SAMUELSON LAW, P.C. 877.283.7107 - criminal defense

Samuelson Law, P.C.

417 West Mountain Avenue

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: 970-372-6397

Toll Free: 877-283-7107

Fax: 970-493-6928

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AVVO RATING | 10.0 | Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense

AV Preeminent | Peer Review Rated | Martindale-Hubbell 2012 | Derek Andrew Samuelson

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Fort Collins Criminal Defense Lawyer

Derek Semuelson

Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fort Collins

Derek Samuelson is a trial lawyer who specializes in criminal defense. Mr. Samuelson has been selected a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers.  He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry. Mr. Samuelson also enjoys a Superb 10/10 rating from Avvo.

From his Fort Collins law office, Mr. Samuelson is proud to provide comprehensive legal representation to people charged with criminal offenses throughout northern Colorado.  Mr. Samuelson has defended clients against everything from DUI charges to the death penalty and has established a track record of trial success in the process. Before entering private practice, Mr. Samuelson spent more than a decade representing people charged with felonies and misdemeanors for the Colorado State Public Defender in the Fort Collins, Greeley, and Denver Regional Offices.  He was also selected to serve on the Capital Defense Unit.

In 2008, Mr. Samuelson was honored as the 'Attorney of the Year' by the Colorado State Public Defender for outstanding service in the practice of criminal defense. He was selected from over 300 criminal defense attorneys across Colorado for the award.

Mr. Samuelson's courtroom experience is extensive. He has handled thousands of criminal cases and defended clients charged with virtually every crime on the books in Colorado. He has tried and won many complex high-profile cases.

Mr. Samuelson received his law degree from the University of Denver where he graduated with high academic honors, earning membership to the Law Review and the Order of St. Ives (top 10% of the class). Mr. Samuelson earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Vermont, where he was a Dean's List student and captained a nationally-ranked NCAA Division I soccer team.

Away from the courtroom, Mr. Samuelson teaches continuing legal education courses all over the county to other attorneys on such topics as trial tactics, cross-examination, and death penalty jury selection. Mr. Samuelson is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Larimer County Bar Association. He has also served on the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Advisory Board, the Weld County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, and the Larimer County Juvenile Drug Court Board.

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If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in northern Colorado, call Samuelson Law, P.C. Derek Samuelson represents clients in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Estes Park, Longmont, Berthoud, Wellington, Ault, Johnstown, Brighton, Boulder, Denver, Fort Morgan and Sterling, as well as other communities in Larimer County, Weld County, Boulder County, Adams County, the Denver Metro Area and surrounding Colorado areas.