Kenneth F. Eichner


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Kenneth F. Eichner

Honors, Distinctions, and Education

  • 2007–2021Colorado SuperLawyer in the criminal law white-collar categories
  • 2017 Denver Bar Association Award of Merit nominee
  • 2015–2017 5280 Magazine Top Criminal Attorney
  • 2009–2016 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Editorial Assistant, Trial Handbook for Lawyers
  • Published in The Huffington Post, The Docket, and Thrive Global
  • Guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law School, University of Colorado Law School, and University of Denver School of Law
  • 1997–2000 Alternative Public Defender, City & County of Denver Municipal Court
  • 1995 In-House Counsel for MCI
  • 1995 Recipient of Governor’s Citation, Senate and House of Delegates Resolutions for Outstanding Achievement as a Prosecutor
  • 1986 Investigative Attorney on International Asset Searches of Former Presidents Jean-Claude Duvalier and Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1985 Judicial Clerkship, Honorable William McCullough, Chief Judge, Maryland District Court
  • 1984 J.D., Antioch School of Law, Law Review Editor
  • 1983 Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Attorney Law Clerk/Academic Scholarship
  • 1983 Clerk for the Honorable James A. Belson, D.C. Court of Appeals
  • 1979 B.A., Art History, North Carolina State
  • Licensed to practice in the States of Colorado, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Ken Eichner. Veteran advocate and proven litigator, Ken Eichner is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Colorado with a national name and practice. As a front-lines criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, Ken launched the Eichner Law Firm in 1996. He defends individuals and corporations in state and federal criminal prosecutions, grand jury inquiries, and regulatory and government investigations in courts across the country. Ken has not lost a federal jury trial against the Department of Justice or any county court jury trial involving domestic violence since 1998. In 2017, he successfully blocked indictments relating to the Clinton email investigation and represented the former Secretary of State’s Denver-based server company at the subsequent congressional hearing. That same year, he also obtained dismissals of sexual assault charges against four individuals. A year later, he represented a witness in the congressional hearing related to allegations against United States Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In 2019, Ken won $2.7 million, the largest verdict in Colorado history in a defamation jury trial stemming from a person of color’s wrongful imprisonment for one night in jail. Having tried over 500 bench trials and 150 jury trials, Ken lends his expertise and sits on the advisory board of LYRIC (Learn Your Rights in the Community), a social justice platform that teaches teens their constitutional rights. LYRIC’s transformative vision: that raising awareness about individual rights will reduce the number of unnecessary arrests and subsequent traumas that often occur.

Representative Cases:

  • Represented witness during Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s congressional nomination hearing and subsequent FBI interview process.
  • Awarded largest verdict in Colorado history for defamation and malicious prosecution: $2.7 million in Weld Country, Colorado.
  • Represented presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s technology services provider in connection to federal and congressional investigations in Colorado and Washington, D.C.; resulted in a grant of immunity from U.S. Department of Justice’s national security division.
  • $1.8 million felony securities fraud in Denver District Court reduced to unsupervised probation.
  • Six-figure settlement for Arapahoe County police brutality civil suit with an agreement to change police conduct.
  • Cannabis regulatory trial set against Colorado Office of the Attorney General/MED involving multiple dispensaries with a market valuation greater than $25 million; case dismissed on the brink of trial.
  • Secured an acquittal following a six-week federal jury trial for a contractor accused of insurance fraud by State Farm and other carriers.
  • Secured dismissal of charges against Denver chef accused of felony assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Defended a Canadian citizen accused of six counts of sexual assault; case dismissed after two-day preliminary hearing in Denver.
  • Represented the president of a construction firm accused of illegally exporting to an embargoed country; no IEEPA charges were filed and no OFAC fine was issued.
  • Local counsel to New York-based law firm suing Samsung in patent infringement case seeking over $1 billion in damages.
  • Local counsel to national law firm defending Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for price-fixing and bid-rigging allegations in Weld County, Colorado.
  • Dismissed charges against attorney accused of felony drug distribution based on government misconduct and entrapment defense in Denver District Court.
  • Dismissed rape charges against a physician in Denver District Court.
  • Achieved not guilty verdicts for entertainment figure charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in Boulder County Court; the jury took only nine minutes to rule in our client’s favor.
  • Won acquittal in felony sex assault jury trial in Jefferson County District Court.
  • Awarded below-federal guidelines sentence where the client was accused of laundering $9 million in U.S. District Court in Miami. The client faced 240 months and was ultimately sentenced to 13 months.
  • Dismissed a restraining order against an NBA player.
  • Obtained a court-ordered return of property in a federal forfeiture of seized houses based on an innocent owner defense for real estate company/owner of multiple Denver properties in which marijuana was being grown.
  • Secured not guilty verdicts in a three-week federal jury trial for a client accused of drug distribution and conspiracy to manufacture bombs.
  • Won acquittal in highly publicized jury trial in Boulder District Court for a renowned builder accused of felony second-degree assault.
  • Dismissed felony sex assault charges against prominent software engineer in Jefferson County District Court.
  • Dismissed felony sex assault charges against a telecom worker in Arapahoe County.
  • Dismissed special offender gun/drug case based on jurisdictional defects in Jefferson and Arapahoe County District Courts.