A co-founder of McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP, Martin Stuart focuses his practice on criminal defense matters. From the firm\'s office located in downtown Denver, he represents clients and corporate entities throughout the state who are being investigated or have been accused of federal or state felonies, including healthcare fraud and other white collar crimes, drug trafficking and conspiracy, sexual assault, homicide and other violent crimes. During his more than 20 years of practice, Mr. Stuart has tried nearly 100 jury trials, and he has been able to receive acquittals on behalf of his clients in many instances.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Stuart received a Bachelor of Arts from Whittier College in 1993. He then went on to attend the University of Denver College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997. Following graduation, Mr. Stuart joined the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. After spending five years there, he entered private practice. McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP was founded in 2016.
Admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts, Mr. Stuart is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. A former president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, he remains an active participant in that organization as well as several other professional groups. His memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, which is a nonprofit organization that seeks alternatives to mass incarceration. Mr. Stuart was also appointed to the Governor\'s Sentencing Commission\'s Task Force on Incarceration and is currently a member of the Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and an Executive Committee member for the Colorado Bar Association Crimianl Law Section.
Areas of Practice
Federal Court Criminal OffensesColorado State FeloniesDrug CrimesSex CrimesCivil and Criminal ForfeituresWhite Collar CrimesHealthcare FraudCrimes of Violence