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H. Michael Steinberg

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Phone: 303-627-7777
Phone: 720-220-2277

8400 E Prentice Ave Penthouse 1500
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

There is No Substitute for Over 38 Years in the Courtrooms of the Denver, Colorado Metropolitan Area and the Front Range

(**13 of those years as a Senior Career Felony Prosecutor in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, Colorado. The State of Colorado’s Second Largest Judicial District.)

All lawyers know in their hearts (whatever they may tell you) that there has never been, nor will there ever be, a substitute for time in the courtroom and the seasoning that comes with long years of day to day warfare in the trenches of the courthouse H. Michael Steinberg.


Before entering law school throughout college and after H. Michael volunteered to represent the indigent and the poor for Legal Aid and Legal Services Corporation Agencies across the United States on both coasts and in the middle west in he states of Massachusetts, Oregon and Illinois. The latter was a one year assignment as a paralegal for VISTA PEACECORPS in the late 1970’s.

Mr. Steinberg graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1978, cum laude (with honors) with a B.A. in Legal Studies/Honors Studies. Thereafter he graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 1982. and came to the great state of Colorado. His first position as an attorney was to work side by side with one of the great District Court judges of the Denver bench, the Honorable Alvin D. Litchenstein. Judge Litchenstein taught Mr. Steinberg the meaning of hard work to accomplish just results in, and out, of the courtroom.

In Law School at the University of Oregon School of Law H. Michael interned and worked as a Law Student Prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice his second year of law school. In his third year of law school at the Lane County Oregon (Eugene) Office of the District Attorney he set a record for trying more cases than any other intern for that large metropolitan office.

Former Senior Felony “Career” Prosecutor

As a former career district attorney for over twelve years, Mr. Steinberg has handled several thousand serious felony cases and countless misdemeanor and traffic cases. He has taken dozens of jury trials to verdict and has argued hundreds of contested adversarial hearings while actively engaged in the practice of trial and appellate law in the Denver Area area for the last twenty six years.

Trial Lawyer: 13 years as a Senior Deputy District Attorney Followed By The Founding Of His Law Firm And An Additional 13 Years As A Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer.

From 1984 to 1997, Mr. Steinberg was a Senior Trial Deputy District Attorney for the Arapahoe and Douglas County District Attorney’s Office the second largest judicial district in the State of Colorado. Mr. Steinberg prosecuted numerous top level felony cases, including several high profile felony crimes of violence and white collar criminal cases (see below).

Among the Trials Prosecuted

By Mr. Steinberg have been several high profile Colorado Cases as well as multiple cases of first and second degree murder, rape, all domestic violence cases, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, strong arm robbery, first, second and third degree burglary, all sex crimes including crimes against children, child abuse resulting in death, criminally negligent homicide, domestic violence, securities fraud and all forms of white collar crimes, including crimes against the elderly and other “at risk” victims, arson, insurance fraud and, many, many other types of cases. Adjunct Professor

Mr. Steinberg stays up to date with the ever changing area of criminal law for many years he has been an instructor at the Community College of Aurora. He also writes a weekly (sometimes daily) Blog Colorado Cirminal Defense Law Blog He also writes for and maintains several websites on almost every subject of Colorado criminal law.

Police Academy Instructor

Mr. Steinberg also has taught law enforcement officers and cadets at sheriff and police academies along the front range…among them the Colorado Sheriffs Training Institute , and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Training Academy as well as the retraining of the security forces at Rocky Flats -(which involves the retooling of the armed and unarmed uniformed protective force involved in the physical protection of the DOE/Rocky Flats ETS property site).

Expert in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Among the courses he regularly teaches are Constitutional Law emphasis on all aspects of search and seizure law, Juvenile Law, Torts and Personal Injury Law, Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Criminology, Use of Force, Courtroom Testimony and Courtroom trial work (how to testify), the civil liability of police officers and several other courses relating to law enforcement issues. Appellate Lawyer

Mr. Steinberg’s experience also includes an extensive foundation in appellate work. As a former Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado, Criminal Enforcement Section, he has pursued several complex appeals in the Colorado Court of Appeals and in the Colorado Supreme Court on behalf of the the State. Several of those cases have made new law in the state. He now brings that appellate experience to bear on behalf of his clients Many of Mr. Steinberg’s cases have been published by the Colorado Court of Appeal and the Colorado Supreme Court. Three of those case follow:

  • Colorado Case Law People v. J.M., 22 P.3d 545 (Colo. App. 2000) No. 99CA0867 2000.
  • Colorado Case Law People v. Esquivel-Alaniz, 985 P.2d 22 (Colo. App. January 7, 1999) No. 97CA1272 January 7, 1999 Rehearing Denied Jan. 28, 1999. Certiorari Denied Sept. 7, 1999.
  • Colorado Case Law People v. Luman, 994 P.2d 432 (Colo. App. April 15, 1999) No. 96CA1561 April 15, 1999
Continuing Legal Education

Mr. Steinberg is an active member of the American, Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations, the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He strives to remain up to date on changes in the criminal law and on issues bearing on successful criminal defense.

Professional Affiliations
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
  • Board Member Community Corrections for Arapahoe County Colorado (former)
  • American Bar Association
Background in Complex Civil Litigation

After retiring from the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office in 1997 after 13 years, and before opening his own law firm, Mr. Steinberg associated with the prestigious Denver Firms of Burg, Simpson, Eldredge Hersh and Houliston P.C and Walberg, Dagner and Tucker P.C. practicing in the area of complex civil litigation and representing both plaintiffs and insurance defense clients. He has practiced in such legally complex areas as products liability law, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense law, construction law, employment law, personal injury, computer, internet and environmental law.

Aggressive and Thorough Representation Using Advanced Technology

Mr. Steinberg is known for lengthy and thorough pretrial challenges, motions, trial preparation, trial strategy, juror selection, and every aspect of trial law. He has over 38 years experience in the utilization of advanced technology including state-of-the-art computer hardware and software for legal research and writing and case management and the use of a high speed cable access link to the internet for expansive fact and medical research. He built this website and three others like it and is fascinated by the use of technology and its application to Criminal Defense Law and Procedure.

Mr. Steinberg’s strong interest and use of the these technologies greatly enhances the successful representation of his clients.

H. Michael Steinberg lives in Denver with his wife and two college aged children. He has lived in the Great State of Colorado for over 30 years.

Client Reviews
"Mr. Steinberg provided my family with expert handling of my son's case. He took extra time understand the case, to consult with us during the pretrial proceedings, and to support him for a plea agreement. Mr. Steinberg is very knowledge about the law and very professional. He guided us in achieving the best possible outcome for my son. If I am ever in need of law services again, I will certainly have Mr. Steinberg handle my case. l also highly recommend his services to anyone that might be in need of an excellent defense attorney!" Tanya Witt
"I found myself in criminal trouble, that I wasn't guilty of and thanks to Mr. Steinberg's dedication and hard work, right before we we're looking at having to continue on to trial level Mr. Steinberg was able to use his vast knowledge of the law and his many respected years in the system to find a way to show my innocence. After a very unsure and somewhat difficult time for me, this very skilled and knowledgeable attorney was able to find the right path to take to reach a dismissal in my case. For that I can't tell you how much I appreciate his representation and his excellent understanding and helpful personality. He's a great man and an even better attorney but don't misunderstand him, he is an attorney not a therapist. Thanks H." Josh
"Working with Michael Steinberg was a wonderful experience. Truly people need to know that he is a expert in what he does. His personality is compassionate, intellectual, and down to earth. I glean that Michael is fun to be around. In the time I worked with him, it was a pleasure to be around him. As for my case, the outcome was amazing and couldn’t be better. He has made my life more manageable because of the outcome of my case. I’ve worked with other lawyers in the Denver area. He is superior to them all. If you’re in need of a lawyer and you come across Mr. Steinberg look no further he’s going to be the one you need. Thank you again Michael." Renee Taylor
Mr. Steinberg, It has been an honor working with you. I very much appreciated your style, demeanor, patience, and determination. I was well instructed in every step of the court process, and I felt that I received excellent guidance and timely information regarding my case. You have been extremely thoughtful with your time, and I was very impressed with your sensitivity in responding to my requests. Thank you. Anonymous