The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) was founded on founded May 8, 1979. The CCDB is a statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys, private investigators, and legal experts who are dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused and is opposed to the death penalty.
The CCDB serves as a professional organization for Colorado criminal defense lawyers. The CCDB provides support and training to criminal defense practitioners, public defenders, paralegals, and investigators throughout the state of Colorado. The CCDB equips its members with the tools to better represent clients and improve the criminal justice system of Colorado.
The CCDB is affiliated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) in mission, function, and goals.
The Jonathan Olom Award was established by CCDB in 1985 to serve as a memorial to the remarkable Colorado defense attorney, Jonathan Olom. Designed to perpetuate and encourage others to follow the principles that he lived and practiced by. The Jonathan Olom Award is presented annually to an outstanding member of the criminal defense community based on the activities and accomplishments over his or her career. Factors considered by the nominating committee include a willingness to defend an accused without regard to public sentiment, personal advancement, or profit; professional excellence displayed in the face of adversity; adherence to high ethical standards; a willingness to assist, teach, and advise other practitioners; and a willingness to explore and develop criminal law and criminal advocacy to protect the rights of the accused and the innocent. This award is to be given to a defender who best demonstrates the above qualities regardless of the type of work, big or small.
The benefits of becoming a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar include:
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Colorado which includes both CCDB members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the CCDB and other professional associations. This includes recognition for CCDBPast Presidents, Life Members, andCCDB members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with the CCDB.
Use this directory to find a Colorado criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county or city from the list below.