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David Ray Jones

Sex crime Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   11 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

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  1. Sex crime
    30%

  2. Child abuse
    20%
    If you’ve been falsely accused of child abuse in Denver, your life has already been turned upside down. Before the damage goes any further, contact a Denver child abuse lawyer at once to halt the momentum and right the wrong. - See more at: http://www.drjoneslaw.org/practice-areas/child-abuse/#sthash.kIJFwFda.dpuf

    27 years

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE-HANDLING THE MOST SERIOUS CRIMINAL CASES.

    27 years

  4. Violent crime
    20%

    27 years

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    If you have been charged with driving under the influence, it is very important that you contact us as soon as possible for a free initial consultation. If you retain our services, we will immediately put our experienced DUI lawyers to work analyzing all evidence related to your case. - See more at: http://www.drjoneslaw.org/practice-areas/dui-dwi/#sthash.3sUffxLf.dpuf

    27 years

EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE.... HANDLING THE MOST SERIOUS CRIMINAL CASES

Mr. Jones spent much of his youth in Alabama and attained his B.A.

from Auburn University where his father taught for many years.  After college, he moved to Colorado where he obtained his J.D. from the University of Denver, College of Law.

 

In law school, Mr. Jones focused his efforts in the area of trial practice.  He was extremely active in Moot Court routinely representing his law school in mock trial competitions all over the nation.  In 1995, he won American Bar Associations Regional Trial Competition and throughout law school he was frequently awarded "Best Oralist" for his performances and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy.

 

After law school, Mr. Jones committed eleven years with the Colorado State Public Defender's Office where he tried well over fifty cases to a jury.  Mr. Jones' trial record with the Public Defender's Office was remarkable have achieved outright acquittals in nearly half of the cases he tried.  While with the Public Defender's Office, Mr. Jones established himself as a teacher and was responsible for training less experienced lawyers.  Mr. Jones started his own practice in 2008 and continues to guest speak at law schools and lecture on all aspects of trial practice.

 

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Licensed for 26 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Posted by D | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service
David’s knowledge and expertise came in handy when I was accused of a horrible crime I was innocent of. He was thorough and friendly and made me feel comfortable with all he did to make sure I had the best desired outcome. Wouldn’t have wanted anyone else beside me
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A thorough, knowledgeable, dedicated attorney
When a family member was accused of a crime, David Jones came highly recommended. His level of knowledge and experience was evident during our consult; I decided that he was the right attorney for the case. I hope that this will be the only time we require his services, but I see that my confidence was well placed. I'm grateful for his genuine, conscientious attention throughout the process.
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Posted by Jeremy Curry | January 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great
Great attorney firm, they fought for me to get the maximum settlement. They provided me a great doctor. Their customer service is exceptional and always returned my calls. I was kept up to date on my case.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated To The Truth
We were very fortunate to come across David Jones in our time of need. Without his outstanding dedication and representation the future would have been unknown for our family. He worked non stop for almost 2 1/2 years with various of experts to help to solidify this case. It was very reassuring having David on our side. He truly believed in the innocence of the accused crime and fought for the truth to be revealed to others. There were several times the evidence that he was able to discover should have been enough to dismiss the case. However, when the DA's did not agree, he was more than willing to fight at trial to prove the needed innocence. He did not see our family as a dollar sign or a job, but as a duty that needed to be served. He takes a lot of pride in his work and strives to help the innocent. Without David's work, our live's would have been forever changed for the worse, but fortunately he fought, allowed the jury to see the truth, and for that we are able to have our family together. I highly recommend David Jones and personally will keep him in the off chance of ever needing him again or if someone I know falls into a bad situation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved our lives
David was compassionate, listened well, was truthful about what to expect, yet gave us confidence throughout our 2.5 year ordeal. He is very knowledgeable and spent time personally preparing our defense and pursuing every detail. His trial demeanor, insight into jury and witness selection, and ability to bring out the truth delivered a not guilty verdict on a most serious charge. He was masterful in considering next steps and truly caring about best scenarios for our future. David and his team, especially Cheri, made all the difference... Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David saved my life, too
When I was accused of serious charges that I did not do, I did not know what to do or who to call. After starting with one firm, my case was farmed out to a adjunct attorney who I worked with only by phone - and seemingly when he was late for his next meeting. After firing that firm and demanding a refund of the unused retainer, they would not return the remaining funds for almost a year. I had to start the process of filing a complaint with the State Bar, and then they acted within days. Why do I bring this up? Because that firm was on one end of the extreme, and David Jones is on the opposite end. David is someone you can trust. He sees you as a person, and not just a dollar sign - and he knows the law very well. When you need an criminal attorney, you need David. I first met with David, in person, at his office, for a lengthy introduction to my situation. David was very familiar with the law as it pertained to my case, and I was completely reassured that he was the attorney that I wanted to represent me. As my case progressed, David was always there for me. I know I threw a lot of requests at him, but he and Cheri were always ready to respond - and usually two steps ahead of me. I hired David because of his skills and experience, but also because I wanted to go to trial and clear my name. David didn't let me down. He worked and worked on putting the case together - he even flew out of state to conduct interviews. As the trial grew nearer, I knew I was going to be well represented. In fact, David did so well that a couple weeks before the trial started, the District Attorney agreed that the case could be dismissed. David is not only a very skilled attorney, but he is also someone who cares about the law and his clients. Without hesitation, I would recommend David Jones to anyone who needs the services of a trial attorney that knows the criminal justice system.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2015
David Saved my Life
I am a fairly young and successful doctor. When a woman I had known for over a year and a half became angry with me and accused me of things I had not done, I could have lost everything. I picked David at random from the Internet to defend me. I was sad and scared. David stuck with me for 17 months, believed in me, and fought for me with his clever mind, knowledge of the law, experience, and heart and soul. I was facing 10 years to life, and never being a doctor again. David had the trial dismissed in its entirety the day of jury selection. He gave me everything back. Fortunately it did not come to a trial, but I absolutely know we would have beaten them in the courtroom if it had. I was not scared at all about going to trial. I was calm and prepared, and so was David. I knew we would win, and in a way I was disappointed not to see David in action in the courtroom. He has many years of experience, and is a true trial lawyer. Sometimes things happen in our lives that we don't see coming. If it happens to you, there is no better person you could pick than David Jones. I did not know that at the time when I was doing the same thing you are doing now, which is looking online for help. But take it from someone who has really been there. David will try to resolve your problem, but if he cannot, he is ready and willing and capable of taking it into a courtroom. David loves the law and believes in defending people, and practices essentially by himself. So when you pick David, you get David. He is a wonderful son, husband, and father, in addition to being a wonderful lawyer, and while all his clients cannot say this, I am happy to call him my friend.
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Posted by Arnold | September 23, 2014
David R. Jones Review
I interviewed 5 criminal defense lawyers that were recommended to me by a retired attorney with over 20 years experience in the Public Defenders office. I sent my case information to all 5 prior to a scheduled appointment to interview each. David was the only one who had read my case information and demonstrated an amazing grasp of my situation. My wife and I worked with David for almost a year and found him to be knowledgeable and well prepared for all court appearances and scheduled conference meetings. David was well prepared at my pre-trial hearings and seemed to anticipate how the proceeding would go. He did not fumble with papers or notes, but was well prepared and asked well thought out questions. I was very impressed when his questioning of a hostile witness resulted in her admitting she may have been exaggerating the circumstances. His manner is very professional but reassuring and he always helped my wife and I feel we were in good hands even when the prosecutor was obviously "exaggerating" the facts and intimidating the witnesses My wife and I are very happy with our choice of David as our attorney and recommend David without any hesitation.
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Posted by Barb | September 19, 2014
Fortunately!
In the Fall of 2010, our lives were turned upside down with a knock on the door from a federal agent. Our son, just 18 years old, was arrested. With absolutely no idea what to do, David R. Jones was referred to us as someone who could help us navigate the judicial system. Not only did he chart the course, he steered our ship through rough storms, kept us steady and reassured, and eventually we landed on solid ground! DR provided the legal expertise we needed. But more importantly, for us, he became our rock. He was honest, confident, and dependable. We were so fortunate to have David and his team on our side!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
Exceptional Legal Representation
We had a very difficult situation which required complex negotiations with various levels of prosecution to reach cooperative agreements in several different jurisdictions. David demonstrated exceptional expertise and skill in bringing those negotiations to the best possible outcome. I could not recommend his services more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
5 Star Rating For D. R. Jones
D. R. Jones represented a loved one and recently won the case before it came to trail. The extensive knowledge, care, and insight that went into the case was of the utmost professionalism and ultimately won the case. I highly recommend D. R. Jones to any prospective client and trust that he will give you all of his focused time and energy to best represent you or your loved one.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of Decker and Jones
  • 2016 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • The Law Offices of D.R. Jones
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Senior Attorney
  • Jefferson County Public Defenders Office
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Trial Attorney
  • El Paso County Public Defenders Office
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Trial Attorney
  • Arapahoe County Public Defenders Office
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Intern
  • Jefferson County Public Defenders Office
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • People v. Wiilliams, 987 P. 2d 232 (Colo. 1999).
  • Granted by Supreme Court

Associations

  • Jefferson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
  • 1st Judicial Bar - Criminal Defense Representative
  • 2016 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Oralist
  • Regional Appellate Competition
  • 1996
  • Best Oralist
  • 1996 ABA Regional Trial Competition
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Practice
  • University of Denver
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Practicum
  • Contemporary Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law Practicum
  • Contemporary Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2013
  • School of Business Mock Trial Team
  • Opening Statement
  • 2009
  • School of Business Mock Trial Team
  • Closing Statement
  • 2009
  • Co State Public Defender Boot Camp
  • Opening Statement
  • 2006
  • Co State Public Defender Boot Camp
  • Closing Statement
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with, and around, David Jones since 2003. He is a very strong trial lawyer, and one of the best there is. He is highly skilled, very compassionate and always conscientious about delivering the best representation possible. Every time."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I spent several years working on the opposite of Mr. Jones when I was prosecutor and he a Public Defender. He is one of the best defense attorneys I know. Not only is well prepared and an exceptional trial lawyer, in addition, he spends a lot of time thinking through his cases and strategies. No case is too big for him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, I have know David Jones for 20 years and worked with him at the Public Defenders office in both Colorado Springs and in Jefferson County. I know him to be a man that will stand up for his clients and fight to the end for them!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jones is a dedicated, skilled and highly effective lawyer. He works very hard, not simply to develop the legal case and defense, but to respond to his clients and establish good relationships with them. He is knowledgable in the law, and in how to successfully defend his clients. I highly endorse him as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"David R. Jones has established himself over his twenty year career as one of Colorado's very best criminal defense attorneys. Having won dozens of trails from DUI to first degree murder, David has delivered significant verdicts for his clients across Colorado jurisdictions. Tenacious, smart and charismatic, Mr. Jones is a master at a achieving favorable settlements and a true warrior when trial litigation is necessary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Friend
"David is an excellent attorney. He is dedicated and passionate about his work and his clients. He will always go the extra mile to make sure that his client is getting the best possible defense."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave Jones is one of the top trial lawyers in this State and I endorse him heartily."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently tried a case with David and his participation was invaluable. David is truly a fantastic trial lawyer. I would highly recommend him on any civil litigation or criminal matter."
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