Brian M. Close
Brian Close represents clients in personal injury, criminal defense, appeals, and general civil litigation.
At trial, Brian is exceptionally skilled in effective cross-examination and persuasive oral argument, as well as in the technical aspects of evidence and trial practice necessary to properly present testimony and exhibits in support of his client’s position.
When it comes to helping clients who have been injured in serious accidents, Brian has advocated and fought for justice. He recognizes that his injured clients, through no fault of their own, have been thrust into very painful and difficult situations, and he ensures that they are always informed and comfortable about the next steps. He has successfully recovered over a million dollars in civil settlements on behalf of his personal injury clients.
He has conducted numerous criminal jury trials for clients, both felony and misdemeanor, many of whom had never been in the court system before. Brian works closely with his clients to ensure they exhaustively explore all avenues of factual and legal defense.
Brian has practiced appellate law for many years, and has brought numerous Colorado appeals, both civil and criminal. His appeals combine persuasive written advocacy with strong oral argument.
Brian is highly skilled in civil practice regarding a variety of disputes. He has helped his clients prevail in cases of all types and sizes, including those where millions of dollars are at stake.
Brian is licensed in the state and federal courts of Colorado and New Mexico. He has been honored with awards for Oral Advocacy and Constitutional Law, and by SuperLawyers in the areas of Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. But the best reference comes from former clients who have left reviews and sent letters about the positive results in their cases and their lives from Brian’s representation.
Brian graduated law school in 2010 with the highest grades and summa cum laude honors. While attending law school, he served as President and Co-President of the student chapters of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Trial Lawyers Association. Brian has a degree in journalism, and prior to law school he worked as a news reporter and producer in several states.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury 40%
- Criminal Defense 40%
- Appeals 10%
- Civil Litigation 10%
- Colorado State Bar, 2014
- U.S. District Court - District of Colorado, 2014
- U.S. District Court - District of New Mexico, 2011
- New Mexico State Bar, 2010
- University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, New Mexico
- J.D. summa cum laude, 2010
- Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law
- University of Minnesota
- B.A. Journalism, 2000
- National Merit Scholar
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyers Colorado Rising Stars
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Douglas and Elbert County Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association