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Jay Marcus Tiftickjian

DUI and DWI Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   160 reviews

About Jay

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Jay Tiftickjian was voted "Best DUI lawyer" by Colorado's official bar journal each of the last 5 years, and has written multiple books on DUI defense. He is a board member and officer for the criminal defense bar, is routinely asked to provide legal analysis by the media, and is frequently asked to lecture on DUI defense, professional ethics, and law practice management.

    21 years

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Listed in Super Lawyers and AV Peer Review-Rated, Jay Tiftickjian specializes in drug possession defense and other drug-related criminal offenses in Colorado.

    21 years

Voted "Best DUI Lawyer" in Colorado's official bar journal since 2013, Jay Tiftickjian literally wrote the book on DUI Defense in Colorado. He is listed in US News Best Lawyers, and Tiftickjian Law Firm is a Tier 1 Law Firm based on US News and World Report's national rankings. Mr. Tiftickjian has also been listed in Super Lawyers for the past decade and is Preeminent AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell.

Jay is a former President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and a former Colorado Deputy District Attorney. He is the editor of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's DUI Defense Manual and is the co-author of Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice. He also edited and co-wrote Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana, which is used across the country by lawyers and doctors dealing with issues related to the pharmacology and legal issues related to marijuana.

As a Denver DUI lawyer, he has provided expert legal analysis for many local and national media outlets including the New York Times, the Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio, USA Today, 9News, 7News, and Fox News.

Mr. Tiftickjian is often asked to represent CCDB's interests in the legislature and is a member of their legislative policy committee. He has been asked to chair multiple seminars for both the Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, as well as other national educational organizations. His seminars focus on DUI defense, marijuana impairment, narcotics, professional ethics, and law practice management.

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Licensed for 21 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2001
Updated 07/09/2022
State AZ
Status Resigned
Acquired 2003
Updated 09/18/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/19/2022

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

Contact Jay

Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C.
1315 S. Clayton St.
Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80210

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  160 customer reviews
Posted by Eric | August 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Very Best from the First Interaction to Final Outcomes
If you are facing DUI charges in Denver and want to get the best possible outcome for your case, there is no better law firm than Tiftickjian Law, and you won't regret a single dollar you spend toward securing his counsel. Jay and his team will save you so much hardship, time, and money, both in the short-term and long-term, I truly cannot recommend Tiftickjian Law more highly. If you aren't sure which attorney to hire, I encourage you to reach out to Jay, as well as several other attorneys. From the very first interaction, you'll notice a clear difference with Tiftickjian Law. The responsiveness, professionalism, and knowledge Jay provided in just the first hour consultation was far more than any other attorney. Choosing which law firm to secure was still difficult but I am immensely grateful I chose Jay. The experience with Tiftickjian Law was consistent throughout my case. The quality of service I received from the first interaction carried all the way through to negotiating a deal with the DA and Sentencing. You can tell Jay is highly respected within Denver County, both by the DA's and the Judges, which is incredibly important to consider if you want the best possible outcome for your case. Every DUI case is different but, without going into details, mine did not look good and the cards were not in my favor. I cannot stress enough how significant of a difference Jay's advise made in the outcome of my case. Ultimately, it's on you to take action and do what he advises but if you follow his directive, you'll put yourself in the best position possible for Jay to get you a good outcome. I could not be happier or more grateful for the outcome of my case. I'm grateful to Judge Lombardi, the DA's office, and absolutely Jay Tiftickjian for representing me in the best possible light to the Court, and for providing context that may often go overlooked. My DUI was reduce to a DWAI and my sentencing was absolutely just and fair. I owe a lot of that to all the preliminary work and guidance of Jay and Tiftickjian Law, at large. Thank you very much, Jay. You provide an extremely valuable service and I'm extremely grateful you are in Denver County and I was able to secure you as my attorney. Take care and best wishes to everyone at the Firm. I'll be recommending anyone else who needs your services.
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Posted by Janet | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stop Looking! You've found The Very Best DUI Lawyer with Jay Tiftickjian!
If you are looking for 'THE VERY BEST' lawyer to represent you if facing a DUI charge in Colorado, then stop looking now! You've found him! Jay Tiftickjian and the Tiftickjian Law Firm are simply the best! Not only is Jay a very personable and compassionate person, but he is also a Colorado DUI subject matter expert. From the first moment that I contacted Jay about my situation, he responded immediately. He was very thorough in explaining the legal process and explained the legal implications of my particular situation. Other lawyers did not call me back right away, and did not take the time to listen to my situation. Jay did all of that, and he and his staff navigated me through the whole process in a professional and compassionate manner. He gave me tangible advice that I could start implementing immediately that I believe worked to my advantage when it was time to go to court. His legal advice was spot on, and I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome when we went to court. Jay knows the art of the deal when it comes to legal work. He is a very strong lawyer and knows the Colorado statutes very well and how to use the legal system to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. He will be your advocate, but you have to do your part and follow his instructions. You can trust that Jay Tiftickjian and his firm will fight hard for you and deliver the best possible outcome. I never thought in my life I would have to look for a DUI lawyer, but in my search I utilized reviews to help find a lawyer that I was hoping and praying would be 'The Very Best' to help me defend myself. If my review and my words can help another person faced with a possible DUI charge, then in some way I will be giving back. I was extremely scared of the whole process, as well as being an out of state person only visiting Colorado when I received the DUI citation. Please do yourself a favor and look no further than this firm. I can personally promise you that you will not be disappointed or regret your decision to use Jay and the Tiftickjian Law Firm! Please do yourself a favor and call him now for your Peace of Mind and The Very Best DUI lawyer you could ever get to represent you! Each case is different, but my end result was way less than I ever thought possible and I have Jay Tiftickjian and his firm to thank. I am forever a grateful and happy client.
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Posted by Michael | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best your money can get!!!!
Jay was incredible, I was charged with my 5th DUI felony. Jay got it knocked down to a misdemeanor with priors. Couldn’t have got any better.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most competent and talented criminal law attorney
As a former paralegal, who used to work with a group of criminal attorneys, I can’t compliment Jay enough on his high professionalism, compassion and competency. While hiring him for my DUI case, I was facing losing my professional license, never extending my work authorization(I’m a foreigner) and possibly leaving US after living here for more than fifteen years. And most likely never receiving my naturalization. I thought my whole life would be over, and I’d have to return to a third world country with an active war (where I held citizenship). Thanks to Jay’s experience and expertise, my case has been dismissed, and I regained my life back. I couldn’t be happier with an outcome, and can’t recommend Jay enough with all your criminal needs.
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Posted by Billy | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
No one wants to get into legal trouble and when it happens, especially for your first time, it is hard to know who to call. I was lucky to have Tiftickjian Law Firm represent me in my time of need. Jay Tiftickjian represented me and I could not have asked for anything more. To be honest I think he did the impossible. He deserves all the accolades and then some. Not only was he responsive and looking out for my best interest, but he has an amazing team as well. James and Christa, thank you as well for all you did and taking the time to help me get through this trying time. If you or someone you know is in need of legal counsel, I highly recommend the Tiftickjian Law Firm for their professionalism, non judgmental demeanor, and complete knowledge in their profession. Can't thank you enough for all you did. God bless.
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Posted by Christy | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tiftickjian LawFirm, P.C
This law firm was excellent from day one. I felt at total ease with Jay Tiftickjian as he explained the process and how he could help my son. Both my son and I made lots of phone calls to the office and were always treated with respect and the staff worked hard to answer questions and help us our concerns. The entire staff was excellent and James Nechleba who was the attorney for my son was tireless in getting a great resolution for my son’s case. I would highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
I was very impressed with the Tiftickjian Law Firm from the very beginning of my case. Mostly, I was impressed that Jay, himself, sat down with me for over an hour to discuss my case at our initial meeting. He has a very straight-forward demeanor, and explained my case and my options plainly. The staff was exceptional, professional in every regard and always available and timely. The availability, professionalism, and honesty of Jay and his staff was comforting amongst a difficult and trying time for me. I highly recommend the Tiftickjian Law Firm to anyone seeking solid representation for DUI/DWAI defense.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Defense in Denver
Jay was calming, informative and professional from the day I contacted him to the day he won my trial. I was facing DWAI and Speeding charges that would lead me to lose my license due to previous points on my record from speeding. The case went to trial and all charges were dropped! 10/10 recommend Jay
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfying Outcome
I retained Tiftickjian Law Firm after I was picked up for a DUI in Denver. Needless to say I was anxious about the whole ordeal, but James was extremely helpful in guiding me through the legal issues and keeping me updated on everything that was going on, allowing me to stay calm throughout the months-long situation. What would have been a DUI came out to a DWAI with reduced fines and shortened probation. I recommend using this firm for anything DUI related in CO. They were worth every penny.
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Posted by Karyn | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Parent
I hired Jay on behalf of my daughter. He always took my calls ( when not in court), responded to texts within minutes, and kept me in the loop by cc'ing me on my daughters emails. Jay was able to advise appropriately and secure a great outcome. He is very knowledgeable and honest about the process. I do not think we could have been in better hands. Jay is a very respectable and honorable attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unlawfully charged with dui
I was ilegally pulled over and charged with DUI ! The attorney's at Tifttickjian law firm fought very hard and extremely well to overcome a hard battle to recieve the proper justice they knew I deserved= VICTORY! I am now back to work and living life happily as I was before I was unlawfully stopped, arressted, and wrongfully stripped of my livelihood for DUI! Attorney Jay Tiftickjian is deffinatlly a super lawyer, very honest, extremely experienced with law practice and efficient with representation to win cases and obtain the proper justice for his clients! I strongly recomend Tiftickjian Law Firm to anyone and everyone looking for excellent representation of there case!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Jay Tiftickjian was recommended to me by a friend when I was faced with potential hit and run charges. I worked with both James and Jay throughout the case, and they were both great at helping me understand the process and the decisions they (we) were making along the way. The outcome of the case was pretty much the best possible outcome I could have hoped for, and overall I was very pleased with the services I received from the Tiftickjian firm.
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Posted by Brian | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He really relieved my fears and confusions!
After my DUI, I was in a panic. I called about a dozen DUI attorneys, including Tifticjian. Jay was the only attorney to call me back immediately, and was patient with me, answering all of my questions, informing me on all of the steps involved. He really calmed me down! Throughout the following months, they were transparent about costs, and possible outcomes. They went out of their way to help with my specific needs (working 60+ hours/week plus lots of travel for work), and their payment plan was excellent. In court, Jay represented me, not "someone from the firm", and he was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Tiftickjian Law Firm has my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tiftickjian Law Sets the Standard in DUI Defense
Jay and his entire team (James Nechleba, Megan Bibliowicz, etc.) are top class and work diligently to determine the right strategy for their client's desired outcome. That was definitely my experience and based on the recommendations of others, it would appear to be the standard. I also appreciated the realistic expectations that Jay set with me early on in my case. He always kept me informed as to the strategy and the likely 'middle ground' that we could expect to achieve. In the end, the outcome was better than expected allowing me to maintain my driving privileges with a valid license and with in-home detention rather than jail time. I would recommend Tiftickjian Law to anyone with a complex case or a repeat offense. Colorado is a difficult system to navigate and the penalties and sentences are getting more substantial each year. Having Jay and his team in your corner will ensure you get the optimum outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Outstanding
I contacted several attorneys after being charged with DUI, and ultimately decided to hire the Tiftickjian Law Firm. I knew after the first phone conversation with James that they could achieve the best possible outcome in my case, and they did. Jay was spectacular in the courtroom, I felt at ease and informed throughout the entire process, and James was able to win my DMV hearing. I couldn’t be happier with their service.
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I could not have asked for a better attorney. I was charged with a DUI and Jay got my case dismissed completely. He communicated with me thoroughly every step of the way. When I was worried and stressed he called and put my mind at ease. He is absolutely worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in Denver - we won haha - hat trick
This is a late review but I need to say this and post it, Jay Tiftickjian and team are the best. Jay and team are engaged from the very start. He and his team work across the USA with other DUI lawyers; they really do know their stuff and can help you. Also for me throughout they come across as authentic and that they care. Human and professional. From what I remember the prices are reasonable too considering it is a DUI matter - I looked in Denver before deciding on this team. For Denver or wherever reasonably close to the area for matter involving a DUI - this is your team and they will help. We won our case and anytime it makes sense I recommend this these guys. Truly thank you Jay and team. Sorry it took forever to post this.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Outcome
I was in a tricky situation and Jay worked with me personally to obtain what I thought was the best possible outcome. I was cautioned that things could have gone differently during the case and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend Tiftickjian. Their entire team was awesome. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent DWAI Lawyer!
From start to beginning Jay was more than helpful. Upon first phone call we had already set up a game plan. Out of the many lawyers I spoke with in the hiring process Jay was the most honest, direct about the situation and by far seemed the most knowledgable to questions and concerns. Jay was able to help me handle my case beyond what I thought was capable. After listening to Jay and following all his pre-court suggestions and preparations I was able to receive no jail time, fees dropped, and I only had to served a three month probation of my year probation due to early termination. Having Jay by my side was key to my entire court process, and stayed at my side until my probation was over with. It seemed as Jay was going above and beyond, always available to chat on the phone or email, help with questions, meet, or help with other steps of the process whenever was necessary. Jay was also very affordable lawyer, especially for the service he had provided. I would absolutely recommend Jay for everything he was able to do.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent DUI team.
Jay steered me in a direction I wouldn’t have known about without his guidance. I believe it was because of his guidance that I received the absolute minimum sentence after pleading guilty.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Fossum, Mastro, Barnes & Stazzone, PC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Teen Court Judge (volunteer)
  • Brighton Municipal Court
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Brown & Kelly, LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Intern Deputy District Attorney
  • Denver County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • DUI defense
  • Please see our awards and client feedback for a representation of the cases we handle and our reputation in the legal community.
  • Case Results

Associations

  • Adams County Drug Court Program, 17th Judicial District
  • Legal Advisor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel
  • Faculty
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Faculty
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Adams County Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Faculty
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Institute
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2016
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Colorado State Delegate
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Chair, Professional Development Committee
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • Chair - Criminal Law Section
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Adams County Access to Justice Commission
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Federal Public Defender Training Panel
  • Training Panel
  • 2001 - 2001
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Charles S. Desmond American Inn Of Court
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Buffalo Criminal Law Review
  • Executive Editor
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Law Firms, Tier 1, DUI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Preeminent AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best Law Firms, Tier 1, DUI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Preeminent AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2021
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firms in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Barrister's Best: DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2016
  • Barrister's Best: DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2016
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2015
  • Top Litigators 2015 Finalist
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • People's Choice - Best DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2013
  • Barrister's Best: DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2013
  • Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Barrister's Best: DUI Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2012
  • Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Compleat Lawyer Award
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Preeminent AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Gold Star Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Preeminent AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Colorado Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Adelbert Moot Award: Best Graduating Law Student in Evidence
  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • 2000
  • Moot Court Writing Achievement Award
  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • 1999
  • Honors: cum laude
  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • CCDB Quick Reference Guide: DUI Revocations and Sentencing
  • 2014
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Newsletter
  • Ten Tips Toward a Better Law Practice and Life
  • 2014
  • Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore
  • Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • 2013
  • Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore
  • Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases
  • 2013
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar DUI/DMV Sentence Guide
  • 2013
  • Law Week Colorado
  • Pot DUI Bill Would increase Litigation, Costs
  • 2012
  • Law Week Colorado
  • Barristers Best: Best DUI Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Colorado's Leading DUI Defenders
  • 2012
  • Law Week Colorado
  • From Offense to Defense
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Profile: Jay Tiftickjian - DUI/DWI Defense
  • 2011
  • The Colorado Lawyer
  • ABBA Adds New Criminal Practice Section
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Profile: Jay Tiftickjian - Criminal Defense
  • 2010
  • The Vindicator
  • New Law Means Harsher Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders
  • 2010
  • Buffalo News
  • Drug Convict's Sentence Cut by 210 Years
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Successfully Launching and Running Your Own Practice: The Essential Guide 20th Annual Program
  • From the Trenches: A Panel Presentation of Practical Advice and Traps to Avoid
  • 2021
  • Successfully Launching and Running Your Own Practice: The Essential Guide 19th Annual Program
  • The Ethical Practice of Criminal Law in Denver Courts
  • 2019
  • N/A
  • Work-Life Balance
  • 2019
  • DUI & DUID: Advanced Practice
  • Updates for DUI and DUID Cases
  • 2019
  • Annual DUI Conference
  • Legal Updates and New Strategies for Colorado DUI Cases
  • 2019
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Workshop
  • Legal Ethics, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • 2019
  • Winter Session
  • What If It Becomes Legal in My State? Navigating Through the Haze of Prescription and Legalized Marijuana
  • 2018
  • Successfully Launching and Running Your Own Practice: The Essential Guide 18th Annual Program
  • From the Trenches: A Panel Presentation of Practical Advice and Traps to Avoid
  • 2018
  • Annual DUI Conference
  • Exploring the Ethics of Handling the Media in a High-Profile Case
  • 2018
  • N/A
  • Cannabis & DUID Cases
  • 2017
  • Hot Topics in Employment Litigation - Managing High-profile Cases, Implicit Bias & Other Challenges
  • ETHICS: Work/Life Balance
  • 2016
  • Criminal Defense Ethics Extravaganza
  • Ethics in Business and Law
  • 2016
  • Roadshow: Grand Junction
  • Felony DUI Law Update
  • 2015
  • Roadshow: Glenwood Springs
  • Felony DUI Law Update
  • 2015
  • Roadshow: Durango Public Defender's Office
  • Felony DUI Law Update
  • 2015
  • RoadShow: Boulder
  • Felony DUI Law Update
  • 2015
  • Mile High Association of Legal Professionals
  • DUI Basics
  • 2015
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • Practice Panel Roundtable
  • 2015
  • N/A
  • Ethical and Effective Marketing for the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2014
  • N/A
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • 2014
  • N/A
  • Help! I got a DUI. What do I Do?
  • 2014
  • N/A
  • DUI Roundtable
  • 2014
  • Lorman Seminars
  • Ethics Update in DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • Practice Panel Roundtable
  • 2014
  • CCDB Roundtable: DUI Law
  • Ethics Overview in DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Annual Ethics Update
  • Ethical and Effective Advertising for the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2014
  • Annual DUI Seminar
  • Ethics Update
  • 2014
  • Weld County Chapter
  • New Driver's License Laws
  • 2013
  • Warhorse Marketing Summit
  • Effective and Ethical Marketing
  • 2013
  • N/A
  • Navigating the New DUI Laws
  • 2013
  • N/A
  • Work-Life Balance
  • 2013
  • N/A
  • Navigating the New DUI Laws
  • 2013
  • Jefferson County
  • Navigating the New DUI Laws
  • 2013
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • Law Firm Management Panel
  • 2013
  • CCDB: Weld County Chapter
  • Navigating the New DUI Laws
  • 2013
  • CADC Trial School
  • Closing Arguments: How to Persuade (Almost) Anyone
  • 2013
  • Arapahoe/Douglas County
  • Navigating the New DUI Laws
  • 2013
  • Arapahoe/Douglas County
  • DMV Consequences in DUI Cases
  • 2013
  • Adams County
  • Navigating the New DUI Laws
  • 2013
  • Adams County
  • A Brave New World: The New DMV Rules
  • 2013
  • Knowledge in DUI Defense Symposium: Cambridge, MA
  • Dealing with the Non-Testifying Client in Jury Selection
  • 2012
  • Brighton
  • Drugged Driving Defense 101
  • 2012
  • Annual DUI Seminar
  • Ethics Update
  • 2012
  • Adams County
  • Drugged Driving 101
  • 2012
  • Adams/Broomfield County
  • DUI Related Driver's License Revocations
  • 2011
  • Society and the Law
  • Criminal Law and its Role in Society
  • 2007
  • DA's Noon Training Session
  • Legislative Amendments
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (59)
Endorse Jay
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is one of the best DUI lawyer in Colorado. I can not think of anybody else that is more knowledgeable about DUI laws than him. If I ever get charged with DUI, I will definitely hire him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is one of the foremost DUI Attorneys in the state of Colorado in my opinion. His knowledge, contributions to the criminal defense bar at large and character speak for themselves. Anyone would be lucky to represented by him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay has been leading the way on DUI/DWAI defense for several years now. He has published books, provided training, and has been a prominent community member serving as President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the ability to supervise a young lawyer's first DUI trial as a prosecutor, and Jay was the opposing counsel. Although I was only second chairing the trial in a limited capacity as the lead prosecutor at the time, I was very impressed with how the trial went. I can't even recall the outcome now, but it was an absolute pleasure to work with Jay--even on opposite sides of the courtroom at the time. Some other attorneys would not have been as professional, accommodating, and genuinely pleasing to work with while still advocating for their client's rights. His arguments were thoughtful, persuasive, and very difficult to counter. I ended up taking much more of an active role than I had anticipated on a simple DUI trial--helping the new DA with strategy on her own case. I'd recommend Jay to any potential client any day. He can get things done!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay Tiftickjian is a very capable DUI and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Tiftickjian not only defends the rights of the accused but he gives excellent presentations to other attorneys on criminal defense issues."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Tiftickjian is an excellent trial attorney. He has vast experience handling complex criminal matters. He also has developed the premier DUI and DWAI practice in the state of Colorado. I highly recommend this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As a litigator, mentor, and managing partner Mr. Tiftickjian is top notch. I have had the honor of working for Mr. Tiftickjian for three years. During that time, he has continually impressed me with his ever-expanding knowledge on DUI defense topics and creative defense strategies. While his growing knowledge and vast experience make him a stellar litigator, his compassionate approach and genuine care for the plight of his clients makes him the top tier advocate he is. Mr. Tiftickjian's mentorship has been unparalleled, and I endorse him as one of the top attorneys in Colorado in DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an expert in the filed of DUI law in Colorado. In getting to know Jay it is clear that he is passionate about representing those charged with impaired driving offenses, and that he cares deeply about his clients. I would recommend his services to anyone facing an impaired driving offense charge without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having recently had the pleasure of attending the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar DUI Conference in Breckenridge that Jay Tiftickjian organized, I can say that he is an asset to that organization every respect."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is an excellent attorney. I worked with Jay for many years and I can attest that he works non-stop on his cases. Jay has also become a valuable member of the criminal defense bar. Jay coordinates and teaches at the annual DUI training put forth by the CCDB. Jay is top-notch!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a competent, qualified and industrious lawyer.He is a class act, knowledgeable and very diligent and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are a few Colorado lawyers that have dedicated their practice to DUI defense and that strive continually for excellence in that specialized field. Jay Tiftickjian is certainly one of them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jay is an impressive lawyer, and his work is well regarded on both sides of the courtroom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jay is a great attorney. He is passionate about criminal defense and will fight for you in every way possible. I recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a fantastic attorney who not only obtains good results in court, but also truly cares about his clients. He thoroughly looks into the details of cases and never cuts corners. You will always come out better with Jay as your attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. His years of experience, knowledge and hard work make him one of Colorado's best defense attorneys. I recently attended a scientific DWI/DUI defense course in Chicago with Jay and I learned so much about DWI defense just by listening to the questions that he asked during the course. His knowledge level about how to best defend a citizen accused of crime is amazing! If I ever need a lawyer in Colorado, you can be sure Jay is the one I'd call."
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