Daniel Smith

Daniel T. Smith, Attorney at Law
1900 Grant Street
Suite 580
Denver, CO 80203

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.

Areas of Practice

40% Federal Criminal Defense
20% State Criminal Defense
20% Complex Civil Litigation
20% Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1973
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado

J.D. - 1973
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

B.A. - 1970
Honors: Member, Old Trinity Men's Honorary
Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

US v. Orman, 417 fsupp 1126 (USDC Colorado 1976)
US v. WILES, 102 f3d 1043 (10th Cir. 1999)


Vectra Bank
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
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