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Sean Maye

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   4 reviews

also known as The Maye Law Group LLC

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 5 years
    Florida - FL 9 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Extensive criminal defense experience. Litigated hundreds of cases through bond argument, constitutional motions and other evidentiary issues. Over 3-dozen cases argued at trial to verdict, with a winning record.

    10 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Extensive DUI litigation experience. Adept at pre-trial constitutional Motions and other evidentiary issues. Experience in license reinstatement associated with DUI refusals. Several trials and never lost.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Former private civil litigator focusing on simple contract drafting, dispute resolution due to contract misinterpretation and special focus on first-party property insurance disputes (i.e. inner home flooding, weather-related roof damage etc.).

  4. Estate planning
    Concentration in drafting wills & trusts, as well as power of attorney affidavits.

  5. Family
    Focus in divorce, child custody and other family-planning dispute resolution. Includes domestic-violence injunctions and other related civil and criminal proceedings.

I am an experienced trial attorney.  In criminal defense, I have a winning trial record and have litigated all types of matters - including homicide, sex assault, large-scale indictments under the Colorado Organized Controlled Crimes Act (COCCA) and DUI.  As a civil litigator, I am skilled in contract and insurance disputes, as well as family law, personal injury and wills & trusts. *** 


I have been selected as a "Top 40 Under 40" criminal defense attorney in Colorado by the National Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a Super Laywer "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters.


I began my career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office in Miami, Florida. There, I served as first-chair counsel for clients charged with misdemeanor and felony charges. I represented clients at all stages of litigation, including bond hearings, pre-trial constitutional, evidentiary and procedural motions, as well as trial, sentencing, and appeals.


​In 2017, I got married, started a family, and switched over to civil and corporate litigation. As an Associate with Isriel Ponzoli, P.A., I specialized in first-party property insurance disputes and in defending usury challenges to a major global financing corporation’s merchant-sales agreements. In civil practice, I again specialized in trial litigation, which involved drafting persuasive contracts and settlement agreements, defending family law disputes, litigating complex DUIs, and drafting wills and other probate materials.


​My family and I relocated to Denver in 2018. When starting my career here in Colorado, it was my goal to get to know all of the judges, and to learn Colorado law from the ground up. I joined the Denver Public Defender’s Office and, after one month of several successful DUI and domestic violence trial verdicts, was promoted to District Court. As now a seasoned District Court lawyer in Denver, I have represented clients on all felony charges, including complex Colorado Organized Crimes Act (COCCA) indictments, sex assaults, and homicides.


​During this time, I have also represented individuals on personal matters, such as drafting wills, advising on insurance disputes, and negotiating contracts.

***Disclaimer - Any notes concerning prior case performances or success should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of similar performance or success in a future matter(s).

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Maye Law Group LLC
1700 Lincoln Street
17th Floor
Denver, CO, 80203

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jenn | July 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing
I had exhausted a of my options before hiring a lawyer and after speaking to Sean in our consultation I had nothing but confidence that he could get everything done. He gave very sound and clear guidance and explained how everything was going to work. He was extremely thorough on explaining every detail. Everything worked out perfectly and I couldn't have asked for better representation. If you need a lawyer. He is the one you need to go with. If I need any other legal guidance. I will be hiring him again!
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Posted by Shane | November 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Maye saved my life!
Not sure if i should add more than the title, but if you want an attorney that will fight against the state and not back down an inch, he's the only Attorney you should consider. Trust me, whatever price agreement you come to on your case, the services Sean provides is above and beyond anything you paid. I cannot ever repay Sean for what he has done for my family and I!
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Response from Sean Maye December 13, 2021
Thank you for these very kind words, Shane. It was my pleasure to represent you and to assure the freedom you deserved.
Posted by Abby | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing counsel. Hire Sean immediately!
As an independent contractor, I pride myself on doing excellent work and maintaining solid relationships with my partners. When my first and only contractual dispute arose, I was beside myself with panic and fear. I immediately reached out to Sean. He was kind, calm, and resolute. His advice and counsel successfully resolved the dispute, calmed my nerves, and helped me sleep soundly once again. I couldn't recommend Sean highly enough.
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Response from Sean Maye November 9, 2020
Hi Abby, I am glad that the legal work I provided not only resolve your dispute but helped you sleep better. I hope to work with you again in the future.
Posted by Joseph | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representative
Sean represented me on a complicated DUI in 2018 in Florida. I had never been in trouble with the law before then and was very anxious. Sean not only made me feel reassured that I would have valid defenses, but that I would get the best outcome possible. Sean not only successfully argued several Motions to Suppress on my case but also helped me get my license back at a license reinstatement hearing with the DMV, after officers incorrectly claimed I refused to provide a breath sample and incorrectly revoked my license. Sean has a genuine approach and answered all of my questions that I had for him and was available when I called him. You can trust him with any information you need to communicate with him which made me feel more comfortable with him representing me. I am grateful for the work that Sean did on my case, and I would highly recommend him for any DUI or other criminal cases.
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Response from Sean Maye November 9, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad that you were satisfied with your representation and wish you the best in the future.


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  • Retainer Always
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • CEO | Manager Partner
  • Maye Law Group LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Deputy Public Defender
  • Colorado State Public Defender's Office
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Isriel Ponzoli P.A.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Miami Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Miami Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Executive Intern
  • Miami Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • Law Offices of Joseph P. Wagoner
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Judicial Intern
  • San Francisco Superior Court
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Judicial Intern
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Of Florida, Family Division
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Senior Congressional Intern
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • 2003 - 2011
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Middlebury College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011
  • Ransom Everglades
  • High School diploma
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. XG
  • Successful plea negotiation from beginning sentencing range of up to 24 years in prison, down to 18 months of probation.
  • People v. LV
  • TRIAL - Not Guilty
  • People v. JF


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2020 - Present
  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Professionalism & Sensitivity
  • Law Offices of the Miami-Dade Public Defender
  • 2016
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2014
  • C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence in Writing & Advocacy
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2013
  • Society of Bar & Gavel (inductee)
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2013
  • Nationall Entertainment Law Competition - 2nd Place Advocate
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2013
  • Gaubatz Moot Court - Immigration Law - Quarterfinalist
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Sean for almost a decade and have had the pleasure of working with him on a few matters. Sean is an extraordinary attorney. He is very knowledgeable in his areas of practice and is highly effective. Any client would be fortunate to have him as their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I hope never to need his services, but if I were to hire a criminal defense attorney for myself or a member of my family, Sean Maye is the one I'd choose. And it's not even a close call. Eager, aggressive, and strategic, Sean is what a litigator should be."