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Charles Henry Torres

Personal injury Attorney at Denver, CO

4.8   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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Life long Colorado Resident


Regis College B.A. 1972

Drake University Law School J.D.  1976

President of the Student Body

Who’s Who’s In America Law Schools

Bar Admissions

 Colorado Bar  1977

Federal Bar Colorado 1979

10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado 1980

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 1989

United States Supreme Court 2013


Have also been admitted to practice in:



New Mexico


Employment History


Pueblo, Colorado  District Attorney’s Office

Trial deputy  1977-1979


United States Attorney’s Office-Department of Justice

            Federal Prosecutor 1979-1985

            Trial attorney handling numerous trials including white collar criminal cases

            Lead office in number of trials and convictions for four years.

Handled numerous appeals in front of the 10th Circuit court of Appeals.

Jury instruction approved by United States Supreme Court in United States v. Cattle King    involving large scale sale of contaminated meat to the Federal School Program

Denver City Attorney’s Office 1986-1987


Reorganized prosecutor division for Mayor Pena after his election               as mayor of Denver

            Started exchange program with several large firms in Denver which entailed the firms supplying the City with attorneys at no cost to the city in exchange for trial training which I supervised.  

Private Practice 1987 -1992

Cordova Mellon and Harris -Insurance Defense firm

Trial attorney for various insurance companies and one medical malpractice  carrier out of state.

Medical malpractice involved defending hospital, nurses and physicians.

Also developed business plaintiff’s practice

Started my own practice 1992- present

Charles H Torres P.C.

Business litigation, securities litigation, White Collar criminal defense in both state and federal court. Medical malpractice for plaintiffs and defendants. Handled numerous injured baby cases including heart transplant case that resulted in confidential settlement and reorganization of hospital’s child heart transplant section. Also have handled numerous medical malpractice cases involving various patient injuries and deaths involving allegations of patient care neglect in  hospitals, surgery and medication error cases. Represented University of Colorado in various matters as outside counsel. Have successfully  represented hospital CEO in Kansas in a complicated patient care matter.

Defended nurses from St. Anthony North in Colorado  charged with criminally negligent homicide of an infant. Case involved allegations of nursing negligence, medication error, pharmacy error. Case proceed to trial with one nurse who I represented  acquitted.

Numerous trials in various states lasting up to 4 weeks including  trials involving pharmacy,  physicians issues, nursing issues.   Represented the largest compounding pharmacy in U.S.  involving the FDA’s attempts to regulate state compounding. Case went criminal. Most of the charges were dismissed before and during trial. The case was reversed on appeal and we were able to settle the matter with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Colorado.

Represent physicians in various civil, peer review matters, and litigation and contract issues. Very familiar with Emergency room issues including EMTALA. Recently obtained verdict and settlement against Major Hospital chain  and physicians involved in defamation of surgeon by manufacturing false allegations and presenting those allegations to a peer review committee. Complicated peer review issues involved in two appeals before obtaining  verdict and eventual settlement.

Appellate practice- several successful appeals

State Court of Appeal

Colorado Supreme Court

10th Circuit Court of Appeal in Colorado

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 1989

Involved successful patent appeal after trial to allow for expanded damages for client.


Activities and Awards

Within last two weeks  invited to join National trial lawyers Association “Top One Hundred Attorneys”

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Invited to teach at University of Colorado Health Science Program in their Executive Master Program in Health Law.


Adjunct Professor: Program directed to hospital CEO’s,  physicians and medical persons in achieving background in all aspects of Health Care Management to enter into CEO, CFO positions. Taught in program for four years.

Created course materials and program for Health care Law directed to addressing various health care issues facing Hospitals, Physicians, and Nurses in clinic practice.

Adjunct professor at Regis College business Law approximately 8 years.

Speaker at Annenburg Foundation  involving the issues related to the acquittal of nurse charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Made presentation at various nursing programs on nursing issues.


Various successful trial results reported in various publications and press 

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Charles H. Torres, P.C.
1888 Sherman St Ste 630
Denver, CO, 80203-1159

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Posted by Kelly | March 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A strong advocate to have on your side
Mr Torres was a strong advocate for me in my lawsuit. He was very professional and fought hard for a good outcome.
Posted by Murrine | March 6, 2021
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Family attorney
my attorney helped me with my meltpratice and we won he got me $296,000 Charles is awesome attorney I would recommend Charles Henry Torres
Posted by Elena | February 19, 2021
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Honest! Professional! Excellent!
My experience with Charles Torres was excellent! He is honest, hard working, calming and confident. His knowledge by far surpassed anyone I have come across, he is patient and personable. Charles have worked on a few cases of mine already, each and every situation we won! He works very hard, he is very passionate about the law and he will resolve your issues with diligence and honesty! I highly recommend! You will be very lucky to have Charles on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Excellent Experience
When I found out I was charged for failure to report child abuse as a mandatory reporter, I was completely shocked. I reported the abuse allegations the moment I had reasonable suspicion. I knew I was being wrongly charged, and I knew that this was something that could potentially affect my license. I talked with several lawyers, searching for one whom I felt could successfully represent me. The moment I talked to Charles Torres, I felt at ease. I could tell right away he had experience working with my type of situation. He was knowledgeable and very helpful. I was pleasantly surprised by his very reasonable rates and never got the feeling he was taking advantage of me. I hired him the same day I talked to him. He worked diligently with the DA right away before I even had to appear in court. In just a few weeks, my case was completely dismissed and closed. The charge disappeared, and I never even had to go to court. Every time I contacted Charles, he was available. He checked in with me almost daily, keeping me informed of our progress. He even emailed me everything he was sending to the DA. I always felt like he had my best interest in mind. I knew he believed I handled everything ethically and did not warrant the charge I received. He fought for me. I would recommend Charles to anyone in need of a lawyer for a similar situation. He is tough and highly competent. He knows exactly what he's doing. If I am ever in a difficult bind again, I know exactly who I will call.
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Posted by Marla | January 17, 2011
I was injured
This attorney helped me win a settlement for my case. He is very good and knowledgeable.


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Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Charles H. Torres P.C.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Colorado
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Cordova Mellon and Harris -Insurance Defense firm
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Supervisor of the Prosecution Division
  • City of Denver
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Us Attorneys Office
  • 1979 - 1985
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  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Regis College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972


  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 1989 - Present
  • Federal Bar Colorado
  • 1979 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 1977 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • American Society of Healthcare Risk Management
  • Criminal Prosecution of Healthcare Professionals
  • 1993
  • Annenburg Center for Health Sciences
  • Criminal Prosecution of Healthcare Professionals
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Charles
Health care Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Chuck on health care legal cases. He is an outstanding. attorney ; knowledgeable, professional, aggressive . and he gets results. I am honored to endorse Chuck."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Chuck Torres for 25 years and worked with him on many cases. He is a smart, experienced and aggressive attorney that gets good results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chuck since he is an excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense

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Denver Personal injury Lawyer Charles Henry Torres
Charles Henry Torres
Personal injury Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 46 years