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Winning or settling to restore your life.

We carefully listen to you, answer all your questions, gather your evidence and witnesses, and prepare you to win. Committed to our clients, we win or settle nearly all of our cases. John Pineau founded the firm after working for a decade in poverty law in Detroit, Michigan, and then completing law school at the Univ. of Colorado as a King Scholar. John is the President of the Gilpin Cty. Bar Assoc; was appointed by the Governor, Attorney General, and Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court to the Judicial Nominating Comm.; was an instructor in trial advocacy at the Univ. of Colorado and Univ. of Denver law schools; testifies as an expert; graduated from the Trial Lawyers College; received the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's Gideon Award (protecting children); teaches Legal Education seminars; and was selected by lawyers to the Super Lawyers list, National Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Our firm is AV rated (the highest rating for skill and ethics), and is hired by individuals and law firms to try civil and criminal cases. John has appeared or had cases featured on CBS 60 Minutes, The Early Show (CBS), NBS, ABC, FOX, Court TV, CNN, The Colbert Report (Comedy Central), A&E, NPR, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, LA Times, London Times, Le Monde, and many other publications and media around the world.

We encourage your calls and visits, and provide a free consultation in Criminal Law, Victim and Whistleblower Claims, Civil Rights, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Sexual Assault, Employment, and Personal Injury. 303 440 4444.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    21 years
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    21 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    21 years
  4. Employment: 10%
    21 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Sergio T Cabrera

    Mr. Pineau is one of the most dedicated and talented lawyers I've worked with. He is passionate, hard working and fearless. I endorse this lawyer.


    Sergio Cabrera Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. 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

2305 Broadway
Boulder, CO, 80304-4106


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Gideon AwardColorado Criminal Defense Bar2010
American Jurisprudence Awards (2)American Jurisprudence1993
King ScholarshipUniversity of Colorado School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of John Kenneth Pineau, P.C.1994 - Present
Hearings AdvocateLegl Services, Inc1983 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gilpin County Bar AssociationPresident2000 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. KaysAcquittal
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Publication nameTitleDate
RAP SHEETSex Assault Cases2005
West Group publicationColorado Criminal Practice and Procedure (reviewer)2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Bar AssociationCriminal Law Update2008