Rely on an experienced, trusted and effective Denver criminal defense attorney with deep roots in Colorado.

The McKinstry Law Firm was established with one goal in mind: to help good people in bad situations. With broad experience and a proven track record in Colorado’s criminal courts, The McKinstry Law Firm is your best defense.

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  • 10% Discount for Military Veterans

  • More than 15 years of trial experience

  • Former United States Marine Corps Captain

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Effective, Client-Centered Criminal Defense in Colorado

  • DUI / DUI Drug
  • State Felony and Misdemeanor
  • Drug Crimes
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Theft and Burglary
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault
  • Municipal and Traffic Violations
Meet Patrick McKinstry

Meet Patrick McKinstry

Your Criminal Defense Attorney

For more than 15 years, Mr. McKinstry has litigated in District, County, Juvenile, and Municipal Courts in the Denver metropolitan area. He has first-chaired nearly one hundred and fifty jury trials, and hundreds of trials to the Court.

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  • Patrick is everything you could ask for in a lawyer. He is extremely friendly, thorough, and professional. He has impacted my life in an unimaginable way and I know he can do the same for anyone that needs his help.


  • Patrick is an amazing attorney. He took the time to answer all my questions and fought for me in every aspect. I love his approach of respecting everybody, but standing up for what is right. Always good to have a person like that on your team!


  • Patrick McKinstry was the best choice for my domestic violence case. His compassion, knowledge of law, and his courageous efforts in the court room against an aggressive DA proved remarkable. I won my case and feel that I have been...


  • My father was facing 2 years plus a $5,000 fine. Mr. McKinstry is the best lawyer to have on your side. My father’s case was dismissed, no jail and no fines thanks to McKinstry Law Firm. I would refer his service to anyone including family...


  • Mr. McKinstry is an extremely gifted attorney. From the beginning he has been understanding, compassionate and knowledgeable. He has gone above and beyond to assist me and continues to have open communication with me as well. He is a true...


  • Mr. McKinstry got one of my cases dismissed and took the other one to trial. It was a domestic violence charge, and my rights were in jeopardy. Mr. McKinstry selected a great jury, found the weaknesses in my case, demolished the prosecution...


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