About Jeffrey S. Gard

Jeffrey S. Gard

Jeffrey Gard with arms akimbo

Consistently Voted Best Lawyer

Jeffrey S. Gard is an experienced criminal defense attorney with over 25 years of courtroom experience. He has litigated thousands of cases, many through trial, in both state and federal courts. Jeff also successfully litigated and argued cases in front of the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Jeff was repeatedly voted by his peers as one of the top lawyers in Colorado, as published in 5280 Magazine. Jeff is also recognized as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and one of the Ten Best Colorado Criminal Law Attorneys by American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Gard Law Firm has been voted the Best Law Firm in its hometown, Boulder, Colorado in both the Boulder Weekly and Colorado Daily newspapers.


Well Respected by Peers & Clients

Jeff is a hard-nosed criminal defense attorney who does not back down from a just cause. His meticulous preparation and tenacity earns him the respect of his colleagues, judges and clients. Based on Jeff’s well-honed trial skills, he is often hired by other attorneys to help in cases where negotiations failed and the cases must be taken to trial.

Jeff's Background

Jeff is a seventh generation Colorado native and a Honor’s Philosophy graduate from the University of Colorado, where he also was elected Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most distinguished honor society. Jeff went on to law school at the University of Colorado where he won the William De Souchet Award for best individual performance in trial advocacy and also won a multi-state moot court competition during his first year. After graduation, Jeff accepted a position with Sanderson & Associates (later Sanderson & Gard), a respected, boutique litigation firm in Boulder, Colorado. Jeff later started his own firm and moved the firm to downtown Boulder.

Dedicated to Protecting People's Rights

Jeff is one of only a handful of attorneys in the state of Colorado to become a Life Member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar is dedicated to protecting the rights of people accused of crimes.