Reid DeChant

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DUIDLA Involvement

Area Served

Colorado

Biography

Born and raised in the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, Reid started his academic journey by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Venturing into the world of law, Reid relocated to Denver, Colorado, where he pursued his passion for legal expertise at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. It was during his time in law school that he began to refine his trial advocacy skills, a journey that led him to become a distinguished member of the National Trial Team. Reid's commitment to client-focused representation and trial advocacy continued to grow during his tenure at the Colorado Public Defender’s Office, where he passionately defended the rights of the accused. He firmly believes in taking any case to trial when a favorable resolution seems unattainable, and his dedication extends to regularly attending trial advocacy trainings across the nation to ensure he possesses the most effective tools for his clients. Reid developed his passion for impaired driving defense with The Orr Law Firm, both as an intern during law school and also as an associate attorney in 2022. In 2023 Reid opened his own law firm, DeChant Law, to provide premier criminal defense to people accused of crimes throughout Colorado.

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law JD - Juris Doctor 2016 Arizona State University BS - Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice 2012

Litigation Experience

Colorado State Public Defender 2017 - 2022 20+ Trials to verdict The Orr Law Firm 2022 - 2023 6 Trials to verdict DeChant Law - 2023 - present 2 trials to verdict

Notable Cases

38 Counts of Att-homicide on LEO - probation sentence Felony Vehicular Assault - acquitted Felony DUI 5th - acquitted

Instructional Experience

I have presented several trainings for public defenders and at Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's DUI conference.