Luke W. McConnell

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Denver, Colorado

Civil Rights Litigation Group, PLLC
Luke W. McConnell
Civil Rights Litigation Group, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2008

Education: University of Oregon School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
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Civil Rights Litigation Group, PLLC

1543 Champa St.
Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202 Visit website


Luke W. McConnell is an experienced trial attorney and litigator who joined the Civil Rights Litigation Group in 2023 to further the firm’s mission of fighting for people’s rights. Luke has been a criminal defense attorney for more than 14 years and a civil litigator for more than 9 years. Luke has tried over 95 jury trials, and he brings a wealth of sophisticated litigation and trial experience to all of the cases he works on. Luke handles cases in every jurisdiction in Colorado as well as the federal District of Colorado and has been responsible for millions of dollars in civil judgments for his clients throughout his career. Luke has particularized expertise in handling cases involving mental health, which is an issue he is very passionate about. Luke chairs the criminal defense section of the law firm, and his immense trial experience is an essential asset to the firm’s civil rights litigation.


Outside of work, Luke enjoys cooking, ski mountaineering, racing road bikes, mountain biking, hiking, reading, DYI projects, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense in State and Federal Courts
  • Civil Rights
  • Police Misconduct
  • Post-Conviction Relief
  • Pardons and Clemency Petitions
  • Select Personal Injury Matters

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Discrimination, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Police Misconduct, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Civil Rights

First Admitted: 2008, Colorado

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Association of Federal Court practitioners.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
Educational Background:
  • Whittier College, Department Award, Philosophy, B.A.
  • This is a designation for Luke McConnell's practice in Criminal Law, which is awarded to top lawyers under 40 years of age in Colorado. , Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty Of Federal Advocates

Office location for Luke W. McConnell

1543 Champa St.
Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-515-6165


3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

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