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Scott Hayden Robinson

About me

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.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    41 years, 300 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    41 years, 70 cases



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    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.


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Contact info

1660 Lincoln St., Suite 3150
Denver, CO, 80264


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DUI/DWI DefenseBest Lawyers in America2016
Personal Injury Litigation-PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2016
Colorado Super Lawyers5280 Magazine2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Criminal Defense-Non White CollarBest Lawers in America2016
DUI/DWI DefenseBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Colorado Super Lawyers5280 Magazine2015
Personal Injury Litigation-PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2015
Personal Injury Litigation-PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2014
Colorado Super Lawyers5280 Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2013
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2008
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentScott H. Robinson, P.C.1996 - Present
PartnerGerash, Robinson, and Miranda, P.C.1977 - 1996
Law ClerkColorado Court Of Appeals1975 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember attorney1977 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1977 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Espinoza v. O'Dell$930,000 verdict for Wrongful Death
People v. James King (The United Bank Murder Case)Acquittal
People v. Kathy DensonAcquittal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial TalkEyewitness Identification; "Suggestive Procedures in the Wake of Wade"1991
Colorado Lawyer, February, 1988Strategies 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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Denver Sturm College of LawHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public Defender conferenceDefending eyewitness identification cases1993