Richard A. Hostetler

Richard A. Hostetler

Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado attorney Richard A. Hostetler began his career as a public defender in San Francisco, California in the mid-1970s, and has been practicing criminal defense law ever since. He underwent the rigors of both the California and Colorado bar exams, has a solid understanding of trial court legal procedures that have served him well in nearly 30 years of direct experience as both a very knowledgeable trial lawyer and now as an astute appellate attorney.

Contact Mr. Hostetler to learn how his experience working for a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals, as well as his current appeals practice, have given him a depth and breadth of knowledge that may be invaluable to your criminal defense or appeals issues. Having been a trial lawyer makes him an insightful appellate attorney. Conversely, as an appellate attorney, he knows how to practice trial law with an eye to material that presents a potential for appellate review.

When Richard A. Hostetler gets a case on appeal, as a result of the many trials and appeals he has been directly involved in, he can quickly see potential errors in the trial record. He understands the problems of the trial lawyer, as well as what the court of appeals is going to be looking for when they review it.

The Law Firm of Richard A. Hostetler welcomes serious inquiries from persons whose criminal defense cases are likely to need an experienced appeals attorney. Likewise, family members, attorneys and other interested parties are free to contact Richard A. Hostetler for an honest appraisal of their criminal defense appeals issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar, Member
  • California Bar, Member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Board Member