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David Eric Moorhead

Criminal defense Attorney at Boulder, CO

4.8   23 reviews

also known as The Moorhead Law Group

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

If you have been accused of a crime, hiring an seasoned criminal defense attorney is critical to the outcome of your case.  At The Moorhead Law Group our team is devoted exclusively to the practice of criminal law. As your defense attorneys we will fight to minimize the impact a criminal case can have on your life. Our goal is to do everything we can to have the best possible outcome for you and to avoid a criminal conviction. We are dedicated to providing the best Criminal Defense with the personal attention each client deserves. With well over 4000 cases we are qualified to handle any type of criminal matter.

We will protect you from the police and represent you throughout the entire criminal process. We have successfully and effectively represented thousands of people with all types of criminal problems. At The Moorhead Law Group you will get the best criminal defense in the area and fees that are fair and reasonable. But timing is critical. You need to know your rights under the law and act to protect them immediately. Call us now for a free consultation.

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Location

The Moorhead Law Group
1650 38th Street
Suite 201E
Boulder, CO, 80301

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Celeste | April 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired David for one case, ended up hiring him for three more!
I had a mountain of cases that were brought against me by a ex-girlfriend who was trying her most desperate attempt to ruin my life. I initially hired Mr Moorhead for a case in Boulder and then ended up hiring him for three more cases In Jefferson county and I'm really glad I did. He honestly got me The most favorable outcomes in all of the cases that I hired him for that I could have asked for. The bottom line of this review is this: If you are in the market for an attorney because of pending litigation against you you need an attorney like David Moorhead on your side. Because otherwise you're just taking chances with your freedom and finances.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
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Good service, good communication
David timely took care of an issue for me. He and his staff kept me informed through the process and always answered any questions that I had.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I highly recommend David and can’t thank him enough for all he did. Very knowledgeable, responsive, down-to-earth, and knows the Boulder County system extremely well.
Posted by Mike | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and knowledgeable
David defended me in a DUI case. He did a very good job explaining the process and my options. He was with me at multiple court appearances and I believe the outcome would have been much worse without his representation.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employer Issues
David was very helpful assisting me with a complex employment problem. His counsel helped me get the resolution I was looking for. I highly recommend.
Posted by George | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer's lawyer
I would have given him more stars if I could. David Moorhead is the real deal. A lawyer’s lawyer. An advocate’s advocate who also offered the best value for my money. Mr. Moorhead provided me and my family with invaluable and genuine support during one of our most stressful situations in our lives. I really appreciate the service he provides to the community. Thank you thank you thank you!
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Posted by Joshua | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Boulder
Mr. Moorhead went above and beyond to assist me in my case. Unlike most lawyers he was great with keeping me informed and made sure I had a full understanding of the process. The court had the utmost respect for him and was willing to workout a great plea. Highly recommend.
Posted by Lori | April 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phone Consultation
I’ve had an issue of harassment, because I was accused of something I never did, and Mr. Moorehead was very very helpful in answering some questions for me. I would not hesitate to recommend him and I would not hesitate to hire him as an attorney.
Posted by Sarah | January 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent DUI and Criminal Defense lawyer in Boulder, CO!
David Moorhead has been an invaluable asset to me as I prepare to go to court for a Reckless Driving charge. He has been fair and impartial and professional in all of our interactions, and has dispensed valuable guidance in my case. In addition, he has acted as an advocate for me in a tough situation where "the other guy's" story was accepted without question by the police (even though it was not the whole story) and my side of the story has been questioned and corrupted to no end. This has been an extremely frustrating process for me from the get-go, and having Mr. Moorhead as counsel has been extremely useful both from a logistical standpoint and also quite comforting in an otherwise stressful and bewildering situation. I would highly recommend David Moorhead if you are looking for a DUI or criminal defense lawyer. He is smart, fair, personable and down to earth. Thank you, David!
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Moorhead
David is not only an exceptionally competent and experienced lawyer, but in my opinion he is also sincerely committed to serving your best interests. If you are unsure of what your legal course of action should be (or even if your know), I highly recommend consulting with David before you embark on your legal odyssey. For me he served as a powerful resource to help me understand my options, and then to guide me through the Byzantine legal system which leaves little room for procedural (actually any) missteps. In my situation there was little room to improve my outcome, but at every turn David worked for and achieved the best possible results for me. I can't recommend Mr. Moorhead enough.
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Posted by Rebecca | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Moorhead Law Group
As an out of state resident I was very concerned about hiring an attorney I had never met. I called many lawyers about my two cases and no one was as knowledagle or responded as quick as David. I was dealing with two different complex traffic cases one in Boulder and one is Denver. David and Eric resolved both matters quickly and I ended up with the best possible outcome. I could not be more happy with the service they provided. I would highly recommend them.
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Posted by Erin | September 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Car Accident Help
I had a potential legal issue when I had a fender bender in my car. Before I knew it, I had the police asking me questions that seemed like they were trying to get me to say something I would regret. I wasn’t sure what to do and a friend recommended that I talk to a lawyer, David Moorhead. I’m not very experienced in dealing with lawyers so I was very nervous. The first thing David did was to get me to relax. We then discussed my situation and he gave me some great advice. I was also concerned about how much it costs to hire a lawyer. David’s costs were very reasonable, so I hired him. He dealt with the police and my issue was resolved in a few days. I hate to think what might have happened if I had tried to handle this myself without the aid of a lawyer who knows how the system works.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great laywer
David is a great lawyer. He's highly responsive when you have a question, and he does what he says he's going to do. On top of it all, he got me the best outcome possible. Five stars.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Lawyer Anywhere!
Mr. Moorhead was an amazing lawyer for my husband's DUI case. The case was in Washington County which is a 2 hour drive for Mr. Moorhead. Most lawyers we contacted were not willing to take a case so far out but he did not hesitate. Anytime I had a question and emailed him, he responded right away. We felt confident with him as our lawyer. On the day of our court date, Mr. Moorhead arrived at the courthouse before anyone else to meet the judge and DA. In the end he was able to get out case dismissed. Do not hesitate to hire Mr. Moorhead, he is an excellent lawyer. I will certainly recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by morgan | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Dave Moorhead
I recently had David Moorhead represent me and would definitely recommend him! During a stressful and scary time he helped guide me and my family through the entire process which ultimately led to me keeping my license! Without him I don't know how my family and I would have ever survived this completely new and scary situation.
Posted by Patrick | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I have worked with David Moorhead a few times and he has always been very helpful & we ended up with good results each time. He knows the court system well and has good contacts. He works hard for his clients and I highly recommend David.
Posted by Chris | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
David Moorhead is a God send. I am involved in a case were I didn't think I needed an attorney. If I had not consulted with David I probably wouldn't have the freedom I enjoy today. I hired David to represent me and it is one of the best personal decisions I have ever made!!!!
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Moorhead went above and beyond
I recently had Mr. Moorhead represent me in 2 major cases. He not only greatly helped me on those cases but tried to help me with cases out of other states to affect the out come of the 2 cases I hired him for. He has a vast knowledge of the ins and outs of the Colorado legal system. Has the perfect attitude for the job. I was very happy with the services provided by Mr. Moorhead.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2015
Definately recommend for driving impairment issues
David represented me in a driving impairment case. He was helpful, honest and transparent With his assistance and guidance I was able to successfully retain my license with a successful outcome. David's fees are reasonable and he clearly knows the Boulder County court system and procedures well - being able to make specific recommendations led to keeping my license with no negative impact.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2014
BEST DUI/ DWAI Lawyer!
This is the BEST lawyer I have ever dealt with. He was professional, courteous, fair and worked out the best deal for my DUI case enabling me to get the help I needed through professionals and DITC court. I highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Suspension issued in CO, 2008
updated on 03/28/2017

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

David's comment: “This was a sex assault case. Three years after his sentence he violated his probation and was facing life in prison. He found an attorney that suggested his only way out was to file ineffective counsel charges against me.”

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • The Moorhead Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Moorhead & Glass Llc
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Mattson & Moorhead Llp
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Managing Partner
  • David Moorhead Law
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • City of Grand Junction
  • 1989 - 1993
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sex Assault
  • dismissed

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Memeber
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I chose to join the Moorhead Law Group because of Dave's excellent advocacy and tireless work on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moorhead goes about the business of getting his clients results and business is good. Not only is he a terrific, accomplished litigator, he is also incredibly adept at negotiating exemplary offers for his clients. Excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Having worked with David, I am impressed with his commitment to obtaining excellent results for his clients. He is savvy in his ability to organize facts and themes that will win at trial. I endorse his practice whole heartedly."
Criminal defense
Boulder Criminal defense Lawyer David Eric Moorhead
David Eric Moorhead
Criminal defense Attorney
Boulder, CO
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details