Ridley, McGreevy & Winocur
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Patrick Ridley

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Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation

Background and Experience:

Patrick L. Ridley Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

Pat Ridley represents individuals and entities in criminal, regulatory and civil matters involving significant risk to liberty, financial and reputational interests.  A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Ridley has served as lead trial counsel in more than 75 jury trials, has second chaired dozens of jury trials and trials to the court.  He has tried cases involving securities fraud, tax fraud, computer fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, congressional redistricting, Ponzi schemes, breach of contract, capital murder, non-capital murder, catastrophic personal injury, sexual assault and conspiracy. Click here for a list of representative matters.

In addition to his substantial trial experience, Mr. Ridley has successfully resolved countless civil matters through arbitration or mediation, including contract disbutes, personal injury cases, breach of fiduciary matters, and litigation involving the sale of businesses, breach of employment agreements and theft of trade secrets.

Mr. Ridley has conducted numerous corporate internal investigations and has represented corporations, executives, managers and key employees in such investigations.  He has advised corporate boards and audit committees with respect to such investigations.  He has defended corporations against whistle-blowers who have filed cases with the SEC under the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Act.

Mr. Ridley has represented individuals and entities who are under scrutiny by federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, 

 

the Colorado Division of Securities, the Colorado Board of Regulatory Agencies, The Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, the Colorado Board of Accountancy, the Colorado Real Estate Commission and the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel.

 

 

Lectures and Publications

  • Discovery in White Collar Cases:  University of Denver Sturm College of Law (April 2011)
  • Subpoenas and Search Warrants in White Collar Cases:  University of Denver Sturm College of Law (April 2011)
  • Professionalism: Colorado Public Defender’s Office (2008-2010)              
  • Demystifying Paper Cases:  Colorado Public Defender Annual Conference (Sept. 2009)
  • Professional Representation of the Accused:  Grand Junction, CO. (Sept. 2007)
  • Winning the Mental Game:  Colorado Public Defender Annual Conference, Copper Mountain, CO. (Sept. 2005)
  • Panel Member : Playing Well with Others in Multi-Defendant Litigation: Criminal Justice Act Panel Fall Seminar Series (Nov. 2004) 
  • The Ethics of  Criminal Investigations:  Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Annual Conference (June 2003)
  • Discovery Issues in Capital Litigation:  Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Death Penalty Seminar (Nov. 2002)
  • Theories and Themes:  Colorado Public Defender Boot Camp (March 2002)
  • Frequent contributor to The Rap Sheet: A Quarterly Publication of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

 

 

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

    American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Best Lawyers in America:  White Collar Criminal Defense and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense (2014, 2015)

 Patrick L Ridley Best Lawyers 2015

  • Colorado Super Lawyers: Top 50 Lawyers in Colorado (2009,2011)
    Top 100 Lawyers in Colorado (2012, 2013, 2014)

    SL100

  • Corporate Edition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Colorado Law Week, Top Defense Verdicts 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell
    AV® Preeminent

Professional Affiliations                  

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (President, 2005-2006; Director, 2000 - 2007)
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Committee on White Collar Crime (Rocky Mountain Regional Co-Chair, 2005-2006; Member, 2003 - )
  • 10th Circuit Criminal Justice Act Panel:  Standing Committee (Chairman 2010 -2014 )
    Member (2008 - 2014)
  • Colorado’s Representative to the U.S. Criminal Justice Act District Representative Conference (2010-2014)
  • E-Discovery in Criminal Cases Committee of the United States District Court of the District of Colorado (Chair:  2011-__)
  • Doyle’s Inn of Court  (1985-86; 1993-2000)
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.

Education                                                      

University of Denver, J.D.  1987

  • Editor-In-Chief, Denver University Law Review  1986-1987
  • Finalist, Barrister’s Cup, Appellate Argument Competition      1985

  • DePauw Universtiy, B.A.       1982

Bar Admissions                                            

  • Colorado State Bar 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 1988