David Cooper Taylor, Gilpin County Court


On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the governor’s office announced the appointment of David Cooper Taylor to the Gilpin County Court in the First Judicial District, effective January 13, 2015.

Previously, Taylor was a staff attorney for the Fifth Judicial District, and also was Of Counsel to the Law Office of Edward Schindel. His practice included civil, criminal, business, domestic relations, estate planning, and property law. Prior to his work as a staff attorney, Taylor was a law clerk in to Hon. Russell Granger in the Fifth Judicial District. Taylor received his undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College in 2002 and his law degree from Wake Forest University in 2005.

"Ultimately, the law is a collection of lessons learned from our collective experience as humans, and understanding those experiences – how the dominoes fell – is of fundamental importance to understanding the law. For instance, our Bill of Rights has its origins in fifteenth and sixteenth century England – it is intended to prevent the terrible excesses that some of our ancestors experienced in that time. Our Constitution’s roots are even deeper."

"I write this having been appointed as a judge, which is hopefully the start of a long career. Our judiciary is given tremendous power and, as the saying goes, with power comes responsibility. Law school taught me what to do as a judge. Majoring in history, however, gave me the tools and perspective to learn – for myself – the why behind the what; majoring in history has taught me the incredible truth in that saying." from History & American Studies

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Every judge who presides over DUI cases in this county conducts their courtroom differently from any other judge. Every one has slightly different procedures, habits and tendencies in the way they interact with the District Attorneys, defendants and attorneys.

So it’s critical to the successful defense of your case to hire a DUI expert who not only specializes in DUI defense, but who has extensive experience with the people in the particular courtroom where your case will be held to help you navigate though the system.

Jim Forslund and Gary Pareja have been representing clients in this courtroom for years. They have that unique advantage you are looking for to obtain the best possible outcome for your unique set of circumstances in the specific judicial venue your case will be heard.