Overview

Before joining Taylor|Anderson, Rob was a Deputy District Attorney, first in Denver and then in Durango, Colorado. In that role, Rob litigated thousands of cases and tried more than 80 jury trials, which included securing hard fought convictions to First Degree Murder, Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer, and Sexual Assault on a Child -- Pattern of Abuse. Rob can quickly evaluate cases and, because of his experience, enjoys handling cases from the initial investigatory stage, through discovery, and ultimately, to trial. At trial, Rob understands how juries work and knows how to utilize framing the facts to make the jury sympathetic to his clients' circumstances. Rob's trial experience allows him to concisely and accurately advise litigation clients.  

Experience

Representative Cases:

People v. Martinez-Perez (La Plata County 17CR180). Represented the People of the State of Colorado. Over a two-week trial, examined 26 witnesses, including 6 expert witnesses across a range of fields, including pathology, toxicology, mobile forensics, domestic violence, and neuroscience. Secured convictions on all counts: First Degree Murder, Abuse of a Corpse, and Child Abuse x 3.

People v. Wright (La Plata County 17CR626). Represented the People of the State of Colorado. Over a one-week trial, examined 7 witnesses, including an expert in mobile forensics. The mobile forensics evidence included 44,000 short message service (sms) and multimedia messaging service (mms) texts. Secured convictions on all counts: Sexual Assault on a Child – Pattern; Sexual Exploitation of a Child x 3.

People v. Orndorff (La Plata County 16CR569). Represented the People of the State of Colorado. Over a one-week trial, examined 4 witnesses. The evidence included hundreds of facebook messenger application text messages. Secured conviction on the sole count: Stalking.

People v. Cutchen (18CA1792 and 18CA1793). Represented the People of the State of Colorado. Appeal pending with the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Past Employment

6th Judicial District, District Attorney’s Office – Felony Deputy District Attorney

2nd Judicial District, Denver District Attorney’s Officer – Deputy District Attorney

Personal Interests

Rob was the first person to hike Colorado's 100 highest mountains without a car (2100 miles, 300,000 vertical gain, 70 days). He has been to the top of a Colorado 14er 249 times (there are 58).  Amazingly, Rob has also summited Mt. Rainier (14,410) via Kautz glacier; Iztaccihuatl (17,159) and Pico de Orizaba (18,490).

Education
  • University of Colorado Law School
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Northwestern University
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Political Science
Bar Admission
  • Colorado
Clerkships

Judge Morris B. Hoffman, Denver District Court August 2011 to April 2013.

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