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James Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyer & Family Law Attorney

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Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer and DUI AttorneyWhen the Government files charges against you, they are threatening your life, your liberty, and your future. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you. Your best chance at winning a criminal case starts with the right attorney. Matt James is an experienced Boulder criminal defense lawyer who has prosecuted and defended thousands of criminal cases. As a former district attorney and active duty military officer, he knows how to defend any type of case and maximize your chance at success. Matt has been trained by some of the best trial teachers and lawyers in the country. Rated as a top-notch  defense attorney, he is known as a “fierce defender” with an “impressive record of courtroom successes.” Put his experience and dedication to work for you. Contact us now for an initial consultation.

Serving the Front Range

Adams  • Boulder • Broomfield • Denver  • Jefferson 





Over a Decade of  Trial Experience

Personal   Professional  Principled

Experienced  -  Dedicated to Excellence  -  Independent

  • Criminal Defense

    A criminal charge is a one of the most serious acts the Government can take. Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, a criminal charge can impact your you, your family and your entire life. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you.

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  • DUI & DWAI

    Colorado has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. A DUI arrest can impact both your criminal record and your driver’s license. If you are facing a Colorado DUI, an experienced DUI defense lawyer can guide you through the process.

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  • Family Law

    If you are facing a divorce, allocation of parental responsibility, or other civil family matters, you need an attorney you can trust to guide you through this difficult time. Divorces and family law cases can be expensive, time consuming, and stressful. As a former active duty military officer and attorney with over a decade of experience, I can help you achieve the right outcome for you and your family.

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Matt James is a Boulder criminal defense lawyer, DUI attorney, and divorce and family law lawyer with hundreds of trials and over a decade of criminal trial experience. James Defense also serves the State of Colorado and the Front Range, including: Arvada, Aspen, Aurora, Bennett, Boulder, Bow Mar, Breckenridge, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Central City, Clear Creek County, Denver, the Denver Tech Center, Eagle County, Edgewater, El Paso County, Englewood, Erie, Estes Park, Federal Heights, Fort Collins, Fredrick, Frisco, Grand County, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Larimer, Littleton, Lone Tree, Longmont, Louisville, Morrison, Niwot, Northglenn, Parker, Pitkin County, Golden, Silverthorne, Stapleton, Summit County, Superior, Thornton, Vail, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, and Winter Park.