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Scott Hayden Robinson

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1975
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MY ENTIRE CAREER HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO HELPING PEOPLE WITH LEGAL PROBLEMS.

Aside from being a highly respected trial and appellate attorney, successfully litigating criminal, personal injury, and wrongful death cases from the lowliest of municipal courts to the United States Supreme Court, and earning accolades such as being selected a Colorado Super Lawyer, being awarded the highest possible Martindale Hubbell rating for the past 30+ years, and being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, I am a husband, father, and good friend.  I have varied experiences which help me in both my personal and professional lives, including 2 years driving a taxi cab in Denver at night, flipping burgers at Griff's, running a golf course, successfully completing two Hawaiian Ironman competitions, qualifying and running the Boston Marathon in under 3 hours, and becoming a knowledgeable wine guy and ameteur oenologist in my spare time.  I enjoy endurance athletics, particularly mountain biking on difficult trails, reading, going to the theater, and movies, but nothiong as much as representing my clients in court:  that is where I am most comfortable and feel fulfilled.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Scott Hayden Robinson
1660 Lincoln St., Suite 2350
Denver, CO, 80264
Scott H. Robinson, P.C.
1660 Lincoln Street Suite #2350
Denver, CO, 80264
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4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Criminal Defense Attorney
I was charged with multiple counts felony drug charges. Before I hired Scott, I phone interviewed over 20 different lawyers and sat down with 6 before choosing him. Having to endure the process was awful, yet he remained by my side guiding me through the difficulties of my case. No question was too stupid to ask and he would always get back to me in a timely and compassionate manner. He represented me expertly, turned jail time into freedom and got me the best possible outcome. He does unbelievable work. Mr. Robinson has a superb reputation in the lawyer community. Legendary. You only need to meet him once to see why. Scott has my deepest gratitude.
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Posted by Pradeep | October 24, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Scott knows the chemistry of U.S. Judicial system, back in 1979, he went out of the way to help me out when I was charged with Conspiracy to commit arson, as my travel agency business was in a big mess. I trust him 100% I can easily recommend him as great defence attorney!
Posted by David | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Charged and don't know where to turn.
In the course of doing my job I was arrested and charged with two criminal misdemeanors. I was in disbelief with the arrest and total hands off approach my employer took during the 3 month internal and county investigation. Realizing I needed legal advice and direction regarding the judicial system I contacted/interviewed 3 lawyers and Scott was the only lawyer who, upon hearing the circumstances, took a stance towards dropping the charges rather than some sort of plea deal. Not knowing how the system works and what to expect Scott kept me updated on findings and accompanied me in meetings to provide statements. Through-out the emotional roll-a-coaster Scott was calming, informative, and knew when to take action and knew when to hold back. I always felt that my case and its status was a priority to Scott and that he was consistently working on my behalf. Court day arrives and all charges are dropped and shortly after my record is sealed. Needing criminal legal help is never a positive thing however if you want to know options, best direction, possibilities and truth on where you stand, Scott Robinson is your best chance.
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Posted by Sam | October 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney you can get ...period!!
Scott Robinson is a dedicated attorney who's experience and insight can't be matched. He is highly driven and a man of strong principles. He exhibits both honesty and compassion at a level uncommon in his profession. What's more, Scott is incredibly persuasive and influential, to an extent I have not witnessed before. Scott worked tirelessly on my case long hours, providing both honest and candid advice at all times. He routinely came up with new ideas to advance our position and was open to exploring my suggestions without hesitation. His knowledge of the law, ability to influence and persuade and excellent reputation and respect within the legal community delivered on every occasion. As such, I could not have asked for a more professional and devoted advocate in my case and would highly recommend Scott Robinson for a broad range of legal matters.
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Posted by Brad | October 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
Scott represented me during some legal trouble I was in. Not only was Scott the most reasonable with regards to price, he was also the most knowledgeable and most helpful by far. I have recommended Scott to anyone looking for a lawyer and will certainly continue to do so.
Posted by Sherry | September 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Case Settled to Our Satisfaction
Scott Robinson took my personal injury case when it was almost too late to file a suit. I was still not in very good physical shape and it took some time to provide him with all the information he needed. He was patient and clear about what we needed to do at each step of the way. Before we retained him, Scott told us the difficulties that might hamper our case and gave us a clear idea of what information he needed before our first appointment. At that appointment, it was clear that he had carefully reviewed the information I sent. He made us feel that our cause was reasonable and that I had done a good job in providing him with the information. He explained the contingency contract clearly and told us the next steps. We left his office thinking we might not win the suit, but we had made a good choice in coming to see him. After handling the case well for years and keeping us well informed, Scott got the lawsuit settled for us with the skill and careful attention to both the details and the big picture that he had shown all along. Scott provided expert professional representation - as well as sensitivity to my physical difficulties, worries, and concerns - every step of the way. His explanations were always clear and straightforward and he was always listening, always looking out for our interests. He never made any promises or assurances and he always told us the risks and likelihood of success without sugar-coating or negative comments. We always felt sure of his truly representing our interests and seeking the best possible result for us. And we think that's exactly what he got.
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Posted by Tina | September 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Scott's a Lawyer I trust!!
I came across meeting Scott H Robinson when I was in need of legal advise along with representation. At first I was floored at the price of lawyers.... Scott, like most lawyers are expensive, but overall he was reasonable. I also believe you pay for what you get. Besides, the whole reason I was seeking legal advise was I went cheap and I dealt with cheap. I had interviewed a couple of lawyers, and not one made me feel comfortable and at ease the way Scott did. Scott is probably the hardest most down to earth lawyer I know. He truly takes the time to listen, get to know you, and figures how to best represent you. He is genuine, honest, and seriously, works harder than no other. After taking your case, he doesn't hand it off to another colleague who might be younger or less experience. He, himself, takes it and works it through until the end. Through that he is in constant communication and available to answer any and all questions or concerns. He is very personable. He takes your case and does what a lawyer should do, work it. You can put your mind at rest knowing that Scott is in all conscience working your case with every detail. I am grateful to Scott, as he had my case dismissed in no time, and provided advise and steps to having my record and name restored. He is still available for question and advise. Scott is a great lawyer, hard worker, and one I would trust if I ever needed again to represent my life. Thanks Scott!! :)
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Posted by Scott | July 24, 2013
The Best Attorney in the Denver Area
I was in a heap of trouble facing serious criminal charges to the tune of 5-12 years in prison. This was my first experience with the legal system and facing such charges I wanted the very best defense. In researching my options it was recommend to me to look at Scott Robinson and will say that recommendation came from a long time attorney in the San Diego area that knows Mr. Robinson was one of the very best in the Front Range. My pretrial case lasted almost a full year until I ended up pleading guilty to charges of menacing and received probation as my sentence. I was very pleased with this outcome but I could have rolled the dice and gone to trial. I know Mr. Robinson would have done a suburb job in a trial but the cost didn't make any sense to proceed in a trial vs. getting probation as a sentence. Scott Always said his number one goal was to keep me out of prison, which he did. I felt his knowledge of the law, his relationships in the DA's office and his ability to remember such details is what kept me from going to prison. If you are looking for someone experienced, has impeccable memory of details, great knowledge of the law, knows how the system works and has a great sense of what is needed in a court of law I would recommend Mr. Robinson with all 5 stars.
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Posted by Nicola | July 23, 2013
Highest Marks for Personal Injury
When dealing with a personal injury, it is of the utmost importance to be able to focus each and every day on physical recovery and the sudden uprooting of a life that has also been turned upside down. After my injury, I made one phone call to Scott Robinson, and his words to me were, "Take care of yourself, and I will take care of everything else." And, he did. My case took shape while I was incapacitated. Every detail of my personal injury case was handled flawlessly and professionally. From start to finish, I felt my strongest ally, Scott Robinson, had my back at all times. Scott kept me informed on a regular basis, by mail and with one-on-one phone conversations. As the case progressed, Scott anticipated what the defendants would most likely do and was always prepared to stand his ground-- for me. His knowledge of prior personal injury cases is extensive and impressive. Scott also has a solid sense of different jurisdictions and their history in personal injury cases. Moreover, he connects with clients on a personal level, which is vital when one is dealing with a very personal, life-altering injury. Scott Robinson gave me a feeling of complete faith and confidence from that first phone call. That faith and confidence never wavered.
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Posted by Leland | July 20, 2013
Disciplined, Intelligent -- a Hard Charger
I have known Scott Robinson for over 35 years. I worked as a District Court trial judge before becoming a professional mediator at Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc. Scott appeared before me on frequent occasions and has mediated cases with me at JAG. Scott is among the elite of the trial bar in the State of Colorado. His intelligence, wisdom, energy and experience combine to place him in the highest tier of trial lawyers in the state. He has a finely tuned moral compass and represents his clients fairly and ethically. He is a hard worker and knows how to relate to his clients as well as juries. I am proud to know and recommend Scott Robinson.
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Posted by Velma | November 6, 2014
Death Penalty
I met Scott approximately five years ago. I was charged with first degree homicide, the death penalty was a looming factor. I had three bond hearings, in which case all three were DENIED, as first degree is a No Bond in the State of Colorado. My family and myself had interviewed with several other Lawyers, and we we informed that if I was lucky, I would serve 16-35 years in prison, or life versus death penalty. Scott interviewed me in jail, and set a promised goal. Upon meeting with Scott, I only trusted GOD more than him with my situation. I allowed him to take the reigns of my case without questioning or intervention on my behalf. I TRUSTED HIM COMPLETELY. "To GOD be the Glory". Scott commanded and controlled the Courtroom in a respectful and coy manner. He is an awesome piece of work on display in a courtroom. I WAS GIVEN BOND. Scott said a plea was unacceptable. We went to trial. ALL of the "Prosecutor's Witness' " perjured themselves. The Death Penalty was withdrawn a couple of weeks before trial, Scott NEVER received a plea offer or reduction of charges. LIFE IN PRISON WAS MY ONLY OPTION... I WAS ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES!!!! Scott is very close to my heart, and I love him dearly for his SUPPORT and Defense. Scott has a very professional and caring team of office staff "the Ladies" are phenomenal. With the above mentioned charge comes a lot of devastation and lingering "legalities" , Scott has been my Knight in Shining Armor " for these events as well. I have "Entrusted" several friends with different, yet difficult Legal situations to Scott, and ALL of them have experienced the same jovial success, respect, and admiration as I. "You can Trust Scott with Your Life." I DID....
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Scott H. Robinson, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gerash, Robinson, and Miranda, P.C.
  • 1977 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Colorado Court Of Appeals
  • 1975 - 1977

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Denver
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Kalani
  • Complete acquittal
  • People v. Kathy Denson
  • Acquittal
  • Truax v. Denver
  • $500,000 verdict
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Associations

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member attorney
  • 1977 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent (High Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Criminal Defense-Non White Collar
  • Best Lawers in America
  • 2016
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1988
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1986
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1984
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Publications

  • Trial Talk
  • Eyewitness Identification; "Suggestive Procedures in the Wake of Wade"
  • 1991
  • Colorado Lawyer, February, 1988
  • Strategies in Defending Eyewitness Identification Cases"
  • 1988
  • University of Colorado Law Review, Volume 46 No. 1
  • "'Rules v. Approaches': Choosing a Choice-of Law Principle for Colorado"
  • 1975

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Defender conference
  • Defending eyewitness identification cases
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Robinson is an exemplary attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. Hiring him might very well be the best decision that you have ever made. His answers on Avvo are perfect. I have practiced for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney and he is one of the best I have encountered."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Scott Robinson with enthusiasm. I've known him for more than 20 years. Mr. Robinson is a passionate professional who gives his clients (criminal defense and plaintiffs' civil work) the very best, thoughtful and zealous representation. He does this while maintaining excellent relations with opposing counsel and complete respect for the courts in which he practices. HIs reputation for integrity is at the highest level; I recommend Scott Robinson without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart and relentlessly informed - I strongly endorse Scott for his expertise in Criminal law matters.He has long been one of Colorado's premier defense attorneys and legal analysts. Because of his legal knowledge and experience, Scott Robinson has achieved the status of "go to guy" for media analysis and commentary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott Robinson is a highly effective attorney. Over many years of practicing law I have been opposing counsel on numerous cases with Scott. What makes him effective is his ability to present an argument in a disarming and compassionate way that causes the recipient to listen and entertain his view on the issues in the case. Scott possesses the most important trait for a lawyer: credibility."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His creativity, strategy and talent are beyond measure. He is highly respected in our community and completely professional. A seasoned lawyer that gets unbelievably successful results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is without a doubt one of the finest, most skilled lawyers I have known. And, he is at all times pleasant and respectful of everyone involved in his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the brightest legal minds in Colorado!"
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Denver Criminal defense Lawyer Scott Hayden Robinson
Scott Hayden Robinson
Criminal defense Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 48 years
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