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Shawn Gillum has protected and vindicated the rights of those accused of first degree murder, felony forgery and theft, sex assault, possession and distribution of controlled substances, D.U.I., and all domestic violence crimes. Mr. Gillum also provides representation prior to the filing of criminal charges during a law enforcement investigation or a grand jury proceeding. Often, he has successfully avoided the filing of charges or influenced the filing of lesser charges.

Mr. Gillum argued a landmark case before the Colorado Supreme Court and has been featured on behalf of clients in the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Outside Magazine, Fox 31 and the Denver Business Journal. Shawn Gillum's successful representation of pharmacists accused of violating state rules has allowed them to continue working in their chosen professions. He previously served as a Deputy District Attorney in Jefferson County and as an Associate Attorney at Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C. in Denver.


Practice areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    12 years, 250 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Daniel Edward Luneau

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gillum is an experienced and skilled attorney. I would trust him to handle any legal matter.


    Daniel Luneau Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cajardo R Lindsey

    I endorse this lawyer. I know Shawn from when I was a Deputy District Attorney in Denver. He's a stand-up guy with skill and class.


    Cajardo Lindsey Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Gillum Law Group, LLC

3801 E. Florida Ave.
Suite. 400
Denver, CO, 8010



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension Stayed placed on Probation
    issued in CO, 2014


    Suspension stayed means the attorney has been disciplined, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with probation requirements.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Most Outstanding Graduate NomineeUniversity of Denver2004
Jurisprudence Award Top Student in Advanced Legal AnalysisUniversity of Denver College of Law2004
National Civil Trial Competition ChampionATLA2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawGillum Law, LLC2008 - Present
AttorneyIsaacson Rosenbaum P.C.2005 - 2008
Deputy District AttorneyFirst Judicial District Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2012 - Present
Better Business BureauN/A2012 - Present
Tom Martino's Troubleshooter NetworkN/A2012 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Court of Appeals Orders New Trial for Convicted DeveloperConviction reversed, remanded for new trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Denver Business JournalNew Trial Ordered for Developer Erik Osborn2012
Denver Business JournalDeveloper Osborn Gets Another 10-year Sentence2010
Rocky Mountain NewsGirl, 15, Testifies that Deputy Tried to Fondle Her in Truck2007
Rocky Mountain NewsMistrial in Case of Accused Deputy2007
Rocky Mountain NewsSupreme Court Suppresses DUI Test Result2007
Outside MagazineWrecked: Tragedy on Wheels2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004