Marshall C. Breit

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, CO

Mulligan Breit McConnell, LLC
 | 475 W. 12th Ave, Suite D
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-689-0626
Fax: 303-296-3471
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Civil Rights (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    An attorney at Mulligan Breit McConnell, LLC, Marshall C. Breit devotes his practice exclusively to criminal defense matters at both the trial and post-conviction appellate levels. Located in Denver, Colorado, he provides astute representation to clients throughout the state who have been charged by the federal or state government with misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that Mr. Breit has handled have included traffic offenses, driving while ability impaired as well as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and juvenile crimes. He also has extensive experience in defending against domestic violence charges as well as first-degree murder, and a large part of his practice is devoted to representing clients who have been charged with sexual assault or other sex offenses.

    During his distinguished career, Mr. Breit has been able to obtain numerous acquittals on behalf of his clients, while in other cases he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. He also has represented several clients who have been under investigation by state or federal authorities and has been able to convince the government to forego the filing of formal charges.

    Majoring in political science, Mr. Breit attended Emory University in Atlanta as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 2001. After spending three years as a researcher with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., he decided to pursue a legal education, and he enrolled at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2007, Mr. Breit was a deputy state public defender with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender before entering private practice in 2013.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Civil Rights
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Murder, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Police Misconduct


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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    About Marshall Breit

    Admitted: 2008, Colorado

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected in 2017 as a Super Lawyers - Rising Star in Criminal Defense , Super Lawyers - Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Top 40 Under 40 Top Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Top 40 Under 40 Top Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Top 40 Under 40 Top Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Colorado; United States District Court - District of Colorado

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition
    • Member, Colorado Bar Association
    • Member, Denver Bar Association
    • Member, Adams / Broomfield Bar Association
    • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
    • Member, Colorado Juvenile Defenders Center
    • Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mentor Attorney – Brighton Teen Court, Juvenile delinquency defense training – Colorado State Public Defender
    • Significant pro bono work related to juvenile delinquency matters; Co- Chair Senate Bill 94 - Adams County 2011-2012, Member of Senate Bill 94 - Juvenile Services Planning Committee - 2009-2012
    • Completed petitions to deregister and petitions to seal criminal records / histories, pro bono, for indigent clients, 2018
    • Represented juvenile client under investigation for sexual assault.  Investigation resulted in no criminal charges being filed.  Subsequently represented client in a permanent protection order hearing that was initiated by the alleged victim of the sexual assault after the case was declined for criminal prosecution., 2018
    • Mentor Attorney – Brighton Teen Court, Moot Court Judge – Mock Trial Teams – University of Denver, University of Colorado
    • Reprented client, with significant disabilities, in Denver.  Client facing mandatory jail time and revocation of his driving privledges.  After investigating the case, collecting mitigation, and meeting the prosecution, Client was offered a traffic infraction thus avoiding jail time and revocation of his driver's license, 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Training - Juvenile Deliquency Defense - Colorado State Public Defender


    • Approximately 100 jury trials, many resulting in Not Guilty verdicts. 
    • Triple homicide jury trial, 2017
    • Felony Theft case dismissed in its entirety., 2018
    • DUI - Not Guilty of all charges at trial, 2016
    • Felony Domestic Violence Jury Trial - Not Guilty on all charges, 2017
    • Felony Sexual Assault Charges - Case Dismissed at Motions Hearing, 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • Client was charged with multiple sexual offenses.  Any conviction would result in jail time, mandatory registration as a sex offender for a minimum of 10 years, and loss of employment. After nearly a year of litigation, client was offered a deferred judgement to petty offense.  This allowed Client to avoid all jail and registering as a sex offender.  Client also kept his job and will be able to seal all records pertaining to this case in one year, 2017
    • Represanative clients include:  Individuals charged or accused of sexual offenses or homicide, professionals facing criminal charges and licensing implications, complex criminal or civil rights trial work, and juveniles in delinquency proceedings.      
    • Client was charged with multiple counts of felony Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer. Specifically, this Client was alleged to have assaulted multiple deputies at the jail.  Client was facing a mandatory prison sentence if convicted.  Following months of litigation, all charges against this Client were dismissed.  Client is now in the persuing a civil suit against the county for various civil rights violations, 2016
    • Client was charged with felony theft and faced significant prison time if convicted.  Upon a thorough investigation, it was determined this was a business dispute and not a criminal matter.  After preparing extensive materials for the prosecution, we met with the prosecutor and outlined the findings of our investigation.  As a result, the case was dismissed in its entirety, 2018
    • Client was charged with multiple felony counts of Sexual Assault on a Child.  If convicted, Client faced an indeterminate sentence to the Colorado Department of Corrections.  Any conviction would also require registration as a sex offender.  After an extensive investigation and substantial courtroom litigation, all charges against the Client were dismissed prior to trial, 2016
    • Juvenile client was under investigation for sexual assault.  After conducting a lengthy investigation into the subject allegations and significant interaction with the investigating detective, law enforcement declined to file charges against client, 2018
    • Client was facing multiple allegations of domestic violence stemming from the dissolution of a relationship.  If convicted, client was facing a mandatory minimum of 5-16 years in prison on the second degree assault charge.  Following a lengthy jury trial, client was acquitted of all charges, 2017

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys - National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
    • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys - National Trial Lawyers Association 2017, 2017
    • 2017 National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
    • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys , 2016

    Educational Background:

    • B.A. Emory University

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Defense
    • Homicides
    • Sex Offenses
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    Office Location for Marshall C. Breit

    475 W. 12th Ave
    Suite D
    Denver, CO 80204

    Phone: 720-689-0626

    Fax: 303-296-3471

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