Mr. Peter D. Menges, Esq.

Peter Menges received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1997.  He also received a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1997, where he graduated cum laude.  Mr. Menges spent his first five years of practice as a Trial Attorney with the Denver Office of The Office of the Colorado Public Defender.  Mr. Menges opened The Law Office of Peter D. Menges, P.C. in January of 2003 and has been exclusively in private practice ever since.

Mr. Menges has extensive trial experience.  Mr. Menges has personally handled over a hundred trials.  He has tried cases in Federal District Court, Colorado State District Court in numerous jurisdictions, County Court cases in numerous jurisdictions, Municipal Court matters in numerous jurisdictions, and Administrative Hearings in a number of forums.  Mr. Menges has also handled Arbitrations and Mediations in civil cases.  

In the Federal Criminal Court context, Mr. Menges has successfully defended clients in many complex prosecutions for “white collar” cases, such as mortgage fraud, bank fraud, and computer crimes, as well as other complex cases such as large-scale drug conspiracies.  In the State Court criminal context, Mr. Menges has handled cases and done jury trials for almost every type of charge ranging all the way from homicide cases to traffic offenses. 

In the civil context, he has handled a very wide variety of cases including general commercial disputes, personal injury cases, property disputes, contract disputes, mechanics liens issues, slip and fall cases, wage disputes, torts and civil rights.  Mr. Menges has also done appellate work in courts ranging all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Menges has served on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States District Court in Denver since 2003.  He has lectured to hundreds of Colorado criminal defense attorneys on criminal defense law and procedure.  He does pro bono work for those in need, and in 2004 was awarded the Colorado Lawyers’ Committee’s Community Contribution Award for his work fighting to secure the release of a formerly mentally ill patient who had been indefinitely committed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute after a “not guilty by reason of insanity” commitment.

 

EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate, University of Colorado School of Law, 1997
Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with honors, 1992

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Colorado
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
The Supreme Court of the United States of America



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States District Court

HONORS

2004 Colorado Lawyers’ Committee’s Community Contribution Award for pro bono work
1999 Achievement Award from the National Drug Court Institute

Golden Key National Honor Society