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Douglas T. Cohen

Douglas T. Cohen

Former Prosecutor with over 20 years experience - Here to Listen & Help You!
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Colorado
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I am a former Colorado felony prosecutor with over 23 years legal experience. I am and here here to listen and help you with your criminal defense, family law issues and child custody cases.

I take pride in getting to know about my clients and their lives, so the prosecution and courts don't just treat them like a number. I don't shuffle my clients off to younger associates. I personally handle all my cases. I am a zealous and passionate advocate for all my clients, many of whom stay in contact with me after their cases are completed.

After graduating college, I worked as an investigative reporting covering police and courts, including major criminal and civil cases and police investigations. This led me to transition in 1993 to law school.

I began my career as a prosecutor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. After honing my trial and negotiation skills in county and felony court, in 2000 I moved to the Denver metro area, and was hired as a felony prosecutor in the Family Violence Unit in the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

I served as a felony prosecutor handling major criminal cases until 2007, when I was hired as a Senior Attorney and Director of Investigations with Qwest Communications, a Fortune 500 telecom company. After Qwest was purchased by Century Link, I returned to the District Attorney's Office in Jefferson County, where I served in felony court and the Special Victims Unit and was on the officer's homicide case rotation.

In 2014, I left the District Attorney's Office and brought my extensive trial and litigation experience to my own law firm. In 2016, I became partners with Todd Narum, an experienced and well-skilled family and criminal defense attorney whom I had tried a case against while a prosecutor.

Todd and I co-manage a boutique law firm and pride ourselves on providing personal attention to all our clients. We are here to listen and help you.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Free Consultation
    We provide up to 30 minutes of free consultation in person, as well as initial consultation over the phone.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We provide our clients the option of a flat fee or hourly fee in criminal cases and an hourly rate in family law cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner, Chief Litigator - Criminal Defense and Family Law
Peak Legal Services LLC
- Current
Partner in Criminal Defense and Family Law firm. We have 35 years of combined legal experience in criminal law and family law matters in Colorado courts. We pride ourselves on running a smaller firm with two partners and a dedicated paralegal who do all the court in providing direct representation to clients, rather than assigning clients to less-experienced associates. We have tried over 150 jury trials and have experience in major felony cases such as murder, assaults, drug charges, as well as misdemeanor crimes such as DUI, domestic violence and harassment. We also handle a variety of family law matters, including full divorces, to post-divorce decree matters such as parenting time, decision making, child support and relocation.
Senior Deputy District Attorney from 2001-2007 and 2011 to 2014.
Jefferson County - 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office
Assigned to homicide case team as well as special victims unit and domestic violence teams. Tried numerous felony cases in Jefferson County District Court, one of the largest counties geographically and population-wise in the state. Trained other prosecutors at the annual Colorado District Attorney's Council trainings. Appointed by the Governor of Colorado to a special Child Fatality Review Board.
Senior Attorney
Qwest Communications
Responsible for directing and conducing complex, high-level investigations and civil fraud, theft and misuse of corporate assets, and potential criminal misconduct within company. Directed nationwide team of investigators.
Felony Deputy District Attorney
Jefferson County - 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office
Prosecuted all major felony crimes including murder, robbery, sexual assaults drugs, assaults, domestic violence, theft.
Deputy District Attorney
El Paso County - 4th Judicial District Attorney
Investigative Journalist
The Palm Beach Post & Fliorida Today newspapers
University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (1996) | Law
Honors: Order of Barristers, Moot Court=Appellate Competition Finalist
Activities: Environmental Law Review, Columnist for college paper
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Northwestern University
B.S. (1986) | Journalism
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Top 100 - Criminal Defense
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top 100 Attorney - Criminal Law
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Denver Bar Association
- Current
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
- Current
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Family Law Bar Association
- Current
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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - ACFE
- Current
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Colorado Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Taking Words Fot Granted: Why Congress Should Expressly Devine Words In the ESA’s Taking Provision
University of Missouri School of law - Environmental Law & Public Policy Review
Speaking Engagements
Corporate Investigations - Responding to and Investigating Compliance Concerns , Houston, TX
Professionalism & Ethics in Prosecution of Family and Persons Crimes , CDAC Annual Conference , Colorado
Colorado District Attorney's Council
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence litigation , CDAC Annual Conference , Colorado
Colorado District Attorney's Council
Colorado Bar Member
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. My husband, who is 80 yrs. now, was convicted of stealing a saddle when he was 18. He served jail time, and probation.
A: The short answer is: It depends. It depends on whether the "conviction" was permanent or some other type of plea (deferred, dismissed) and if he really was 18 or a juvenile under 18. Also, it depends on the level of "conviction." In recent years, the laws have changed to allow some lower-level convictions to be sealed from public view and removed from public criminal history searches. Also, is there a reason at age 80 he wants it removed from his record now? If you want further help you should contact an attorney.
Q. What are the possible outcomes of this case, and the chance of each?
A: Sorry but if you currently have a lawyer, you should not be discussing your case specifics with other lawyers and definitely not online. I suggest you set a meeting with your public defender and address these concerns with him/her.
Q. What do I do if my ex wife is filing for a CFI with no probable cause?
A: You can object to the appointment of a CFI, but with a high-conflict custody situation, the court is likely to appoint one. It is not up a therapist to decide.
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Contact & Map
600 Grant St.
Ste. 206
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (720) 445-9779
Fax: (844) 628-4558