Rhidian Orr

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Denver, Colorado

The Orr Law Firm LLC
Rhidian Orr
The Orr Law Firm LLC

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2002

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

The Orr Law Firm LLC

1355 South Colorado Boulevard
Suite C-420
Denver, CO 80222 Visit website


The owner of the Denver, Colarado-based firm, The Orr Law Firm, attorney Rhidian D.W Orr is a criminal defense attorney. He mainly focuses his practice on DUI, driving under the influence of drugs(DUID), driving while impaired (DWA), vehicular assault, reckless driving and driving under restraint/suspension (DUR/DUS). He also handles other criminal defense and personal injury cases. 

According to the protocols established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mr. Orr is qualified to administer and instruct on standardized field sobriety tests. He is also trained to operate the Intoxilyzer 9000 and the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, in addition to his Gas Chromatography and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) certifications. 

Mr. Orr has received training at Terry MacCarthy’s Cross Examination training and also graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Denver and continued his legal studies at the same university’s Sturm College of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 2000. 

Moreover, Mr. Orr received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver - Daniels College of Business in 2002. A dedicated member of the legal community, he holds lifetime memberships at the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. 

Additionally, Mr. Orr is a member of the faculty at the National College for DUI Defense and the Trial Skills University. He serves as a charter member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Having written extensively, he is the co-author of the published Colorado DUI Survival Guide (2013) and has written a chapter for Inside the Minds: Navigating DUI Drug Cases (2012). He is frequently asked to speak at high-profile conferences and seminars across the country.

In view of his impeccable legal contributions, Mr. Orr has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and was named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers. On Avvo, he has a perfect score of 10 out of 10, with many five-star reviews from satisfied clients. He fights hard for his clients' freedoms and rights and is known for his fervor and persistence.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2002, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.orrlaw.com/firm-overview/meet-the-team/rhidian-d...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • This is a segment I taped with CBS4 Haystack Colorado on DUI Defense attorneys and what separates The Orr Law Firm, LLC from other criminal defense firms in Colorado, DUI Defense Prevention, www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tdzfro4Yb8
  • Here is another segment that we put together to personalize The Orr Law Firm. This segment focuses on your rights in relation to DUI charges and what you can expect by hiring The Orr Law Firm, The Orr Law Firm - DUI Defense, www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT7ojqOr6OE
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • In late fall of 2011, Rhidian Orr was asked to participate in and author a chapter in the Aspatore Inside the Minds book series on DUI law, published by West, a Thomson Reuters business. Inside the Minds chapters are comparable to whitepapers or thought-leadership essays, addressing the most important issues that lawyers face and offering strategies for managing those issues and effectively working with clients. Inside the Minds: Navigating DUI Drug Cases was published this spring and is authored by leading DUI attorneys from across the country, each with his or her own chapter. Past and current authors of Aspatore books include executives from leading companies and partners from over 95 percent of the largest 200 law firms. Rhidian Orr has been recognized as a thought leader in the practice area, and was thus asked to participate and author a chapter in this prestigious publication. Rhidian authored a chapter within the book titled: Knowledge is Power: Learn to Discern the Difference Between Good and Bad Science in DUID Cases. We hope you enjoy reading this Chapter as it was written in such a way that all who read would hopefully understand its content and meaning., Author, Inside the Minds: Navigating DUI Drug Cases, Aspatore
  • Rhidian Orr was approached by nationally renowned DUI Defense Attorney’s Bruce Edge and John Hunsucker about bringing the DUI Survival Guide series to the state of Colorado. Rhidian was honored and humbled by this invitation and gladly accepted the offer and immediately began work on writing the book. The book was sent to print in 2012 and was published and printed in February of 2013. To our knowledge, this is the first published book about DUI Defense in Colorado that is meant to be read and put in the hands of the average citizen of Colorado. The Colorado DUI Survival Guide (Colorado DUI Survival Guide - 1st Edition) was written for the average person to read and in an effort to educate and enlighten the people of Colorado regarding current DUI law and how to avoid being charged or convicted of a DUI or DWAI in Colorado. The information in this book is presented as a public service. While every effort was made to assure it was true and accurate at the time of publication, due to the rapidly changing nature of American laws, we make no warranty or guarantee as to its ongoing accuracy or reliability. This book can be used as a tool, but it is not intended as a substitute for legal counsel. Nothing should be construed as establishing an attorney-client relationship. If you are in need of legal service, you should immediately retain a competent attorney. Below is a link and a resource that outlines all current and proposed changes to the law that were not available or in place at the time the Colorado DUI Survival Guide was sent to print. Updates to the Colorado DUI Survival Guide The Colorado DUI Survival Guide can be obtained Free of Charge. To request a copy, please send an email to [email protected], Author, Colorado DUI Survival Guide: A Citizen’s Protection Manual - See more at: http://www.orrlaw.com/firm-overview/professional-publications/colorado-dui-survival-guide-a-citizen’s-protection-manual/#sthash.iwuLeqDN.dpuf, Whitehall Publishing
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) - Drug Recognition Expert Overview Certified
  • Intoxilyzer 5000EN Operator Training
  • MacCarthy Cross Exam Seminar II - Cross Examination & Impeachment
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
  • NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Instructor Certified in SFST's (Standard Field Sobriety Tests)
  • Joshua Karton - From Presentation Into Persuasion
  • The McShane Law Firm - The Scientific Truth About HS-GC-FID
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) - Practitioner Certified in SFST's (Standard Field Sobriety Tests)
  • Intoxilyzer 9000 Operator Training
  • ACS Forensic Chromatography III - Forensic Chromatography
  • Western Trial Advocacy Institute - Effective Communication and Trial Skills Training
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Annually, The Orr Law Firm does approximately $50,000 in pro bono work for clients and in charitable donations.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • I don't believe in publishing every dismissal and positive outcome The Orr Law Firm has obtained, however, with that said we fight diligently for our client's rights and by doing so we often obtain results that exceed our client's expectations.
Educational Background:
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO, B.A., 1994
  • University of Denver, Daniels College of Business; Denver, CO, M.B.A., 2002
  • For the 8th year in a row, The Orr Law Firm LLC was the receipient of a Gold Star Award in recognition of 8 consecutive years of no BBB complaints., Gold Star Award, Better Business Bureau, 2012
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rhidian Orr was the recipient of the 2009 Golden Heart Award given out by the Valley Hope Association.  Valley Hope is a residential alcohol and substance abuse facility in the Denver Metro Area.  This award symobolizes his passion and concern for his clients.  Rhidian believes "Not only is it important to get my clients the best results in their criminal and administrative cases, but it is equally important to ensure that those clients who are dealing with dependency issues receive the treatment necessary to move forward with their lives.", Golden Heart Award, Valley Hope Association, 2009
Industry Groups:
  • DUI Defense

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

“Leader in the DUI community!!!”

“Rhidian is a top notch attorney.”

“Top shelf!!!!”

“What sets Rhidian apart from other lawyers is his extreme dedication to excellence and his world class character. He is simply one of the best.”

“Always strives to keep up on the latest science and law regarding DUI and is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the state on blood testing, the Intoxilyzer, and current DUI related law. I trust him and he is the only DUI law firm I refer clients to.”

“Great DUI Attorney.”

“Great Attorney!”

“Rhidian has a first-rate working knowledge of DUI and Criminal Traffic law in Colorado. He has dedicated himself to constantly improving and refining his trial skills by attending numerous training courses and applying his knowledge and experience to frequent jury trials. Rhidian's committment to his clients is unparalleled.”

Office location for Rhidian Orr

1355 South Colorado Boulevard
Suite C-420
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 303-818-2448


11 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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