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David R. Jones

Managing Partner

Office Locations:

Denver & Golden Colorado

Phone:   (303) 573-5253

Fax:       303-573-5257

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Mr. Jones obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University where his father taught for 26 years. In 1993, Mr. Jones moved to Colorado to attend Law School at the University of Denver where he obtained his juris doctorate in 1996. Mr. Jones has been licensed to practice in Colorado ever since and is also licensed to practice in Federal Court. In law school, Mr. Jones focused much of his work around trial practice and mock trial competitions where he achieved great success. Mr. Jones began an internship with the Colorado State Public Defender’s office in 1995 winning the first case he tried to a jury before graduating from law school.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Jones was hired as a trial attorney with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. Over the next eleven years, he was a public defender in Arapahoe, El Paso and Jefferson Counties. During this time, Mr. Jones tried well over thirty cases to the court and over fifty cases to a jury achieving outright acquittals or dismissals in most of the cases he tried. Mr. Jones finished his career as a public defender in Jefferson County where he was the Senior Attorney for that office and was responsible for teaching and training less experienced lawyers. When time allows, Mr. Jones continues to teach and lecture on all areas of trial practice.

In 2007, Mr. Jones started his own criminal defense practice in Golden, CO where he continued to achieve dismissals and acquittals in serious felony cases. In 2016, Mr. Jones partnered with Christopher Decker and to become the Law Offices of Decker & Jones where his firm continues to represent people charged with serious criminal offenses. Mr. Jones has a great deal of specialized experience in cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct as well as complex medical cases where cause of death findings are challenged in child abuse cases. Mr. Jones has also been accepted in Colorado District Courts to testify as an expert on the standard of care to be provided by an attorney in criminal defense cases. In those matters, Mr. Jones renders opinions to the Court on whether other attorneys have provided effective assistance of counsel to their clients.

Mr. Jones is member of several professional organizations to include but not limited to the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the First Judicial Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He remains active in local community efforts in Jefferson County working to improve the criminal justice system.

 Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense of all Major Offenses:

  • Murder and Attempted Murder
  • Sexual Assault Allegations
  • Allegations Concerning Children
  • Drug Possession and Distribution
  • Assaults with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Computer Crimes
  • Domestic Violence Cases
  • Post Conviction Relief
 Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 1996
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado/J.D. – 1996
  • Auburn University, Alabama/ B.A. – 1992, Major: Political Science
Representative Cases as Public Defender 1996-2007
  • Arapahoe County 1996-1998. – 17 County Court misdemeanor jury trials ranging from DUIs, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; 6 acquittals, 7 dismissed during trial for prosecutorial misconduct and granted motions for judgment of acquittal, 4 guilty verdicts. 11 juvenile court trials; 7 acquittals and 4 guilty verdicts.
  • People v. Chaval Williams (1999) – Arapahoe County – Successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Colorado resulting in dismissal of attempted murder charges. 987 P.2d 232 (Colo.1999).
  • People v. C. Beazer (1999) – Arapahoe County – Jury acquittal crime of violence felony assault. People v. R. Cunningham (1999) Arapahoe County – Dismissal of all felony drug distribution charges in the middle of trial for prosecutorial misconduct. People v. C. Santisteven (1999) El Paso County – Jury acquittal felony vehicle theft.
  • People v. L. Warfield (1999) – El Paso County – Jury acquittal aggravated robbery with habitual offender counts. People v. J. Mackin (2001) El Paso County – Jury acquittal felony drug possession.
  • People v. F. Smith (2001) – El Paso County attempted murder charges dismissed at trial. People v. G. Oliver (2001) El Paso County- Jury acquittal of felony assault charges.
  • People v. D. Bryant (2003) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of felony kidnapping. People v. S. Unger (2003) Jefferson County- Felony assault charges dismissed under Colorado’s “make my day” law.
  • People v. S. Howald (2001) – El Paso County – dismissal of all felony drug charges after successful challenge to suppress the evidence on 4 th Amendment grounds. Lead detective later charged perjury.
  • People v. J. Doles (2004) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of attempted murder.
  • People v. E. Obrien (2007) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal felony theft at risk adult.
Representative Cases in Private Practice 2007-Present
  • People v. M. Borrego (2007) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of felony menacing.
  • People v. T. Wood (2008) – Weld County – Jury acquittal of sexual assault.
  • People v. N. Pyne (2009) – Jefferson County – Jury acquittal of felony assault.
  • People v. T. B. (2011) – Denver County – Dismissal all Felony Sex Assault Charges.
  • People v. M. Branson (2012) – Adams County – Jury acquittal felony sex assault on child.
  • People v. D. Posada (2012) – Adams County – Dismissal felony sex assault on child.
  • People v. J. Garcia (2012) – Broomfield County – Life sentence imposed for sex offense reversed after successful post-conviction relief motion for ineffective assistance.
  • People v. Richards (2013) – Jefferson County – Dismissal of attempted murder charges.
  • People v. L.C. (2013) –Jefferson County – Prison Sentence reversed and client released.
  • People v. E. Cotheran (2013) – Jefferson County – Jury trial acquittal of client charged with driving while ability impaired.
  • People v. A. Robledo (2014) – Denver County – Hung jury of all felony sex assault charges resulting in misdemeanor plea.
  • People v. A. Drago (2014) – Jefferson County – All felony sex assault charges dismissed.
  • Casper v. Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (2014) – Pueblo County- 4.5-million- dollar verdict awarded in civil trial involving the bad faith denial of insurance benefits to a man dying of prostate cancer.
  • People v. B. Garcia (2015) – Denver County – Denver County.
  • People v. J. Morely (2016) – Boulder County – dismissal of DUI during trial.
  • People v. Ruhoff (2016) – Jefferson County – Successful challenge of felony sexual assault conviction reversed for ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • People v. K. Regner (2017) – Jefferson County – Jury trial acquittal of 10 counts extreme indifference attempted murder.
  • People v. M. Burry (2017) – Adams County – Jury trial acquittal of felony child abuse resulting in Death.
  • People v. M.H. (2017) – Boulder County – Juvenile Case; All sexual assault charges dismissed.
  • People v. D.C. (2018) – Jefferson County – Juvenile Case; All sexual assault charges dismissed.
  • People v. K.C. (2018) – Jefferson County – Juvenile Case; All sexual assault charges dismissed.
  • People v. Walker (2018) – Jefferson County – Jury trial acquittal of felony menacing charges.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar – 2008- Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2011- Prese
  • First Judicial Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
  • Colorado State Public Defender 1995-2007;  Arapahoe, El Paso and Jefferson Counties
  • Owner Mother Earth Recycling 2001-2008; Bailey, CO.

Decker & Jones

Decker & Jones - Denver Criminal Defense Attorney


Golden, CO
(303) 573-5253 - Phone
303-573-5257 - Fax


2025 York St.
Denver, CO 80205

(720) 443-5576 - Phone
303-573-5257 - Fax

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