David C. Japha

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

Levin Jacobson Japha, PC
 | 950 S. Cherry Street, Suite 912
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-964-9500
Fax: 303-691-9719
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Administrative Law (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David C. Japha is a partner of Levin Jacobson Japha P.C. in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Japha practices in the areas of administrative law, business law, civil litigation, commercial litigation and criminal defense law, serving clients throughout Colorado. He handles cases involving new business formation, litigation and organization as well as domestic relations and white collar matters. He has experience in both state, federal, administrative and appellate courts.

Over the course of his three decades of practice, Mr. Japha has developed a reputation as an accomplished litigator and a highly experienced arbitrator and mediator. He has been involved in high-profile criminal matters in various states throughout the country and served as an expert witness.

Mr. Japha became a licensed attorney in the state of Colorado in 1984 and is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He practices before all Colorado state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

While attending law school, Mr. Japha authored an article on successor corporate liability in products liability cases for the Denver Law Review and participated in a student law office program, where he tried his first DUI case. During his third year, he argued an administrative appeal case before the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Upon receiving his law license, Mr. Japha opened his own firm with his partners at Levin Jacobson Japha P.C. and handled collection, eviction and federal criminal matters. His criminal experience resulted in appointment to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee, where he participated in the appointment of conflict counsel in federal criminal matters.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (20%)

Criminal Defense (20%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Administrative Law (20%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About David Japha

Admitted: 1984, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.ljjlaw.com/attorney-profiles/david-japha/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Standing Member, Criminal Justice Panel, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Colorado, 1984

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author: Successor Corporate Liability in Products Liability Cases, “Effective Assistance of Counsel,” Criminal Procedure Overview, 61 Denver Law Journal 303, 1984


  • U.S. v. Reece, 797 F.Supp.843 (D.Colo., Jun 24, 1992) (NO.CRIM. A. 91-CR-276)
  • U.S. v. Perez, 902 F.Supp. 1318 (D.Colo., Oct 12, 1995) (NO.CIC.A. 95-CR-19-S)
  • Merrit v. Hawk, 153, F.Supp.2d 1216 (D.Colo., Jun 29, 2001) (NO.CIV.A.95-Z-2653)
  • Hale v. Morris, 725 P P.2d 26 ) Colo.App., Mar 27, 1986 (NO. 84CA0276)
  • U.S. v. Young, 45 F.3d 1405 (10th Cir.(Colo.), Jan 19, 1995) (NO. 93-1343)
  • U.S. v. Bustillos-Munoz, 235 F.3d 505, 2001 CJ C.A.R. 164 (10th Cir.(Colo.), Dec 15, 2000)
  • U.S. v. Jackson, 248 F.3d 1028, 2001 DJCAR 2210 (10th Cir.(Colo.), Apr 30, 2001) (NO.99-1475)

Industry Groups

  • Collection
  • Investment
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for David C. Japha

950 S. Cherry Street
Suite 912
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-964-9500

Fax: 303-691-9719

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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