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Experienced, dedicated, reliable representation. An eagle eye to detail - a big picture sensibility.DUI - a serious charge, a complex process, short timeframes within which to act. Contact me for helpCriminal matters of ANY kind are not be taken lightly - get the help you need as soon as possible.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Attorney||American Law Institute of DUI Attorneys||2014|
|NHTSA Standard Field Sobriety Testing Practioner||Platt & Associates||2009|
|Pro Bono Award||Boulder County Bar Association||2007|
|Pro Bono Award||Boulder County Bar Association||2006|
|Certificate of Recognition||Big Brothers Big Sisters||2004|
|Academic Excellence Award||Vermont Law School||1996|
|Attorney/Owner||Frechette Law Office (CO)||2005 - Present|
|Attorney/Owner||Frechette Law Office (VT/NH)||2002 - 2005|
|Associate Attorney||Kasper & Associates, PLLC||2000 - 2002|
|Associate Attorney||Frechette & Frechette (CT)||1996 - 2000|
|Legal Intern||Northern Alaska Environmental Center||1995 - 1995|
|Law Clerk||National Wildlife Federation||1991 - 1992|
|Science and Law Intern||Center for Iternational Environmental Law||1991 - 1992|
|Writer/Public Relations||The Conservancy||1989 - 1990|
|Assistant Editor||Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies||1989 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|First Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission||Member||2010 - Present|
|Gilpin County Historical Society||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|KLACK Legal Assistance for Disadvantaged||Volunteer Attorney||2009 - Present|
|Gilpin County Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Boulder County Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||Big Brother||2004 - Present|
|Boulder County Legal Services||Volunteer Attorney||2005 - 2007|
|Culp v. Colorado Dep't of Rev., Division of Motor Vehicles||Won the Appeal, overturning lower adjudication which held "substantial compliance" was met.|
|Flottman et. al. v. Faircloth||Prevailed in a Breach of Contract claim on issue of law never raised before in CO (aka - an "issue of first impression."|
|Jones v. Dep't of Revenue, DMV||Appellate Judgment in our favor|
|See all legal cases|
|Colorado DUI Defense Bar||Colorado DMV DUI Issues: Basics to Spececific Issues||2015|
|Vermont Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||1996|
|Vermont Law School||N/A||Master's Degree in Environmental Law||1992|
|Hobart College||English||Bachelor of Arts||1989|
Posted by Brent
Franz was fantastic lawyer. He not only gave me great legal counsel he listened to me and was a friend. I thought my case would be cut and dry. Franz convinced me to “run out every ground ball”. I took his advice and my case was dismissed on a technicality. At the same time, he had a plan for whatever avenue the case may have gone. Thank you Franz!
Posted by anonymous
I am so happy that we hired Franz to help with our son's underage DUI charge. With our son in Boulder and my husband and I in New Jersey and not having an understanding of CO law it was a relief to have found Franz. He was so helpful and patient in explaining over the phone to us what was involved and what steps he recommended for our son to follow to help ensure the best outcome. His very friendly, laid back demeanor made it very comfortable for our son to talk with him and understand his situation and the possible outcomes. Franz was always very quick to respond to us when we had a question and he always took the time to thoroughly answer. He was so kind and thoughtful of how difficult it was for us being so far away and really took care of our son even lending him a suit to wear to court! Following Franz's advice helped my son's DUI charge get lowered to DWAI and other charges get dismissed. Thank you Franz!
Posted by Nathan
Franz was very knowledgeable with what was going on during the whole process. Never did I question iff he knew what he was doing. he kept me informed at all times and never sugar coated the truth about what I was facing. When I came to him he gave a list of tasks to complete before I was to be sentenced . Things that the court would look upon in a good light and that only I could complete. All his advise and his list of tasks payed off and the outcome could not of been better. He is a fantastic person to have in your corner and worth every cent . I would recomend him to anyone and my advice is to listen to what he tells you to do, because it works and he knows his stuff.
Laurie Schmidt, Divorce and separation Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. I have known Franz for several years and have collaborated with him on a variety of DUI issues. Franz is dedicated to ensuring his clients are treated fairly and respectfully. Franz crafts creative and tailored defenses for each case and each client. His passion for the law is evident in is approach to all in the legal profession.