Chaz Melihercik fights for his clients. He went to trial for the first time in the summer of 2004 and spent the next fourteen years vigorously representing individuals both under investigation and charged with crimes. He even spent a year with the Innocence Project in Kentucky fighting for those wronged by their own judicial system. For thirteen years as a public defender, Chaz successfully defended individuals across Colorado at every level, from petty offenses to first-degree murder.
Chaz is most passionate about fighting for those that need a voice. Whether advocating in plea negotiations, pushing for dismissals, or using his knowledge of the law in motions practice, he is relentless in pursuing results. When it comes to trials, he relies on his experience of having litigated nearly 100 to get the best outcome for his clients.
During his career, Chaz has been involved in various committees and trainings. He taught fellow attorneys on a variety of topics while leading others in their development as lawyers. Chaz also attended the Western Trial Advocacy Institute and was a member of the Jefferson County Community Corrections Board.
Chaz earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky and his law degree at Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and the 1st Judicial Bar Association.