About Mark Solomon
Mark Solomon is a criminal defense attorney, and he works in the Denver Metro area in Colorado courts (District Court, County Court, and Municipal Court). We regularly represent defendants charged with domestic violence, DUI, drug cases, theft cases, and many more.
Admitted: State of Colorado, U.S. District Court of Colorado, Kentucky (not currently practicing in Kentucky), and District of Columbia (Inactive status: not currently practicing in DC)
Currently accepting cases most counties of Colorado. Mr. Solomon is regularly in courts in the Denver Metropolitan area: Arapahoe, Denver, Adams, Jefferson, Aurora Municipal, Douglas, El Paso, Morgan, Logan, Clear Creek, Eagle, Otero, and more.
Philosophy of Defense
You want to hire an attorney to help with a legal issue, and Mark Solomon believes that his clients deserve to be treated like he would want his family to be treated. He understands that the legal process is not as simple as some would want it to be, and often, 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.
Mark Solomon’s legal career has focused exclusively on criminal defense. Mr. Solomon started 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 every minute of it, at least most every minute. He handled all sorts of misdemeanors: driving misdemeanors, DUI, low-level drug possession and trafficking, assaults, thefts, receiving stolen property, animal abuse, and 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), and many others.
Recipient of the 2011 Professionalism and Excellence Award
Mr. Solomon was the recipient of the 2011 Kentucky Public Defender’s Professionalism and Excellence Award. Awarded by the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, the President-Elect of the KBA selects the recipient from nominations, using the following criteria: prepared and knowledgeable, respectful and trustworthy, supportive and collaborative. The person celebrates individual talents and skills, and works to ensure; high-quality representation of clients, and takes responsibility for their sphere of influence and exhibits the essential characteristics of professional excellence.
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.