Jason Savela

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boulder, CO

The Savela Law Firm, P.C.
 | 250 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-865-4545
Fax: 303-449-9349
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own firm in Boulder, Colorado, Jason Savela focuses his practice on criminal defense litigation. With clients throughout the state, he provides representation to people who have been charged with state or federal misdemeanors and felonies. The types of offenses that Mr. Savela has defended his clients against include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, domestic violence, sexual assault, drug possession and trafficking, theft and other criminal charges. Mr. Savela also has a personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice, representing people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties.

A Louisiana native, Mr. Savela attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate, where he majored in English literature and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1992. He then enrolled at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review and gained defense experience with the school's Juvenile Justice Clinic before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996. After graduation, Mr. Savela moved to Colorado and joined the El Paso County Public Defender's Office, spending several years there before entering private practice in 2002. He is admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Highly respected by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Savela is the holder of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Avvo and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has received additional criminal defense education through courses at the Trial Lawyer's College. Mr. Savela is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and The National College for DUI Defense, Inc.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General (10%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2011

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About Jason Savela

Admitted: 1997, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.jasonsavela-law.com/about

Honors/Awards:

  • Undergraduate award, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
  • Expert Witness, Criminal Defense.
  • Sophomore Honors Distinction, LSU

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trial Lawyers College Grad II program, 2017
  • Trial Lawyers College Grad I program, 2016
  • Trial Lawyers College Grad II program, 2015
  • Trial Lawyers College Grad II program, 2014
  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers' College, 2010
  • Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician - Intoxilyzer - Industrial Training and Design Ltd., 2007
  • Standardized Field Sobrety Test Operator Certification, 2005
  • Breath Alcohol Technician on the CMI Intoxilyzer 5000 by Industrial Training and Design, Ltd.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Criminal Law Editor of Colorado Trial Lawyers' Association Trial Talk
  • United States District Court of Colorado, since 2002
  • Colorado State Courts, since 1997
  • Board Member, Colorado Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, former Secretary, Treasurer
  • Former Boulder Bar Association Civil Law Co-Chair

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • An article arguing that the Colorado Constitution allows for medical use of concentrated marijuana., Author, Medical Marijuana Includes Medical Hash, Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers' Association, 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education presentation on jury selection in the DUI Case, Author/Presenter, Jury Selection in the DUI Case, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2009

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Attempt to Influence a Public Servant Felony - dismissed by prosecutor 2 days prior to motions hearing after showing evidence that police officer lied in his report. , 2016
  • Harassment dismissed after filing motion to dismiss for violation of free speech and facts not fitting statutory definitions., 2016
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust - dismissed by prosecutor following successful investigation and evaluation of the forensic interview., 2015
  • Automobile collision - settled for over $70,000 (all cases are different and I cannot guarantee this type of success for your case), 2015
  • Automobile Crash with Traumatic Brain Injury - settled for more than policy limits - over $600,000 (all cases are different and I cannot guarantee this type of success for your case), 2015

Transactions:

  • Draft and negotate lease for owner of building with marijuana business tenant., 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Qualified as an Expert in Criminal Defense - Arapahoe County, 2012
  • Qualified as an Expert in Criminal Defense - Jefferson County District Court, 2009

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts - English Literature - Louisiana State University, 1992

Industry Groups

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Colorado NORML Board
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College Of DUI Defense
  • Save Our Sons
  • Title IX For All
  • Trial Lawyers College
Office Location for Jason Savela

250 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80302

Phone: 303-865-4545

Fax: 303-449-9349

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Last Updated: 10/9/2018

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