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Russell J Hebets

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   29 reviews

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About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Harassment is a very common misdemeanor charge that can result from a variety of different behavior. It is quite commonly associated with domestic violence cases. To provide a few examples, a person can be charged with harassment if, coupled with the intent to annoy or alarm another person, they touch that person without the other’s consent; they call or email that person using obscene language; or they follow them in a public place.

    38 years, 21,503 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    The legal team at Hebets & McCallin understands that sometimes bad things happen to good people. A DUI arrest can be humiliating and the legal process can be overwhelming. At Hebets & McCallin, meeting our client’s needs and objectives is our number one priority. We have dedicated our DUI practice to maintaining a small case-load so that each and every one of our clients gets the personalized attention that they deserve.

    44 years, 10,225 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Whether you have been accused of a very serious crime, such as felony assault-DV, or something less serious, Hebets & McCallin is prepared to defend your rights and ensure the most favorable outcome possible in your case.

  4. Federal crime
    5%
    Being charged with a violent crime under Colorado Law is not something to take lightly. A violent crime conviction can lead to serious consequences such as mandatory jail time, hefty fines and probation. In addition, it can have a long term negative impact in your life, future, and the lives of your family members. If you are accused of a violent crime whether you’re innocent or not, it is critical that you contact an experienced Denver criminal attorney who can protect your legal rights.

    42 years, 35,411 cases

  5. Violent crime
    5%
    At the Law Offices of Hebets & McCallin, we focus are practice in criminal defense, and have successfully represented people accused of violent crimes. Our Denver criminal attorneys thoroughly investigate each case, look for helpful evidence, and aggressively work to help minimize or dismiss the charges against you. Our objective is to pursue the results you need.

    28 years, 9,042 cases

Russell began his legal career working at the Berrien County Prosecutor's Office in Michigan. Upon arriving in Colorado, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with the Arapahoe County D.A.'s office. During his time with Arapahoe County, he handled DUIs, domestic violence cases, assaults, thefts, and a variety of misdemeanor trials. He left the D.A.'s office in 2001 to join the law firm of Fossum, Mastro, Barnes & Stazzone, P.C., where he exclusively focused on criminal defense. Russell has successfully defended individuals charged with offenses ranging from traffic violations and DUIs to 1st degree murder and vehicular assault, as well as numerous drug cases. Russell has a proven track record protecting the rights of those accused of crimes, and he is ready to put his skill, knowledge and trial experience to work for you. Russell is admitted to the Colorado State Bar as well as being licensed to practice in Federal Court. Russell is active in the defense community and is a member in good standing of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the National College of DUI Defense.  

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Licensed for 22 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact Russell

Russell J Hebets
1777 S Harrison St #310
Denver, CO, 80210

Reviews

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Posted by MW | November 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
First review mysteriously unposted. I am very grateful to Russell for the work he did on my case the resolution was even better than anticipated. He knew what to expect, was friendly with the judge, communicated well and willing to speak to my family and in the end got an outcome that was unexpected positively. In whatever phase we are in post-covid, the laws and rigidness within the justice system have not changed at all since covid began, and is a place to avoid at all cost. That said I can’t recommend Russell and his firm highly enough, even for a consult. Their firm is very straightforward and realistic, communicates well and is worth consulting with at a minimum. My family and I are infinitely grateful for the care and representation we received.
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Posted by Tommy | September 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Registered Nurse
Russell was amazing. Treated me as if I was family. Always kept in contact with me via the phone, text or email. Explained everything I needed to do in detail. I was charged with DUI and he was able speak with the DA and get it dropped to DWAI. Helped we understand how to get my license back and what I needed to do to obtain it. He was completely upfront with cost and I never paid a dime more the what he quoted me. I would highly recommend him if you in need of an attorney. Again, as I stated above simple amazing. Thanks Russell for all you did to help me.
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Posted by Ed | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional counsel
Russell was incredibly effective in this complex legal matter that required empathy & flexibility with the client and a sustained dedication to navigate to the optimal strategy and outcome. The outcome was exceptional based on his experience, understanding and relationships with the judicial staff.
Posted by John | October 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
STRONG ADVOCATE
We worked with Russ Hebets and totally endorse his professionalism and knowledge of the law. He gave us expectations for the case and in the end, these outcomes were realized. He has an even keeled manner which we found reassuring to work with and showed empathy for our difficult situation. We wholeheartedly endorse Russ Hebets .
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Posted by Jessica | June 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Understanding, and Driven
When I was hit with a DUI related charge, I had no idea what to do or how to go about the legal process at all. In hiring a defense lawyer, I went through 2 or 3 consultations before contacting Russell Hebets. His calm demeanor, matter-of-fact way of speaking, and obvious expertise in his field stood out to me in a way no other lawyer did. Hiring him was the best decision I could have made throughout all of this. Whether by phone or email, I knew that I could ask him any question and he would do his best to give me the most consise answer possible. Hebets never minced words and always informed me of the case based on facts, (good or bad) which I appreciated. I was always informed of any changes with the case, and I never felt out of the loop or as if I had no power in the situation. He took the time to find the smaller details in my case that could have been overlooked by another lawyer, and use those details to the best of advantage. Because of him, I was able to keep my license and turn what could have been a very rough situation into something I can deal with and move on from. This is a lawyer whom one can trust from beginning to end to keep step through the process. I hope to never need him again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands all the way.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.
My husband and I are very pleased with Russell Hebets. He was able to do what he had promised and went above and beyond in his service to us. He responded right away if I had a question or concern. Russell also was very knowledgeable. We learned so much by working with him. We would highly recommend using his law firm in the future.
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Posted by Alex | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I received my first DUI while in Colorado on vacation. Since it was my first I had no idea what to do or how to handle it. When I got back to Miami I contacted a few lawyers but then found Russell and knew he was the best one. He explained that my BAC was mandatory jail time and helped me to understand the laws as well as the consequences I was looking at. Luckily Russell did such an amazing job with my case that I was able to only receive probation, community service hours, and a small fine. Through the whole process Russell was always truthful and kept me updated constantly. I was even able to do all my requirements in Miami where I live. Very grateful to have found him!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my license!
Russell Hebets put me at ease with my initial phone call. When we met at his office he was very reassuring about my case. I had a citation with 28 points. He was able to get the citation reduced to a 4 point violation. I kept my license. He explained each step so there were no surprises. I would highly recommend him for when you need legal representation.
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Posted by Jake | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and professional
Russell was great throughout my entire case. He kept me well informed about possible and likely outcomes. He also walked me through each step I needed to take and was always very prompt in returning phone calls and emails.
Posted by Talon | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
looking for a outstanding lawyer
My lawyer from the first day till the last was always there when I was in need. He was very professional and always honest with all possible outcomes, regardless of them being good or bad. I highly recommend this lawyer if your seeking for a lawyer that will battle for your innocence. He always returned phone calls, emails, etc.
Posted by Eric | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Russell helped me get as good of an outcome as I could have hoped to get. He also genuinely cared about me as a person and I would highly recommend him.
Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thank you Eric, it was a pleasure working to achieve your goals.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional - would highly recommend him!
I needed help quickly and hired Russell, a "24" hour lawyer. After listening to my situation and understanding what I needed, he was able to get my charges reduced from a class 5 felony to a class 2 misdemeanor so that it would not impact my job with minimal conditions of the probation and I got a deferred judgement (charges dismissed) which is not often heard of. Russell was caring, professional, classy during this extremely stressful time in my life and guided me every step of the way since I had no prior record of anything, not even a parking ticket and had no experience in a courtroom either! This was helpful when it came to negotiations with the DA as well. He listened to me with compassion which is hard to come by these days and was always upfront with every fact, very quick to return emails and calls too. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thank you, I always enjoy helping those in need, and your charge definitely didn't reflect justice!
Posted by A | September 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't Get Matlock? Call Russell!
Russell Hebets is a magnificent trial lawyer, a sort of legal Sun Tzu. I did not at first realize how critical this fact would be to my case, but from the moment I retained Mr. Hebets every aspect of my defense was well accounted for. His high integrity and good character were readily apparent at all times. He always communicated clearly and honestly with me about the case and my options, especially to address the least favorable aspects, and then he let me choose how to proceed. All business with the court was handled promptly, favorably, and without any issues. Ultimately, it was in the courtroom where Russell really shined and his attention to even the smallest details became crystal clear. Through his careful cross-examination of witnesses, presentation of new evidence, and close handle on courtroom procedure Russell was able to clearly demonstrate my innocence to the jury. The DA is a better lawyer today for having lost to him. At the end of the day, Russell helped me regain my freedom and my liberty, and you can't put a price on that. I would recommend this firm without any hesitation.
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Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thank you A, I take pride in my trial skills, and it is very satisfying to use those skills to exonerate an innocent client!
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I do Investments for a living, hiring Russell Hebets is one of the best investments I have ever made!
I have nothing but great things to say about Russell Hebets and his firm. From returning my first voicemail for a consultation, to my final court appearance, everything was handled first class and I was made to feel like I was their most important client. I discovered the firm in research for a DUI related offense. Having been through the process before with other council, I knew what I was looking for and it had to be top notch representation. The service I received from Russell Hebets was exactly what I had hoped for and more. Russell was very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable with his recommendations. This ultimately improved my situation and as he presented my case and laid ground work for my defense, his previous experience in the District Attorney's office shined. This clearly an attribute in his approach as defense council and in my opinion something that sets him apart from other council. The end result of my case was in my favor. I do not think things may have gone this way if I had not hired Hebets. A small and often offer looked detail like the reading and understanding of my Miranda Rights, were not overlooked by Russell and ultimately made a big difference for me. I am very appreciative of Russell's time effort and energy in my defense. I would feel comfortable referring any of my friends or family to use his services if the need were to arise. I may do investments for a living, but I can assure you that perhaps the best investment I have ever made was in hiring Hebets and McCallin to represent me. I highly recommend their services, if you ever were to find yourself in the unfortunate predicament that I did. Thank you Russell!
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Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thanks for the great detailed review, I was very happy that our work paid off for you and your case!
Posted by Mary | April 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great outcome during a difficult time...
I cannot thank Russell enough for his expertise in seeing we were well informed as well as helping us navigate through the process. He took his time with us and explained everything. I was very impressed with his professionalism and would highly recommend him. Our family had such a positive experience and outcome. Thank you!
Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thanks Mary, it was a pleasure working for justice on your case.
Posted by Mike | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid
Top-notch dude, solid taste in music, really knows his way around the criminal justice system. He helped me get past a bogus DUI charge and now I can move on with my life.
Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thanks Mike, I love making it my personal mission to get bogus DUI charges dismissed!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Well-Rounded Attorney
Russell Hebets handled my situation very professionally. Russell's prior experience is what led me to call him. Russell understands both sides of the courtroom; his confidence and communication skills allowed him to seamlessly navigate my case to the desired outcome. I have kept Russell's card in my wallet ever since.
Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thanks for the kind words, hopefully you won't ever need me again, but if you do, you know where to find me!
Posted by George | December 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Service
Russell Thank you for the guidance, it was very helpful on navigating my dog bite case George
Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thanks for the review George, it was my pleasure to help you on your case.
Posted by Colin | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I was charged with a traffic misdemeanor that could have gotten me 10-90 days in jail. This would have cost me my job, and severely messed up my life. I must have called every lawyer in the Boulder/Denver area, and of all of them, Russell Hebets was the best. He picked up the office phone after hours, did the work normally assigned to a paralegal, helped me with any and all questions, and in court, did an amazing job, and got me an extremely good plea deal. I was in/out in 30 minutes with a one point speeding ticket. I hope to never have to hire an attorney again, but if I do have to, I'm hiring Russell. Extremely good lawyer.
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Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thanks Colin, I'm grateful that I was able to negotiate a great deal for you!
Posted by Rich | July 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Vehicular Assault Charge
My 24 year old Son was arrested on a Vehicular Assault Charge. Working from another state I was able to use Avvo and set up three consultations for him. Russell was the last consultation and the Attorney my son felt most comfortable with. While to end result was not what a Parent wants to see, Russell did everything possible to help mitigate the eventual penalties. In fact, He is still working on my Son's behalf. I truly believes he cares for my son and his clients. I would recommend his practice to family and friends with no reservations.
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Response from Russell Hebets April 22, 2020
Thank you for the kind review.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Hebets and McCallin, PC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Junior Partner
  • Fossum, Mastro, Barnes & Stazzone, PC
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2000
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • People v. Redding
  • Not Guilty at Trial

Associations

  • National Association of Military Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Arapahoe Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Nominee
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association 2018 DUI Seminar
  • Colorado Felony DUI
  • 2018
  • NCDD Summer Session - small group breakout
  • Opening Statement
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (57)
Given (99)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hebets. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as he is not only professional and well respected but is a true advocate for his clients. His skills as a litigator are tremendous and he is someone that you want fighting for you. Mr. He bets is someone that you can count on and I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Russell Hebets. He is a strong advocate for his clients with a history of successful case results. Respected by his clients and colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
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"I endorse attorney Russell Hebets. Strong advocate for his clients with a track record of success. Respected by colleagues in the legal field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 17
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Russell Hebets is hard working, skilled, and dedicated to his clients success. An asset to the legal profession. Fully endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Russell Hebets. He is knowledgeable and is a strong advocate, committed to protecting his clients rights."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well Respect, professional, excellent advocate - great asset to legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Russell Hebets. He is experienced, skilled, and an asset to the legal profession. He has earned respect from his clients and colleagues in the legal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is important that a person seeking legal advice get it from an experienced lawyer!"
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