Criminal Lawyer Jacob E. Martinez, Esq.

Jacob E. Martinez is a Denver native who earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado College and a Juris Doctorate from The University of Colorado. Having dedicated over a decade to his legal career, Mr. Martinez is a strong, knowledgeable, and committed advocate for his clients.  Indeed, he is the smart choice at a time that matters most.

Before founding The Law Office of Jacob E. Martinez in 2014, Mr. Martinez spent six years with another of Denver’s highly-respected criminal defense law firms.  While at that firm, Mr. Martinez learned the skills necessary to be a top-flight Denver criminal defense attorney.  Mr. Martinez continues this tradition of excellence through his work at The Law Office of Jacob E. Martinez.  Since starting The Law Office of Jacob E. Martinez, Mr. Martinez has earned a multitude of excellent client outcomes and professional accomplishments.  Mr. Martinez has used this client-focused success to add quality attorneys to expand his top-quality criminal defense representation philosophy.

Mr. Martinez is a respected and skilled Colorado criminal defense and DUI attorney.  He has achieved numerous dismissals — including not-guilty verdicts at severe jury trials —  and mitigated outcomes for his clients in his years of practice.  Mr. Martinez’s outstanding results have spanned all types of cases — from misdemeanors to felonies, DUIs to domestic violence cases, economic crimes to violent offenses, and all sorts in between.  At the commencement of each case, his primary focus is determining a path to dismissal.  Where that is possible, he works tenaciously to that end.  Where that may not be possible, his goal remains to secure the best outcome for his clients.

Mr. Martinez is passionate about defending his clients’ rights. This passion sparked his choice to devote his career to representing the criminally accused. He is committed to giving a voice to those facing difficult situations, a quality widely recognized by the legal community and his many satisfied clients.

Mr. Martinez has been designated a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, he has been designated among the Top 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under the age of 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, and he has been named to the Executive Committee of the National Trial Lawyers for criminal defense, he has received the Lead Counsel Peer Rated Designation by Lead Counsel, he has been named to the 10 Best Law Firms in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of DUI Attorneys, and he has been awarded both the Avvo Client’s Choice Award and Avvo Top Attorney designation for his exemplary criminal defense and DUI defense work.  Additionally, the University of Colorado School of Law awarded him with the Public Interest Service Award in recognition of his contribution and commitment to the public interest and his service to the community.

In every case he defends, Mr. Martinez exhibits the same compassion, determination, and enthusiasm for which his peers and clients have recognized him. Mr. Martinez understands that not everyone charged with a crime is guilty. Further, he believes that just because someone may have had a temporary lapse in judgment or made an uncharacteristic mistake, it does not mean the person deserves harsh treatment or a criminal conviction. He believes it is his responsibility to present to prosecutors, courts, and juries the best case possible to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome, minimize any potential negative consequences, and give his clients the best opportunity to move forward in life unscarred by a sometimes harsh and unforgiving legal system.

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Colorado, Mr. Martinez is the smart choice for a strong defense. Contact him today to discuss your case.

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  • University of Colorado School of Law – JD – Juris Doctor – 2009
  • Colorado College – BA – Bachelor of Arts – 2002

Bar Admission

  • State of Colorado, 2010

Work Experience

  • The Law Office of Jacob Martinez – 2014 to Present
  • Attorney – Newell & Decker – 2010 to 2014
  • Law Clerk – Newell & Decker – 2008 to 2010
  • Law Clerk – The Savela Law Firm – 2007 to 2009
  • Law Clerk – Wheeler Trigg & Kennedy – 2004 to 2006
  • Law Clerk – Perkins Cole – 2002