Colorado native Randy Canney has devoted over three decades defending the accused in cases ranging from misdemeanors and traffic cases to serious felonies. After receiving his B.A.in English from Colorado College in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1988 he proudly served as a Deputy Colorado State Public Defender in the Montrose and Golden offices from 1988 until 1993.
Since leaving the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office he has maintained a solo criminal defense practice handling trials, appeals, and post-conviction matters. Mr. Canney has been involved in several death penalty cases and in 2005, he was honored to receive the Jonathan Olom Award from the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar for “remarkable personal sacrifice made without regard to personal gain in the defense of the accused.”
Mr. Canney is listed in Best Lawyers in America, maintains an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest ethical and professional rating awarded by this nationally recognized rating directory. In addition he has been selected as a “Colorado Superlawyer” every year from 2007 until present and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court.
Widely respected within the legal community he is often asked to serve as an expert witness in post-conviction matters and as a consultant on other lawyers’ cases. He frequently teaches and lectures on criminal defense topics at continuing legal education courses. He has always been generous with his time to talk to and encourage the next generation of up and coming lawyers and has served as a mentor to many.
Outside of his practice Randy is a devoted dog lover, avid fly fisherman and voracious reader. He is a nationally ranked Chess Master and several time Colorado State Chess Champion. He has also completed numerous Ironman competitions and various other ultra-marathon and endurance events. He enjoyed over a decade of Pikes Peak Marathons in the beautiful mountains he loves.
After twenty four happy and successful years in Denver he has recently relocated his solo practice to Salida. Although he continues to handle cases throughout Colorado he primarily accepts cases in the South Central Rocky Mountains and the San Luis Valley. Mr. Canney is available for complimentary consultations and accepts most major credit cards.
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