Patrick D. Tooley

Patrick D. Tooley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, CO

Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, PC
 | 455 Sherman Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-282-4112
Fax: 303-777-3823
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Patrick Tooley's successful trial practice focuses on a broad range of civil, commercial, criminal defense, and appellate matters.  Before joining the Dill law firm as a partner in 1993, Mr. Tooley was Chief Deputy District Attorney in Arapahoe County, where he began practicing law in 1985. In addition to civil, criminal, and administrative trial work, Mr. Tooley has handled appeals before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Colorado Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  Over his career, Mr. Tooley has tried more than 75 civil and criminal jury trials in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and County and District Courts throughout Colorado.  Mr. Tooley has an AV Preeminent rating in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory in the United States and has been awarded Super Lawyer recognition on multiple occions by Law and Politics Magazine.  Mr. Tooley attended Pomona College and the University of Colorado earning his B.A. in 1981.  He worked at the Vera Institute of Justice in London, England before enrolling in the University of Colorado School of Law, where he graduated in 1985. He is a member of the Denver Board of Ethics and the Colorado Supreme Court's Hearing Board for attorney discipline matters. He has also served as a volunteer mediator and inventory counsel for the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation. 

White Papers

  • Governor's River Access Dispute Resolution Task Force Final Report (2010) - The Governor's River Access Dispute Resolution Task Force was charged with developing a proposal for resolving conflcits among landowners, anglers, commercial rafters, and the boating public.  The Task Force included members from each of these groups and issued its Final Report on December 13, 2010.

  • About Patrick Tooley

    Admitted: 1985, Colorado

    Professional Webpage:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Denver Board of Ethics, Member  , 2016
    • Office of Attorney Regulation, Mediator on disciplinary actions brought by the Office of Attorney Regulation (2010)
    • Office of Attorney Regulation, Inventory Counsel
    • Colorado Supreme Court Hearing Board, Member (2012-present)
    • Arapahoe County Bar Assocation, Member
    • Colorado Bar Association, Member 1985 through present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Denver Board of Ethics, City and County of Denver, 2016
    • Governor's River Dispute Task Force, Ex Officio Legal Advisor, 2010
    • Statewide Water Supply Initiative, Member of Technical Roundtable, 2005
    • Second Judicial District Nominating Commision, Member, 1995
    • Colorado White Water Association, Board Member (2005--present).  Positions held: President, Vice-President, Legal, and Access. Volunteer on Access and Legal Matters (2002--present).  Worked on river access legislation and testified on those matters before the Colordao General Assembly.
    • Dale Tooley/ERI Cancer Lab, Board Member
    • American Whitewater, Member, Volunteer of the Month, Member Legal Stream Team

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Alcohol Beverage Law, Emerging Issues in Practice and Policy. Organized and facilitated CLE Program. Served as Panelist and Facilitator. , Organizer, Facilitator, and Panelist, Panelist, CLE International, 2013
    • Annual Liquor License Symposium.  Presenter at National CLE on Ethics Issues Facing Liquor Licensing Attorneys., Presenter, Ethical Considerations for Liquor Licensing Attorneys., 2004
    • CLE Presenter and Panelist.  Grand Jury Investigations.
    • CLE Presenter, Presenting DNA Evidence at Trial
    • CES, Civil Discovery and Case Management for Paralegals, Presenter and Organizer, Presenter
    • Annual Liquor Licensing Symposium Presenter, Ethics and Administrative Law, Presenter, Ethics and Administrative Law

    Educational Background:

    • National College of District Attorneys Forensic Evidence Course, 1993
    • National College of District Attorneys, Career Prosecutor's Course, 1989
    • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D. 1985, 1985
    • Vera Institute of Justice, London, England. Researcher on Adjournment Delays in Magistrates Courts in London, Oxford, and Peterborough., 1981
    • Bachelor of Arts, Attended Pomona College and University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating in 1981.
    Office Location for Patrick D. Tooley

    455 Sherman Street
    Suite 300
    Denver, CO 80203

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    Last Updated: 7/27/2016

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