I focus my practice on personal injury, criminal defense, and all types of civil litigation. I received my law degree in 1966 from the Colorado School of Law, and then clerked for U.S. Federal District Court Judge Hatfield Chilson.
I have practiced law for over 35 years, trying cases against the government in multiple areas of law - from defending nuclear testing protesters, to challenging laws relating to discrimination. I was one of the pioneers of the aggressive defense of drug laws.
Additionally, I have defended people accused of sexual assault, physical assault, driving under the influence, and other alcohol and drug related offenses.
I have represented numerous horse owners against personal injury litigation.
I have tried cases in numerous states in Federal and State Courts, including Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Nebraska.
I have been awarded multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million in civil cases.
I represent persons and companies charged with crimes. I also represent persons and companies who have been injured. If an individual or company has been sued or needs an attorney for some other reason I represent them.
I offer civil defense if insurance coverage is questioned, or if there is insufficient coverage. This includes working with insurance defense as "coverage counsel."
I am a advocate of the horse industry. Through my background with livestock and horses and my association with numerous horse professionals, from farriers through trainers, I have successfully defended stables, ranchers, and individuals in litigation involving injuries from horses and livestock.
I served as the president of the Boulder County Bar Association and Board of Directors of Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and currently remains a member. I am also a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Boulder County Bar, and American Bar Associations.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated - Highest Rating Ethics/Legal Ability||Martindale Hubble||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|One of the Top Attorneys Colorado||5280 Magazine||2015|
|AV Rated||Martindale Hubble||2015|
|criminal lawRecognized||Best Lawyers in America||1994|
|Award of Professionalism||Colorado Bar Association||1990|
|Partner||Miller & Harrison||1970 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Boulder Rugby Club||Member and Player||1979 - Present|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar||Member||1966 - Present|
|Boulder County Bar Association||Member||1966 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1966 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1966 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||1980 - 1980|
|Boulder County Bar Association||Past President||1976 - 1977|
|food borne illness||settled case for total insurance in excess of 1 million dollas|
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|Areas of Law and Procedure civil and criminal, cle and confrences||Numerous Presentations at Legal Conventions||1980|
|University of Colorado College of Law||Numerous Publications - CU College of Law||N/A|
|New York Times||Spread of Marijuana Brings New Specialist - Drug Lawyers||N/A|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1966|
|University of Colorado||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1962|
|New Mexico Military Institute||N/A||H.S. degree||1958|