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Jason William Savela

About me

I love the personal responsibility spirit of the west and Colorado in particular.  I did not grow up here, but the mountains called me.  Each day in the mountains is a good one.  I love to mountain bike, ski, hike or just enjoy the sunshine. 


I grew up in Louisiana and miss the food and culture.  I have traveled around the US and lived in many places.  I look forward to visiting them all again, but Colorado is my home.


I will always love my LSU Tigers football team.  I even like my crazy mad-hatter coach, Les Miles.  Geaux Tigahs  If you want to find me on a Saturday in the Fall, check at the Lazy Dog first.


I enjoy my job.  It is fun learning about my clients and helping them tell their story.  Gerry Spence taught me how to do that.  My job is challenging, changing, interesting and I feel good doing it.  I like to help people, even in their worst moments.


I do not think the government needs to be in our individual lives as much as they are.  For the most part, we can take care of things ourselves.  When the government wants to intrude, they should have a really good reason supported by strong evidence.  When questioned about it, the government should be held to a high truth standard and back up their testimony with audio and video evidence.  Unfortunately, this is not always what happens.  I am disturbed by the conservative justices on the US Supreme Court reducing individual rights of ordinary people while expanding the rights of rich, corporations. 



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Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 20%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Sex Crime: 20%
    19 years, 100 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    19 years, 3 thousand cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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Attorney endorsements

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  • William James Luse

    I endorse this lawyer. If you want a fighter than Jason Savela is your man. Jason is one of the best litigators I know and a person I would not hesitate to hire if I needed a lawyer. I would highly recommend him to any family member or friend who was charge with a crime.


    William Luse Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Savela Law Firm, P.C.

250 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 301
Boulder, CO, 80302-5838


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Savela Law Firm, P.C.2002 - Present
AttorneyColorado Public Defender1997 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
Colorado Criminal Defense BarMemberN/A
NORML Legal CommitteeMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Domestic Violence DismissedCase Dismissed
Cops Arrested Client Because He Asserted His Rights - DismissedCase Dismissed by DA
Free Speech or Harassment?Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Colorado NORML WebsiteSpice is not Marijuana2014
CTLA's Trial TalkMedical Marijuana Includes Medical Hash2010
Trial Talk (CO)My Cocktail Party Advisement on DUIN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawyerGraduate2010
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Louisiana State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CCDB DUI ConferenceDUI Jury Selection2009
Annual Public Defender ConferenceEyewitness Identification and Use of Experts1998