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Christopher R. Decker

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Chris Decker

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Trial tested, result oriented and seasoned defense attorney practicing in State and Federal courts. Areas of particular focus: allegations involving sexual behaviors, pre-filing investigation defense, computer and Internet related charges, white collar or business related crimes, drug offenses, domestic violence related allegations, complex criminal case defense.

    29 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Domestic violence

  3. Child abuse

  4. Child custody

  5. DUI and DWI

  6. Federal crime

  7. Sex crime

  8. Violent crime

  9. White collar crime



Forceful, energetic, and persistent, not a “former prosecutor” or Judge, Christopher Decker is a “dyed–in-the-wool” criminal defense attorney.  Since entering the practice of law Mr. Decker’s commitment to defending the criminally accused has been exclusive and comprehensive.  For nearly twenty years, and all over the State of Colorado, he has handled all aspects of criminal law representation.  From pre-file investigation, to negotiated settlement, to jury verdict, to appeals, to expert testimony, to media relations, he has successfully handled all facets of criminal law. If necessary, Christopher Decker can bring his significant trial experience of over one-hundred-twenty-five jury trials, to a verdict on your case.

Mr. Decker has worked successfully many times during the “pre-filing investigation stage” to avoid the filing of criminal charges for clients. Through his persistent efforts, he has had cases dismissed, or dropped, at virtually all stages of criminal proceedings. In countless cases, has obtained extremely favorable offers of settlement, and where appropriate, his clients have benefitted from his assertive negotiation skills. In those situations which require a Jury Trial, Mr. Decker is experienced and well-armed to defend his clients. With over one hundred and twenty five jury trials tried to verdict, and tens of thousands of cases handled, his experience is broad and his techniques highly skilled. Trial tested and result oriented criminal defense is the result of hard work and forceful determination over a long period of time.

Mr. Decker has written several successful criminal appeals for clients. His appellate work has twice been published.  First, in People v. Lewis, 975 P.2d 160 (Colo. 1999); and again in People v. Borland Robertson, 56 P.3d 121 (Colo. App. 2002).

Mr. Decker has been qualified as an expert in the area of criminal law defense by several Colorado District Court Judges for purposes of post-conviction litigation.

Mr. Decker has taught trial practice classes to his attorney peers, lectured on Sexual Assault defense techniques, and conducted continuing legal education seminars for attorneys in Colorado. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon Georgia, which is taught and attended by America’s top defense lawyers. The specialized training he received at the NCDC Trial Practice Institute included exposure to the most advanced techniques of witness examinations, trial strategy and methods of persuasion. Mr. Decker has tried to verdict over one-hundred-twenty-five cases and successfully settled thousands more.

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Posted by curtis | May 8, 2013
I recommend Christopher R. Decker
Mr. Decker was recommended to me by another Attorney. He lived up to the billing and is well respected in the legal community.
Posted by Borlande | May 8, 2013
If I could give Chris Decker 10 stars I would. Mr Decker represented me on a case in Arapahoe County and again in the Colorado Supreme court. you can google my name and see for yourself. I never knew that a lawyer with his level of skill and dedication to clients existed he has changed my view of Defence lawyers for life.........THANKS AGAIN CHRIS.... Borlande
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
don’t hire this one
Hired in 2020 with a steep retainer to get my case to trial. Decker didn’t even get to file motions and raised his already high price by 3x, did absolutely nothing for me and took my money.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Newell & Decker
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Deputy State Public Defender
  • Colorado State Public Defender's Office
  • 1995 - 2008


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. C.M.
  • People v. G.W.
  • People v. R.B.
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  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Regional Champion
  • Moot Court
  • 1994
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  • Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Court of Appeals
  • People v. Lewis, 975 P.2d 160 (Colo. 1999); and again in People v. Borland Robertson, 56 P.3d 121 (Colo. App. 2002).
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado State Public Defender; Colorado Criminal Defense Bar C.L.E.
  • Sexual Assault Defense; Jury Selection: Computer Crimes defense
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Christopher
White collar crime Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great attorney. My firm handles only personal injury cases but many of our clients have had friends or relatives with criminal matters over the years. I have sent all of them to Chris or his partners and have not received even one complaint. I have In fact, everyone seems to love the representation given by Chris. I highly recommend Chris in any criminal matter that may come up. Not only is Chris a great attorney, he is a nice guy which people often don't think about when hiring a lawyer. However, if a lawyer is not likable, the client often pays the price."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Colorado. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a skilled trial attorney who achieves outcomes for his clients that are amazing. I would highly recommend Chris."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Although I do not practice criminal law myself, my circle includes lawyers both on the prosecuting and defense side of the area and everyone agrees that Chris is simply one of the best. When I have a friend or family member that needs help I call Chris first, not always for his help, but sometimes to get a referral for another attorney, because if Chris recommends somebody I know I can too."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent attorney with great communication skills and tenacious trial skills. Christopher Decker is one of the single most accomplished and aggressive attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with and I endorse him for all your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christopher is smart, knowledgeable, and courageous, a fantastic combination for a criminal defense attorney. He cares deeply about his clients, and is effective both as litigator and a negotiator. Hiring Chris Decker to represent you will never be a mistake."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great answer on Avvo and an exceptional attorney. Chris is one of the best criminal defense attorneys that I have encountered in 23 years as a judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney. Simply incredible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Decker is a tireless and skilled defender of his clients. He brings the perfect combination of passion and superb ability, and his results show it. I highly endorse Christopher R. Decker."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecuting attorney there are only a handful of defense lawyers that I knew I'd better be at my best when they entered on a case. Christopher is one of those few. He is a top-notch intellect and litigator. I recommend Christopher to those I know, and he is on my (very) short list of defense attorneys I would call if I needed representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is one of my go-to lawyers in Denver. He can handle any criminal matter, but has created a niche in white collar criminal matters and offenses that involve allegations of sexual conduct. He is a fantastic and skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris Decker. I have known Chris for years, and even when Chris was a public defender in Colorado's extraordinarily overburdened system, Chris displayed the care and time on his cases many attorney's with 1/10th of his caseload lacked. He has an outstanding knowledge of the law and the courts and I have no doubt would give top notch representation to anyone who hired him to represent them."
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