Jason Gardner

When you find yourself in trouble with the law and you end up in criminal court, Jason is an extremely valuable asset to have on your side. He has worked on both sides of criminal cases and has exceptional insight into how each side looks at a case, as well as litigates the case.

Meet Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Gardner

Jason has had a very non-traditional career for an attorney, but one which has been dedicated to advocating for and helping people at every step throughout his career. Jason has a very analytical mind and is a consummate problem solver, as he spent over 23 years in the Information Technology field working his way up to be an IT Director prior to his career in law. Additionally, he has worked in sales, managed businesses, and was a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army. He believes in working hard and always doing what is right. His analytical and logical approach towards each case he takes on, along with his passion for helping people and his very calming and personable manner, has served his clients very well throughout his career.

Education and Experience

Jason is a Colorado native, graduating from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law Evening Program in 2011 while working as an IT Director. The part-time evening program at DU is consistently ranked among the best in our nation. He was very active at the University of Denver as a member of the law school's Student Bar Association as a senator and vice president, a member of the Christian Legal Society, and as an officer in the Federalist Society. He also interned for the National Conference for State Legislators, the Independence Institute, and Holsinger Law, LLC during law school

After graduation, he began working as a Trust and Estate attorney. Following a brief hiatus working with the State of Colorado as a Contracts Manager, he turned to litigation, gaining additional trial and litigation skills. As both a Probate Litigator and a Deputy District Attorney with the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Jason found a passion for working with people tackling the constitutional issues associated with trial work in the criminal law field. He chose to leave the District Attorney's Office to help people more directly as a criminal defense attorney. Jason now works directly with his clients at Sawyer Legal Group, LLC, helping them to navigate the difficult world of criminal law and the criminal court system in which they find themselves.

Representation and Practice Areas

Jason provides passionate and ethical representation for his clients throughout the state of Colorado in a myriad of criminal matters, including assault, menacing with a deadly weapon, burglary, possession and distribution of controlled substances, fraud, theft, identity theft, theft of at-risk adults, indecent exposure, harassment, disorderly conduct, obstruction, eluding, domestic violence, driving under the influence, driving under suspension, temporary and permanent protection order cases, and many additional types of criminal cases throughout Colorado's district, county, and even municipal courts. He also represent clients in gun rights cases, focusing on the restoration of rights. Jason has experience with extreme risk protection orders (Red Flag), assisting with applications and appeals regarding concealed carry permits, and helping those who were denied firearm purchase in Colorado. 


Practice Areas

100% Criminal Defense and Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2011


Associations & Memberships


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How Jason Will Help Fight for Your Future

When you find yourself in trouble with the law and you end up in criminal court, Jason is an extremely valuable asset to have on your side. He has worked on both sides of criminal cases and has exceptional insight into how each side looks at a case, as well as litigates the case. His experience as a District Attorney is invaluable in helping him negotiate with the DA assigned to your case. Jason's experience and relationships with judges, attorneys, and even the clerks in courtrooms across Colorado will be instrumental to you as you work together on your case.

Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Gardner's Case Results

  • Theft - Castle Rock Municipal Court - Deferred Judgment
  • Harassment - Castle Rock Municipal Court - Dismissed
  • DUI / Careless Driving - Douglas County - Improper Backing (2 points)
  • Felony Trespass - Boulder County - Dismissed
  • Third Degree Assault / Child Abuse - Jefferson County - Dismissed
  • Permanent Protection Order - Weld County - Denied / Dismissed
  • Obstruction of Telephone Service - Douglas County - Dismissed
  • 3rd Degree Assault / Harassment - Pueblo County - Dismissed
  • Child Abuse / Assault / Menacing - Elbert County - Dismissed
  • DUI - Douglas County - Dismissed
  • DUI - Denver County - Dismissed


  • Kim Recommends Jason Gardner

    We would like to thank attorney Jason Gardner for his excellent representation of our son during a very difficult time. He provided thorough guidance and council. He helped our son see the best possible outcome. When we had questions, he was always very respectful towards us at every turn, and he...
  • Miles B. Recommends Jason Gardner

    Jason Gardner is an amazing attorney! With his knowledge being a former DA himself, he was able to lay out a perfect plan and mitigation with the evidence I provided. I was proven innocent and my charges were dropped!
  • Ellen F. Recommends Jason Gardner

    I personally recommend Jason Gardner from Sawyer Legal Group. He was always very responsive and very understanding. He is very knowledgeable about the law. He is very supportive and dedicated. I'm glad that he was representing me.