Jay Tifttickjian


DUIDLA Involvement

Area Served

Tiftickjian Law Firm provides DUI defense and criminal defense representation in Colorado including Adams County, Arapahoe County, Broomfield County, Boulder County, Denver County, Jefferson County and Colorado’s mountain towns, such as Pitkin County, Eagle County, and Summit County.  Areas of DUI and criminal defense representation include Arvada, Aspen, Aurora, Bennett, Boulder, Bow Mar, Breckenridge, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Central City, Clear Creek County, the Denver Tech Center, Eagle County, Edgewater, El Paso County, Englewood, Erie, Estes Park, Federal Heights, Fort Collins, Frederick, Frisco, Grand County, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Larimer, Littleton, Lone Tree, Longmont, Louisville, Morrison, Northglenn, Parker, Pitkin County, Golden, Silverthorne, Summit County, Superior, Thornton, Vail, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Winter Park and across the Front Range.


Jay Tiftickjian is a Denver DUI attorney and is President of Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. Tiftickjian is a former President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. He has testified numerous times at the State Legislature and Senate on behalf of the criminal defense bar, as well as being asked to debate state representatives and prosecutors on public radio and television regarding pending legislation. A frequent legal expert in local media, Tiftickjian has provided legal analysis for The New York Times, Associated Press, The Denver Post, Denver News Radio 850KOA, The Denver Channel, 9News, National Public Radio, Fox News Colorado, and many other newspapers across the country. To see expert legal analysis by Mr. Tiftickjian, visit the law firm's press page Mr. Tiftickjian is a top-ranked Colorado defense attorney based on many independent legal directories such as Martindale-Hubbell, Avvo, Super Lawyers, US News and World Report Best Lawyers, Law Week Colorado and The National Trial Lawyers Association. He was named Law Week Colorado's 2012 "Compleat" Lawyer for his expertise and reputation in Colorado, named "Best DUI Lawyer" by Law Week Colorado in 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2018 and voted "Best DUI Lawyer" by the legal community by way of the People's Choice Award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, 2019, and 2020. He was also one of 13 finalists for Law Week's 2015 Top Litigators and the only one with a practice dedicated solely to criminal defense. Attorney Tiftickjian co-authored the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's guide to DUI sentencing and driver's license revocations, and is the editor and co-author of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's DUI Defense Manual. He also authored books on DUI and drug defense, including Colorado DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 1st and 2nd Edition, published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company, Facing a DUI Charge in Colorado: What You Need to Know, and Understanding Changes to Colorado DUI Laws, published by West-Thomson Reuters/Aspatore. Mr. Tiftickjian is also the editor of Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana, as well as a contributing author. In addition top the books listed above, he has contributed chapters to over ten national legal publications focused on criminal law and forensic science. Mr. Tiftickjian is Colorado's first elected Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense as well as the Colorado State Delegate, and is a Life Member of the CCDB based on his contributions to criminal defense. He was the Chair of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's annual DUI seminar for may years as well. Each seminar he organized was attended by over 100 attorneys from over a dozen states, and were highest attended seminars for the organization. This volunteer work has earned well over $100,000 in net profit for the criminal defense bar. Jay Tiftickjian has achieved the highest-rating, AV-Preeminent (TM) based on Martindale-Hubbell's confidential review process by Colorado judges and attorneys. He is also top-ranked 10/10 - Superb in Avvo for DUI, criminal and traffic defense, and is included in the national Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers listing of the best attorneys in the country for criminal defense. Located in Denver, Colorado, Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. has successfully represented clients in need of an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney in state, municipal and federal court. Mr. Tiftickjian's experience as a former Colorado Deputy District Attorney gives him the ability to better understand how the prosecution will build its case. His knowledge of the law and his dedication and compassion to his clients combine to provide the highest-caliber DUI and criminal defense in Colorado. Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. provides strong legal representation and client service to each and every DUI and criminal defense client. His impressive past achievements include verdicts of not guilty and dismissals of charges for cases involving accessory to first-degree murder, first-degree assault, kidnapping, DUI, DWAI and Careless Driving Resulting in Death. He is also a certified DUI field test Practitioner and Instructor. Mr. Tiftickjian received his J.D. in 2000 from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. He is currently admitted to practice in Colorado, New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.


State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law J.D. 2000 State University of New York at Buffalo B.S. 1997

Instructional Experience

Jay Tiftickjian has been asked to speak and teach attorneys across the country in the areas of DUI Law, Drug and Marijuana laws, and legal ethics. Jay has presented at over 50 different conferences, events, CLEs and forums since 2013.