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David Maxted

David Maxted

Denver civil rights and criminal lawyer.
  • Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • Colorado, District of Columbia
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David Maxted is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with over a decade of experience. In over 35 trials and numerous appeals, he has won at every level, from state court trials, to federal court, to the Tenth Circuit, to the Colorado Supreme Court. Dave has handled high-stakes wrongful death and civil rights lawsuits, dozens of high-profile murder cases, death penalty cases, as well as less-serious matters in state and municipal courts. No case is too big or too small.

Dave is originally from Durango, Colorado. After law school at Duke, he worked for 8 years at the Public Defender Service for D.C., one of the top trial lawyer training grounds in the nation. On return to his home state, Dave joined one of the premier litigation firms in the region, Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, P.C. In 2020, Dave launched Maxted Law LLC, an innovative social justice law firm focused on civil rights and criminal litigation.

Duke University School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: High Honors, Order of the Coif
Activities: Duke Journal for Constitutional Law and Public Policy Duke Forum for Law and Social Change
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Duke University
M.A. (2009) | Philosophy
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Amherst College
B.A. (2005) | Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought
Honors: Thesis awarded Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Owner and Attorney
Maxted Law LLC
- Current
Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, P.C.
Trial Attorney, Supervising Attorney
Public Defender Service for D.C.
Articles & Publications
Opinion: Polis must enact a COVID-19 vaccination plan for Colorado’s hard-hit prisons
The Colorado Sun
Speaking Engagements
Representing Incarcerated Plaintiff During the COVID-19 Pandemic, CBA-CLE, Colorado
Colorado Bar Association
Civil Rights, Crimes, and CORA, CTLA Blockbuster, Colorado
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Opening Statements, CLE Litigation Nuts and Bolts, Colorado
Colorado Bar Association
High Honors
Duke University School of Law
Thesis awarded Magna Cum laude
Amherst College
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 52300
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Colorado Bar Association
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar  # 991673
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 52300
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 991673
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Discrimination, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
White Collar Crime
Securities Law
Websites & Blogs
Maxted Law LLC
Contact & Map
Maxted Law LLC
1543 Champa Street Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (720) 717-0877