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Craig L. Truman

Craig L. Truman

Sole Practitioner since 1985
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Phone:
(303) 595-8008
Fax:
(303) 595-9505
We request telephone contact rather than email due to the highly confidential nature of the work that we do.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Criminal Trial Practice
  • 10% Professional Responsibility

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
    • B.A. - 1971
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Throughout his career, Mr. Truman has always been in high demand as a speaker and teacher, and the following list represents only a small percentage of the total of his speaking and teaching engagements.
  • A View from the Dark Side - A Defense Lawyer's Perspective, Ralston House
  • 40th Annual Rocky Mountain Vehicle Crimes Training Seminar, Arapahoe County, Colorado
  • What Happens in the Courtroom at Sentencing, State Court Administrators New Judges' Orientation
  • View from the Defense: Welcome to the Jungle, Jefferson County New Detectives' Training
  • The Defense Perspective, Jefferson County Citizens' Academy
  • Scaling the Mountains of Fraud, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
  • Advanced New Judge Orientation re: Sentencing Considerations, Office of the State Court Administrator
  • Cross Examination, Denver District Attorney's Office
  • Quarterly Training, Boulder Police Department, Colorado Homicide Investigators' Association
  • 2012 Annual Training Conference, Colorado State Investigators' Association
  • Prosecutor on Trial: The Rule of Law or Unfettered Discretion, Colorado Bar Association CLE
  • Evidence for the Civil & Criminal Practitioner & Special Evidentiary Issues of Criminal Law, Colorado Bar & Denver Bar Association CLE
  • Ethics & Professionalism, Colorado Bar & Denver Bar Association CLE
  • Sentencing Considerations, Colorado State Judicial Department, New Judge Orientation and Training, 2011 - 2012
  • Faculty, Criminal Defense Program, Western Trial Advocacy Institute, Laramie, WY, 2002 - 2010
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice, Colorado Bar & Denver Bar Association CLE
  • Voir Dire Done Right, Colorado State Judicial Conference
  • Criminal Defense Clinic; Legal Ethics Symposium, University of Denver School of Law, 2003 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Denver College of Law, 1986 - 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado School of Law, 1984 - 1985
  • Major Case Course, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - 2016
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2015
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 1981 - 2015
  • University of Denver College of Law - Outstanding Ethical Conduct Award, 2004
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1997
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1996
  • First Annual Defender Service Excellence Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, Founding Member, 1980 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Sustaining Member, 1985 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2000 - Present
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, 1996 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Chief Deputy State Public Defender (Littleton), 1983 - 1985
  • Miller, Gray, Hale & Truman, Partner, 1982 - 1983
  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Chief Deputy State Public Defender (Denver), 1978 - 1982
  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Deputy State Public Defender - In Charge (Brighton), 1975 - 1978
  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Deputy State Public Defender (Boulder), 1973 - 1975
  • University of Colorado School of Law, Legal Aid and Defender Program, Board of Directors and Senior Council, 1973
  • Boulder County Court, Chief Deputy Probation Officer, 1972

Office Location

Craig L. Truman, P.C.
1444 Wazee Street
Suite 205
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-595-8008
Fax: 303-595-9505
Map & directions to our Denver, Colorado Law Office