Andy (Joseph A.) Gavaldon has a reputation for his tenacity in protecting and advocating for his clients. He graduated in 1972 from the University of Colorado with a B.A in English and Philosophy and from CU Law School in 1975. He has been a criminal defense lawyer for 38 years, with 17 as a state public defender. He is qualified as an expert in criminal defense, has been asked to teach and lecture throughout the country and has been a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College since 1992. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory assigned Joseph (Andy) Gavaldon its highest rating. Mr. Gavaldon has been bestowed the title of Fellow in the highly respected American Board of Criminal Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Career DetailsHe is considered an expert in trial practice and is frequently hired by other attorneys to present both civil and criminal cases in court, and has been qualified as an expert in criminal practice.
Andy Gavaldón's experience and performance have been recognized in both the courtroom and the classroom. Known for winning tough, high-profile cases, Andy
won eight jury trials in a row
during his first year of private practice. His reputation as an effective criminal defense lawyer has led other lawyers to enlist Andy Gavaldón as a consultant or co-counsel on cases.
Andy serves on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, where he teaches courses on opening and closing arguments, cross examinations and other aspects of the legal profession.
The respected Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which assigns ratings for over 150,000 lawyers annually, has assigned Andy Gavaldón its highest rating – which, according to Martindale-Hubbell, "indicates high to very high legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar."
Today, he is regarded as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the country.
Joseph "Andy" Gavaldón has been practicing law in Colorado for over 38 years, 16 of which were with the Office of the Colorado Public Defender. Today, he is regarded as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the country.
Andy, who graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School in 1975, has been a member of the Colorado Bar since 1976. He also belongs to the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and several other bars and organizations dealing with criminal law. His practice areas include: complex litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, workers compensation and trial practice.
Andy practices throughout the state of Colorado, handling major cases in Denver, Boulder, Greeley, Pueblo and other cities. He has won acquittals in numerous homicides, sexual assaults and other serious felony cases.
For over 20 years, Andy has served on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia. He is considered an expert in trial practice and is frequently hired by other attorneys to present both civil and criminal cases in court, and has been qualified as an expert in criminal practice.