Donald R. Knight, Esq.

  • More than 30 years’ experience in all phases of the practice of law, with a concentration on criminal defense and the defense of indigent criminal defendants in both state and federal courts.    
  • Strong skills in client consultation and advice, the art of negotiation, conflict resolution, and in achieving settlements.
  • Extensive experience with investigation, case history evaluation, the analysis of evidence, and devising strategies for civil and criminal trials, legal research, deposition review, and preparing/presenting pleadings, court appearances for hearings, motions, and trials to the court and jury, and appeals. 
  • Experience as sole and co-counsel in a wide variety of trials to the court and to juries in civil and criminal matters, including federal court capital and terrorism litigation and state court capital and homicide matters.        
  • Judicial Experience:   (Part-time) Municipal Court Judge, City of Littleton  1989-2007.  Lengthy background as a jurist presiding over trials (to court and jury), pleas and sentencings in misdemeanor criminal and traffic matters.


Colorado Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and District Courts (1983)
United States District Court, District of Colorado (1983) 
United States Court of Claims (1990) 
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2001)
United States District Court, Eastern District of California (Pro Hac Vice - 2008)

Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (Pro Hac Vice - 2015)

Experienced advocacy


Juris Doctor, 1982
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio