Ryan S. Coward

Ryan S. Coward

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Colorado Springs, CO

Aviso Law LLC
 | 618 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-247-3111
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Military/Veterans Law (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Coward is a sophisticated litigator and trial attorney who has litigated high profile cases nationally and in Colorado. He has litigated over 80 cases to successful conclusion and has won numerous jury verdicts. His primary practice areas include: criminal defense and military court-martial defense, civil rights litigation and employment litigation.

Representing numerous clients in cases that regularly appear in the national news such as the New York Times, Washington Post and other news outlets Mr. Coward specializes in litigating high profile and complex cases.  Previously having represented Army Major Nidal Hasan in the pre-trial phases of his capital court-martial, and Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales in the post-trial phases of his court-martial, Mr. Coward also has experience representing clients in the most changing national cases. On forefront of modern day trial practice, Mr. Coward aggressively litigates on behalf of his clients. With a diverse skill set and goal of achieving great results for his clients,  Mr. Coward provides world class representation.

About Ryan Coward

Admitted: 2007, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://avisolawllc.com/attorneys/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorneys, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016
  • 5280 Denver's Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, 2016
  • Denver's Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyer, 2014
  • Spirit of John Marshall Award, The John Marshall Law School, 2013
  • Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance, American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Bar Association., 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association - Military Law Committee., 2013
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association., 2013
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association., 2013
  • The John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Center and Clinic (Advisory Board)., 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Brey v. City and County of Denver.  Represented multiple plaintiffs on a pro-bono basis in one the largest zoning cases in the history of Denver.  The plaintiffs, all residents of Denver's West Highlands neighborhood, sought to contenst the development of three five story mixed use buildings in the heart of a residential neighborhood., 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaking engagement at the University of Denver Law School., Speaker, Capital Defense in the Military Setting, 2014
  • Speaking engagement at the University of Nebraska Law School., Speaker, Introduction to the Army JAG Corps, 2011
  • Speaking engagement at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL., Speaker, Veterans Benefits and Active Duty Military Personnel, 2011
  • Speaking engagement at CLE conference hosted by The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL., Speaker, Veterans Administration: Application & Appeal for Health & Education Benefits, 2007
  • Speaking engagemet at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL., Speaker, Veterans Benefits, 2007

Representative Clients:

  • Alan DeAtley - Accused of theft and racketeering of over $2.5 million dollars., 2016
  • Staff Sergeant Robert Bales - Accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians, 2014
  • Major Nidal Hasan - Accused of murdering 12 Soldiers and Civilians at Fort Hood, TX., 2012
Office Location for Ryan S. Coward

618 N. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


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Last Updated: 12/14/2016

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