Nicolas Geman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Denver, CO

Geman Criminal Defense
 | 600 17th St, Suite 2108
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-997-3907
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Nicolas Geman is the founder of Geman Criminal Defense. Located in Denver, Colorado, he provides aggressive representation for clients throughout the state. As an undergraduate, Mr. Geman attended New York University, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. Choosing to remain in New York City for his legal education, he enrolled at the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and in 2007, he graduated with his Juris Doctor.

As the name of his law firm indicates, Mr. Geman focuses his practice on the representation of people who have been accused by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. A significant portion of his caseload involves advocating on behalf of clients who are facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Other types of cases that Mr. Geman has handled have included drug possession and distribution, assault and battery, fraud and other white collar crimes, theft, burglary, and domestic violence.

Mr. Geman has obtained positive results for his clients both in and out of the courtroom, including charge dismissals, jury and bench acquittals, and favorable plea agreements that he has negotiated with prosecutors. This successful track record has led to a great deal of recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Geman has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 in several consecutive years. Admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts since 2008, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

 
Practice Areas
  • 90%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2021

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About Nicolas Geman

Admitted: 2008, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.gemancriminaldefense.com/about-us/

Honors/Awards:

  • Colorado's State Ambassador to a national DUI defense organization providing quarterly training and access to shared resources like cross-examination books, law enforcement manuals, and current trends in DUI defense. Appointed Colorado State Ambassador in 2015., State Ambassador - American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, https://aapda.org/directory/cat/colorado/, 2020
  • Nominated for U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers
  • 10Buds.com's list of the best cannabis lawyers in Colorado for all areas of law including business, litigation, and criminal defense. The articles recognize Mr. Geman "as one of the nation’s top DUI defense attorneys", Best Marijuana Lawyers in Colorado, https://www.10buds.com/industry/marijuana-lawyers-colorado/, 2020
  • From the website: "The National Trial Lawyers is a member-driven organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Through educational and networking opportunities, we strive to help our members build law practices that encompass superior knowledge, skill, experience, and success." Selected to the Top 100 every year since 2014., Top 100 - National Trial Lawyers, https://thenationaltriallawyers.org/profile-view/Nicolas/Geman/19182/, 2019
  • Rated Top 10 in Colorado by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys every year since 2014., 10 Best - American Institute of Legal Counsel, https://www.aiduia.org/2019-10-best-by-state/colorado/, 2019
  • A+ Rated by the BBB every year since 2017., A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, https://www.bbb.org/us/co/denver/profile/dui-lawyer/geman-criminal-defense-0885-90155876, 2017
  • The Colorado Supreme Court recognizes law firms, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel or government groups that have committed to and achieved the annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services every year. This award was for pro-bono work with veterans in the community who suffer from combat-related PTSD or TBI issues., Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Achievement Award, https://www.courts.state.co.us/gallery/album.cfm?Album=10 [image 13], 2014
  • The Colorado Supreme Court recognizes law firms, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel or government groups that have committed to and achieved the annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services every year. This award was for pro-bono work with veterans in the community who suffer from combat-related PTSD or TBI issues., Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Achievement Award, http://www.courts.state.co.us/gallery/album.cfm?Album=5 [see image #26], 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing through Dr. Lance Platt, Ph.D, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National College for DUI Defense, 2020
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar - Professional Development Committee. From the website: "Designs and executes seminars and training programs that give practitioners current information and helps practitioners become better advocates for their clients. The Professional Development Committee maintains an Investigator subcommittee to address issues affecting investigators and associate members.", 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training program - Selection and Sessions Committees. The Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing hundreds of applications and narrowing the field down to no more than 20 qualified candidates to participate in the program. The Sessions Committee is responsible for planning six separate weekend retreats for the candidates, each centered around a different theme of leadership. The session planned was Diversity and Bias, which included creating the agenda, recruiting professional speakers across numerous disciplines, and putting on a multi-day event designed to awaken and sharpen leadership skills in a team-oriented environment., 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training program. This program brings together recognized leaders of their professions and communities to build and inspire the future of the legal profession. This is done by raising awareness of broader issues and challenges of our justice system and the legal profession; promoting professionalism and community service; building relationships between the legal and general communities; and teaching leadership skills and philosophies., 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans. This is a monthly clinic that provides free legal services to military veterans. The initiative brings attorneys from all areas of law on a volunteer basis to assist walk-ins with a variety of legal needs. Attorneys can provide advice and accept cases on a pro-bono or 'modest means' basis., 2018
  • Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans. This is a monthly clinic that provides free legal services to military veterans. The initiative brings attorneys from all areas of law on a volunteer basis to assist walk-ins with a variety of legal needs. Attorneys can provide advice and accept cases on a pro-bono or 'modest means' basis., 2014
  • Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans. This is a monthly clinic that provides free legal services to military veterans. The initiative brings attorneys from all areas of law on a volunteer basis to assist walk-ins with a variety of legal needs. Attorneys can provide advice and accept cases on a pro-bono or 'modest means' basis., 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • From the website description: About the Book: Evidence in Colorado: A Practical Guide, Second Edition is a useful guide to introducing evidence in Colorado. Chapters contain foundation requirements for each type of evidence, as well as sample examinations to illustrate how to get evidence admitted. The book contains leading cases, a discussion of the rules of evidence, and many practice pointers giving concrete advice. An appendix contains both the Colorado and Federal Rules of Evidence for the reader's convenience., Author, Evidence in Colorado: A Practical Guide, Colorado Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education, Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • CLE accredited lecture entitled Cross-Examination of Field Sobriety Tests. Provided information and instruction on successfully attacking the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests from multiple angles, common pitfalls, and issue framing., Faculty Speaker, Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases in Colorado, Lorman Continuing Legal Education Training, Trial Lawyers, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Over 40 dismissals, not guilty verdicts, deferred judgments, and administrative driver's license hearings won. Cases ranged from Felony Assault to Misdemeanor DUI's., 2019
  • The client was facing his third Driving Under the Influence charge in Adams County, Colorado. Evidence included eye-witness testimony of the client's involvement in a bar fight and subsequent property damage to the bar, followed by law enforcement's investigation, failing the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and video of a client refusing chemical testing in a multi-hour expletive-laden rant. After two days of trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts., 2017
  • Federal DEA Investigation into illegal online black market based in Baltimore, MD, reached our client when a package containing controlled substances addressed to him was searched at the post office. After working with federal agents in both Denver and Baltimore, the government elected not to pursue charges for lack of evidence., 2017
  • The client was charged with Domestic Violence Assault after an altercation at a bar led to a high-speed chase down I-25, ending at the victim's home. The evidence included numerous pictures of the victim's severe injuries and our client was already on a deferred judgment for a different felony assault charge. After multiple days of trial, a mistrial was declared for a hung jury, and the prosecution offered to dismiss the case., 2016
  • Client was charged with a Marijuana-based DUI after leaving a Snoop Dogg concert at Red Rocks on 04/20/14. Law enforcement observed our client weaving and almost striking a median after being in the left turn lane with his right blinker on. The client failed the standardized field sobriety tests and admitted to using marijuana. After just one day of trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts., 2015

Educational Background:

  • New York University - B.A. Political Science, 2003
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Office Location for Nicolas Geman

600 17th St
Suite 2108
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-997-3907

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Last Updated: 10/19/2020

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