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Andrew John Contiguglia

also known as Contiguglia Law Firm, P.C., Andy Contiguglia

About me

I am here to help lead you or your company through unfamiliar situations. I will guide you where I have skill, and provide insight on your case and in your industry. I will help counsel you on avoiding mistakes. I strive to compliment you and your organization and to be approachable on issues that affect you concerning the law and your industry while maintaining a true direction to help you accomplish your goals.

I appreciate that each of my clients, and their respective cases, are unique. As such, I approach each case with individual care and with concern for each client's legal issue. I maintain a tough, smart and aggressive stance when the time is right, all the while maintaining a very personable approach with my clients.

My firm's law practice is broad, covering areas of business law and litigation, criminal defense and personal injury. Yet, we endeavor to maintain effective advocacy for our clients by maintaining communication, being relentless in our positions, and always being prepared.

My firm has the ability to provide unique, original solutions to complicated legal problems. Our skill and insight will help you reach a solution to your case, whether it is a business dispute, a criminal allegation, or an injury received at the hands of another. We are always sympathetic to the needs and best interests of our clients.

I have experience in many facets of business relationships, from drafting contracts to starting up business entities, partnership agreements, operating agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and business sales. In instances where these deals go awry, I help protect my client’s rights and stand up for their position while assisting them with a resolution to best achieve their objectives. My experience with business contracts, intellectual property and other transactions allows me to formulate a unique perspective against general litigators who lack such business experience.

In criminal matters, my experience working at the United States Attorney Office in the District of Colorado and the Jefferson County District Attorney office helps me advocate for my clients and achieve a resolution to their cases whether it is through plea bargain or trial. I represent clients in criminal matters including felonies, misdemeanors, DUI and traffic. I have handled cases across the spectrum of criminal complaints, including murder and sexual assaults. I have handled criminal cases in state and federal court. Every client receives the same quality representation, regardless of the severity of the charges against him or her.

I recently completed the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training program (COBALT). COBALT is a competitive, interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers with demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to the legal community. The program not only teaches leadership skills, but also addresses challenges faced by leaders in the legal community and the general community, inspires and energizes students, and facilitates a group learning experience.

I firmly believe that a strong leader is one who sets the moral and ethical tone, and values or vision, for the community or organization. A strong leader surrounds himself with people who supplement him and challenge and clarify his thinking. In return, a strong leader supports his colleagues and helps bring out the best and strongest qualities in them. A leader is the catalyst who can create synergy with those around him and use the energy that is created to benefit everyone in the group and the community as a whole. A leader understands that it is the success of the team that defines the success of the leader. While he may hold the rank as an individual, he is nothing without those around him. I have always considered myself a team player and have always strived to raise the levels of performance and commitment of those around me. I have never assigned a task to someone that I would not do myself. I believe that it is my responsibility to help build and strengthen the community and help strengthen the trust between its members and its leaders.


People v. Bauer, 80 P.3d 896 (Colo. App.2003)
People v. Grady, 126 P.3d 218 (Colo. App. 2005)
Righthaven v. Wolf, --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2011 WL 4469956 (D.Colo. 2011), 100 U.S.P.Q.2d 1476


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    20 years
  2. Corporate: 25%
    20 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    20 years
  4. Business: 20%
    20 years
  5. Copyright: 5%
    8 years



Hourly ($250-280/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Alaurice Tafoya-Modi Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Katherine Fredland Richardson

    I have known Andy since college, and have always respected him for his dedication, diligence and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Andy can talk to anyone - client, colleague, total stranger - and make them feel they have his complete attention. He takes time and carefully delves into cases, learning the facts, the law and the people involved, so he can provide them with the best counsel possible for their particular situation. I wholeheartedly endorse Andy!


    Katherine Richardson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Contiguglia Law Firm, PC

138 West 5th Avenue
Denver, CO, 80204


NYCurrently registered 200607/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Nation's Top 1 PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Criminal Lawyers in ColoradoAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Colorado's Top LawyersThe Denver Post2015
Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
COBALT GraduateColorado Bar Association2009
Lead Counsel RatedLead CounselN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and OwnerContiguglia Law Firm, P.C.2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorArapahoe Community College2005 - Present
ShareholderContiguglia / Fazzone, P.C.2008 - 2014
ShareholderContiguglia, P.C.2007 - 2008
AssociateMiller & Steiert, P.C.1999 - 2007
AssociateHull & Zimmerman, PC1998 - 1999
LawyerLaw office of Andrew J. Contiguglia1996 - 1998
Law ClerkWhite & Steele, PC1995 - 1996
Legal InternJefferson County Discrict Attorney's Office1994 - 1995
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Colorado Bar FoundationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationPast Vice President2010 - 2011
Real Colorado Soccer AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2010
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2008
Minoru Yasui American Inn of CourtBoard Member2004 - 2005
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - 2011
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2007
Columbia University Alumni ClubFormer President, Colorado Chapter1998 - 2011
Minoru Yasui American Inn of CourtMember1998 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. BauerIn favor of the People
People v. GradyIn favor of the People.
Righthaven, LLC v. WolfJudgment in defendant's favor.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal SatyriconAndrew Contiguglia on School Search and Seizure Case2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Columbia University School of LawPolitical Science - International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, NVInternet Law Update2015
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Winter Meeting, Honolulu, HIInternet Law Update2014
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Summer Meeting, Toronto, CAInternet Law Update2014
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Summer Meeting, Philadelphia, PAInternet Law Update2013
First Amendment Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LAInternet Law Update2013
First Amendment Lawyers Association, San Diego, CAInternet Law Update2012
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Chicago, ILInternet Law Update2012
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Washington, DCInternet Law Update2011
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Minneapolis, MNInternet Law Update2011
Arapahoe County Bar Association, Spring CLE, San Diego, CACybersquatting2009
Colorado Lawyers for the ArtsContracts 1012008
NATASContracts 101 - Pitfalls to Avoid in your Entertainment Deals2007