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Jay Tiftickjian

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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Denver, CO

Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C.
1315 S. Clayton St, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-214-9226
Fax: 303-991-5897
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, Professional Liability: Defense
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Attorney Profile

Jay Tiftickjian is widely regarded as one of the top DUI defense attorneys in Colorado. Mr. Tiftickjian is the only lawyer to ever be President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar as well as a former Deputy District Attorney. He is frequently invited to lecture on related topics to groups of fellow attorneys and judges throughout the state and county, and he has authored or co-authored numerous articles and publications on impaired driving defense trial tactics, including "Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Second Edition," the definitive treatise on the subject. The founder of his eponymous law firm, Mr. Tiftickjian represents clients throughout the state from the firm’s offices in Denver.

 

Mr. Tiftickjian has handled a wide variety of DUI cases, ranging from a first offense of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to second and third offenses to felony DUI and vehicular assault and homicide. His clients have benefited from his skills in litigating constitutional motions and jury trials, and his track record has included dismissals and acquittals of all types of misdemeanor and felony charges. In situations where it is warranted and the client chooses to take this route, Mr. Tiftickjian has been able to negotiate favorable plea bargains with the prosecution that have resulted in a significant reduction in charges and penalties.

 

Mr. Tiftickjian’s prowess in the courtroom and at the negotiating table has earned him numerous honors and awards from his fellow members of the bar. He has been voted “Best DUI Lawyer” for the past decade in the state’s official bar journal by the lawyers and judges in Colorado. He also carries an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbel. In addition, Mr. Tiftickjian has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and his law firm is the only Tier 1 Ranked DUI defense firm in the state. A 2000 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law, he is admitted to practice in Colorado and New York and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

 

*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
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

Articles about Jay Tiftickjian appearing in Super Lawyers

About Jay Tiftickjian

First Admitted: 2000, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.criminallawdenver.com/attorneys/denver-dui-attor...

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Jay Tiftickjian and Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. has obtained many successful case results for clients in Denver and Colorado, including dismissals, not guilty verdicts at trial and advantageous resolutions that have benefitted numerous clients. Successful case results for the following Colorado charges include Driving Under the Influence - DUI, Driving While Ability Impaired - DWAI, Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana, Driving Under Revocation - DUR, Driving Under Suspension - DUS, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Speeding, Speed Contest, traffic infractions, Colorado driver's license hearings, DMV hearings, Express Consent Hearings, Marijuana Possession, Marijuana Distribution, Marijuana Cultivation, Possession of a Controlled Substance - Drugs, Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Drugs, and Drug Manufacturing. For more outstanding case results, client referrals and attorney referrals for DUI and criminal defense in Colorado, visit Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C.

Educational Background

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Joint B.A., English Literature and Psychology, cum laude, 1997

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Certification, 2009
  • NHTSA Standard Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Certification, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair/organizer for annual Colorado Criminal Bar Association DUI seminar in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Each seminar was attended by over 100 attorneys from over a dozen states., 2014
  • Testified in opposition of felony DUI bill on behalf of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar to the Legislative Committee., 2014
  • CCDB Defense Roundtable: Lead group discussion here attorneys could come and ask questions about their pending DUI cases., 2014
  • Every year, Tiftickjian Law Firm accepts pro bono legal representation for potential clients who cannot otherwise afford our services but are in need of a skilled defense team due to the facts and circumstances of their case. In addition, Attorney Tiftickjian accepts indigent clients through judicial appointments.
  • City of Brighton Municipal Teen Court Judge, 2002

Videos

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President - Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2018
  • Lifetime Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • President - Colorado Criminal Defense Institute, 2017
  • Vice-President - Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2017
  • Sustaining Member: National College for DUI Defense
  • Colorado State Delegate: National College for DUI Defense, 2016
  • Treasurer - Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2016
  • Secretary - Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2015
  • Elected to Board of Directors - Colorado Criminal Defense Bar - Second Term, 2015
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Professional Development Committee: Responsible for providing training to members of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar., 2013
  • Elected Chair of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's Professional Development Committee, 2014
  • Appointed Legal Advisor to Adams County Drug Court program by 17th Judicial District., 2013
  • Elected to Board of Directors - Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2013
  • Elected Criminal Law Chair - Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Adams County Chapter Head: Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Annual DUI Conference, Breckenridge, CO: Legal Updates and New Strategies for Colorado DUI Cases, Speaker, Enter the Dragon: Legal Updates and New Strategies for Colorado DUI Cases, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2019
  • Mr. Tiftickjian presented to the Sotomayor Inn of Court on the challenges of work-life balance., Speaker, Work-Life Balance, Sotomayor Inn of Court, 2019
  • Successfully Launching and Running Your Own Practice: The Essential Guide 19th Annual Program!, Speaker, From the Trenches: A Panel Presentation of Practical Advice and Traps to Avoid, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, 2019
  • Overview and DUI Law Update Panel: Ethical Issues Arising from DUI Cases, Speaker, Overview and DUI Law Update, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, 2019
  • Bench-Bar Committee Courtroom Chat Series – The Ethical Practice of Criminal Law in Denver Courts, Speaker, Bench-Bar Committee Courtroom Chat Series – The Ethical Practice of Criminal Law in Denver Courts, Denver Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, 2019
  • National College for DUI Defense Winter Session, Atlanta, GA: What if it Becomes Legal in My State? Navigating Through the Haze of Prescription and Legalized Marijuana, Speaker, What if it Becomes Legal in My State? Navigating Through the Haze of Prescription and Legalized Marijuana, National College For DUI Defense, National College For DUI Defense, 2018
  • Successfully Launching and Running Your Own Practice: The Essential Guide 18th Annual Program!, Speaker, From the Trenches: A Panel Presentation of Practical Advice and Traps to Avoid, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, 2018
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Workshop 2018, Denver, CO: Legal Ethics, Speaker, Legal Ethics, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, NHTSA/Federal Government, 2018
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Annual DUI Conference, Colorado Springs, CO: Exploring the Ethics of Handling the Media in a High-Profile, Speaker, Exploring the Ethics of Handling the Media in a High-Profile, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2018
  • Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 2nd Edition.   For even the most seasoned attorney admitted to practice in the State of Colorado, defending DUI cases has always presented special challenges. Today mounting a successful defense is more difficult than ever. Now you have the advantage with Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Second Edition. This text and supplementary DVD contains the most important information to help you attain a successful verdict. Written by Jay M. Tiftickjian and James Nesci, both members of the National College for DUI Defense, Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Second Edition ensures that you understand the chemical, biological and technological concepts and issues underlying DUI prosecution and defense in the State of Colorado. The authors provide the most up-to-date information available on key areas of DUI law in Colorado including: DUI Investigations, Driving and Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Recognition, Evaluation and Chemical Testing, Blood Alcohol Calculations, Pre-trial Investigations and Motions, Practice, Plea Offers and Agreements, DUI Trial Procedures, and more. This Second edition is expanded from the previous one, and includes new cases, new sections on social media use for attorneys and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, police radio codes, motions in limine, sentencing, field sobriety testing (2013 FST Manuals), blood testing uncertainty, drug-related driving offenses, the latest Colorado statutes, and more, making this text the most important book to have with you in all phases of a DUI case, from investigation to trial. Many practical tools and applications designed to streamline and simplify the complex DUI defense process have been developed along with this book. They are all included on a bonus DVD--so you can locate, review and print them out in a matter of seconds. The companion DVD contains NHTSA studies, articles and visual detection videos. Included are the NHTSA Student and Instructor Manuals for 2013 & 2015, the DRE pre-School & DRE School Manuals, and the ARIDE for 2013—the latest edition from NHTSA! Some vendor sell these together for $400 or more. They are all included on the DVD at no extra charge! A practitioner in Colorado raved in the Colorado Lawyer that Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice is “a must-have resource” and would make “a nice gift for the lawyers in your life who practice DUI defense.”, Author & Editor, Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 2nd Edition., Lawyers and Judges Publishing, 2017
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2017, Oklahoma City, OK, Speaker, Cannabis & DUID Cases, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Ethics in Business Law, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Presenter, Criminal Defense Ethics Extravaganza, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association DUI & DUID: Advanced Practice Jury Selection: Winning Cases Before the Bad Evidence Comes, Program Chair, DUI & DUID: Advanced Practice, Colorado Bar Association, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association DUI/DUID Basics - The Foundation You Need to Start Building a DUI/DUID Practice - This program is geared for anyone who either practices DUI defense or who wants to start in this area. It is a “nuts-and-bolts” approach with a strong emphasis on defending DUI and DUID cases at the county court level, although the new and evolving felony DUI laws will be discussed as well. The information provided will assist attorneys who have never won a DUI case, to attorneys who have tried hundreds of these cases. Your faculty members are considered some of the best litigators in the DUI defense bar. This seminar is certain to give you the tools to succeed when representing a client facing charges alleging driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs., Chair, DUI/DUID Basics - The Foundation You Need to Start Building a DUI/DUID Practice, Colorado Bar Association, 2016
  •  ETHICS: Work/Life Balance - The practice of law has never been busier. Listen to Jay Tiftickjian’s insights to get some sanity from the myriad of demands that practicing law makes on us. One of these many demands is implicit bias in the courtroom and on your juries. Join the discussion on how to overcome these prejudices in your employment law cases., Faculty, Hot Topics in Employment Litigation - Managing High-profile Cases, Implicit Bias & Other Challenges, Colorado Bar Association, 2016
  •  New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2016 DWI: Dark Side of the Moon: Strategies in Handling the DWI Marijuana Case, Speaker, 2016 DWI: Dark Side of the Moon, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana: Colorado Edition is the hands-down indispensable textbook for attorneys, judges, legislators, and individuals involved in the business of medical and recreational cannabis. The burgeoning field of marijuana-related litigation in Colorado touches many areas of law, from criminal prosecution to motor vehicle accidents, to real estate transactions, to business regulation, and to taxation issues. The medicolegal aspects of marijuana are complex topics because so many different components are present in marijuana-related criminal, civil, and administrative litigation. Forensic marijuana analysis is a new area for most attorneys. It is extremely important that THC analyses be performed accurately and correctly and that the results are properly interpreted. Often, results are deemed meaningless because samples are mishandled, equipment is incorrectly calibrated, or results are incorrectly reported. The wealth of information presented in this book makes it an invaluable resource when investigating and litigating cases involving marijuana., Editor and Author, Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana: Colorado Edition, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company, 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association Introduction to Felony DUI: Learn the ins and outs of Colorado’s new felony DUI law, which creates a class four felony for a fourth offense and also creates new sentencing schemes and alternatives for multiple offenders. Colorado recently became the 47th state to have a felony DUI charge for multiple offenders. Not only does the new law create a felony offense for fourth offenses, but it redefines the sentencing criteria for multiple offenders and gives courts more options for punishment and rehabilitation. Learn about the intricacies of the new law as well as a general DUI law update from one of Colorado's top criminal and DUI defense attorneys, Jay Tiftickjian., Speaker, Introduction to Felony DUI, Colorado Bar Association, Criminal/DUI, 2015
  • Alaska Bar Association: Changes to DUI Defense in the Wake of Marijuana Legalization, Guest Speaker, Changes to DUI Defense in the Wake of Marijuana Legalization, Alaska Bar Association, 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association: DUI Defense: Nuts and Bolts on September 19, 2014., Chair, DUI Defense: Nuts and Bolts, Colorado Bar Association, 2014
  • Understanding Changes to Colorado DUI Laws: What You Need to Know, Thomson Reuters (April 1, 2014): Understanding Changes to Colorado DUI Laws is essential reading for anyone accused in Colorado of DUI, DWAI, or DUI-D. Included in this new edition of Facing a DUI in Colorado are legislative changes to Colorado's DUI laws, such as the marijuana THC inferences and the revised rules pertaining to driver's license revocations and reinstatement procedures. Written by a nationally renowned Denver DUI attorney, this comprehensive guide helps anyone facing a DUI charge in Colorado, even those with prior arrests. The author breaks down each part of the criminal court and DMV process, and covers all aspects of a Colorado DUI case, from the initial police contact and arrest through the trial and even sentencing. He also informs motorists accused of drunk driving about what to look for in a DUI attorney and how impaired driving cases are fought. This easy-to-read guide prepares you for both your court case and your DMV hearing from the very start, and addresses issues you might not have otherwise considered. You will be informed and educated after reading this book, prepared to move forward with the confidence that you can achieve the best possible outcome. About the Author Jay M. Tiftickjian is widely considered one of the best DUI attorneys in Colorado. He was named "Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer" by Colorado's official bar journal, Law Week Colorado, in 2012 and 2013. He was also voted "Best DUI Lawyer" for 2013 in Law Week Colorado's annual Barrister's Best poll. Mr. Tiftickjian is Preeminent AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has published numerous books and articles on how to defend DUI and drug-related charges. He is President of Tiftickjian Law Firm PC which represents client out of its offices in Denver and Aspen., author, Understanding Changes to Colorado DUI Laws: What You Need to Know, 2014
  • Speaker, Ethics Overview in DUI Defense, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2014
  • June 20, 2014., Speaker, Recreational Marijuana CLE, CLE International, 2014
  • September 9, 2014., Speaker, Ethics Update in DUI Defense, Lorman Seminars, 2014
  • Co-Author, CCDB Quick Reference Guide: DUI Revocations and Sentencing, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2014
  • Speaker, Ethical and Effective Marketing for the Criminal Defense Attorney, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's Annual Ethics Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker, Work-Life Balance, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association, Speaker, Anatomy of a DUI Case, 2013
  • Speaker, Hanging Your Shingle, Colorado Bar Association, 2013
  • Author, Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore, 2013
  • Author, The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore, 2013
  • Colorado Bar Association, Speaker, Navigating the New DUI Laws, 2013
  • Speaker, Navigating the New DUI Laws, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar: Weld County Chapter, 2013
  • Speaker, Navigating the New DUI Laws, Jefferson County Bar Association, 2013
  • Speaker, Navigating the New DUI Laws, Adams County Bar Association, 2013
  • Speaker, Navigating the New DUI Laws, Colorado Public Defender's Office: Arapahoe/Douglas County, 2013
  • Facing a DUI Charge in Colorado, Thomson Reuters Westlaw (May 1, 2013): Facing a DUI Charge in Colorado is essential reading for anyone accused in Colorado of DUI, DWAI, or DUI-D. Written by a nationally renowned Denver DUI attorney, this comprehensive guide helps anyone facing a DUI charge in Colorado, even if it is not the first time. The author breaks down each part of the criminal court and DMV process, and covers all aspects of a Colorado DUI case, from the initial police contact and arrest through the trial and even sentencing. He also informs motorists accused of drunk driving about what to look for in a DUI attorney and how impaired driving cases are fought. This easy-to-read guide prepares you for both your court case and your DMV hearing from the very start, and addresses issues you might not have otherwise considered. You will be informed and educated after reading this book, prepared to move forward with the confidence that you can achieve the best possible outcome., Author, Facing DUI in Colorado: What You Need to Know, Thompson-Reuters/West, 2013
  • Speaker, Closing Arguments: How To Persuade (Almost) Anyone, Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel, 2013
  • Co-Author, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar DUI/DMV Sentence Guide, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2013
  • Author, Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases, Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore, 2013
  • Author, Jury Selection in Criminal Cases, Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore, 2013
  • Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 1st Edition. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company; Har/Cdr edition (September 13, 2013): For even the most seasoned attorney admitted to practice in the State of Colorado, defending DUI cases has always presented special challenges. Today mounting a successful defense is more difficult than ever. Now you have the advantage with Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice. This text and supplementary DVD contains the most important information to help you attain a successful verdict. Written by Jay M. Tiftickjian and James Nesci, both members of the National College for DUI Defense, Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice ensures that you understand the chemical, biological and technological concepts and issues underlying DUI prosecution and defense in the State of Colorado. The authors provide the most up-to-date information available on key areas of DUI law in Colorado including DUI Investigations, Driving and Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Recognition, Evaluation and Chemical Testing, Blood Alcohol Calculations, Pre-trial Investigations and Motions, Practice, Plea Offers, and Agreements, DUI Trial Procedures, and more. For a more complete listing of chapters see our website. #6006, 400 pages, 8.5 x 11, $165, Co-Author, Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2013
  • Cancun, Mexico, Speaker, Effective and Ethical Marketing, Warhorse Marketing, 2013
  • Author, Navigating DUI Drug Cases, Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore, 2012
  • Speaker, Annual Ethics Update, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2012
  • Author, Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, Thomson-Reuters/Aspatore, 2012
  • Author, Trends in DUI Discovery, Thomson Reuters / West, DUI Defense, 2012
  • KIDDS Seminar, Cambridge MA, Presenter, Dealing with the Non-Testifying Client in Jury Selection, Knowledge In DUI Defense Symposium, 2012
  • Speaker, Drugged Driving Defense 101, Brighton Public Defender's Office, 2012
  • Presenter, DUI Driver's License Revocations, Adams County Bar Association, 2011

Honors/Awards

  • Tiftickjian Law Firm has the highest ranking of any law firm in Colorado for DUI Defense., Best Law Firms Tier 1 Ranking: DUI Defense, US News Best Law Firms, 2021
  • , Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2020
  • Mr. Tiftickjian is regarded by his peers as one of the best lawyers in the state of Colorado., Best Lawyers in America, US News and World Report, 2021
  • Best Lawyers - DUI/DWI Defense, Best Lawyers in America, US News and World Report, 2020
  • Once again, Jay Tiftickjian was voted by the lawyers and judges in Colorado as Best DUI Lawyer in the State's official bar journal's annual poll., People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2020
  • Best Law Firms - DUI/DWI Defense, Best Law Firms in America, Best Law Firms, 2020
  • 2019 People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer - Law Week Colorado Voted Colorado's best DUI attorney in 2019 by an open survey of judges and lawyers in Colorado., People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2019, People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2019
  • Best Lawyers - DUI/DWI Defense, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Law Firms - DUI/DWI Defense, Best Law Firms in America, Best Law Firms, 2019
  • 2019 Client’s Choice Award Jay Tiftickjian was ranked a perfect 10.0 on AVVO & awarded the prestigious Clients’ Choice Award for consistently receiving 4 and 5 star ratings from current and former clients., Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2019
  • Best Lawyers - DUI/DWI Defense, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Law Week Colorado - 2018 Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer Award Law Week Colorado’s annual “Best of the Best” list recognizes Jay Tiftickjian as Colorado’s best DUI attorney in 2018, Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2018
  • 2017 People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer - Law Week Colorado Voted Colorado's best DUI attorney in 2017 by an open survey of judges and lawyers in Colorado., People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2017, People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2017
  • 2017 Client’s Choice Award Jay Tiftickjian was ranked a perfect 10.0 on AVVO & awarded the prestigious Clients’ Choice Award for consistently receiving 4 and 5 star ratings from current and former clients., Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2017
  • Law Week Colorado - 2016 Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer Award Law Week Colorado’s annual “Best of the Best” list recognizes Jay Tiftickjian as Colorado’s best DUI attorney in 2016, Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2016
  • 2016 People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer - Law Week Colorado Voted Colorado's best DUI attorney in 2016 by an open survey of judges and lawyers in Colorado., People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2016
  • 2016 Client’s Choice Award Jay Tiftickjian was ranked a perfect 10.0 on AVVO & awarded the prestigious Clients’ Choice Award for consistently receiving 4 and 5 star ratings from current and former clients., Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2016
  • 2015 Best Litigators Finalist - Mr. Tiftickjian was one of 12 finalists for the 2015 "Best Litigators" designation by the official state bar journal, Law Week Colorado, and was the only finalist with a practice dedicated to criminal defense., Best Litigators, Law Week Colorado, 2015
  • 2015 People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer - Law Week Colorado Voted Colorado's best DUI attorney in 2015 by an open survey of judges and lawyers in Colorado., People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2015
  • 2014 People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer - Law Week Colorado Jay Tiftickjian received the most votes for any area of practice in the 2014 Barrister's Best poll, Law Week Colorado, 2014., People's Choice: Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2014
  • 2011-Present - Preeminent AV® Rated Attorney, Preeminent AV® Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Law Week Colorado - 2013 Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer Award: "Tiftickjian has become the local expert on marijuana limits while driving, and you'll likely keep seeing him around these parts for years to come." - Law Week Colorado, Barrister's Best Annual Awards 2014, Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2013
  • 2013 People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer - Law Week Colorado Voted Colorado's best DUI attorney in 2013 by an open survey of judges and lawyers in Colorado., People's Choice: Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2013
  • Law Week Colorado - 2012 Barrister's Best - Colorado's Best DUI Lawyer: Law Week Colorado's annual "Best of the Best" list recognizes Jay Tiftickjian as Colorado's best DUI attorney in 2012., Barrister's Best - Colorado's Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2012
  • Law Week Colorado - 2012 "Compleat" Lawyer Award: The editors at Law Week Colorado Magazine deemed Jay Tiftickjian, of Tiftickjian Law Firm, an attorney "who not just excels at [his] area of legal expertise, but generates business, promotes [his] firm’s values, stays on top of the current trends and has a personality that dazzles." In the cover story, Law Week noted that "[t]he attorney at Tiftickjian Law Firm has made a specialty out of DUI defense" in Colorado. The article describes how Mr. Tiftickjian holds seminars on DUI defense to educate his fellow criminal defense lawyers in Colorado, and how he has received advanced DUI blood testing skills through his training at Axion Labs in Chicago and his association with the National College for DUI Defense., Compleat Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2012
  • , Adelbert Moot Award, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Traffic Defense
  • Driving Impaired
  • Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs
  • Drug & Alcohol Offenses
  • Drug Possession
  • DUI
  • DUI Attorney
  • DUI Defense
  • Dui Lawyer
  • DUID Defense
  • DWAI
  • DWAI Defense
  • DWI Defense
  • Felony Drug Possession
  • Felony DUI
  • Hit And Run
  • Leaving the Scene
  • OWI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Traffic

Comments

  • “Mr. Tiftickjian is one of the finest DUI lawyers in Colorado.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Jay Tiftickjian

1315 S. Clayton St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80210

Phone: 303-214-9226

Fax: 303-991-5897

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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