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Denver Homicide & Assault Lawyer

Experienced Criminal Attorney in the Denver Metro Area


Jim Castle has handled in excess of 30 homicide cases, including some of Colorado’s most serious cases. See the media section of our website for a description of some of these notable homicide defense cases.


Liz Castle also has handled numerous complex homicide and assault cases and has lectured other attorneys on the subject.

Jim and Liz Castle believe that being a lawyer is an honor and with that honor comes the responsibility of serving when called upon. Both Jim and Liz Castle are often called upon by federal or state judges to take on Colorado’s most important criminal cases. Jim was even called upon by the United Nations to take on the criminal defense of a man facing charges before a U.N. tribunal.

Our Approach to Murder Cases

The best approach to resolving felony charges of such serious crimes as murder, homicide, or aggravated assault will normally involve legal counsel committed to your well-being. For the advice of a lawyer who knows how to develop and present your strongest possible defense, contact Castle & Castle in Denver for a free consultation.

Our goal is to get you out of trouble. In some cases, that means negotiating a plea on a felony assault charge down to a misdemeanor. In other cases, that means arranging for deferred judgment on the original charge to protect your right to a dismissal and eventual sealing of your criminal records.

Whenever necessary, however, we can present your defense to a jury at trial. We'll make sure that the jury hears the facts indicating self-defense, mistaken identity, diminished capacity or any other theory of the case that could convince the jury to find you not guilty.

Along the way, our lawyers and staff will put in the work to keep as much incriminating evidence as possible out of the record. This effort can result in the reduction of charges or even the dismissal of the case.

Keeping Your & Your Family's Interests in Mind

Castle & Castle also is keenly aware that a criminal case affects not just our client but his family and friends. Compassion and sensitivity are matters of no small concern, and our clients often ask us to soften the blows that come to our client’s loved ones during trying times.

Jim Castle is listed in "Best Lawyers in America 2008-2011," The American Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” and Super Lawyers®, and he is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell®. Colorado defense lawyer Jim Castle has tried more than 130 cases to a jury, including eight death penalty cases.

Liz Castle is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, has served as counsel to the Mexican Consulate and has served on the boards of numerous professional organizations.

Contact a Denver Murder Defense Attorney Today

Castle & Castle know what it takes to achieve success in such serious cases as: Capital murder or felony murder

  • Homicide or manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide or assault
  • Assault in the first or second degree
  • Concealed or illegal weapons offenses
  • Violent juvenile offenses
  • Misdemeanor assault charges in municipal or county court
  • Domestic assault or family violence cases

Although most violent crimes are charged in the state court system, we can also handle homicide or assault cases charged in federal court, such as assault of a federal officer. Jim Castle is one of only five lawyers in Colorado recognized as "learned counsel" under standards established by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts for the defense of federal capital crimes.

To learn how you can benefit from our experience and skill in the defense of the most serious criminal charges, contact Castle & Castle in Denver for a free consultation about your case.


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