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Craig L. Truman - Denver, CO

455 Sherman St.#310 Denver, CO 80203

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Updated: 04/29/2022

Denver Criminal Trial Practice Lawyer


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About Craig L. Truman

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner, since 1985

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Trial Practice 90%
  • Professional Responsibility 10%


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Other Affiliations

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, 1980 - Present (Founding Member)
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1980 - Present (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1985 - Present (Sustaining Member)
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, 2000 - Present (Fellow)
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, 1996 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Throughout his career, Mr. Truman has always been in high demand as a speaker and teacher, and the following list represents only a small percentage of the total of his speaking and teaching engagements.
  • A View from the Dark Side - A Defense Lawyer's Perspective, Ralston House, - 2015
  • 40th Annual Rocky Mountain Vehicle Crimes Training Seminar, Arapahoe County, Colorado, - 2014
  • What Happens in the Courtroom at Sentencing, State Court Administrators New Judges' Orientation, - 2014
  • View from the Defense: Welcome to the Jungle, Jefferson County New Detectives' Training, - 2014
  • The Defense Perspective, Jefferson County Citizens' Academy, - 2013
  • Scaling the Mountains of Fraud, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, - 2013
  • Advanced New Judge Orientation re: Sentencing Considerations, Office of the State Court Administrator, - 2013
  • Cross Examination, Denver District Attorney's Office, - 2013
  • Quarterly Training, Boulder Police Department, Colorado Homicide Investigators' Association, - 2013
  • 2012 Annual Training Conference, Colorado State Investigators' Association, - 2012
  • Prosecutor on Trial: The Rule of Law or Unfettered Discretion, Colorado Bar Association CLE, - 2012
  • Evidence for the Civil & Criminal Practitioner & Special Evidentiary Issues of Criminal Law, Colorado Bar & Denver Bar Association CLE, - 2012
  • Ethics & Professionalism, Colorado Bar & Denver Bar Association CLE, - 2012
  • Sentencing Considerations, Colorado State Judicial Department, New Judge Orientation and Training, 2011 - 2012
  • Faculty, Criminal Defense Program, Western Trial Advocacy Institute, Laramie, WY, 1982 - 2010
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice, Colorado Bar & Denver Bar Association CLE, - 2010
  • Voir Dire Done Right, Colorado State Judicial Conference, - 2009
  • Criminal Defense Clinic; Legal Ethics Symposium, University of Denver School of Law, 2003 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Denver College of Law, 1986 - 2006
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado School of Law, 1984 - 1985
  • Major Case Course, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, 2016

Past Positions

  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Chief Deputy State Public Defender (Littleton), 1983 - 1985
  • Miller, Gray, Hale & Truman, Partner, 1982 - 1983
  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Chief Deputy State Public Defender (Denver), 1978 - 1982
  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Deputy State Public Defender - In Charge (Brighton), 1975 - 1978
  • State of Colorado, Office of the Public Defender, Deputy State Public Defender (Boulder), 1973 - 1975
  • University of Colorado School of Law, Legal Aid and Defender Program, Board of Directors and Senior Council, 1973
  • Boulder County Court, Chief Deputy Probation Officer, 1972


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1973
  • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 1971
    Major: History
    Major: Political Science


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Office Information


455 Sherman St.#310 Denver, CO 80203


  • (303) 595-9505


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Past Lists

  • 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers list
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  • 2021 Colorado Super Lawyers list
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  • 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers list
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  • 2010 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Colorado Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Craig L. Truman on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 – present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006 – present
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 1981 - 2019
  • University of Denver College of Law - Outstanding Ethical Conduct Award, 2004
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1997
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1996
  • First Annual Defender Service Excellence Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, 1982
  • Top 100 Attorneys – Lifetime Achievement, 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Attorney, 2013 – present
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorney 2015 – present

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