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D Shackelford Shipp

DUI and DWI Attorney at Basalt, CO

3.9   9 reviews

also known as Dan Shipp

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 38 years
    Mississippi - MS 52 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1990
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Resigned Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1991

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1991. See details

About D

Learn D’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Our practice is primarily in the area of DUI on a state wide basis. Our continuing education is on a national basis primarily through the National College of DUI Defense. I am a certified Intox 5000 EN operator. and have studied extensively the blood test protocols. Our trial experience is unmatched in the area.

    47 years

  2. General practice
    10%

    50 years

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Location

Dan Shipp
0300 Vagneur Lane
Basalt, CO, 81621
Dan Shipp
PO Box 8629
Aspen, CO, 81612
Dan Shipp
Vail, CO
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Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consultation 5 Years Later
Dan Shipp helped me out five years ago I received a DWAI amongst other charges while living in Colorado. Through that process, he was very open and honest about what was to be expected and what he could do. He was able to get the "other charges" reduced if not removed all together, and made the DWAI charge as minimal as possible on my record. Dan has also made himself available five years later to discuss the implications that the charge has had on my record. He provided consultation to help identify routes to take when describing the incedent to potential employers free of charge. He has also made himself readily available for the future. I see Dan as not only a lawyer, but a friend. I would recommend him to anyone in the area in need of a lawyer!
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Posted by Joe | December 20, 2012
DAN, DAN, he's the man. If he can't do it no one can!!! SERIOUSLY!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Dan Shipp to represent anyone who is facing a DUI or drug related charges. He and his staff treated me like family the entire time, and went above and beyond the call of duty to help me. Dan personally picked me up and drove me to my court case because I couldn't get a ride. I was promptly notified of all matters regarding my case and treated with utmost respect. I was facing a 30 day mandatory jail sentence and Dan somehow had the jail time completely eliminated. THANKS DAN!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2012
Excellent lawyer
I would highly recommend Dan for any legal problems that you may have. I have known Dan for twenty years. He is personable,caring,dedicated and loyal and quite intelligent.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2009
Best DUI attorney
I used to be a police officer and have used Dan twice for Dui cases and both time he won the case. Awesome attorney and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend Dan to anyone in this situation.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2009
Outstanding Representation!
My DUI case was unique, in that I actually WAS TRULY SOBER! When pulled over after rolling through a yellow light, I was asked to do all the roadside sobriety tests, and the Officer failed me. I do very poorly in tense situations, and hyperventilated and couldn't think straight. I declined the breath test, which resulted in a full DUI. After testing my breath at detox, they proved I was SOBER, but it was too late, I had already lost my license! Dan diligently gathered the facts, and proved to the Driver's License Bureau and also the State that I should never have been arrested, and that I was SOBER. No one but Dan could have gotten my license back for me!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2009
DUI Defendent
Completely receptive in defending an out of state client., and accomodating regarding my work schedule and travel time to and from court. In addition his whole staff was supportive, friendly, and helpful. Dan was responsive to any of my questions and was always straightforward and truthful. I w'ould highly recommend Mr. Shipp's representation to anyone!
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Posted by Joseph | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not very interested in me
My family hired Mr. Shipp for a DWI case. I agree with what others wrote that he talked about himself and told us all about him and he was so impressed with himself. Because we were in a crunch we had to hire him. We did go through the entire process with him and received probation, and lost the drivers license, but this is the same outcome any attorney would have gotten for us. But he was ridiculously expensive. We talked about thanksgiving plans with him and he told us about his ranch and his horses, then he billed us for the entire phone call, even the part that he was boasting about himself. Really not worth ever using this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No followup
I worked with Dan on a DWI case and possession case. While we were happy with the results, the billing was huge - a lot more than we anticipated. He also had an assistant talk to us a few times, then when we talked to him we had to explain everything over again and had to pay twice. He also left at least two messages about concerned items to us through someone else in the office and he never got back to us either time. He is a very nice attorney, he did get us decent results, but overall our satisfaction was fair at best.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2014
Only in it for the money
He charged me a lot of money for a possession charge, way more than some other local attorneys. Every time I called him to check on the case or check on the date, he charged me for the time at like $450/hour - every single call even if I spoke to his secretary. When I did talk to him he asked questions and let me talk to extend the phone call and bill me more and more money. I don't know if the deal we got was good or not, but it cost me a fortune. He talks about his large ranch and his horses and nice lifestyle - all paid for by his clients. After the case and after I got the small amount of retainer back I called him two times to ask him something and I never got a call back - never followed up when he said he would or when we should file something. He is a very nice guy, but lots of salesmanship and I guess he is a good attorney, but so expensive.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1991.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in MS, 1991
updated on 03/22/2013

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Mississippi.

Suspension issued in CO, 1990
updated on 03/28/2017

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Mississippi State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Pitkin County Bar Association
  • member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1986 - 1988
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - 2008
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Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2008
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2006
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2005
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2004
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2003
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2002
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2001
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2000
  • Master Trial Advocate
  • National Institue of Trial Advocacy
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Trial Talk Magazine
  • Case Report
  • 1988
  • Auto Crash Litigation
  • Drunken Driver And The Dram Shop Act
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Rocky Mtn High-DUID Defense School
  • Winning with the Harvard Cross
  • 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Advanced DUI in Colorado
  • 2004
  • Annual Convention of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trial Advocacy Program
  • 2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Two day Blockbuster Auto 2003
  • 2003
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Using Focus Group to Advance Trial Advocacy
  • 2002
  • Auto Crash Litigation Seminar
  • Faculty Member and Featured Speaker with Ralph Nader
  • 1987
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one hell of an attorney who really does do a great job. If I had legal trouble I would want Dan in my corner. He is a hunter, fisherman, sportsman, and a friend. I respect him personally and professionally and will refer cases to him because of results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Dan for over 17 years and I regularly call on him for advice and ideas on complex DUI cases. I would trust a family member's defense to his office without hesitation. There are precious few DUI lawyers in Colorado that are Dan's equal and he simply has no superiors in this specialty of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan is very thorough in his defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Shipp is always on the forefront of breaking DUI law and technique. He is nationally recognized as one of the leading DUI practictioners in the courntry, and this is reflected accurately in his speaking engagements. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Shipp's work and would recommend anyone charged with DUI in Colorado to seek his service."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Dan Shipp for several years through several professional DUI defense organizations. He spends a significant amount of time keeping up on cutting edge DUI defense tactics. He is always prepared for his cases and he is one of the few attorneys who other DUI attorneys seek out for advice. I would send a family member to him. A true professional."
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Basalt DUI and DWI Lawyer D Shackelford Shipp
D Shackelford Shipp
DUI and DWI Attorney
Basalt, CO
Licensed for 52 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1991. See details