WELCOME to The Law Office of Karen Steinhauser LLC
Specializing in Criminal Defense for Juveniles and Adults.

The Law Office of Karen Steinhauser LLC specializes in Criminal Defense for Juveniles and Adults.  We are committed to providing the best possible legal services to our clients. The office is easily accessible and our clients can expect outstanding representation specific to their needs.
Karen is an award winning litigator with extensive trial experience as a Chief Prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney's office.  She was designated one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, holds the highest rating available to lawyers: Martindale-Hubbell-AV-Pre-eminent Status;  and has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2018.  She was chosen as one of 5280's Top Lawyers for 2018.  She was also selected as Law Week's Barristers Best People's Choice Award for Best Criminal Defense Attorney in 2015.   Karen is a faculty member for (NITA) National Institute for Trial Advocacy, an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (where she has taught for 27 years) and a Legal Analyst for CBS-4 News as well as other local and national media.  She also gives presentations to children and parents through schools, private homes, and other organizations and facilities regarding issues facing minors in the criminal justice system entitled "It's Not the 70's Anymore."
As a former prosecutor Karen understands Criminal Cases from both sides. She not only has extensive trial and courtroom experience but she will provide the knowledge and expertise to help you analyze and successfully resolve your case.  Karen teaches law students and attorneys how to be effective advocates in the courtroom and has served as an expert witness in many criminal and civil cases.  Karen also provides implicit bias training to lawyers and non-lawyers.  Please e-mail her directly at:   Karen@steinhauserlaw.com

Criminal Cases

Domestic violence
Sexual offenses
Juvenile offenses
Drug and alcohol crimes
Menacing, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a weapon
Restraining orders
Other:  criminal municipal ordinance, and state court offenses.


 Implicit Bias Training

Karen also provides presentations to kids and parents, at schools and other venues including private homes.  These presentations are titled "It's Not the 70's Anymore, and help educate kids and parents about the laws, constituional rights, and issues such as sexting, drug and alcohol issues, shoplifting, domestic violence, harassment and sexual assault, including how facebook and other social media can be used against its users.