As a Colorado Springs criminal defense and appeals lawyer, I zealously defend civilian clients against criminal charges at both trial and on appeal in Colorado, and represent members of the military in all phases of appeals worldwide. If you have been charged with, or convicted of, a crime, I can provide you with the experienced trial and appellate representation that you need and deserve.
My criminal defense experience includes representing more than 1,500 clients worldwide against charges including DUI, drug charges, domestic assault, white collar crimes, attempted murder, and numerous other types of criminal offenses. I have also handled more than 150 appeals, including appeals before the United States Supreme Court, and advised other attorneys and a federal chief judge on 1000+ other cases, including capital (death penalty) cases.
Prior to opening The Saroyan Law Firm, I served in the United States Air Force, where I was ranked as the # 4 Trial Defense Attorney and the # 1 Appellate Defense Attorney worldwide (out of approximately 1200 officers).
Before joining the military, I worked in large law firms, including one of the largest in the world. My military and civilian experience has provided a mix of top-tier legal training and pragmatic common sense; these skills allow me to understand my clients’ cases inside and out and argue successfully to both trial juries and appellate judges alike.
In addition to serving as primary defense counsel, I also offer the Public Defender Overwatch Program and can work with your court-appointed criminal defense counsel to ensure they are utilizing sound strategies and that important defenses are not being overlooked.
If you have been charged with, or convicted of, a crime in Colorado, I can provide you with the experienced representation that you need and deserve, whether at trial or on appeal. I offer a free consultation, and accept credit card payments.
Other highlights of my career include:
Senior legal advisor to the chief judge of a federal appeals court.
Being selected by an Air Force three–star general to defend courts-martial offenses in Iraq,
Afghanistan and 10 other overseas countries; Chosen to be an Adjunct Professor of Law for
the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School, instructing defense counsel
on appellate law.
Offered an Assistant Professorship of Law at the United States Air Force Academy (which I
declined to pursue appellate litigation).
Awarded an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble, an award given to fewer than 5% of attorneys
in the nation.