Brian M. Close
- Associate Attorney
Brian Close has represented clients facing a range of legal problems, both civil and criminal. He has conducted numerous jury trials for clients, many of whom had never been in the court system before. When it comes to helping clients who have been in serious accidents, he has advocated and fought for justice. He knows that his injured clients, through no fault of their own, have been thrust into a very difficult situation, and he ensures that they are always informed and comfortable about the next steps.
Brian has worked on a variety of other types of civil litigation, combining persuasive written documents with strong oral argument and trial practice. He has helped his clients prevail in a variety of civil disputes from small claims to those where millions of dollars are at stake. He has drafted state and federal appeal briefs, both civil and criminal, as well as various other appellate pleadings.
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 is listed in SuperLawyers for Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. But the best reference comes from former clients who have sent thank you cards and notes.
Brian graduated law school in 2010 with the highest grades and summa cum laude honors. While in 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
- Family Law 30%
- Personal Injury 30%
- Criminal Defense 30%
- Appeals 10%
- Colorado, 2014
- New Mexico, 2010
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2014
- U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2011
- University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Honors: summa cum laude
- University of Minnesota
- Major: Journalism
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyers Rising Star
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present