Larry Mertes

larry-imgLarry started his law career in 1983 as a deputy district attorney in the Boulder County (Colorado) District Attorney’s Office leaving in 1990 to found Mertes Law, a law practice based in Boulder, Colorado that remains to this day dedicated to providing a strong, creative and competent defense to those accused of a criminal offense, fighting to save driving privileges and defend those charged with DUI and Domestic Violence crimes and as an advocate for anyone whose life has been disrupted by personal injury and pain or whose loved one has been taken by the negligent operation of a truck or other commercial vehicle, automobile, or motorcycle/ATV, through no fault of their own, and for those who are struggling with getting their insurance companies to simply do the right thing.

Larry is 2001 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, an organization dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression.

Larry has provided professional commentary on CNN’s Burden of Proof.

Pete Maguire

Maguire-pic3Pete began his legal career at the Boulder County (Colorado) District Attorney’s Office in 1978.  After prosecuting misdemeanors in county court for two years and felonies in district court Pete was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy District Attorney in 1985.  In addition to prosecuting some of the most high profile, challenging and serious cases in Boulder County, including complex homicides and multiple defendant cases, Pete developed a special expertise in grand jury matters at both the state and local level.  In 2001 Pete was promoted to the position of  Boulder County’s First Assistant District Attorney.

Pete has served on the executive board for Boulder’s County Juvenile I.M.P.A.C.T. program, been a member of the Boulder County Community Correction Board and has been involved in the planning and implementation process for community initiatives involving domestic violence and drug treatment courts.  In 2009 Pete assisted the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the Conference of Western Attorneys General in developing a pilot program to train prosecutors from the state of Baja, Mexico.

Since January 2009 Pete has been in private practice as a criminal defense attorney.  In November 2013 Pete joined Mertes Law with a continued commitment to providing those accused of crimes with a vigorous and effective criminal defense.