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James Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyer & DUI Defense Attorney
Family Law Advocate

(720) 565-6688 • Email

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer and DUI Attorney

At James Defense, I offer personal, professional, and principled attorney services throughout Boulder, Colorado and the Front Range. My practice includes criminal defense, DUI/DWAI defense, and military defense. I also take a limited number of moderate-income family law and divorce cases.

Personal means that I will handle your case. When you call me to discuss your case, you will talk to me personally instead of a member of my staff. I will get to know you and your legal issues personally so that I can represent you to the best of my abilities.

Professional means that I hold myself to high standards. I will prepare your case well and use everything I can to help you. In the military, I was known as a “fierce defender” of my client’s rights with “an impressive record of courtroom successes.” I will put my knowledge and skills to work for you.

Principled means that I will always be honest with you. I will tell you whether you need a lawyer and give you a realistic view of your case. I believe it is my job to help you, not make decisions for you.

Contact me to schedule an initial consultation.

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. Read more »

  • 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. Read more »

  • Military Trial Defense

    If you are facing a court-martial or military trial, you need a defense attorney who will focus on your case, prepare to fight to the end, and protect your freedom. If you are facing a military trial or court-martial, your entire future is on the line. Read more »

  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.