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Thomas J. Hammond

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Denver, Colorado

Qualified as an Expert Witness in Criminal Defense Litigation in Colorado District Courts.

As an attorney, I firmly believe that everyone should have access to a high quality defense regardless of their financial circumstances. That's the only way the system works. My job as a criminal defense lawyer is to provide that, and my work begins with opening and maintaining clear communication with my clients at all times.

Communication starts with listening. I want to know everything I can about you and the crime for which you have been charged. What were the circumstances of your arrest? Was there a search? How did that search take place? Did the police obtain a statement from you? All of it may be very important to your defense.

When you have finished telling me about your situation, I will give you the benefit of my experience and an honest opinion about where you stand. I will not make unrealistic or false promises; I will not sugarcoat unpleasant facts; I will not mislead you.

What I will do is be straight with you from the outset. Regardless of the situation, you have rights and options. I will lay them out for you and explain what they will involve. No person accused of a crime should ever step into a courtroom without knowing beforehand, exactly their rights and options.

Since I am a solo practitioner, you can be assured that an experienced, dedicated, and unyielding attorney will be representing you every step of the way. I am admitted to practice throughout Colorado and before Federal Courts. I am a death penalty qualified attorney who has handled more than two dozen murder cases and represented over 45 homicide defendants.

Whether you have been accused of a white collar crime in Boulder, or need an experienced Jefferson County drug defense lawyer, my experience and knowledge of the Colorado court system is a tremendous asset to have on your side. Contact me at my Denver office today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Areas of Practice

  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Trial Practice in State and Federal Courts
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Federal
  • Misdemeanors & Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Murder
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. - 1977
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1984
  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia
    • 1988
  • University of Michigan Death Penalty Defense College
    • 1999

Published Works

  • Electronic Filing in Federal Court, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Rap Sheet Spring 2006


  • Representing Witnesses in Domestic Violence Cases, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Seminar, March 2006
  • Presentation - Technology in Criminal Trials, CBA Criminal Law Section Seminar, April 2005
  • Presentation - Dissecting the Six Figure Document Case - Electronic Case Management, Colorado CJA - CLE Seminar, September 2004
  • Presentation - Electronic Presentation of Evidence in Federal Court, Colorado CJA - CLE Seminar, November 2004
  • Presentation - Aggravated Sentencing in Colorado, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Seminar, December 1992
  • Small group instructor, CCDB Trial Practice Institute, 1991 - 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2006
  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys, 1999 - Present
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2002 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 1993 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law Section - Executive Counsel, 2006 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 1989 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2007
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Co-Chair Denver Chapter, 1998 - 2001
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, President, 2006
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Secretary, 2003
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Secretary, 2005
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Treasurer, 2006
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney, 1993 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee (District of Colorado), 2002 - 2006
  • Denver Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Faculty Of Federal Advocates, 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Denver Trial Office, Colorado State Public Defender, 1985 - 1992