Kenneth F. Eichner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, CO

The Eichner Law Firm
 | 3773 Cherry Creek Drive North, Suite 900, West Tower
Denver, CO 80209
Phone: 303-837-9800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kenneth F. Eichner, principal at The Eichner Law Firm, has vast criminal law experience to help reduce the impact a criminal charge has on his clients' lives. With more than 25 years of criminal law experience and over 140 jury trials, Mr. Eichner guides his clients to their best resolution, whether it is trial or a plea agreement.

Located in Denver, Colorado, The Eichner Law Firm represents clients with all of their criminal law needs. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Eichner has succeeded in acquiring dismissals, acquittals, or reduced sentences for clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, including assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, drug crimes, and white collar crimes, such as fraud.

Mr. Eichner was listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado in 2012 by the National Trial Lawyers and Avvo has given him its higest rating. He has been published by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The Colorado Lawyer. He has also been featured on Denver's 9 News, and he has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law School and the University of Denver School of Law.

Mr. Eichner graduated from Antioch School of Law in 1984 and is licensed to practice in Colorado, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2018

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About Kenneth Eichner

Admitted: 1996, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.eichnerlaw.com/our_team/kenneth_eichner/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, American Association for Justice. Nominated to Super Lawyers for ten years. , 2009
  • The National Trial Lawyers' mission is to promote excellence in the legal profession through advocacy training, networking and education of trial lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers also endeavours to keep its members current on business and professional matters of interest through frequent conferences and publications., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice, 2008
  • Rated 10.0 by Avvo, Clients' Choice, Avvo
  • One of Colorado's SuperLawyers in Criminal Law Category by 5280 Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Maryland Bar Association
  • Member, Washington, D.C. Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Washington
  • Maryland
  • Colorado

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Substantial time devoted to federal criminal litigation under the Criminal Justice Act, which provides services for federal defendants financially unable to obtain adequate representation in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Sec. 3006A., 1996

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest lecturer at Holland & Hart on the topic of "Presentation of Experts in Federal Court." (A variation of this lecture was also presented at the law firm of Foster Graham entitled "Presentation of Experts in County, State & Federal Courts.", Lecturer, Lecturer, Colorado Continuing Education, Holland & Hart, 2013
  • Huffington Post editorial about Colorado prosecutors getting bonuses for criminal convictions, Author, Prosecutors Get Money For Criminal Convictions, 2011
  • Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Attorney Law Clerk/Academic Scholarship, 1983
  • The Huffington Post, The Colorado Lawyer, The Washington Post and editor of Trial Handbook for Maryland Lawyers
  • Guest lecturer, Georgetown University Law School and University of Denver School of Law

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • The Eichner Law Firm represented rapper Macklemore's personal assistant in a domestic violence-assault jury trial in Boulder, Colorado this year. Our client was acquitted of all charges in ten minutes and rejoined the grammy award winning rapper for his tour around the globe.  The Eichner Law Firm achieved not guilty verdicts in a federal jury trial court. In United States of America versus Daniel Travers the federal government spent approximately six years putting their case together to prove insurance fraud. Our client was acquitted after a six week trial before the chief judge in U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado. Settlements have also been achieved with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, as well as the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs on international criminal matters. 2016 was a banner year in which the law firm represented former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's server company, Platte River Networks, during the presidential candidate's email scandal, as well as achieved a complete dismissal on behalf of Colby Messer, a Canadian falsely accused of sexual assault in Denver, Colorado., 2014

Representative Clients:

  • Complete DISMISSAL of felony Burglary charges in Jefferson County in response to defense litigation and investigation. Filed petition to discontinue sex offender registration following conviction for felony Attempted Sex Assault on a Child; following petition and brief in support of petition by The Eichner Law Firm Judge GRANTS petition permitting client to discontinue registration. Client has 10-year-old arrest warrant with a sentence of 180 days for failing to show up for sentencing; case DISMISSED. Client charged with multiple Drug felonies charges triggering revocation of felony deferred judgment and probation in same courtroom; client obtained a plea to single misdemeanor drug offense with a stipulation not to revoke the probation and deferred judgment in separate case and no jail sentence is imposed. Client charged with DUI/DUID and Careless Driving in Jefferson County; DUI/DUID and all alcohol related driving charges DISMISSED in response to defense motions and litigation. Client charged with Violation of Protection Order in Weld County triggering revocation of deferred judgment and probation is a separate jurisdiction; complete DISMISSAL of Protection Order Violation case in Weld County leading to DISMISSAL of motion to revoke deferred judgment and probation. Client charged with third DUI, DWAI and Circumvention of Interlock in Adams County triggering probation revocation in separate county; complete ACQUITTAL of DUI, DWAI and Circumvention of Interlock in 20 -minute jury verdict and probation revocation is DISMISSED. Client charged with felony Assault on a Police Officer in Denver County; plea negotiated so that client accepted offer to single misdemeanor charge with a stipulation to probation. Client charged with multiple counts in Denver Municipal Court; obtained plea agreement to 6-month unsupervised deferred prosecution. Complete DISMISSAL of felony Burglary charges in Arapahoe County. Client charged with felony Vehicular Assault, Vehicular Homicide and DUI in Jefferson County while on probation in other county; plea negotiated where client was sentenced to term of probation with 90 days of work-release and no DOC time. Client charged with Assault on a Police Officer carrying at least a mandatory 2 years and a day in jail in Gilpin County; charge reduced to misdemeanor with a stipulation to probation. Client charged with six felony counts of Sexual Assault in Denver County, each carrying possible life sentence; four counts DISMISSED at the preliminary hearing and remaining two counts DISMISSED prior to trial in response to defense litigation and investigation. Client charged with Domestic Violence Assault and False Imprisonment in Douglas. County while on felony deferred judgment in another county thereby triggering probation revocation; case proceeds to trial but all charges are completely DISMISSED midway through second day of trial and probation revocation DISMISSED. Client charged with felony Criminal Mischief in Jefferson County for over $1,000,0000.00 worth of property damage; plea negotiated for deferred judgment so that client’s record may be dismissed and completely sealed following successful completion of probation. Client charged with Violation of Criminal Protection Order in Arapahoe County; jury returns verdict of complete ACQUITTAL. Client charged with Domestic Violence Assault and Harassment in Arapahoe County; client ACQUITTED of all counts by jury. Client investigated for felony Domestic Violence and charged with Domestic Violence Assault and False Imprisonment in Arapahoe County; case completely DISMISSED in response to defense motions, litigation and investigation. Client served with Request for Permanent Civil Protection Order and facing felony charges for Sexual Assault after being investigated by Douglas County Sheriff; Civil Protection Order DISMISSED and all criminal charges avoided. Client charged with Assault in Denver County triggering revocation of felony deferred judgement in Jefferson County; Denver case DISMISSED on the eve of trial in response to defense litigation and investigation and probation revocation subsequently DISMISSED. Client charged with Domestic Violence Assault in Denver County Court; case DISMISSED on the eve of trial in response to defense motions and investigation. Client charged with three counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident (“hit and run”) and Careless Driving; plea negotiated for three-point charge with no jail and no probation. Client charged felony Sex Assault in Denver County; plea negotiated to misdemeanor, non-sex offense charge with unsupervised probation. Client charged with DUI and DWAI after refusing to provide blood or breath test in Arapahoe County; Jury returns verdict of ACQUITTAL to both charges., 2017
  • The Eichner Law Firm represents Fortune 100 executives and their companies in white-collar matters.  , 2017
  • I have represented a variety of clients from Fortune 100 companies (including UPS, Bell Atlantic, Federal Express and Comcast), professional athletes and entertainers to students from all colleges and universities in Colorado. I have also represented foreign nationals from over twenty countries. Here are samples of defense representation:Representation of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's technology services provider in connection to federal and congressional investigations in Colorado and Washington, D.C.Represented president of a construction firm for illegally exporting to an embargoed country, resulting in no charges being filed.Federal criminal jury trial resulting in acquittal of Arvada contractor accused of insurance fraud by State Farm and other carriers in U.S. District Court, Colorado. Dismissal of rape charges against a Denver physician in Denver District Court.Fifteen years of acquittals in every County Court domestic violence jury trial.Acquittal in sex assault jury trial in Jefferson County District Court.Below Federal guidelines sentence for accusation of money laundering nine million dollars in U.S. District Court, Miami (240 months reduced to 18 months).Restraining order dismissal for N.B.A. player.Obtained a court-ordered return of property in a federal forfeiture of seized houses based on innocent owner defense for real estate company/owner of multiple Denver properties in which marijuana was being grown.Federal criminal jury trial acquittal for accusation of drug distribution and conspiracy to manufacture bombs.Jury trial acquittal in Boulder District Court for high-profile builder accused of second-degree assault carrying mandatory five-year prison term.Dismissal of special offender gun-drug case based on jurisdictional defects in Jefferson/Arapahoe County District Courts. Dismissal of charges against attorney accused of cocaine distribution based on government misconduct and entrapment defense in Denver District Court.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • I have received the Governor's citation for Outstanding Achievement as a Prosecutor, as well as the Senate and House of Delegates awards for Outstanding Service to the community as a prosecutor. I successfully prosecuted (co-counseled) the 1991 manslaughter conviction of Daniel T. Brashear, who tape recorded the killing of his girlfriend. I also convicted Warren Graham of attemted murder of his high school teacher in 1994. A high profile case reported on NPR, and in The Washington Post.  , 1995

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Educational Background:

  • North Carolina State, B.A. in Art History and Design, 1979

Industry Groups

  • Anti-Bribery And Corruption
  • Banking
  • County
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Customs
  • Due Diligence
  • Export Controls
  • Federal Courts
  • Financial Services Investigations
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Municipal
  • Regulatory
  • State
  • Tax
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Comments

    • “very smart. understands issues quickly. stands tough. good reputation for being willing to try a case and win.”
    • “I have referred a number of clients to Ken over the years, and he has always done a great job for them.”
    • “Ken Eichner is an extremely skilled litigator and strategist. I have observed him working with clients, and he does an excellent job in explaining the law, the process, and outling options and strategy. He has a great record of success in court, and he has achieved very positive results for the people I have referred to him over the years.”
    • “excellent, very skilled, detail oriented”

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

    Office Location for Kenneth F. Eichner

    3773 Cherry Creek Drive North
    Suite 900, West Tower
    Denver, CO 80209

    Phone: 303-837-9800

     

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