Scott Robinson

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Denver, Colorado

Scott H. Robinson, P.C.
Scott Robinson
Scott H. Robinson, P.C.

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

Licensed in Colorado since: 1975

Education: University of Colorado Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Scott H. Robinson, P.C.

1660 Lincoln Street
Suite #2350
Denver, CO 80264 Visit website


Attorney Scott Robinson has more than 35 years of trial experience in both civil lawsuits and criminal defense. With the law office of Scott Robinson, P.C., he represents clients in Denver and throughout the Denver metropolitan area in cases involving charges of assault, drug crimes, murder and more.

After graduating from the University of Denver with a degree in history, Mr. Robinson subsequently earned his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. Mr. Robinson has been licensed to practice in all Colorado state courts since 1975, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. He has also successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Active in professional organizations, Mr. Robinson is a member of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He has also been featured in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America" and has attained the highest rating, AV Preeminent,* from the attorney peer-review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Robinson is often called upon to speak about legal topics for both professional and general audiences. He has served as the legal analyst for 9News in Denver for many years, and has also has provided legal analysis for ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the New York Times. Mr. Robinson also serves as a legal columnist for the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 practice standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Appellate, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Appeals, Assault, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Slip and Fall, Theft, White Collar Crime, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Constitutional Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1975, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • LawLine 9, 1998 - Present
Representative Clients:
  • Heavyweight Boxer Ron Lyle
  • Income Realty mogul William Riley
  • The Estate of Jeffery Truax
  • Iranian Student Afshin Shariati
  • Eagle Rancher Kathy Denson
  • Former Green Beret Eugene Tafoya
  • Ex-Denver Police Officer James King
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Espinoza v. O'Dell, 633 P.2d 455 (Colo. 1981)
  • Neil v. Espinoza, 747 P.2d 1257 (Colo. 1987)
  • People v. Janes, 982 P.2d 300 (Colo. 1999)
  • People v. Briggs, 709 P.2d 911 (Colo. 1985)
  • White v. Adamek, 907 P.2d 735 (Colo. App. 1995)
  • People v. Riley, 708 P.2d 1359 (Colo. 1985)
  • United States v. Gillis, 942 F.2d 707 (10th Cir. 1991)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "'Rules v. Approaches': Choosing a Choice-of Law Principle for Colorado", University of Colorado Law Review, Volume 46 No. 1
  • "Strategies in Defending Eyewitness Identification Cases", Colorado Lawyer, February, 1988
  • "Eyewitness Identification; Suggestive Procedures in the Wake of Wade", Trial Talk, May, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
  • Top AV 5.0 Rating Martindale-Hubbell Rating, 1982 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Order of the Coif, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
  • 5280 Magazine Colorado Super Lawyer, 2005 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1977
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1977
  • Denver Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, B.A., Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Honors: Pi Gamma Mu, Major: History, 1972
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Briefed, argued and won a case before the United Staters Supreme Court, 1984
Industry Groups:
  • ATLA
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • CTLA

Office location for Scott Robinson

1660 Lincoln Street
Suite #2350
Denver, CO 80264

Phone: 303-573-3882


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

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