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Colorado Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorneys

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About Our Law Firm

Larry Mertes

Larry started his law career in 1983 in Colorado as a deputy district attorney in the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office. In 1990 he founded Mertes Law in Boulder, Colorado. Mertes Law’s criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing a strong, creative, and competent defense to those accused of a criminal offense.  They fight to save driving privileges and defend those charged with DUI and Domestic Violence crimes. The personal injury attorneys at Mertes Law advocate for anyone whose life has been disrupted by personal injury and pain or whose loved one has been taken by the negligence of another. Mertes Law supports those who are struggling with getting their insurance companies to simply do the right thing.

Larry is a 2001 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, an organization dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals — the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless; and the damned — and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression.

Larry has provided professional commentary on CNN’s Burden of Proof.

Pete Maguire

Pete began his legal career at the Boulder County (Colorado) District Attorney’s Office in 1978.  After prosecuting misdemeanors in county court for two years and felonies in district court, Pete was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy District Attorney in 1985.  In addition to prosecuting some of the highest profile and most serious cases in Boulder County, including complex homicides and multiple defendant cases, Pete developed a special expertise in grand jury matters at both the state and local level.  In 2001, Pete was promoted to the position of Boulder County’s First Assistant District Attorney.

Pete has served on the executive board for Boulder’s County Juvenile I.M.P.A.C.T. program, been a member of the Boulder County Community Correction Board, and has been involved in the planning and implementation process for community initiatives involving domestic violence and drug treatment courts.  In 2009 Pete assisted the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the Conference of Western Attorneys General in developing a pilot program to train prosecutors from the state of Baja, Mexico.

Since January 2009 Pete has been in private practice as a criminal defense attorney.  In November 2013 Pete joined Mertes Law with a continued commitment to providing those accused of crimes with a vigorous and effective criminal defense.

“Larry Mertes is Exceptional”

– Katie S. –

Larry Mertes is exceptional. His legal advice, guidance, and compassion resulted in a positive legal outcome and our family healing. He is much more than a talented and educated attorney, he was a beacon of hope and a friend during our families darkest hour.

“Care, Compassion, and Professionalism”

– M. Rider –

The Mertes Law Firm handled my case with care, compassion, and the high level of professionalism. I would highly recommend Larry Mertes to anyone needing legal assistance.

Great Representation

– Sheryle M. –

I have had fair and great representation with this firm.

Settlements and Victories

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Successfully defended a CU student in a Title IX Sexual Misconduct claim alleging non-consensual sexual contact and sexual intercourse on campus at CU Boulder. No criminal charges filed, client found not responsible.

TITLE IX DEFENSE

Client Found Not Responsible

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Burn injury case at a nursing home in Boulder, settled for $675,000.

Personal Injury – Elder Abuse

$675,000 Settlement

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Slip and fall accident at a fast food restaurant in Longmont, settled for $82,500.

Personal Injury – Slip and Fall

$82,500 Settlement

Longmont, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Personal injury case in Denver tried for a verdict exceeding policy limits ($390,990 with costs and interest).

Personal Injury – Negligence

$390,990 Verdict

Denver, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Negligent snow board accident at a ski resort, settled for $225,000.

Personal Injury – Ski Accident

$225,000 Settlement

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Professional malpractice claim in El Paso County, settled for $140,000.

Personal Injury – Professional Malpractice

$140,000 Settlement

El Paso County, Colorado

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Car accident in Longmont resulting in a brain injury. Settled for $350,000.

PERSONAL INJURY – TBI

$350,000 Settlement

Longmont, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Bicycle accident in Boulder County resulting in a damaged shoulder. Settled for $120,000.

PERSONAL INJURY – BICYCLE ACCIDENT

$120,000 Settlement

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Rear-end car accident in Boulder, settled for $245,ooo.

PERSONAL INJURY – CAR ACCIDENT

$245,000 Settlement

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Sex assault trial involving a religious cult in Boulder. Resulted in a not guilty jury verdict.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE – SEXUAL ASSAULT

Not Guilty Jury Verdict

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Second degree assault charge in Boulder reduced to a misdemeanor menacing charge.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE – ASSAULT

Reduced Charge

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Sex assault on a cognitively impaired person charge in Boulder that resulted in a not guilty jury verdict.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE – ASSAULT

Not Guilty Jury Verdict

Boulder, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Domestic Violence and second degree assault charge in Longmont reduced to a misdemeanor with deferred sentence.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Reduced Charge

Longmont, CO

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

DUI charge in Weld County reduced to Careless Driving.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE – DUI

Reduced Charge

Weld County

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FOR OUR CLIENTS.

DUI charge in Longmont, reduced to Careless Driving. Work up of the client’s medical condition resulted in a plea result, but also saved the client from blindness when an untreated glaucoma was identified as a causal factor.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE – DUI

Reduced Charge

Longmont, CO

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