I am attorney Jaime Cowan. I was raised in Aurora, Colorado, by a single mother and graduated from Overland High School in 1997. I was the first person in my family to go to college, attending Colorado State University and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. I then attended law school at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law; I graduated in December 2004 and was admitted to the Colorado State Bar in May of 2005.
I have always believed in justice and fairness. My humble beginnings and commonsense approach to life give me a more objective approach to the law. In May of 2005, I landed the prestigious position of deputy district attorney with the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. As a result, I was often credited with providing a more even-handed, real-world approach in my career as a prosecutor, and because of this approach, I was always held in high regard by my colleagues in the prosecutor’s office, the Criminal Defense Bar, and the Judicial Bench. It is my position that justice should not be about “the numbers” but about making sure people are treated fairly and with respect. While at the Adams County District Attorney’s Office, I advanced to the position of senior deputy district attorney, in which I was expected to train other deputy district attorneys.
In November 2010, I left the district attorney’s office to start my own practice. During my time in private practice, I have handled a variety of cases ranging from DUIs and misdemeanors to sexual assaults and attempted murders. My experience both as prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney makes me a force to be reckoned with in and out of the courtroom.
In addition to representing clients, I am active in the Colorado legal community. I contributed to Cannabis Law in Colorado, a Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education book for attorneys that examines the context and history of law concerning cannabis. I was also featured on Colorado Public Radio as part of a discussion about the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.