Representative Case History of the Colorado Criminal Defense Law Firm of H.
Tens of thousands of others, may not be high profile to the media, but they are high profile to the people and families whose lives are deeply affected, in even the smallest of cases, by the criminal charges filed against them.
H. Michael is sensitive to that reality and, unlike many other criminal defense law firms, he does not “hand off” any case to a young associate lawyer after he is retained. He handles every case personally to the conclusion of the case.
During the summer of 1993 in Denver, the nationally publicized “Summer of Violence,” Mr. Steinberg prosecuted the gangster murderers of a young teacher whose very high profile shooting death marked the start of that deadly season.
He has also prosecuted several medically complex cases. In 1994, Mr. Steinberg was the lead prosecutor in a high profile and nationally publicized case involving the death of a patient at the hands of a well known dentist in the city of Aurora, Colorado.
Mr. Steinberg has also targeted complex white collar crimes including securities fraud, and embezzlement cases. Between 1993 and 1995, he successfully prosecuted one the largest securities fraud cases ever brought by a Colorado State district attorney’s office- (involving over 5 million dollars in embezzled funds and several hundred victims including many elderly citizens who had lost their life savings).
Mr. Steinberg has strong credentials in the use of computers and prosecuted the first high profile computer hacking cases ever litigated in the Denver Metropolitan Area.
He also successfully represented Professional Washington Redskins Football Player and former University of Colorado Star Michael Westbrook in a Boulder District Court Trial in 1998.
In 1999 H. Michael represented a well known Therapeutic Foster Care Home in a case involving the shooting death of a mentally impaired child by the Englewood Police Department in Englewood, Colorado.
H. Michael successfully represented defendants in the complex and high profile “rebirthing therapy“ child abuse death case in Jefferson County Colorado portrayed on Law and Order in an episode titled “Born Again”
Read the News articles:
- PLEA Bargain In `Rebirthing’ Death Date: 08-04-2001; Publication: Denver Rocky Mountain News; Author: Peggy Lowe
- Judge Lowers Bail In `Rebirthing’ Case Defendants In Death Of Girl Barred From Practicing Technique. Peggy Lowe; News Staff Writer, Denver Rocky Mountain News, 05-20-2000, pp 5A.
In 2001, Mr. Steinberg represented one of the primary targets in Operation Green Clover.Federal agents made multiple arrests in what they termed was a a major Ecstasy ring that provided drugs to personnel on Colorado military bases.
Mr. Steinberg has represented one of the defendants in the a High Profile Case involving the the Adolph Coors Companye: Coors Fraud Suspect Nabbed and Accused Of Defrauding Investors.
“A former Rhode Island broker accused of defrauding investors of millions of dollars has been arrested after using an assumed name, and was ordered transported to Colorado to face fraud charges there, Associated Press reports. Dennis Herula, 55, who is named in a lawsuit alleging he defrauded an heir to the Coors brewing fortune, Joe Coors Jr., was arrested in Boston on Thursday on the Colorado warrant.”
In another high profile case that has drawn national attention, H. Michael tried a very difficult case involving a double homicide one of the most complex and difficult “Road Rage” cases known locally as the E-470 Road Rage Case.
In 2007, in another high profile case a massive securities fraud case, H. Michael obtained one of the shortest sentences in Colorado history given the magnitude of the fraud involved mortgage fraud People v. Robert Bryant.
As of August 2010 H. Michael will begin to reference his success on another page on this web site in accordance with the practice of other attorney’s in the Denver Area.