For 30 years, Mark C. Johnson has defended people charged with serious felonies in the state and federal courts of Colorado. He has acted as defense counsel in more than 130 felony jury trials, defending clients charged with every class of felony including murder, assault, and fraud.
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Benchmark Cases

Defense of Kory White

In 2009, Johnson took on the defense of Kory White, a young engineer and University of Colorado graduate who was charged with attempted murder in connection with a fight that took place after the annual football game between his alma mater and interstate rival Colorado State University.
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Kobe Bryant Sexual Assault Case

Few cases attracted more worldwide headlines than the 2003 sexual-assault charge leveled against Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. Joining renowned criminal defense lawyers Hal Haddon and Pamela Mackey in representing Bryant, Mark Johnson navigated through the media maelstrom to focus on defending his client’s rights.
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MS 13 Defense: “Federal case against six alleged MS-13 gang members dismissed.”

Mounting a criminal defense in complex drug conspiracy and wiretap cases requires a high level of legal expertise; as well as a willingness to aggressively hold the government accountable for its actions. Such was the case in 2010 when Mark Johnson undertook the defense of Gerardo Lopez, whom the federal government claimed was a member of a dangerous street gang known as MS-13.
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