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
Fax: 303-333-7127
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
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 - 2020

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About Anthony Viorst

Admitted: 1989, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

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/Writings:

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

Representative Clients:

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

Educational Background:

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

950 South Cherry Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-759-3808

Fax: 303-333-7127

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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