When you find yourself in trouble with the law and you end up in criminal court, I am an extremely valuable asset to have on your side. I have worked on both sides of criminal cases and have exceptional insight into how each side looks at a case, as well as litigate the case.
Meet Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Gardner
I have had a very non-traditional career for an attorney, but one which has been dedicated to advocating for and helping people at every step throughout my career. I have a very analytical mind and am a consummate problem solver, as I spent over 23 years in the Information Technology field working my way up to be an IT Director prior to my career in law. Additionally, I have worked in sales, managed businesses, and was a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army. I believe in working hard and always doing what is right. My analytical and logical approach towards each case I take on, along with my passion for helping people and my very calming and personable manner, has served my clients very well throughout my career.
Education and Experience
I am a Colorado native, graduating from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law Evening Program in 2011 while working as an IT Director. The part-time evening program at DU is consistently ranked among the best in our nation. I was very active at the University of Denver as a member of the law school's Student Bar Association as a senator and vice president, a member of the Christian Legal Society, and as an officer in the Federalist Society. I also interned for the National Conference for State Legislators, the Independence Institute, and Holsinger Law, LLC during law school
After graduation, I began working as a Trust and Estate attorney. Following a brief hiatus working with the State of Colorado as a contracts manager, I turned to litigation, gaining additional trial and litigation skills. As both a Probate Litigator and a Deputy District Attorney with the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, I found a passion for working with people tackling the constitutional issues associated with trial work in the criminal law field. I chose to leave the District Attorney's Office to help people more directly as a criminal defense attorney. I now work directly with my clients at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, helping them navigate the difficult world of criminal law and the criminal court system in which they find themselves.
Representation and Practice Areas
I provide passionate and ethical representation for his clients throughout the state of Colorado in a myriad of criminal matters, including assault, menacing with a deadly weapon, burglary, possession and distribution of controlled substances, fraud, theft, identity theft, theft of at-risk adults, indecent exposure, harassment, disorderly conduct, obstruction, eluding, domestic violence, driving under the influence, driving under suspension, temporary and permanent protection order cases, and many additional types of criminal cases throughout Colorado's district, county, and municipal courts. I also represent clients in gun rights cases, focusing on the restoration of rights. I have experience with extreme risk protection orders (Red Flag) and assisting with applications and appeals regarding concealed carry permits in Colorado.
100% Criminal Defense and Litigation
- Colorado, 2011
- University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctor, Denver, Colorado
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How I Will Help Fight for Your Future
When you find yourself in trouble with the law and you end up in criminal court, I am an extremely valuable asset to have on your side. I have worked on both sides of criminal cases and have exceptional insight into how each side looks at a case, as well as litigate the case. My experience as a District Attorney is invaluable in helping me negotiate with the DA assigned to your case. My experience and relationships with judges, attorneys, and even the clerks in courtrooms across Colorado will be instrumental to you as we work together on your case.