In the News

Attorney Derek Samuelson has handled many cases that have been headline news in Colorado. Here are a few examples of some of his newsworthy cases:

Timnath man accused of child sex assault cleared of all charges by jury
Sady Swanson
March 6, 2019
The Coloradoan

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Greeley Municipal Court Judge, at Prosecutor’s Request
Tommy Simmons
September 14, 2017
Greeley Tribune

Jury Finds Man Not Guilty of Old Town Rape
James Pohl
December 9, 2014
The Coloradoan

What we talk about when we talk about the death penalty
Shelby Kinney-Lang
February 28, 2014
The Colorado Independent

Man acquitted on riot-related charge after standing trial in Fort Collins with broken shoulder
Robert Allen
September 24, 2013
The Coloradoan

Drug-sniffing dogs may have a harder time with passage of Amendment 64
Robert Allen
December 30, 2012
The Coloradoan

Former Windsor coach, trainer acquitted of assault charge
Sharon Dunn
February 27, 2012
Greeley Tribune

Sentencing disparities in child-sex-assault cases point to double standard
Monte Whaley
August 21, 2011
The Denver Post

Bowles Receives 10 years Intensive Supervised Probation, No Jail Time
May 10, 2011
Maria Servold

Folden must pay $2,991 in restitution
The Coloradoan
Maria Servold

Woman pleads not guilty to destroying controversial art
October 16, 2010
Maria Schmitt

Woman pleads not guilty to destroying controversial art – link to video
Oct 16, 2010
Written by Maria Schmitt and Dan Boniface.
9NEWS reporter Adam Chodak contributed to this report.

Judge tosses prison-killing conviction
The Denver Post
October 14, 2010
Joey Bunch

Prosecutors ask for felony rape charges to be dismissed
The Coloradoan
December 17, 2008
Nate Taylor

Wellington couple guilty of menacing, cleared of assault
October 18, 2008
Nate Taylor

Inmate gets life over death penalty in slaying of inmate
Denver Post
April 22, 2008
Ivan Moreno

Inmates likened to characters in JFK’s ‘Profiles in Courage’
April 4, 2008
Ivan Moreno

Defense: Witness In Inmate Murder Trial Got Plea Deal
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March 26, 2008
Ivan Moreno

Prosecutors: Inmate Killed Labeled a ‘Snitch’
March 14, 2008
Ivan Moreno

Man found not guilty in sexual assault case
Greeley Tribune
May 20, 2005
Rebecca Waddingham

17-year-old girl testifies against her stepfather in sex assault trial
Greeley Tribune
May 18, 2005
Rebecca Waddingham

Student charged in spring riot at UNC is acquitted
Rocky Mountain News
November 10, 2001
News Staff

Witness: UNC student heaved concrete at cops
Rocky Mountain News
November 9, 2001
Joe Garner