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Metro Denver Domestic Violence Attorney

Attorney Profile: Christopher H. Cessna

Before law school, Chris Cessna served as a law enforcement officer for ten years. During this time, he attended three nationally recognized police academies where he received hundreds of hours of formal training and experience in conducting domestic violence related investigations.

In 1996, Chris was accepted into the University Of Denver College Of Law. During his law school tenure, Chris served as a law clerk to the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation. After his second year of law school Chris served as an intern deputy district attorney prosecuting domestic violence cases, and was selected to research, write and submit an appellate brief to the Colorado Supreme Court.

After graduating from law school in 1999, Chris was immediately hired as a full-time deputy district attorney where he continued to prosecute hundreds of domestic violence cases and trying numerous jury trials involving domestic violence.

In 2002, Chris opened his own private practice with a concentration on defending DUI and Domestic Violence matters. Since that time, Chris’ litigation skills and understanding of the complexities of domestic violence offenses has resulted in obtaining numerous dismissals of domestic violence charges for his clients either during the pre-trial phase, motions phase or jury trial phase of a case.

Other Professional Information

  • Certified Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Awarded Appreciation of Law Enforcement Service Plaque from the First Judicial District Office of the District Attorney;
  • Guest Law School Lecturer – University of Denver College of Law, (Cross-exam techniques), Denver, Colorado
  • Guest Legal Instructor – Annual Federal Agent’s Legal Training and Refresher Update Seminar (Constitutional Law Update), St. Louis, Missouri
  • Police Academy Instructor and College Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Police Recruits in Search & Seizure. Legal Liability, and Constitutional Law at multiple Colorado police academies
  • Selected to research, write and submit an appellate brief to the Colorado Supreme Court for its deliberation on the admissibility of “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus evidence in DUI cases”
  • Recognized agency-wide by the United States Department of the Interior for six successful felony investigations/prosecutions.
  • Received award from the United States Department of the Interior for the capture of armed felons.
  • Received highest performance evaluation possible for a United States Department of Interior law enforcement agent.
  • Awarded the Honor Graduate medal, United States Air Force.
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force.
  • Recognized by the United States Court of Appeals in United States v. Albers, 136 F.3d 670 (9th Cir. 1998).

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  • NHTSA Certified Instructor in Field Sobriety Tests

  • Former Law Enforcement Officer and Prosecutor