• Position: Denver Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Qualifications: Colorado State Bar, 2008, University of Denver Law School, 2008, New York University, 2001
  • Membership: Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, U.S. Concealed Carry Association, Denver Bar Association, American Bar Association, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Denver Active Professionals
  • Phone: 303.635.6768
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About Me

Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Steven J. Pisani has been in private practice since 2009. Steven has protected more than 1,400 of his client’s rights through criminal defense in more than 30 different Colorado courts, including 12 of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts. During the course of representation, Steven does not shy away from taking on the government and advocating for his clients through bench and jury trials.

Steven was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. Steven received a full tuition scholarship from the Junior Academy of Sciences to attend New York University. While attending NYU, Steven was admitted into the honors chemistry program and dual-majored in chemistry and political science. Steven now uses his chemistry degree to give his clients an advantage in criminal cases involving forensic tests and scientific evidence. A complete understanding of chemistry is especially useful in DUI and drug defense cases involving chemical tests.

After NYU, Steven went on to work for Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Silberberg, a well-respected boutique litigation firm specializing in white-collar criminal defense located in Midtown Manhattan. At Morvillo, Steven learned the basics of criminal defense from former U.S. Attorneys and some of the best criminal defense lawyers in New York. Steven went on to attend the University of Denver for his law degree. While at DU, Steven was the secretary of the Intellectual Property Legal Society, a senior member of the Moot Court Board, a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic, an intern at the Englewood prosecutor’s office and a regional finalist in the National American Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy competition.

Steven has represented clients on everything from minor traffic infractions for Speeding up to Class 3 felonies, including First Degree Assault, Aggravated Criminal Drug Distribution and Vehicular Assault. Steve’s other areas of specialization include traffic tickets, careless driving, DUI’s, Theft cases, assaults and weapons charges. Steve continues to be a student of the law, exceeding the standards set by the Bar Association for continuing legal education and striving to be the best Denver criminal defense attorney. Steven actively gives back to the community through pro-bono legal services, as well as mentoring fellow attorneys and law students. Steven has an outstanding trial record and a high client satisfaction rate.



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Sometimes people are falsely accused or they simply made a bad decision. Even in cases that seem identical, nuances can dramatically change the outcome. Our top priority is always to protect our client’s interests and use our expertise to get them free from the charges in the court. We make all lawfully possible efforts to save our clients from harsh punishment. Even if a punishment is compulsory, we make efforts to reduce the penalty or detention.