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Attorney Jay Tiftickjian has been recognized as Colorado's best DUI defense attorney for the past decade by many peer-reviewed organizations., including the state's official bar journal, Law Week Colorado. He has been voted best DUI lawyer by his peers multiple times. Mr. Tiftickjian is a former President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and a former Colorado Deputy District Attorney. He has written and edited books on criminal defense, DUI law and drug policy in multiple states and has lectured to lawyers and judges across the country and abroad.

Tiftickjian Law Firm represents clients throughout Colorado, including Arvada, Aspen, Aurora, Avon, Basalt, Bennett, Boulder, Breckenridge, Brighton, Broomfield, Brush, Carbondale, Castle Rock, Denver, Dillon, Eagle, Elizabeth, Englewood, Erie, Estes Park, Evans, Evergreen, Fairplay, Firestone, Fort Collins, Fort Lupton, Fort Morgan, Fountain, Fraser, Frederick, Frisco, Georgetown, Glenwood Springs, Golden, Granby, Grand Junction, Grand Lake, Greeley, Gunnison, Hot Sulphur Springs, Idaho Springs, Jamestown, Keenesburg, Lafayette, Lake, Leadville, Littleton, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Monument, Morrison, Nederland, New Castle, Palisade, Parker, Rifle, Salida, Silverthorne, Snowmass Village, Steamboat Springs, Sterling, Strasburg, Thornton, Vail, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Windsor, and Winter Park.

Contact & Links
  • 1315 South Clayton Street, Suite 100
    Denver, CO 80210
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Juris Doctor, graduated 2000
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Bachelor of Arts, graduated 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2001
  • New York, 2000
  • Adams County Drug Court Program, 17th Judicial District - Legal Advisor
  • Colorado Bar Association - Member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar - Adams County Chair
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar - Lifetime Member
  • Denver Bar Association - Member
  • National College for DUI Defense - Sustaining Member
Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Federal Court
  • New York

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - DUI / DWI Defense
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • DUI / DWI Defense, Denver (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • Best Law Firms, Tier 1 Ranking: DUI Defense, Best Lawyers in America, (2021-Present)
  • Adelbert Moot Award (Best in Graduating Class in Evidence), State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, (2000)
  • “Compleat” Lawyer Award, Law Week Colorado, (2012)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, (2010-2014)
  • Best Litigators Finalist, Law Week Colorado, (2015)
  • Barrister's Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, (2012-2013, 2016, 2018)
  • People's Choice Best DUI Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, (2013-2017, 2019-2021)
  • Client’s Choice Award, AVVO, (2016-2017, 2019)
  • 10/10 Superb, AVVO, (2010-Present)
  • Preeminent AV® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, (2011-Present)
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, (2015-Present)
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI/DWI Defense, Best Lawyers in America, (2016-Present)
  • Best Law Firms Tier 1 Ranking DUI Defense, Best Lawyers in America, (2021-Present)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice

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