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.
Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
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.
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
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||The National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Client/Peer Review Rating Distinguished, 4.4 out of 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Administration of Justice, Law||Colorado Peace Officer Standards & Training Board||1992|
|Magna Cum Laude||Northern Arizona University||1978|
|Attorney||James F stanley, Attorney At Law||2012 - Present|
|Senior Trial Lawyer||Jefferson County Colorado District Attorney's Office||1984 - 2012|
|Prosecutor Intern||City Of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office||1983 - 1983|
|Professional Forester||Champion International Corporation||1979 - 1980|
|Professional Forester||U.S. Dept. of Interior||1978 - 1978|
|Fire/Rescue||U.S. Dept. Interior, National Park Service||1976 - 1977|
|Sergeant||U.S. Marine Corps||1971 - 1975|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans||Volunteer Attorney||2014 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Park County Assault , Domestic Violence||Case dismissed in entirety|
|Denver County Assault||case dismissed|
|Arapahoe County Assault||case dismissed|
|See all legal cases|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Arizona State University||Masters of Business Administration||course work||1981|
|Northern Arizona University||Forestry||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|Colorado District Attorneys Association||Powerpoint For Trial||2008|
|Red Rocks Community College||5th Amendment (Miranda) Law||1993|