John Scott is an experienced attorney who has practiced law since 1995. He is a former prosecutor and litigation counsel in large Denver law firms. John Scott graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He attended law school while on active duty in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1995.
John has diverse legal experience that makes him uniquely qualified to effectively represent his clients in a solo practice. Having both a criminal trial and civil litigation background, John can usually tackle the various complexities of his client’s cases without needing to refer clients to additional lawyers.
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. In his spare time, John participates in several ultra distance running events each year. John is a multi-time finisher of the Iconic Leadville Trail 100 foot race, also known as the “Race Across the Sky”. John also enjoys most outdoor mountain activities.
John is a member of the Bar of all Courts of the State of Colorado, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. John is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association (CCDB), the Continental Divide Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).