CHARLES CRICHTON

Attorney at Law

charlieCharlie Crichton is an experienced personal injury attorney who is a tireless and zealous advocate for his clients. He is licensed in both Colorado and Arizona. He started working at Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C. in 2011 and became a partner in 2015. Since joining the firm, Charlie has obtained numerous successful settlements on behalf of his clients, and has significant courtroom experience in both state and federal court, including trials and appeals.

Charlie began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Adams County where he gained invaluable courtroom and jury trial experience. During his tenure, Charlie had the opportunity to try over fifty jury trials ranging from cases as minor as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to cases as serious as First Degree Murder. While working there, Charlie quickly developed a reputation as someone who was willing to try difficult and complex cases that other attorneys were not willing or able to do, such as mortgage fraud, financial crimes, and domestic violence. While Charlie loved being in front of a jury, his favorite part of the job was working with and on behalf of crime victims.

After almost five years in Adams County, Charlie decided to join his wife, Jenny, and father-in-law, Steve, at Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C. where he could continue working with and on behalf of victims and injured people. Since starting at Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C., Charlie has had the privilege of representing clients on a wide variety of cases, including premises liability, slip and falls, car accidents, trucking accidents, uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims, bad faith, products liability, and medical malpractice, to name just a few. Charlie loves working on these types of interesting cases and being able to work with his wife and father-in-law every day. However, his favorite part of the job is being able to represent victims and and assist those people who were hurt by someone else’s negligence. When Charlie first meets with his clients, they are often at their lowest point: they are hurt, they have bills that need to be paid, and they don’t know what to do. Being able to help victims through this difficult time, guide them through the process and improve their lives is incredibly rewarding for Charlie and why he enjoys his job so much.

Charlie also enjoys giving back to the Denver community. He is a founding member of the American Transplant Foundation Transplant Leadership Council, which is devoted to saving lives by reducing the growing list of women, men, and children who are waiting for a transplant. Charlie is also a founding member of the Blue Sky Fund, a group of rising civic and business leaders whose mission is to improve access to college by funding SAT and ACT tutoring programs for qualified students.

When not at the office or helping in the community, Charlie loves spending time with his wife and three young children. If he has any free time, you can find Charlie outside on the golf course, on the running trails and bike paths, or on his snowboard in the mountains enjoying all the great scenery that Colorado has to offer.

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EXPERIENCE:

Partner
Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C.
Denver, Colorado
2015-present

Attorney
Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C.
Denver, Colorado
2011-2014

Deputy District Attorney
Adams County District Attorney
Brighton, Colorado
2007-2011

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Wrongful Deaht
  • Vicious animals
  • Sexual assaults
  • Ski injuries

Including all other cases involving all types of serious injury, permanent impairment, and significant disfigurement.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Colorado, 2007
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007
Arizona, 2016

EDUCATION:

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Denver, Colorado;

● Juris Doctor, December 2006

● G.P.A. 3.39; Class Rank 64/236

● Member: Business Law Society

College of William and Mary School of Law Study Abroad Program – Madrid, Spain

University of Arizona, Eller College of Business – Tucson, Arizona

● Graduated cum laude, May 2003, B.S. in Economics and Minor in Spanish, G.P.A. 3.6

● International Business Certificate Program

● Awarded Eller College of Business and Public Administration partial scholarship

LEGAL EMPLOYMENT:

Adams County District Attorney

Brighton, CO

May 21, 2007 – May, 2011

● Conducted over 50 jury trials including 19 felonies, ranging from DUIs to First Degree Murder.

● Acted as lead attorney of county court, overseeing and supervising 12 county court deputy district attorneys.

● Prepared and litigated motions, including discovery, suppression, and ineffective assistance of counsel motions.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Arizona Association for Justice

NOTABLE CASES:

  • Dempsey v. Denver Police Dept., et al., 2015 COA 67 (Colo. App. 2015)
  • Shaw v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co., 12CA1020 (Colo. App. 2012) (unpublished)
  • Koch v. Kaz USA, Inc., 09-CV-02976-LTB-BNB (D. Colo. 2009)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Founding Member
    Blue Sky Fund
    2008-present
  • Founding Member
    American Transplant Foundation Transplant Leadership Council
    2011-present
  • Mentor Attorney
    Brighton Teen Court
    2007-2011

LANGUAGES

  •  Advanced proficiency in conversational and written Spanish.

To speak with Charlie Crichton, please call our main office:

(303) 393-6666