Denver, Colorado As the result of Tuesday’s election, Michigan became the 10th state to allow the sale and possession of recreational marijuana, and voters in Missouri and Utah approved initiatives to allow medical marijuana. Meanwhile in Colorado, the state’s still-young recreational marijuana experiment has yielded new, wide-reaching research in the form of a study by…

Denver, Colorado Colorado based McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP, a leading criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury firm serving clients through the Denver metro area, is proud to announce its ranking in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The firm received a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking in the Colorado…

September 13, 2018 Denver, Colorado Colorado’s racketeering law has been a powerful tool for prosecuting illegal marijuana ‘enterprises’ while vexing defendants. Colorado’s legalization of retail and medical cannabis by no means eliminated the marijuana black market in the state. But state law enforcement has stepped up efforts in recent years to break up illicit pot-trafficking…

August 24, 2018 McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is proud to announce that 100% of its founding partners were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America™ 2019. The firm’s partners have been named in the following areas: Sean McDermott Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation: Plaintiffs Martin Stuart Criminal…

Denver, Colorado More and more courts are utilizing risk assessment tools to inform bail and sentencing decisions. These programs incorporate a range of data based on questions answered regarding each defendant. In Colorado, when someone has been charged with a crime, the court will generate a Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) report, listing information such as current…

MSW Receives First Tier Ranking in Colorado Criminal Defense: General Practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Eighth Edition of “Best Law Firms” The Colorado criminal defense and civil litigation firm, McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP, is pleased to announce that it has been named in the Eighth Edition of the U.S. News…

On August 23, 2017, MSW Associate Attorney Josh Amos served as a volunteer lawyer for 9 News’ Law Line 9. This volunteer opportunity was organized through the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and allowed community members from the Denver metro area to call into the 9 News studio during the broadcast of the evening news for…

This is a great article worth reposting from 2014 when McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP partner Sean McDermott was President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. The article is centered on a decision made by the Colorado Supreme Court that could have led to inconsistent sentencing in criminal cases. Read Full Article More about Sean…

Perceptions about sexually based offenses can complicate the litigation process, from expert witness testimony to jury selection. Christopher Braddock, a solo practitioner who has a criminal defense practice in Denver, said he believes research about sexual offenses used in litigation presents a problem because par-ties will use studies to bolster their side of the case….

MSW Partner Tom Ward Recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in Criminal Defense: White-Collar McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is pleased to announce that partner Tom Ward was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Criminal…

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