Angela Campbell

I was born and raised in Tennessee.  I attended college in my hometown, graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Literature in 2002. After college, I moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver.  While in law school, I participated in the criminal defense clinic where we fought to protect clients accused of crimes, drafted appeals, and represented clients in court. During law school, I was a law clerk for a Denver Judge and also worked as an intern for Colorado’s Office of the State Public Defender.

After law school, I performed a judicial fellowship in Arapahoe County working for two District Court Judges where I drafted orders, researched legal issues in criminal and civil matters, and reviewed postconviction petitions. Shortly after that, I began working as a Deputy State Public Defender where I worked in two of the busiest trial offices in Colorado: Adams and Denver Counties.

As a Public Defender, I handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from DUIs, Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Homicides, Drug Offenses, Violent Crimes, Weapons Offenses, Financial Crimes including COCCA cases, and Domestic Violence charges. I also represented clients in numerous appeals and postconviction matters, such as reconsiderations of sentences and litigation of postconviction claims.

I left the Public Defender’s Office in 2016 to start my own practice. I specialize in serious felony offenses but give equal passion and attention to clients accused of DUIs, assaults, misdemeanors, and Domestic Violence charges.


Colorado State Public Defender, Denver & Brighton, CO (2007 – 2016)

Senior Deputy State Public Defender, Trial Attorney

  • Represented clients in thousands of felony cases
  • Represented clients in over sixty trials mostly involving serious felony matters.
  • First chaired complex first degree murder case.
  • Successfully litigated production of documents by entering pro hac vice in Nevada.
  • Communicate with Spanish-speaking clients and interpret for colleagues.
  • Successfully represented clients in stabbing cases resulting in acquittal on mandatory prison sentences.
  • Litigate sex assault on child case resulting in acquittal.
  • Represent clients in acquittals of numerous drug offenses.
  • Represent direct file client in first degree assault trial resulting in acquittal.
  • Represent first degree murder clients resulting in conviction of lesser offenses.
  • Mentor young attorney by assisting them with training, pretrial, and trial litigation
  • Supervise and assist investigation of complex felony cases.
  • Prepare creative demonstrative exhibits: powerpoint presentations and videos.
  • Successfully used electronic discovery in trial.
  • Litigate and write numerous successful appeals.

*Past results are not a guarantee of future results.


University of Denver College of Law – Denver, CO
J.D., May 2006

  • 2006 Student Leadership Award Recipient
  • Denver District Court Law Clerk to Judge Christina Habas.
  • 2006 Judicial Fellowship, 18th Judicial District
  • Teaching Assistant, Property Law, Professors Cheever and Cai.
  • SBA Senator, Finance and Faculty Governance Committees, 2005- 2006
  • Staff writer, The Writ, 2004 – 2006.
  • Co-Founder,  Death Penalty Awareness Week

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
B.A., Cum Laude, May 2002

  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Denver Chapter Head, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Conducted statewide training for public defenders  “Litigating 404(b)
  • Conducted training for Denver Trial Office “Litigating Prosecutorial Misconduct”
  • Conducted trainings for Brighton Regional Office “Evidence-Based Sentencing” and “Time Actually Served in DOC”
  • Judicial Benchbook Committee on DV—Co-authored preface and sections
  • Board Member, Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
    2006 – 2010