About Daniel T. Smith
Detailed Legal Advice From an Experienced Attorney
At the office of Daniel T. Smith, Attorney at Law, our founding lawyer leverages more than 43 years of experience to offer insightful representation to clients in the Denver area and throughout the state of Colorado.
After graduating from Duke University and the University of Denver School of Law, attorney Daniel T. Smith served as an Assistant Attorney General, Deputy District Attorney (Denver), and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (Colorado) before devoting his practice to providing criminal defense in both state and federal courts.
Attorney Smith has successfully defended all types of criminal charges throughout Colorado and the western United States, and has garnered extensive experience in many other practice areas, including will contests, business disputes, and complex commercial issues.
Attorney Smith was elected to the Colorado Super Lawyers association from 2007-2016, and is active in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Daniel Smith is an AV-rated attorney and has practiced law in Colorado since 1973. He graduated from Duke University and the University of Denver School of Law. After stints as an Assistant Attorney General, Deputy District Attorney (Denver), and an Assistant U.S. Attorney (Colorado), he has practiced law emphasizing criminal defense in both state and federal courts since 1978. Daniel has successfully defended all types of criminal charges throughout Colorado and the Western United States. Now in his 37th year of practice, Daniel also has vast experience in complex and civil litigation including contract disputes, will contests, business disputes, and complex commercial issues.
US v. Orman, 417 f supp 1126 (USDC Colorado 1976)
US v. WILES, 102 f3d 1043 (10th Cir. 1999)
H Alan Dill
Federal Fraud Defense, Colorado CJA Panel, 2009
Joint Defense Agreements in Fraud Cases, Colorado CJA Panel, 2008
Honors and Awards
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2008
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2009
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2010
Colorado Super Lawyers 2011
Colorado Super Lawyers 2012
Colorado Super Lawyers 2013
Colorado Super Lawyers 2014
Colorado Super Lawyers 2015
Colorado Super Lawyers 2016
Martindale Preeminent Lawyer Selection
Professional Associations and Memberships
Colorado Bar Association, Member, 1973 – 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member, 2001 – 2010
Past Employment Positions
Denver District Attorney, Investigator/Deputy District Attorney, 1970 – 1974
Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1974 – 1977
Phi Delta Theta
1973, U.S. District Court District of Colorado
1974, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
1978, U.S. Supreme Court
Class of 1973 J.D.
Class of 1970 B.A. Political Science