AnnMarie Spain

AnnMarie Spain

Of Counsel
Denver, Colorado

I represent individuals in criminal matters, family law and civil litigation. I began my legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney's Office. In that role, I tried over 100 cases, and gained the knowledge that allows me to be intimately familiar with the criminal justice system and able to be a strong voice for the accused. My prior experience also equipped me with the foundation needed to deal with all dynamics in divorce and child custody matters.

For the past nearly four years I have represented homeowners and homeowners associations in construction defect matters advocating for the rights of homeowners to have homes free of construction problems. I have also taken on insurance companies who refuse to pay homeowners who make legitimate claims on their insurance policy. Prior to my legal career, I obtained an undergraduate degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering and worked as an engineer for HNTB in Boston. The combination of my professional experience in engineering and litigation experience in the courtroom make me a strong and effective advocate for homeowners in construction defect litigation. I have contributed to the recovery of millions of dollars on behalf of homeowners, and have successfully resolved a broad range of construction defect cases. I continue to be a strong advocate for homeowners.

Outside of work, I enjoy coaching my son’s basketball team, skiing, cooking, and tailgating at Denver Broncos football games.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Family Law
  • 20% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2003
  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2013


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Staff Member, 2001 - 2003
  • Oklahoma State University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Criminal Law Professor, Johnson & Wales University
  • Taught CLE's to Community Managers, Accredited by DORA, 2013 - 2016
  • Interactive Lecture at the Denver Center for International Studies, High School Trial Presentation
  • Instructor at the Denver District Attorney’s Office on Proper Proffer Procedure, Witness Preparation and Protocol
  • Instructor at Denver District 1 on Proffer Agreements and Confidential Informants

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2015 - 2017
  • Colorado Law Enforcement Officer's Association, Citizen of the Year
  • Member of the Colorado District Attorney’s Council, 2003 - 2007
  • Denver District Attorney’s Office Mentor Program, 2008 - 2012
  • Meritorious Service Award, Denver District Attorney’s Office (for the successful prosecution of the witness killing of Kalonniann Clark and specifically, People v. Brian)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • First Judicial Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2016 - Present
  • Community Corrections Board Alternate, Alternate Representing the First Judicial Bar Association, 2016 - Present
  • Woman’s Bar Association Member, 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - 2017
  • Member of the Colorado Bar Association , 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, PC, Senior Associate, 2012 - 2016
  • Denver District Attorney's Office, Senior Deputy District Attorney, 2004 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Represented a victim of sexual assault in Denver


  • Zeta Tau Alpha