Anthony Viorst

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Denver, CO

The Viorst Law Offices, P.C.
 | 950 South Cherry Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-759-3808
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

With more than 15 years of experience in both criminal and civil law, Anthony J. Viorst is a formidable trial lawyer on both sides of the docket. At his own law firm, The Viorst Law Offices, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, he represents clients in the greater Denver area and statewide in criminal defense, personal injury and other matters such as appeals, post-conviction matters and legal malpractice. His personal injury case history includes a landmark malpractice case deemed "Case of the Year" by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and he has tried in excess of 100 criminal defense cases in his more than 15 years of criminal law practice in addition to handling hundreds of appeals.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. Viorst went on to attend Georgetown University Law Center and worked as the editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. He obtained his law degree in 1987. He then worked for a decade with the public defender's office, experience that prepared him to branch out and begin his own law firm. He is licensed to practice before Colorado state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit as well as courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Among Mr. Viorst's numerous honors on account of his superb work across multiple practice areas is his AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction that speaks to his character, strong ethical values and legal knowledge. In addition to published articles in Trial, a magazine for trial attorneys across the country, and The Colorado Lawyer, he is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Colorado Bar Association.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Professional Liability (40%)

Criminal Defense (40%)

Appellate (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Anthony Viorst

Admitted: 1989, Colorado

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Honors and Awards:

  • AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation, 2005
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers' Association, Case of the Year, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • Colorado, 1989
  • Maryland, 1988
  • Board of Editors, Colorado Lawyer, 2005
  • Board of Trustees, Denver Bar Association, 2004
  • Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association, 2003
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1999 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Denver Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Appeals Committee Co-Chairman, 2010
  • B'Nai Havurah Synagogue School, Committee Chair, 2004 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Community Action Network, 2003 - Present
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 2001 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Appellate Standards of Review
  • The Colorado Wrongful Death Act
  • Recovery of Medical Expenses by Insured Medical Malpractice Victims
  • The Loss-of-Chance Doctrine in Colorado
  • Liability for Postsurgical Infection
  • General Principles Relating to Hospital Liability
  • Trial - The Magazine of the American Association for Justice
  • The Colorado Lawyer
  • Law Journal: Georgetown Law Journal, Georgetown University Law Center, 1987

Representative Clients:

  • Criminal Defendants
  • Personal Injury Plaintiffs
  • People v. Arroya, 988 P. 2d 1124, Colo. Supreme Ct., 1999
  • Preston v. Dupont, 35 P. 3d 433, Colo. Supreme Ct., 2001

Educational Background:

  • George Washington University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1984
Office Location for Anthony Viorst

950 South Cherry Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-759-3808


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Last Updated: 8/28/2014

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