John Scott represents persons alleged to have committed crimes in Leadville and Lake, Summit, Eagle and Chaffee Counties.
John has been focusing almost exclusively on criminal law matters since 2005. He has successfully tried many criminal jury trials and negotiated results favorable to his clients in hundreds of criminal cases. John has tried jury trials in cases involving first degree murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, violent assaults, aggravated motor vehicle theft, aggravated robbery, habitual criminal counts, weapons charges, drug trafficking, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, domestic violence, and many other types of charges.
In 2010, John retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. His most recent duty assignment was as appellate counsel assigned to the Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity in Washington, D.C. He is a veteran of the First Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) where he served as an artillery officer in the lead ground attack into Kuwait and of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as the Chief Prosecutor for the Marines in Iraq during 2004.
After practicing for many years in Denver and all of the front range counties, in 2015, John began to transition his practice to the mountains. John now lives in Leadville, Colorado and practices mostly in Lake, Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek and Chaffee Counties.