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Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Philip M. Smith Welcomes You

I’m Philip M. Smith, a private criminal defense attorney in Denver, Colorado. I’ve been in criminal law for over 32 years. I am a former judge and district attorney and have served our country in the US Navy Reserve JAG Corp retiring as Commander. I have handled thousands of cases from minor traffic tickets to the most serious felony crime of murder. It has been my privilege to serve all of my clients with dignity and respect by providing reliable, honest, and knowledgeable legal counsel.


If I can help you, please call my criminal law office at 303-333-8900.



Your Denver Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

1776 South Jackson, Suite 610, Denver, Colorado 80210
Office: 303-333-8900
Fax: 303-333-8901

Hiring a topnotch criminal defense lawyer in Denver can be a daunting task especially if it is your first or second time in our Denver or metro area courts.   Philip M. Smith is 100% committed to advocating for you if you are being investigated for a crime or have been charged with a crime.  Mr. Smith has a proven track record of success developing a winning criminal defense for you in Denver whether it is a misdemeanor or felony charge.

Philip understands the fear, anxiety and uncertainty a client and their loved ones experience when facing allegations, investigations and criminal charges. Occasionally cases gain sudden media coverage which is unsettling for everyone. Phil has handled thousands of criminal cases in his legal career including several high profile cases. Most never see ink or television. He is uniquely prepared to guide you through each step of the legal proceedings ahead of you with thoughtful, caring professionalism.

Mr. Smith has been before many of the judges and negotiated with many prosecutors in the metropolitan jurisdictions. He understands their strengths and weaknesses. Phil considers his “office” the Denver and surrounding municipal, county and district courtrooms including Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties in Colorado. Being familiar with each court provides Phil the opportunity to help families through the complex proceedings and to negotiate the best possible resolution to your criminal case.

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

Philip M Smith has been licensed to practice law in Colorado since 1979 after completing law school at the University Of Colorado School Of Law. His professional career has focused primarily in criminal law. This experience has allowed Philip the unique opportunity to occupy every position in the courtroom.

  • US Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, Commander USNR Retired
  • Private Attorney, Civil Practice Denver Colorado
  • Deputy District Attorney, 18th Judicial District Arapahoe County Colorado
  • Judge in the Denver metro area
  • District Attorney, 5th Judicial District Colorado
  • Private Attorney, 100% Criminal Defense Denver Colorado

For over three decades Denver criminal defense lawyer Phil Smith has been providing expert legal advice and skilled representation for his clients. Philip M. Smith represents individuals facing misdemeanor, felony and municipal ordinance violations in all areas of metro Denver Colorado, including Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Cherry Hills Village, Commerce City, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Federal Heights, Glendale, Golden, Greenwood Village, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Morrison, Mountain View, Northglenn, Sheridan, Thornton, and Westminster.

Assault | Burglary | Child Pornography | Computer Crime | Controlled Substances

Credit Card Fraud | Crimes Against Minors | Criminal Mischief | Cultivation | Distribution/Drug Trafficking
DMV Hearing | Domestic Violence | Drugs | DUI | Juvenile Expungement

Forgery | Fraud | Furthering | Harassment | Identity Theft

Illegal Search | Indecent Exposure | Internet Crimes | Internet Luring of a Child | Kidnapping

Manufacture | Marijuana | Menacing | Miranda Rights | Ordinance

Possession | Probation | Protection | Reinstatement | Robbery

Sealing | Sex Offender DE Registration | Sexting | Sexual Assault | Shoplifting

Solicitation | Stalking | Theft | Traffic Tickets | Trespassing

Vehicular Assault | Warrants | White Collar Crime

If you have a Probation Violation or an Outstanding Warrant, he can help.  If you reside outside of Colorado and have traffic or warrant issues, Mr. Smith can help.  If you are eligible for criminal case and history Sealing or Expungement for a back ground check, he can help.

A Personal Note from Phil Smith

It is always my pleasure and privilege to dedicate myself to assisting people with their legal matters.  Your story is important to me. You know what happened, so please feel comfortable sharing even the simplest details of the events as you know them. I offer a free no obligation consultation. Of course, in the beginning we may not have all of the evidence and discovery from the police or prosecutor but I will do my best to assess the situation and answer your concerns. It is not for me to judge your innocence or guilt but to offer my years of experience and extensive knowledge of criminal law and the courtroom to develop a proper defense for you.

As your Denver criminal defense attorney my responsibility is to you, my client.  Every case is unique but there are a number of options available for investigating and resolving your case. If I can’t get your case dismissed I will ask for a deferred sentence or diversion program.   Some cases require extensive investigation and I have a skilled group of professionals I use for investigations, forensics and expert opinions.   We are committed to looking at every aspect of your case to come to the best resolution for you.

It would be my pleasure to offer my legal assessment of your case and estimate a retainer on what I think is fair and reasonable with the information available to me at the time and from my experience in dealing with the judges and prosecutors in your jurisdiction. I offer a free confidential consultation. Please phone, 303-333-8900 or feel free to use the Contact Us email inquiry form.

Contact My Criminal Defense Attorney Office in Denver Today

It doesn’t matter where you come from or where you have been, when trouble finds you or you find it, you need a qualified, dedicated, Denver Colorado criminal defense attorney in your court. I can help you negotiate through the Denver and Colorado criminal justice system. Your life doesn’t have to lead to a dead end. Call me.


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This website has been developed and designed to provide general information about criminal defense law and is not intended to replace professional legal advice from a licensed Colorado attorney. Nothing on this website should be taken as creating an attorney-client relationship nor as providing legal advice in any individual situation. All communication with me and my staff is privileged and completely confidential. A formal attorney-client relationship is established by a contract and payment of a retainer


Member of

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
National Asso. of
Criminal Defefnse Lawyers
Arapahoe County Bar Association
The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Philip M. Smith proudly represents clients throughout Colorado’s jurisdictions including the municipalities of Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Commerce City, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Federal Heights, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Morrison, Mountain View, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. We also serve all misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in Adams County, Arapahoe County, Denver Country, Gilpin County, and Jefferson County.

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