About Denver Criminal Attorney Kimberly Diego

899 Logan Street
Suite 103
Denver, Colorado 80203
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Attorney Kimberly Diego is a native of Texas with deep roots on both North and South American continents. Fluent in Spanish, she attended high school in Argentina, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. Also as a high school student, she took classes at the universities of Oxford and Harvard.


She obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and her law degree at University of Colorado. While in law school, she completed the Criminal Defense Clinic and interned with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. She was admitted to the Colorado bar in 2008 and now practices criminal defense law in Denver. She is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.


Kimberly became a criminal defense lawyer because she has a strong personal belief that every person is entitled to a legal defense – a principle so important that it was specifically written into the United States Constitution. Diego notes that although criminal defense is a little-regarded area of law, it is vital to a just society and a field she finds personally rewarding.


Kimberly’s practice is rooted in the idea that every client is entitled to a rigorous criminal defense. She places a priority on giving each case her personal attention, a commitment to service that is reflected in her successes.



Kimberly has garnered quite a bit of recognition for her work. In 2012, she was named one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars 2012,” a distinction reserved for attorneys 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.


No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to this prestigious list. She also has recently been named to The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado for 2012-2016.″ The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers for each state. Additionally, she has been recognized for her work in domestic violence cases, receiving the Denver Domestic Violence Attorney Denver Award for 2012-2016.The Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the area. Ms. Diego was also featured on a E! Online news article in reference to Aurora Theater Shootings due to her expertise in Colorado criminal law. These are just a few of her recent awards and accomplishments. For a more complete list, read on.

Bar Admissions

Admissions Year
Colorado 2008

Areas of Practice

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense
Domestic Violence
Drug Crimes
Sex Crimes


Award Name Grantor Date
20 Best DUI Lawyers in Denver Expertise 2016-2017
Top 40 under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2014-2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers Association 2013-2017
Top 40 Under 40 The American Society of Legal Advocates 2014-2017
Top Lawyers in Colorado The Legal Network 2013-2017
Lead Counsel Lead Counsel 2013-2017
Top 40 under 40 ASLA 2014-2017
Domestic Violence Attorneys Denver Award Denver Award Program 2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2013
Domestic Violence Attorneys Denver Award Denver Award Program 2012
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2012
Dean’s List University of Colorado Law School N/A

Work Experience

Title Company Name Duration
Attorney Law Office of Kimberly Diego 2009 – Present
Intern Colorado State Public Defender 2007 – 2007


Association Name Position Name Duration
National Trial Lawyers Association N/A 2012 – Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2011 – Present
Better Business Bureau Member 2011 – Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association N/A N/A
American Bar Association N/A N/A
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association N/A N/A
National Hispanic Bar Association N/A N/A
Denver Bar Association N/A N/A

Legal Cases

Case Name Outcome
People v. C.G. Dismissed
People v. A.M. Dismissed
People v. L.O. Dismissed


Publication Name Title Date
La Mano Amiga La Edad Del Concentimiento 2010


School Name Major Degree Graduated
University of Colorado School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2008
Georgetown University English Literature BA – Bachelor of Arts 2001

Criminal defense law is about integrity, vigorous attention to the law, and commitment to the client. For a criminal defense attorney in the Denver area who exemplifies these qualities, call Kimberly Diego. For legal advice about your specific case, call (720) 257-5346 for a FREE 45-minute consultation.


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