Attorney Kimberly Diego is a native of Texas with deep roots on both North and South American continents. Fluent in Spanish, she attended high school in Argentina, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. Also as a high school student, she took classes at the universities of Oxford and Harvard.
She obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and her law degree at University of Colorado. While in law school, she completed the Criminal Defense Clinic and interned with the Colorado State Public Defender's Office. She was admitted to the Colorado bar in 2008 and now practices criminal defense law in Denver. She is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
Kimberly became a criminal defense lawyer because she has a strong personal belief that every person is entitled to a legal defense - a principle so important that it was specifically written into the United States Constitution. Diego notes that although criminal defense is a little-regarded area of law, it is vital to a just society and a field she finds personally rewarding.
Kimberly's practice is rooted in the idea that every client is entitled to a rigorous criminal defense. She places a priority on giving each case her personal attention, a commitment to service that is reflected in her successes.
Kimberly has garnered quite a bit of recognition for her work. In 2012, she was named one of Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars 2012," a distinction reserved for attorneys 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.
No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to this prestigious list. She also has recently been named to The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado for 2012-2016._ The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers for each state. Additionally, she has been recognized for her work in domestic violence cases, receiving the Denver Domestic Violence Attorney Denver Award for 2012-2016.The Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the area. Ms. Diego was also featured on a E! Online news article in reference to Aurora Theater Shootings due to her expertise in Colorado criminal law. These are just a few of her recent awards and accomplishments. For a more complete list, read on.
Admissions Year Colorado 2008
Areas of Practice
Practice Areas Criminal Defense DUI/DWI Domestic Violence Drug Crimes Sex Crimes
Award Name Grantor Date 20 Best DUI Lawyers in Denver Expertise 2016-2017 Top 40 under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2014-2017 Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers Association 2013-2017 Top 40 Under 40 The American Society of Legal Advocates 2014-2017 Top Lawyers in Colorado The Legal Network 2013-2017 Lead Counsel Lead Counsel 2013-2017 Top 40 under 40 ASLA 2014-2017 Domestic Violence Attorneys Denver Award Denver Award Program 2013 Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2013 Domestic Violence Attorneys Denver Award Denver Award Program 2012 Rising Star Super Lawyers 2012 Dean's List University of Colorado Law School N/A
Title Company Name Duration Attorney Law Office of Kimberly Diego 2009 - Present Intern Colorado State Public Defender 2007 - 2007
Association Name Position Name Duration National Trial Lawyers Association N/A 2012 - Present National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2011 - Present Better Business Bureau Member 2011 - Present Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association N/A N/A American Bar Association N/A N/A Colorado Hispanic Bar Association N/A N/A National Hispanic Bar Association N/A N/A Denver Bar Association N/A N/A
Case Name Outcome People v. C.G. Dismissed People v. A.M. Dismissed People v. L.O. Dismissed
Publication Name Title Date La Mano Amiga La Edad Del Concentimiento 2010
School Name Major Degree Graduated University of Colorado School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 2008 Georgetown University English Literature BA - Bachelor of Arts 2001