Protect Your Future with Award-Winning Legal Defense When it comes to representation you can count on, few Aurora criminal defense lawyers compare to Attorney Mark Solomon. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and two consecutive years named to Rising Stars, he has earned a strong reputation as the attorney clients can trust. His focus on criminal defense and maintaining a small caseload ensures you get the personalized attention your case needs in order to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. Call Solomon Criminal Defense today and schedule your free consultation. Award-Winning Criminal Defense Mark Solomon is a criminal defense attorney who works in the Denver Metro area in Colorado courts (District Court, County Court, and Municipal Court). His firm regularly represents defendants charged with domestic violence, DUI, drug cases, theft cases, and many more. Philosophy of Defense You want to hire an attorney to help with a legal issue, and Mark Solomon believes his clients deserve to be treated like family. He understands that the legal process is not as simple as some would want it to be - oftentimes, no easy answer exists. However, Mark Solomon spends the time required to explain the concepts needed for his clients to make informed choices in their case. A good, well-reasoned decision is key to being able to live choices clients make. Through investigation and careful scrutiny of discovery, Mark Solomon's clients make choices they can live with. Making decisions through fear is not good, so Mark Solomon helps to dispel fear through reason and calculated risk assessment. His legal career has focused exclusively on criminal defense, beginning in the criminal legal clinic student law office at Denver University Law School. He was an intern with the Colorado State Public Defender in Douglas County, Co. He worked as a public defender in Kentucky handling all sorts of misdemeanors and felony cases. Former Assistant Public Defender From October 2009 to November 2011, Mark Solomon was an assistant public defender working in Boyd County, Kentucky, District Court (misdemeanors and preliminary hearings), and Circuit Court (felony cases). He spent a great deal of time in the courtroom, in the jail meeting with clients, and in office meeting with clients and doing mounds and mounds of paperwork. In 2010, Mark Solomon had the highest caseload of any public defender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and his caseload did not significantly decrease in 2011. He loved handling all sorts of misdemeanors, including: Driving misdemeanors DUI Low-level drug possession and trafficking Assaults Thefts Receiving stolen property Animal abuse Among many others, he handled felonies such as: Assaults Drug possession and trafficking Methamphetamine manufacturing Thefts Possession and distribution of child pornography Sex offender registration cases Fraud Bad checks Child support non-payment (flagrant nonsupport) Recipient of the 2011 Professionalism and Excellence Award Mr. Solomon was the recipient of the 2011 Kentucky Public Defender's Professionalism and Excellence Award by the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. Consideration is determined by the President-Elect of the KBA, who selects the recipient from nominations using the following criteria: Preparation and knowledge Respectful and trustworthiness Supportiveness and ability to collaborate The person celebrates individual talents and skills and works to ensure high-quality representation of clients while taking responsibility for their sphere of influence and exhibiting the essential characteristics of professional excellence. Mr. Solomon was awarded the 2011 Professionalism and Excellence award by the Kentucky Public Defender Recognition from the Commonwealth Attorney's Office Mr. Mark Solomon received recognition from the Commonwealth Attorney's office for his dedication to his clients: "A worthy advocate for the poor. Always faithful to the defense of his clients and to the interests of justice." Mr. Solomon's Education Mark Solomon obtained his B.S.G.A from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. This undergraduate degree is in Governmental Administration. Many lawyers' degrees are in political science, but governmental administration is different in that political science deals with theories of governing people, where governmental administration is creating systems where people can work to serve the public. Mr. Solomon received his J.D. from the University of Denver, Sturm School of Law in 2009.