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