Specializing in civil and criminal appeals from jury verdicts

and decisions of trial courts and administrative agencies

Phone

(303) 893-8000

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Dean Neuwirth – Appeals Attorney

Dean Neuwirth P.C. focuses on civil appeals and criminal appeals in state and federal court. Mr. Neuwirth was personally trained to work on appeals by former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky.

For each year since 2006, Mr. Neuwirth has been listed for appellate law in The Best Lawyers in America (bestlawyers.com) and in Colorado Super Lawyers (superlawyers.com).  In 2016, The Best Lawyers in America listed Mr. Neuwirth as Colorado’s appellate Lawyer of the Year. Since 2014, Best Lawyers has listed his firm as a “tier 1” firm for appeals. Since 2015, 5280 magazine has included him in its Top Lawyers list for appeals. Mr. Neuwirth graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Princeton University. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. After law school he clerked for a federal judge before he began in private practice. Dean is now associating with Richilano Shea LLC, where he is “of counsel”. Their website is located here.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Harvard Law School
  • Princeton University

Professional Awards, Associations, and Memberships

  • 2016 Appellate Lawyer of the Year, Denver, Best Lawyers in America
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyers 2015 and 2016 (appeals) Click here for article
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 to present (appeals; “tier 1” law firm since 2014)
  • Law clerk for Judge John L. Kane, Jr., U.S. Dist. Court, Colorado, 1986 – 1987
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association Appellate Practice Subcommittee
  • Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge Hearing Board panel
  • Representative Cases

  • United States v. Richter, 796 F.3d 1173 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • People v. Steen, 318 P.3d 487 (Colo. 2014)
  • City of Brighton v. Rodriguez, 318 P.3d 496 (Colo. 2014)
  • People v. Mantos, 250 P.3d 586 (Colo.App. 2009)
  • Horton v. Bischof/Coffman, 217 P.3d 1262 (Colo.App. 2009)
  • People v. Elie, 148 P.3d 359 (Colo.App. 2006)
  • Raleigh v. Performance Plumbing, 130 P.3d 1011 (Colo. 2006)
  • Royal Maccabees v. Choren, 393 F.3d 1175 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • People v. Wadle, 97 P.3d 93 (Colo. 2004)
  • People v. Kennaugh, 80 P.3d 315 (Colo. 2003)
  • Woldt v. People, 64 P.3d 256 (Colo. 2003)
  • Rutter & Wilbanks v. Shell Oil, 314 F.3d 1180 (10th Cir. 2002)
  • Beauprez v. Avalos, 42 P.3d 642 (Colo. 2002)
  • Mann v. Scott, 41 F.3d 968 (5th Cir. 1994)