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About me

I'm an attorney who loves protecting people's rights, challenging the government, resisting illegal police conduct, going to trial, and hearing jurors say the words "not guilty." I also use my years of legal experience and training to come up with creative legal arguments and theories to win cases.  While police and prosecutors look for the worst in people, my life is spent looking for, finding, and showing others the best in those people.  To me, few things are more fulfilling than getting to zealously advocate for my clients and their rights and interests.


My expertise, opinions, legal work, and cases have also received attention by many within the Colorado media.  An example from THE DENVER POST is here:


Contact info

Masterson Hall, P.C.

955 Bannock Street
Suite 200
Denver, CO, 80204-4027

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 10%
    12 years, 500 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    12 years, 300 cases
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%
    12 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

28 total 

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  • Maha Kamal

    I endorse this lawyer. Jesse is my go-to for criminal law and I have always been impressed with his track record. He is also one of the kindest (and funnest) people I know. Highly recommended for criminal defense related matters - especially Denver and surrounding counties.


    Maha Kamal Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Victoria Lynn Jacobson Brenner

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jesse for a long time and he has a sharp legal mind. In addition to this, he is creative and pours his boundless energy into each of his cases. His clients are in the most capable hands with their legal matters.


    Victoria Brenner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMasterson Hall, P.C.2011 - Present
AttorneyThompson Hall Santi Cerny & Katkov2009 - 2011
AttorneyColorado State Public Defender2004 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationPolicy Committee Member2004 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association (Arapahoe County chapter)N/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2004 - Present
National Lawyers GuildN/A2001 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionN/A2001 - Present
NAACPN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. B.W.Case dismissed because law enforcement destroyed evidence.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of St. Thomas School of Law - MinneapolisN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Minnesota, DuluthInterdisciplinary StudiesBA2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ADC Evidence Blowout IIICell Tower Science2015
Public Defender Regional Office TrainingRecent Decisions of the Supreme Court2009