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     Danyel Joffe has been representing Coloradans for over 27 years. Ms. Joffe is a zealous advocate for the accused in felony and misdemeanor criminal cases at every step of the legal process, including the trial, appellate and post-conviction stages.  

     When litigating post-conviction cases and appeals it is critical that counsel understand every stage of the criminal case, from the crime scene investigation, to the filing of charges, and of course, through jury trial. Ms. Joffe has that experience

    Ms. Joffe started out as a prosecutor on the western slope of Colorado, working in Delta, Gunnison, Montrose and Telluride. She prosecuted DUI, Misdemeanor and Felony cases. In addition to litigation, Ms. Joffe was called on to provide legal assistance to law enforcement at the scenes of serious crimes up to and including murder. She also litigated cases involving the seizure of property used to commit crimes. 

    Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, Ms. Joffe has represented the criminally accused at every stage of the process. She has represented accused Coloradoans in municipal, county and district court, as well as in the Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. She has represented people accused of everything from obstructing traffic to possession of medical marijuana, to assault, to murder. 

    Ms. Joffe’s practice now focuses on appeals and post-conviction cases. She regularly represents people convicted of misdemeanors and of felonies, including burglary, robbery, kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder in post-conviction litigation and on appeal. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    32 years, 350 cases
  2. Appeals: 50%
    25 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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The Joffe Law Firm

1626 Washington Street
Denver, CO, 80203


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney of the Year, 2012Colorado Law Week2012
Thinker of the Year, 2012Denver Post2012
Pro Bono Legal ServiceColorado Supreme Court2011
Pro Bono Legal ServiceColorado Supreme Court2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Joffe Law Firm1988 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe Law Firm of Harry L. Arkin1986 - 1988
Deputy District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney 7th JD1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Advocates For ChangeBoard Member2011 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2000 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense BarMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Juvenile Law SectionMember1987 - 1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Colorado State UniversitySpeech, Theater ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Post-Conviction ReliefCriminal defense post-conviction relief2003