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Barry Christian Hart Lancaster

DUI and DWI Attorney at Boulder, CO

4.9   40 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

About Barry

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    19 years, 150 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    100 cases

I have been a part time CO resident my whole life and full time resident for over 10 years now.  I have a beautiful wife and the cutest daughter any dad could ask for.  When my work schedule allows in the Winter, I enjoy getting up to the mountains and skiing which I have been doing since I was 3 years old.  I am also huge fan of the Kansas Jayhawks and Denver Broncos.

 

My passion is the defense of those who have been accused of a crime.  I have always been enamored with the Criminal Justice System and have worked throughout college, law school and now throughout my professional career to help those who have found themselves accused of some wrongdoing by the government.  Aside from my criminal defense work, I am an advocate for social justice and fight for equality for ALL in their daily lives.  Essentially, I want a world where people can enjoy a peaceful existence with one another.... and am willing to fight (in court and through social justice initiatives) to get that peace.

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Licensed for 19 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/04/2022

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Lancaster Law Office, LLC
Lancaster Law Office, LLC
1544 Race Street
Denver, CO, 80206
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2021
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Breath alcohol test refusal - went from 12pts DUI to 8pt non-alcohol charge
I was charged with DUI in Feb 2020. I refused breath alcohol tests and chemical test. I did not know back then that refusal would automatically get me 12pts on license, and a DUI charge. This was my first offense. I talked to Barry and hired him immediately. Barry is a great listener, he documents all that I mentioned, and he has a streamlined system for managing documents/paperwork for each client. I really liked the fact that Barry was available when I called initially and did a free consultation with me before onboarding me as a client. Due to COVID, my court dates kept moving out again and again. My final date to plead was almost 1 year after the charge. During this time, following Barry's advice, I had completed Level2 classes & counseling, MAD victim panel and had got a recommendation letter from my level2 counselor. Barry used his soft-skills and negotiated with the DA for a non-alcohol charge. The DA agreed to it and reduced my charge to 8pt reckless driving. On the final day of sentencing, the judge looked at DA recommendation and accepted it. The judge even waived all fines and fees because I had completed my level2 classes. My level2 counselor mentioned to me that this was an unheard of result. Most 1st time refusals usually get pled down to DWAI charges, but she had never had a case where it got pled down to non-alcohol charge. I cannot thank Barry enough for this great resolution. This was the scariest experience of my life and I felt Barry gave me good confidence and direction on how to proceed on each step of the way. He asked me to complete the level2 & MAD panels quickly so we can get a good agreement from the DA. And I think Barry has great negotiation skills, that he was able to get the DA to reduce the charges. If you are in this situation, I highly recommend hiring Barry to represent you. Don't try to deal with this yourself. You need a good lawyer. You need and a lawyer that has a good reputation of negotiating deals with the DA. You need a lawyer who is committed to take your case to trial if need be. You need a lawyer who has a reputation of winning cases for his clients. Barry checks all of these categories and I highly recommend him. Good luck!
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2020
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RESULTS MATTER
I never write reviews, but honestly Mr. Lancaster took the time to actually listen to my domestic violence case and BELIEVE IN ME! The fact that my case was dismissed was not as important to me as the manner in which he treated me, and truly DEFENDED MY NAME AND REPUTATION. He fought for me like I was family. That being said, results matter, and Mr. Lancaster got RESULTS. Highly, highly recommend him.
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Posted by Bernice | March 23, 2020
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Incredible Attorney
Barry Lancaster went above and beyond to help me win my case against Boulder. They wanted to charge me with a DUI and Barry got it reduced to wreckless driving. He was phenomenal in court. I cannot sing his praises loud enough, without him, I’d probably be in jail. He works for his client and is not afraid of standing up against a bullying court system. If you want justice, he is the guy to hire. I trust him, that says a lot.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2019
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If you want an Attorney that will actually defend you, hire Barry Lancaster!
I am beyond grateful I went with my gut and hired Barry to defend me. After talking to attorneys throughout the Denver metro, it was clear Barry was the only attorney that was going to do whatever he could to get me the best possible outcome. He approached my case with confidence, assurance and absolute positivity. He has the obvious respect of his colleagues and knows how to handle the entire court process with ease making his clients feel completely covered. He made what at first felt like the worse possible situation, seem utterly manageable. Finally Barry has expert negotiation skills that come from his thorough knowledge and his incredible record in court! Barry Lancaster did everything he promised, he got my DWAI dismissed!!! I am thrilled with the outcome! Thank you so much Barry!
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Posted by Allison | May 8, 2019
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Barry got my case dismissed!
Barry is a rare find for the Boulder/Denver area. After calling several lawyers for my DUI case, Barry immediately stood apart from the rest. He carefully reviewed the details from the night of my traffic stop, and was able to pull out crucial and specific details that could be used in my defense. He is not only an expert at his craft, but he also provided a holistic and human centered approach in our interactions. He fought astutely for the best possible outcome, and was able to get my case dismissed. I am proud to have had Barry on my side in the courtroom, and would recommend him to anyone facing a DUI charge.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2019
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Worth the investment!
I was facing a DUI for a refusal in Boulder County, and a DUID for marijuana in Garfield Country. The arrests happened only two weeks apart. With Mr. Lancanster's hard work and knowledge of the law, I ended up with one case being dismissed, then pleaded guilty to Reckless Driving in the other. The results were much better than expected, thank you Barry!
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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Exceeded excellence
Barry Lancaster, great lawyer exceeded expectations. very attentive in explaining my case, politely answered all my questions. My case dismissed by the embodiment of justice Barry Lancaster.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2018
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Top notch lawyer
Barry was my legal counsel for a second DUI case. I was referred to him by a mutual friend. I felt confident with him when we had our initial consultation. He explained to me the outcomes of my case and what he would argue on my behalf after I had disclosed to him my legal situation. Communication with Barry has always been a top priority throughout the process. He keeps you informed after each court proceedings. I am so thankfully I had Barry for my legal representation for this matter and cannot be anymore elated with the outcome after a lengthy legal battle. Please do yourself a service and hire this man as your legal counsel, he has earned my trust as a reputable and dependable lawyer that will work hard in getting the results you want.
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Posted by Mike | October 8, 2018
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BEST LAWYER YOU CAN GET !!!!
I was being charged with a DUI, and refused roadside tests. I began the process of calling lawyers to see who would suit me the best . I called several lawyers and told them what happened the night of my DUI and just was not finding a lawyer who seemed to be willing to listen to me completely. Every lawyer I had spoken to would say we will get the best plea deal that we can .. That was not what I wanted to hear at all. After feeling like I wasn't getting anywhere with legal advice I called Lancaster Law Office and was connected to Barry personally almost instantly . Once again I told him what happened the night of my conviction and his first response was, "this is a case that I would like to get dismissed for you ." With just that response right there I knew he was the clear choice for me, it was comforting to know he wanted to help me and not just make a deal. I am so happy that I went with my gut feeling of choosing Barry to represent me . We went to court and pled not guilty even after they offered me a plea deal . The next step was motions hearing a couple months down the road . Waiting anxiously to see what was going to happen I had received a call from Barry a week later. He had informed me that my case was Dismissed with prejudice, meaning that the court could reinstate the charges if they found evidence that I was drinking the night of my conviction up to 3 years after dismissal . I was ECSTATIC it was dismissed !!!! A few months went by, I received a call from Barry saying they were reinstating the charges against me because they had found new evidence against me. I was at a loss for words and pretty frustrated because it made no sense to me and I was out of state. Feeling like I was back at square one with a new court date set I was frustrated and anxious about what was going to happen. A few weeks after receiving this horrible news I got a phone call from Barry. He asked how I was, and I responded " Im doing good , u ?' Barry said " well you're about to be even better , your case has been DISMISSED FOR GOOD !" I WAS SO HAPPY! Barry went above and beyond all of my expectations of him and got my case dismissed 2 times in less than a year!!! Barry made me feel like I was taken care of the whole time , if you're in a legal bind look no further . Barry is the man for the job and he will do everything he can to have the best possible outcome for your situation. He is the only lawyer I will ever hire again and I highly recommend him to any one in a similar situation ! I cant thank him enough for his work and I am more than 100% satisfied for what he did for me ! Thank you Barry !!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2018
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Charged with DUI
When I needed council the most, Mr. Lancaster met me with genuine care and compassion, making me feel at ease, almost immediately like a friend. Mr. Lancaster consistently adhered to ethical principles that reflected the highest personal standards and individual behavior. He effectively communicated my options and displayed an unwavering sense of commitment making me feel that I had top priority. Mr. Lancaster demonstrated a high level of legal understanding and was able to navigate and lay out all potential scenarios. Mr. Lancaster displayed confidence and professionalism when addressing the court and its staff; he communicated my case with ease and natural style and his responses where always tactful and appropriate in every situation. The relation ships he built with the members of the court were evident and he navigated my position with great diplomacy achieving desired results. I wish I could have met Mr. Lancaster under better circumstances but am blessed nonetheless for having him represent my case.
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Posted by Brittany | June 25, 2018
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DV Dismissed
When every other lawyer said I would have to take a plea bargain, Mr. Barry Lancaster listened to my story, understood the truth and the lack of parallels between the truth and the police statement, my charges and punishments. Mr. Lancaster said we could get it dismissed. And he did. It was a long journey, and Barry was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the whole process. In the end, all the steps were taken to have the DA understand the truth, and drop the charges completely. I am over-the-moon grateful for Barry and his team's hard work, dedication and success with helping me. These charges would have changed my entire life; career, goals and aspirations. With Barry's help, I can now continue my life plans in peace. I would highly recommend Barry's expertise. Thank you very very much.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
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DUI Dismissed! Best DUI Lawyer on the Front Range
I was hit with a slew of nightmare charges after crashing my car, including DUI. I was disoriented from the crash and the wicked concussion I sustained during it, but I wasn't intoxicated, so I opted to take a blood test after a police officer finally came. The officer was incompetent, and to my surprise, came up with charge after charge, but none of them were true and I was in shock, literally, and disbelief. Because of the charges, I was put in jail instead of in a hospital and left to suffer overnight with no one in my family knowing where I was and without medical attention for my injuries except for ointment for the gash on my stomach the next morning. When I was finally released, I called multiple DUI lawyers in Boulder, and none were enthused about my case, despite me passionately explaining that I was innocent and needed aggressive representation. I'm a full-time student, planning for graduate school, so I could not afford for these accusations to throw my life off track and have serious consequences that could affect my life and career forever. Barry immediately understood where I was coming from and felt confident with the case, which was a huge relief for me. I knew I could trust him to handle the case and work thoroughly and firmly with the Boulder DAs and judges, who he has ample experience with. Even Barry's website showed that he and his practice stood out from the rest of the lawyers in Boulder. I was concerned about the price of hiring a DUI lawyer, and Barry isn't the lowest cost out of the options, but I knew after talking to him and from various reviews and his website that he was clearly the strongest lawyer to handle my case and would give me the best chance of getting my serious charges dropped, which would ultimately save me the most money, as the charges had steep fees attached if convicted, and it would save my future and peace of mind. All in all, Barry was very fair with his pricing, and he sympathized with my overall situation. It was a no-brainer to choose Barry to represent me. During the months Barry represented me, he met/spoke with me and always explained the legal situation at the time, the different options we had, the option that was best, and his solid strategy to handle it and get me the best outcome. I was always able to ask questions and give my input, and we were always on the same page and ready to make the next move by the end of a conversation. Barry even represented me in court on the occasions that I couldn't be there and the law would allow it, and he reminded me when each court date would come up and met me before we walked into the court room. When it came time to make a plea with the DA and put this case to rest, Barry firmly defended me, explained my situation, and came to an agreement with the DA that had ALL OF MY CHARGES DROPPED; a major success and the justice I deserved, THANKS TO BARRY! I plead guilty to reckless driving, which was the best option that I could have hoped for given the situation, and since Barry explained to the judge that I had suffered and made life changes to avoid anything like this happening again, the judge gave me the minimum fine and consequence. Barry made my life easier, saved my future, has become a good friend, gave me a fair price, and was extremely professional, capable, and thorough with my case. I would not recommend another lawyer to handle anyone's case in Boulder or on the Front Range.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2018
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DUI
I was hopeless with my case and was facing a probation violation along with my second DUI and was facing jail time. Barry took charge of my case and was very honest from the start. He did not make false promises but did everything in his power to help me out. He truly cared about me as person and I did not feel like I was a client. End game was he got the dui dropped and I went from facing 60 days in jail with years of probation to paying a fine for reckless driving. Highly recommend Mr. Lancaster he is 100% worth every penny.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
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Facing a DWAI & criminal charge, Barry won the jury trial
I was pulled over for speeding and very questionably brought in for a breathalizer after roadside tests, resulting in a charge of DWAI. I did NOT want a criminal charge on my record and believed that there were many issues with how I was arrested and charged. However, my options were extremely limited. Barry was an absolute life saver. Even when the DA made it absolutely clear over many months that they would not budge on my case and planned to take me to trial, Barry stood his ground. The entire time he was honest with his guidance, outlining all of our options. Our case resulted in an actual trial in front of a jury, which took place over 13 grueling hours. Curve balls were thrown at us left and right, including the state entering a "surprise" witness to try and refute my account and breath results. At the end of it all, my trial resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict from the jury (and rightfully so). Barry won this case where many others would not have. Mr. Lancaster is an absolute professional and ensured that justice was served. I feel like a tremendous burden has been lifted off my back. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Joe | January 17, 2018
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Charged with DUI with probation, faced loss of driver license and lifetime record in state of CO but Barry got it deferred
I was "questionably" pulled over for speeding and the officer wanted to conduct roadside tests because of his claim of smelling alcohol. I refused subjective roadside tests and agreed to blood alcohol test. Barry was very diligent at explaining our options for DUI charges and expected court proceedings, which was very helpful since all of this was new to me. He successfully resolved my case to a deferred judgment decision and future dismissal after I complete community service and classes. The DUI charge was a tremendous life burden plus unchartered waters for me, Barry took the time and effort to support my concerns and won the deferred judgement on my behalf. I would highly recommend Barry for legal consultation and representation as a defense attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2017
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Restraining Order
Being in the situation that I found myself in, Barry stepped up to the plate. Not only did he get my case dismissed with nothing on my record, he assured me that he would handle everything and anything that arose, and he did. I would recommend Barry to anyone. He truly did a tremendous job and I know that if I am ever in need of a lawyer again Barry will be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2017
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The best attorney in Boulder/Denver - Beat my DUI
My situation was hopeless I was looking at 6 months in jail and was understandably depressed. Not only did Barry handel the case expertly and put in a lot of work (and ultimately won) but you could tell he genuinely cared about my well being. You won’t find a better attorney for criminal/DUI!
Posted by Jeremy | October 4, 2017
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Great Lawyer! DUI - Case Dismissed!
I felt so hopeless after my DUI charge and didn’t think there was much that could be done. I didn’t want to go at it alone so I hired Mr. Lancaster. Barry was looking to get these charges dropped from the beginning. He is confident in the court room and very thourough. If there is something that can help your case, he will find it.
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Posted by Gary | September 1, 2017
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Excellent Attorney - Won My Case
My son (aka the idiot) was charged with DUI and opted for a blood test rather than the breathalyzer. I live in CT so dealing with my son's indiscretions was a problem due to distance. I interviewed a number of attorneys over the phone, but after speaking with Barry for a few minutes, I knew I'd found the right attorney. Barry got the case reduced to careless driving and a minimal fine.
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Posted by Chris | August 16, 2017
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DWI charge reduced to non-alcohol offense.
When you are facing a DUI/DWAI charge, the experience can be overwhelming. Almost every aspect of your life can be affected. And you need to take action, the long term ramifications can be serious. I know, it happened to me. Fortunately, I found expertise and a steady professional demeanor in hiring Barry to represent me legally. In taking the time to understand every aspect of your case, you can count on Barry to be direct in pointing out the strengths and challenges in your case. From there he will be on the journey with you through this difficult time. Being adept at navigating legal intricacies is of course what lawyers do, what you hope for, in hiring counsel. To have someone in your corner with an alcohol charge, when it can seem like the odds are stacked against you, you want that in a lawyer - Barry is that person. Determining what was legally possible with my case is something Barry made very clear to me, maybe not what I always “wanted,” but what was possible. More than just, “doing his job,” this due-diligence to keep me “in-the-loop” provided a steady sense of value. Clearly at ease and competent with all aspects of legal proceedings, in the courtroom, and with the Prosecuting Attorney (DA), Barry will take a stand for your situation. No possibility will be left un-attended to. When appropriate, he knows how to bring force to bear, while also maintaining a steady professional presence. Most important to mention here is that with Barry’s representation, my DWI charge was reduced to a non-alcohol moving violation. Essentially the very best outcome one could hope for. There is a lot going on with a DUI/DWI, don’t let it get the best of you. Legally, as you would hope in hiring an attorney, you can trust Barry will attend to all aspects of your situation… Personally, I can tell you from my own experience, he will “have your back” as well.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lancaster Law Office
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JURIS DOCTORATE
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • 6th Offense DUI with Accident Dismissed
  • CASE DISMISSED

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • PAUL WILSON ADVOCACY AWARD
  • KANSAS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary Club
  • CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Barry for several years and have the utmost respect for his knowledge, intuition, and commitment to justice. I have consulted with Barry on several cases and have no hesitation in endorsing Barry as an attorney that truly embodies what this profession is all about."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"If I were in trouble, Barry would be my guy. Mr. Lancaster is a true warrior in the courtroom. He is a great attorney and an even better man. You are lucky if you have Barry on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several clients to Barry Lancaster. All were facing serious criminal charges or allegations and needed an effective and aggressive criminal defense attorney. I am very pleased that every one of my referrals had a successful outcome and each reported to me that they were extremely impressed with Mr. Lancaster’s legal skill and effectiveness in the courtroom. I highly recommend Mr. Lancaster and I fully intend to continue to refer criminal matters to him because I know my clients will be very well-served."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Barry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without any reservation, I highly endorse Barry as one of Colorado's best criminal defense attorneys, hands down. Barry has the unique ability to fight hard for his clients, and do so fearlessly and with incredible zeal, while maintaining that critical demeanor and voice of reason and fairness which is what one wants in a criminal defense attorney. I know from experience, he extremely well respected by his opponents as well as from members of the bench. Barry's combination of incredible intelligence, even temperament and tough internal disposition really sets him apart from other attorneys. As a peer of Barry's in the same fields of practice, I have absolutely no reservation in recommending Barry for your legal representation and can assure anyone searching and pondering which lawyer to hire, that you simply will not go wrong in hiring Barry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Lancaster as a criminal defense attorney. He is considered an expert attorney in DUI and domestic cases and his work on general criminal matetrs is outstanding."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Barry Lancaster for many years. He is a talented and gifted attorney. He is skilled in many areas of the law. He is particularly skilled in the area of DUI defense. Barry is also a member the National College for DUI defense. Every time we have referred someone Barry’s direction they have been treated with the utmost respect and professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Barry Lancaster is an incredibly talented member of the Denver defense bar. He is charming, intelligent, and ready to defend his clients in any criminal matter. He has the dedication and perseverence to win your case. It is an honor and a privilege to endorse Barry."
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Boulder DUI and DWI Lawyer Barry Christian Hart Lancaster
Barry Christian Hart Lancaster
DUI and DWI Attorney
Boulder, CO
Licensed for 19 years