Daniel N. Deasy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Greenwood Village, CO

Ammarell Deasy, LLP
 | 8101 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 1050
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-470-3020
Fax: 303-773-3270
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Daniel Deasy is a founding partner of Amarell & Deasy LLP in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Mr. Deasy practices in the area of family law, representing clients in and surrounding metro Denver and beyond in matters involving divorce, adoption, child support, paternity, spousal support and more.  Mr. Deasy's experience in these areas has resulted in his undertaking work as a mediator and arbitrator in family law cases.  Mr. Deasy also handles personal injury, criminal defense and legal malpractice cases.

Mr. Deasy is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado, and has been licensed to practice in the state of Colorado since 1994. Throughout his more than 25 years in practice, he has both litigated and settled a variety of cases on a statewide basis. Mr. Deasy has been recognized within the legal profession by both peers and judicial officers for his dedication and skill, attaining the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from the renowned attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, and receiving Martindale's Judicial Edition Preeminent status.

While Mr. Deasy participates in legal organizations outside of his law practice such as serving as the former president of the Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association and as a current Vice President to the Colorado Bar Association, he also spends a great deal of time traveling around the country and teaching trial advocacy at various schools, conferences and seminars. One such organization he is devoted to sharing his knowledge with is the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), one of the nation’s top providers of training in the area of legal advocacy.  Mr. Deasy has taught or served as Program Director for nearly 100 NITA programs.

Mr. Deasy’s dedication to legal education goes far beyond just one organization, however. He has also taught at the American Bar Association-sponsored family law trial advocacy institute for many years, the Colorado Bar Association (as both faculty and program director), the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, the Colorado County Attorneys Association and the City Attorney’s Office for the city and county of Denver.  Mr. Deasy has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for 16 years, and also taught and coached mock trial at his alma mater, the Univesity of Colorado School of Law.  

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense (10%): Criminal Law

Focus Areas

Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Criminal Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About Daniel Deasy

Admitted: 1994, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://adlawcolorado.com/daniel-n-deasy/

Honors/Awards:

  • Faculty Designation, National Instute for Trial Advocacy, 2009-19
  • A-V Peer Review Preeminent Rating, Judicial Edition, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012-2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - American Registry Top 1% 2016-19
  • 40 Under Forty, The Denver Business Journal, 2003
  • www.AVVO.com 10.0 Superb Attorney, 2012-2019
  • Client Distinction Award - Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys - Lifetime Achievement 2018
  • William O. DeSouchet Trial Advocacy Award, University of Colorado School of Law, 1994
  • A-V Peer Review Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012-2019
  • Top-Rated Lawyer in Family Law - Martindale-Hubbell, 2015-2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member First Judicial District Bar Association, 1994 to Present
  • Vice President Douglas/Elbert Bar Association, 2012
  • Vice-President of Second Region (Adams, Arapahoe, Aurora, Broomfield Doglas, Elbert, Gilpin and Jefferson Counties), Colorado Bar Association 2018-2020
  • Admitted to United States District Court, 2005
  • Member Douglas/Elbert Bar Association, 2009 to Present
  • Colorado Bar Association's Board of Governors, 2013
  • Member Colorado Bar Association, 1994 to Present
  • President - Douglas/Elbert Bar Association, 2013
  • Fellow to the Colorado Bar Association 2013 to Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Arvada Eagles Assistant Football Coach, 2008 - 2009
  • YMCA 6th Grade Girls' Basketball Assistant Basketball Coach, 2003
  • Head Basketball Coach Ralston Valley Gold Crown 6th Grade Team, 2011
  • Jefferson Academy Middle School Girls' Assistant Basketball Coach, 1999
  • YMCA 4th Grade Boys' Head Basketball Coach, 2011
  • Warriors' Assistant Football Coach, 2012 - 2013
  • Jefferson Academy Middle School Girls' Head Basketball Coach, 2000
  • Ralston Valley Mustangs Assistant Baseball Coach, 2008 - 2009
  • South Suburban Boys' Basketball Coach, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Department of Homeland Secutiry Chief Legal Counsel Trial Advocacy Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA); lecture on Evidentiary Foundations, Program Director and Faculty, 2019
  • American Bar Association Family Law Advocay Program; lecture oin Using Exhibits, Faculty, 2019
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute Practicum II: Child Hearsay and Emergency Hearings – Listening to Kids Outside the Courthouse, Moderator and Faculty, 2019
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute Practicum I:  Courtroom Etiquette, Exhibits, Direct Examination, and Offers of Proof, Director and Faculty, 2019
  • Hartford Insurance Companies Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director and Faculty, 2019
  • Department of Homeland Secutiry Chief Legal Counsel Trial Advocacy Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA); lecture on the Dos and Don'ts of Direct and Cross-Examination, Program Director and Faculty, 2019
  • Department of Homeland Secutiry Chief Legal Counsel Trial Advocacy Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA); lecture on Expert Witnesses, Program Director and Faculty, 2019
  • Department of Homeland Secutiry Chief Legal Counsel Trial Advocacy Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA); lecture on Impeachment and Refreshign Recollection, Program Director and Faculty, 2019
  • United States Department of Homeland Security Chief Legal Counsel Deposition Program; lecture on Depositions with Difficult Opposing Counsel and Witnesses, Program Director and Faculty, 2019
  • United States Department of Homeland Security Chief Legal Counsel Deposition Program; lecture on Using Exhibits During Depositions, Program Director and Faculty, 2019
  • American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty, Using Exhibits , 2018
  • American Bar Assocaition Family Law Trial Advocacy Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty, Child Hearsay, 2018
  • Colorado Family Law Bench Book:  Chapter covering Colorado Rules of Evidence Frequently Implicated in Domestic Relations Cases , Author, 2018
  • Hartford Advanced Trial Advocacy Program through the National Institure for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty, 2018
  • Office of the Child's Representative Trial Advocacy Program through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Program Director and Faculty, 2018
  • Wilkinson Walsh & Eskiovitz Trial Advoacy Program through the National Institute for Trial Adevocacy (NITA), Program Director and Faculty, 2018
  • NITA Rocky Mountain Deposition Program, Faculty, 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, Program Director and Lecturer, Hearsay - The Truth of the Matter Asserted, 2013
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers' Association Annual Conference, Faculty, The Electronic Courtroom, Colorado Defense Lawyers' Association, 2005
  • The Hartford Insurance Companies Technology in the Courtroom, Faculty, 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute, Faculty, Examination of Witnesses, 2013
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, Faculty, Case Analysis, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, 2010
  • NITA Studio 71 Education Series, Faculty, The Living Exhibit:  Bringing Your Case to Life, Faculty, 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute, Faculty, Securing Witnesses, 2013
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security Expert Witness Examinations, Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, 2010
  • United States Department Of Homeland Security Evidentiary Foundations through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty, 2010
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director, Evidentiary Foundations, 2018, Program Director and Faculty, 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute, Faculty, Rules of Evidence, 2013
  • Colorado Office Of The Child Advocate - Trial Skills Program Direct Examination through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty, 2004
  • Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Evidentiary Foundations through the National Institure for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Program Director and Faculty, 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Evidence Practicum, Faculty, Hearsay, 2013
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Child Advocacy Program; lecture on the Visual Trials, Faculty, 2004
  • Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Direct and Cross-Examination through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Program Director and Faculty, 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Evidence Practicum, Faculty, Evidentiary Foundations, 2013
  • PowerPoint For Litigators through National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA), Program Director and Faculty, PowerPoint for Litigators, 2005
  • Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Impeachment and Refreshing Recollection through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Program Director and Faculty, 2018
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director, Evidentiary Foundations, 2016
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - PowerPoint For Litigators (Chicago), Program Director and Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - PowerPoint For Litigators (Chicago), 2007
  • Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Expert Witnesses throug National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Program Director and Faculty, 2018
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director and Faculty, Evidentiary Foundations, 2012
  • Colorado Family Law Bench Book, Author, Protection Orders in Domestic Relations Cases, 2014
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director, Evidentiary Foundations, Faculty and Program Director, 2017
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Expert Witnesses, Program Director and Faculty, 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute; lecture on Evidence - Don't Embarrass Yourself, Faculty, 2012
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director, Direct and Cross-Examination, Program Director and Faculty, 2017
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Direct and Cross-Examination: Attorney as Storyteller, Program Director and Faculty, 2012
  • Family Law Section Advocacy Institute with NITA, American Bar Association, Faculty, Direct Examination - Stepping out of the Spotlight, American Bar Association, Family Law Section Advocacy Institute With NITA, 2015
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director, Impeachment and Refreshing Recollection, Program Director and Faculty, 2017
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Impeachment and Refreshing Recollection, Program Director and Faculty, 2012
  • NITA King & Spalding Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty, Closing Arguments, 2012
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Advocacy Institute With NITA, lecture on Using Exhibits, Faculty, 2014
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director, Expert Witnesses, Program Director and Faculty, 2017
  • NITA DOL OSHA Questioning Techniques Program, Faculty, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Evidence Practicum; leture on Hearsay and Child Hearsay, Faculty, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute Trial Practicum, Director and Faculty, 2018
  • NITA, Faculty, Office of the Attorney General - Washington, D.C. Trial Advocacy Program, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Evidence Practicum lecture on Evidentiary Foundations, Faculty, 2016
  • NITA American Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Faculty, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute lecture on Family Law and the 5th Amendment, Faculty, 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association lecture on Laying a Foudnation and Introducing Exhibits, Faculty, Colorado Bar Association, 2011
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Impeachment and Refreshing Recollection, Program Director and Faculty, 2014
  • Denver City Attorney's Office lecture on The Art of Cross-Examination, Faculty, Denver City Attorney's Office, 2015
  • Hearsay, Program Director, Colorado Bar Association, 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute lecture on Marital Torts, Faculty, Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute, 2009
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Expert Witnesses, Program Director and Faculty, 2014
  • NITA Studio 71 Education Series, Faculty, Common Problems in Family Court Cases, 2015
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Labor; lecture on Expert Depositions, Faculty, 2012
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director, Direct and Cross-Examination: Attorney as Storyteller, 2014
  • NITA Studio 71 Education Series, Faculty, Social Media or Faceinstasnaptwitterbookgramchat: Where do your Rules of Evidence Come Into Play?, 2016
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Studio 71 lecture on Exhibits, Faculty, 2011
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Evidentiary Foundations, Program Director and Faculty, 2014
  • NITA DOL OSHA Questioning Techniques Program, Faculty, 2015
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Vermont Trial Skills In CHINS Cases; lecure on Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Faculty, 2011
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers' Association Annual Conference lecture on 10 Things I Learned as an Insurance Defense Attorney, Faculty, 2014
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute, Faculty, Social Media Invades Your Courtroom, 2016
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Studio 71; lecture on Exhibits, Faculty, 2011
  • Colorado Domestic Relations Bench Bar Book, Author, Colorado Rules of Evidence Frequently Implicated in Domestic Relations Cases, 2016
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Expert Witnesses, Program Director and Faculty, 2016
  • NITA American Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Faculty, 2017
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Direct and Cross-Examination, Program Director and Faculty, 2015
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Vermont Office of the Defender Trial Skills In CHINS Cases; lecture on Advanced Cross-Examination, Faculty, 2011
  • NITA Rocky Mountain Deposition Program, Faculty, NITA Rocky Mountain Deposition Program, 2016
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director and Faculty, Direct and Cross-Examination, 2016
  • NITA Department of Homeland Security Trial Advocacy Program, Program Director and Faculty, Expert Witnesses, 2015
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, Program Director and Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, 2011
  • NITA American Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Skills Program - the Don'ts of Direct Examination, Faculty, 2017
  • Colorado County Attorneys Association Summer Conference lecture on Social Media and the Rules of Evidence, Faculty , 2015
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security lecture on Evidence in the Courtroom, Program Director and Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, 2011
  • NITA Office of the Child's Representative Trial Skills Program, Program Director and Faculty, 2017
  • Colorado County Attorneys Association Fall Conference:  Social Media and the Rules of Evidence, Faculty, 2015
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Labor lecture on Technology and the Visual Trial, Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Labor, 2009
  • Colorado Bar Association CLE lecture on The Art of Cross-Examination: Starting and Finishing with a Bang!, Faculty, 2017
  • Colorado Child Support Enforcement Summer Conference, Lecturer, Evidentiary Cross-Examination, 2015
  • University Of Colorado School Of Law - Intersession Trial Advocacy Program; lecture on Expert Witness Examination, Faculty, 2007
  • The Hartford Insurance Companies Trial Skills Program, Faculty, Evidentiary Foundations, NITA, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section April Meeting, Lecturer, Disclosures and Discovery, 2014
  • University Of Colorado School Of Law - Intersession Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Evidentiary Foundations, Faculty, University Of Colorado School Of Law - Intersession Trial Advocacy Program, 2008
  • The Hartford Insurance Companies Trial Skills Program, Faculty, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, NITA, 2016
  • NITA Studio 71 Education Series, Faculty, Evidentiary Foundations, 2014
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Rocky Mountain Regional Trial Advocacy Program lecture on Exhibits, Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Rocky Mountain Regional, 2009
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute Trial Practicum, Director and Faculty, 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, Program Director and Lecturer, The Art of Cross-Examination, 2014
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Rocky Mountain Regional; lecture on Evidence in the Courtroom, Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - Rocky Mountain Regional, 2008
  • The Hartford Insurance Companies Trial Skills Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), lecture on the Don'ts of Direct and Cross-Examination, Program Director and Faculty, 2017
  • The Hartford Insurance Companies Trial Skills Program through National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), lecture on Hey Everybody, Look at Me! (Opens and Closes), Program Director and Faculty, 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Fall Update; lecture on Evidence Puzzles, Faculty, 2014
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security; lecture on Evidence in the Courtroom, Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, 2009
  • NITA American Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Faculty, 2018
  • Workers' Compensation - Legal, Evidentiary, Appellate, Public Policy and Judicial Perspectives, Colorado Bar Association; lecture on 10 Rules of Evidence Every Practitioner Must Know, Faculty, 2013
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security; lecture on Impeachment of Witnesses, Faculty, National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA) - US Department Of Homeland Security, 2009

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) 2004 to Present
  • Adjunct Professor - University of Colorado School of Law 
  • Adjunct Professor - University of Denver College of Law 2004 to Present
  • Program Director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) 2007 to Present
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Office Location for Daniel N. Deasy

8101 East Prentice Avenue
Suite 1050
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 303-470-3020

Fax: 303-773-3270

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