pisani was incredibly helpful throughout my DUI process. As a first time offender, he was very helpful in keeping me calm and giving me all the information necessary to get through it. He was very knowledgeable about the process and made sure I was always in the loop as to what I needed to do and what he was doing to help me. He was able to get my punishment lessened because he helped me stay on top of things that I needed to do in order to show the court I was taking all necessary steps. Since it was my first offense, I asked a lot of questions and was freaking out a lot. Mr. Pisani was great at keeping in touch and making sure that I was comfortable with what I was doing. He never made any decisions without consulting me but I took his advice on most issues because he was so easy to trust from the first meeting that we had. He never made me feel like I had to accept what was offered and was willing to go through whatever it took, no matter how long it was. I never felt pressured into something or worried that he didn't care about my case. I really felt like he cared about me as a person and not just a case number which made the process all the better. Mr. Pisani looked at all the evidence and took everything into account when managing my case rather than just the bare minimum so I really felt like I had a fighting chance. I've never been in trouble with the law before so it was very comforting knowing that he was doing everything in his power to help me. He was very good about responding to calls and emails whenever I had a problem or a question. If he didn't know the answer, he went out of his way to find it rather than tell me where I should look. I felt in good hands through my DUI process. I am still going through things to put this all behind me but Mr. Pisani has assured me that he is sill there for me if something comes up down the road or if I have any other problems with my sentencing. I would highly recommend Mr. Pisani to anyone and everyone. He was very helpful and willing to fight for me as a person and not just a number. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for me!
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2014
Good attorney at a bad time
This was the first lawyer I ever used, I never thought I would ever need one. I went to court a couple times on my own and I almost resolved the case without ever hiring Mr. Steven Joseph Pisani. The judge told me to get a lawyer and I am glad I did. The outcome was very different from being alone against being with a lawyer. Not only that but there was other things about my case I had no idea about and was never told by the judge. If you are in trouble you should use Mr. Pisani.
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Posted by Brian | August 19, 2014
Good guy knows his stuff I hope I don't need him again
I was charged with DUI and the firm helped me in that sticky situation. Lawyer Steven Pisani was nice and was worth the price for the work he did and understanding things. Sometimes a lawyer was hard to get a hold of if you wanted to talk to them that minute but they called back later that day or the next. I hope I never need this lawyer again because that means I am in trouble.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-275 per hour
  • Pro bono 3 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • City Of Englewood
  • 2009 - 2016


  • University of Denver College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • New York University
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Child Abuse - Case Dismissed
  • All charges dismissed, any records of the incident were sealed
  • Assault Not Guilty at Trial
  • Not Guilty at Jury Trial
  • DV Allegations - 8 charges dismissed
  • Charges dismissed
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  • Denver Active Professionals
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • "A" Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
  • ABA Moot Court Regional Finalist
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008


Speaking Engagements

  • Conceal & Carry in Colorado
  • Denver Gun Rights & 2nd Amendment
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pisani is an exemplary attorney that I would not hesitate to refer to anyone and everyone. He provides excellent and informed answers here on Avvo. I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney over the past 24 years and I still regularly learn new aspects about the law from his answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"I highly recommend Steve as a criminal defense attorney. I would not hesitate to refer any of my clients in need of advice or representation regarding a criminal matter to Steve. Steve is compassionate, hard working, client centered, and most importantly good at what he does. Steve goes above and beyond for his clients because he recognizes the importance of his work and of the effect these criminal proceedsings have on his clients. If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, you can rest assured that Steve will give your case the attention it deserves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a tremendous criminal defense attorney who fights for each and every one of his clients when their rights are being threatened. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Pisani for over four years while practicing in the Denver Metropolitan Area. I've watched his business grow into a thriving practice dedicated to thorough, cost-effective, and result-oriented criminal defense representation. If I found myself on the receiving end of a criminal prosecution, Mr. Pisani would be on the (very) short list of attorneys that I would call. He is a true credit to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven since law school. He is a sharp, dedicated, and effective criminal defense attorney. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Mr. Pisani four years ago. I find his dedication and ethics to be first rate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Steven for several years and his work is always top notch. He has the knowledge, skill, and passion to get results that matter for his clients. Whether it is negotiating with the prosecution, investigating the case, or defending the case in front of a jury, Steven has the experience and the ability to get the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Steve for several years and had the opportunity to work closely with him during law school--he is a skilled and passionate advocate, and I strongly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Steven for years and can say he is both smart and knowledgeable in the law, if you have a criminal issue he's the attorney for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a dedicated and hard-working advocate for his clients. He is an extremely knowledgeable attorney to whom I do not hesitate to refer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Pisani is hard working and very professional. He is dedicated to obtaining the best result possible for his clients."
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