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Kelly C. Cherry

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felony & Misdemeanor state prosecutions, including DUI, Domestic Violence, Assault, White collar crimes, sex assault, murder

    17 years, 300 cases

  2. Juvenile law

    15 years, 80 cases

2009-Present. Alternate Defense Counsel Member, contracting with the State of Colorado for private sector indigent defense.


2007-2008. Sturm College of Law Criminal Defense Clinic; representing indigent clients throughout the Denver metro area. Voted Clinic Criminal Defender of the Year, 2007.


1987-2007. Criminal Defense Paralegal; participating in defense teams for numerous high profile federal and state cases, including the Oklahoma City Bombing case, United States v. Timothy McVeigh.


Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver
Graduated from The Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, 2008

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Kelly Cherry, Attorney At Law
1127 Auraria Parkway
Suite 12
Denver, CO, 80204

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Posted by Shawna | March 24, 2014
I first came to Kelly with a complicated corporate case. I came to Kelly feeling utterly frustrated, defeated and alone with the process having dealt with it mostly on my own for many years. Kelly was not only incredibly generous with her time during our first meeting but was understanding and kind. She was most effective in navigating the system and achieved a significant sentence reduction for me by discovering an error that had gone unnoticed for several years. She kept me informed every step of the way--she made me feel empowered and confident and I knew she would get me through the final stages of my case successfully. I recommend her HIGHLY. She was nothing short of invaluable to me during this time. If you need defense counsel, you want Kelly in your court.
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Posted by Eliana | March 9, 2014
Professional, Capable and Caring
My husband and I are blessed to have found Kelly Cherry to assist us in a complicated Citizenship application process. We find her to be professional, respectful, diligent, capable and caring. Her excellent communication skills, (supported by her listening skills, work ethics and follow through) convey that she truly cares about her clients. We found her fees to be fair and reasonable. Her skill, support and encouragement brought our daunting process to a prompt and flawless finish. We consider her to be an excellent choice for an attorney. We will seek her out for any future legal issues and look forward to working with her again in the future should a need arise.
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Posted by Robert Driscoll, attorney | March 7, 2014
fellow lawyer in community
I have worked on cases as co counsel with Kelly and referred her cases.. Her devotion to her clients, command of the law and her trial skills. are as good as it gets. She is tireless in her pursuit of what is best for her clients. I recommend her without reservation.
Posted by Julie | March 6, 2014
review for Kelly Cherry
Kelly Cherry has been our family attorney for several years. I know that whom ever she is representing she treats with respect and as if it is the only case she has. The personal attention and prompt response to inquires and updates is most professional. I have recommended her to several people that were grateful for the referral. I will continue to use her when ever and whatever the problem may be.
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Posted by Tom | March 5, 2014
Very thorough & professional
From the moment I met Ms. Cherry, I was put at ease and confident my case would be taken care of in the most professional manner. I was correct in that assumption. I had 2 prior DUI's, so I knew I was looking at a minimum sentence of 60 days and possibly a year in jail. In negotiating with the DA, Kelly got my sentence reduced to 6 months of work release. A miracle for my family and I!! I highly recommend Kelly's services!
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Response from Kelly Cherry March 27, 2014
Actually, the original sentence was to 5 months of work release, but after filing a motion for reconsideration, the sentence was reduced and Tom ended up serving 78 days on work release - a very satisfying result!
Posted by Gabriel Fairchild | March 5, 2014
A great attorney, and person.
Kelly has represented me and advise me for 6 years. She is a extremely honest professional and builds great relationship with everyone she works with. I recommend everyone I know to talk to Kelly first no matter what the situation is. We have had a lot of success working together other the years.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2014
The Power of Freedom
Freedom is a right granted to every American citizen. Consequently theses freedoms can be stripped from us by making the wrong choices. I myself have had quite the colorful past I was facing my 5th DUI arrest and my 4th conviction along with a Domestic Violence assault charge. I was referred to Kelly Cherry by a close friend who is also an attorney because, of her extensive knowledge of the judicial system along with her experience in court he believed she was the best attorney to handle my case. I was impressed with the way in which Kelly carried and conducted herself in court. I have watched many attorneys interact in a court room; Kelly is by far one of the most professional I have encountered. Her level of professionalism combined with extensive experience and knowledge of the “System”. Kelly was able to work out an unbelievable deal for me, Kelly brought the truth and reality of the situation to light inside the court room to the DA and Judge. I pled guilty to lesser charges,” DWAI 2nd” and “Harassment.” I served the minimum mandatory of 10 days in jail and probation for two years. Which she is currently working on an early termination of probation for me. My experience with Kelly has been nothing but positive and I know for a fact, when life throws a curve ball at you and a decision is made which could infringe on your freedoms, you want an attorney like Kelly in your corner swinging for you.
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Posted by Christie | March 5, 2014
Criminal Case Review
Ms Cherry represented my daughter in two unique and difficult concurrent felony cases. Ms Cherry is soft spoken and patient but direct in explaining what to expect as each case moved forward and just before each court appearance. She was well prepared and professional with my daughter's representation. Ms Cherry was very responsive to my questions and communicated with me to keep me apprised at all times during each of the cases. I was quite satisfied with the outcome for my daughter and would highly recommend her for Criminal case work.
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Posted by Vicky | March 5, 2014
Great and Professional, Great Outcome
This was my first time EVER facing DUI charges and I was terrified and clueless on how to proceed. After meeting with a couple of other attorneys, I was referred to Kelly Cherry via a friend of mine who had hired her for a similar situation. I ultimately decided that she was the best choice for me because during our first/initial meeting I didn't feel like I was going to be dealing with a "car salesmen" who just was going to forget about me once I paid them and she answered the questions I had extremely bluntly and honestly based on her experience and the facts of my case. Throughout the entire process she has been nothing but responsive, honest and very helpful. Ultimately everything worked out great. The best part of working with Kelly Cherry on my case was that I only worked with her. I wasn't pushed onto an intern's or assistant's desk after our initial intake. She handled everything and was a great guide throughout my case. There was never a time that I felt worried about her representing me.
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Sole Practitioner
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aurora v. MR
  • Denver v. ZW
  • Peoaple v. BC
  • Misdemeanor Assault
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  • Robert C. Rhone-Ava M. Brackett American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Criminal Clinic Defender of the Year
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law,
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • LYRIC (Learn Your Rights In Colorado)
  • Advising youth of constitutional rights
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Kelly
Juvenile law Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Endorsements speak volumes as do client reviews. READ THEM! If your in Denver or are close give her a call for a consultation. She knows her law and procedure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is tireless in pursuit of what is best for her clients. I recommend her without reservation. Her devotion to her clients, command of the law and her trial skills are as good as it gets. I have worked with her and referred her cases and will continue to de so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Kelly Cherry for many years. She has shown herself to be an extraordinarily talented criminal defense attorney who is devoted to achieving maximum results for her clients. Her persistent excellence is known to many other attorneys who are colleagues of mine and who would undoubtedly join in this assessment."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly and I have worked together on several cases including one murder trial. She is knowledgeable, thorough and professional in all respects. When I cannot accept cases because of my current caseload I refer them to Kelly Cherry and I have received only good feedback from those referrals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Friend
"I have referred 4 people to Kelly Cherry in the last 2 years and each person was really happy with her representation. Kelly is professional, prompt, realistic with her clients and civil. She is an excellent trial attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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