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James Fulton Stanley III

also known as James F Stanley, Attorney at Law

About me


           James Stanley  has over 30 years of experience practicing criminal law. He has handled thousands of criminal cases and has conducted over 150 jury trials. A former Jefferson County, Colorado Senior Deputy District Attorney, he knows how to evaluate the merits of a criminal case and detect defects in police investigations, recognize when an individual's constitutional rights have been violated and discover procedural errors. This skill comes from evaluating thousands of police investigations and preparing criminal cases for trial. If the police have crossed the line and in any way violated a citizen's constitutional rights, this can seriously hinder or completely prevent the government from prosecuting a case.


                  Mr. Stanley has insight into what is involved with the decision making process and analysis of a criminal prosecution. Knowing how decision makers think and analyze a criminal case provides a solid basis to achieve the best possible outcome in a case. He has extensive experience with every category of criminal offense, from Murder in the First Degree to DUI offenses.

                In addition to legal experience, Mr. Stanley has a diverse background, equipping him to easily relate to his clients and provide the best possible representation. He worked on a helicopter search and rescue team with the U.S National Park Service. He was a wild land firefighter with the U.S. Department of Interior. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in an aerial reconnaissance unit. He was a professional forester for a large corporation in the Pacific Northwest.

                 Mr. Stanley is known for his tenacity, attention to detail and requirement of a complete and comprehensive investigation on every case he accepts. He uses only the most experienced and competent investigators. When he accepts a case, he will make it his mission to uncover every aspect of the case to determine what makes it unique and what can lead to the best possible outcome for his client.

                 Mr. Stanley is licensed to practice law in Colorado State Courts (reg. #13475), the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and the U.S. Supreme Court. His practice is in the Denver metropolitan area, including Jefferson, Gilpin, Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield counties.  Mr. Stanley is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association and the American Bar Association.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I'm a lawyer in Connecticut. A local client needed a referral for a DWI arrest in Colorado. Very fortunately we found Jim Stanley. He won the DMV hearing even though the facts were not all that favorable and he negotiated a plea to avoid loss of license. I was involved as intermediary. Jim was readily available to me and the client. The results could not have been better. I heartily recommend Jim.


    Francine Early
    Relationship: Other

  • David J Thomas

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is one of the hardest working and most detailed lawyer I know. I would trust him to represent a family member or close friend. His skills have been sharpened over many years of successful practice.


    David Thomas Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

James F Stanley, Attorney at Law

12600 W. Colfax Ave.
Suite C-400
Lakewood, CO, 80215


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Client/Peer Review Rating Distinguished, 4.4 out of 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2014
Administration of Justice, LawColorado Peace Officer Standards & Training Board1992
Magna Cum LaudeNorthern Arizona University1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJames F stanley, Attorney At Law2012 - Present
Senior Trial LawyerJefferson County Colorado District Attorney's Office1984 - 2012
Prosecutor InternCity Of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office1983 - 1983
Professional ForesterChampion International Corporation1979 - 1980
Professional ForesterU.S. Dept. of Interior1978 - 1978
Fire/RescueU.S. Dept. Interior, National Park Service1976 - 1977
SergeantU.S. Marine Corps1971 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Lawyers for Colorado VeteransVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Park County Assault , Domestic ViolenceCase dismissed in entirety
Denver County Assaultcase dismissed
Arapahoe County Assaultcase dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Arizona State UniversityMasters of Business Administrationcourse work1981
Northern Arizona UniversityForestryBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado District Attorneys AssociationPowerpoint For Trial2008
Red Rocks Community College5th Amendment (Miranda) Law1993