Kenneth F. Eichner

Top rated white collar crimes attorney in Denver, Colorado

Eichner Law
Kenneth F. Eichner
Eichner Law

Practice Areas: White collar crimes, Criminal defense, Cannabis law; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1996

Education: The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2023
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Eichner Law

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


Attorney Kenneth F. Eichner, founder of The Eichner Law Firm, has a powerful legacy of courtroom victories. With more than 30 years of criminal law experience and over 160 jury trials, Mr. Eichner guides his clients to their best resolution, whether it is trial or a plea agreement. If clients think a case is headed to a jury trial, Eichner Law is considered the go-to firm. The firm's cases have appeared in every major news outlet. 

Located in Denver, Colorado, Eichner Law represents clients charged in county, state or federal courts. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Eichner has succeeded in acquiring hundreds of 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 and related civil actions, including fraud and securities violations and marijuana regulatory actions. 

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 in 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, the University of Colorado law school, and the University of Denver School of Law.

In 2019, Ken won the largest verdict in Colorado history for defamation and malicious prosecution: $2.7 million in Weld County, Colorado. During 2018 he represented a witness during Supreme Court Justice Kavanuagh’s congressional nomination hearing and subsequent FBI interview process. In 2017, Ken successfully blocked indictments relating to the Clinton email investigationand obtained dismissals of sexual assault charges against four individuals. These accomplishments led to his nomination for the Denver Bar Association’s Award of Merit, which recognizes attorneys for outstanding contributions and services rendered in the administration of justice.

Mr. Eichner graduated from Antioch School of Law in 1984, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and is licensed to practice in Colorado, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., in both state and federal courts.

Practice areas

Criminal defense: white collar, Criminal defense, Cannabis law, Civil rights, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Securities litigation

Focus areas

White collar crime, Criminal law - federal, Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, False accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex offenses, Tax evasion, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence, DUI/DWI

  • 20% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 30% Criminal defense
  • 20% Cannabis law
  • 10% Civil rights
  • 10% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Securities litigation

First Admitted: 1988, Maryland

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Educational Background:
  • North Carolina State, B.A. in Art History and Design, 1979
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Washington, D.C. Bar Association, 1996
  • Washington Bar, 1996
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 1996
  • Maryland, 1987
  • Colorado, 1996
  • Member, Maryland Bar Association, 1988
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/Writings:
  • A criminal charge is incredibly traumatic. The emotional wreckage that ensues as events spin out of control is unimaginable. The phone call from the police, the F.B.I. pounding down your door, your college-aged child calling from a jail? Suddenly, a malignant icing infuses the layers of contentment of your seemingly good life. A good night’s sleep is replaced with tossing and turning, your mind filled with scattershot speculation about how the case will unspool and the devastating penalties that eventually must be confronted. Anxiety, depression, anger, substance abuse—all of these could get worse in the face of criminal charges., Author, How to Flourish in the Face of a Criminal Charge, Thrive Global, 2018
  • 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, Presentation of Experts in Federal Court, Colorado Continuing Education, Holland & Hart, 2013
  • It almost sounds like the premise of a film. What would be the title of the movie and the tag line? “The Bounty Hunter starring deputy District Attorney Jennifer Aniston: another defendant in jail, another Prada purse for Jen?” Sounds like breezy summer fun with popcorn—if only it were not true, according to an article in the Denver Post by Jessica Fender, “DA Chambers offers bonuses for prosecutors who hit conviction targets.”, Author, Prosecutors Get Money For Criminal Convictions, Huff Post, 2011
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Nominated for the Denver Bar Association’s Award of Merit, which recognizes attorneys for outstanding contributions and services rendered in the administration of justice., 2018
  • 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
  • $2.7 million for defamation and malicious prosecution. The judgment is the largest verdict of its kind in the history of Colorado, and one of the largest verdicts in the United States, stemming from a false allegation that led to criminal prosecution and our client spending one night in jail., 2019
  • Awarded largest verdict in Colorado history for defamation and malicious prosecution: $2.7 million in Weld Country, Colorado., 2019
  • Represented witness during Supreme Court Justice Kavanuagh’s congressional nomination hearing and subsequent FBI interview process., 2018
  • Represented presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's technology services provider in connection to federal and congressional investigations in Colorado and Washington, D.C., 2017
  • 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
  • Defended a Canadian citizen accused of six counts of sexual assault; case dismissed after preliminary hearing in Denver., 2016
  • 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
  • One of Colorado's SuperLawyers in Criminal Law Category for over a decade., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Rated 10.0 by Avvo, Clients' Choice, Avvo, 2019
  • Ken has been peer-rated for the highest-rated level of professional excellence., Preeminent Rating, Martindale, 2019
  • 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
Representative Clients:
  • The Eichner Law Firm represents Fortune 100 executives and their companies in white-collar matters.  , 2019
  • Successfully represented CEO of cannabis company in four-year grand jury investigation conducted by the IRS and the U.S. Attorney's Office resulting in no state or federal charges.  Aggressive motions practice leading to over a dozen county court domestic violence dismissals in 2021-22. DOJ indictment alleging document destruction/national security violation dropped against individual. , 2022
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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“excellent, very skilled, detail oriented”

Office location for Kenneth F. Eichner

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

Phone: 303-586-4317


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2023

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