Laurie Ann Schmidt is an experienced criminal defense attorney practicing in Denver, Colorado. Defense counsels, prosecutors, and judges in the legal community respect her and recognize her as an aggressive and effective advocate.
The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Inc. awarded her with Top 10 under 40 Attorney in Colorado in 2015, and The National Trial Lawyers named her in the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in the same year.
She found her name in The American Institute of DUI & DWI Attorneys and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys list of 10 Best Attorneys For Colorado in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
She is an affiliate member of the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, National College for DUI Defense, North Orange County Bar Association, and Colorado Bar Association.
Lawyer Laurie A. Schmidt is also a member of the Alliance of Professional Women and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She has published her work and also served as a speaker providing legal advice at several events.
Before turning a criminal defense lawyer, she worked at the Riverside County as a Deputy District Attorney for almost three years. During that time, she managed misdemeanor and felony cases of different degrees and concerning a broad range of issues.
She also obtained training from the offices of the Attorney General, Law Enforcement, and the Department of Justice. She is in a better position to defend the allegations of violations of criminal misconduct due to her work experience and training as an insider of the criminal justice process in Colorado.
She left the prosecution office in 2012 to start her to private practice as a Defense attorney in Denver and defend the rights and liberties of people accused of felony and misdemeanors.
She represents her clients in a wide range of cases including but not limited to felony theft, bribery, misdemeanor theft, harassment, fraud, assault, attempt to dissuade a public official, criminal mischief, domestic violence crimes, trespass, drugs, violation of protective orders, reckless driving, DUI, DWAI, DMV hearings, and battery.
Attorney Laurie Schmidt obtained the license to practice law in Colorado and California in 2012 and 2007 respectively. She earned her Juris Doctorate and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Whittier College School of Law in the year 2006. Before receiving a law degree, she merited a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska.
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