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Hatfield Law

Christian Hatfield, Experienced Litigation Lawyer

When you need a seasoned attorney to represent you in any legal matter, get in touch with Hatfield Law in Durango, Colorado. I provide expert counsel and representation on a range of issues, from personal injury claims to capital felony and federal charges. Call or email me today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

About Me

After attaining my Bachelor of Arts degree at Reed College, I went to St. John's College for my Master of Arts degree. I then received my Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School, graduating cum laude, in the top 5% of the class.


As a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience, I have tried more than 200 cases, from traffic citations, DUI, and misdemeanors, to major felonies, including capital murder, felony cases  and complex civil claims with trials lasting weeks.  I have worked for large, medium, and small firms as well as government agencies and have achieved successful outcomes in a wide range of civil and criminal cases, including complex cases referred by other lawyers and cases with mixed civil and criminal issues.


*Client representation does not commence until signing of a written retainer agreement

My Credentials

After attaining my Bachelor of Arts degree at Reed College, I went to St. John's College for my Master of Arts degree. I then received my Juris Doctor degree from the Vermont Law School, graduating cum laude.


As a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience, I have handled more than 200 cases, including misdemeanor, traffic, driving under the influence (DUI), felony, capital felony, federal crimes, and complex civil charges such as multiple large recoveries for clients. I have worked for large, medium, and small firms as well as on behalf of government agencies.

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  • Admitted in Colorado, New Mexico, Massachusetts, and Oregon (Inactive), all federal courts and appellate courts in all jurisdictions where I practice. 
  • Former District Public Defender, 11th Judicial District.

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  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • National Criminal Defense College Graduate

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  • Former National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Instructor
  • Recipient of Multiple Client, Public Service, and Other Awards: 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Top 10 Nationally Ranked National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 1%, National League of Renowned Attorneys, etc. 

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Mission Statement


My mission is to provide excellent client representation with your best interests in mind.


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Take a look at these cases to get an idea of what I can do for the clients I represent:


Baxstrom Found Not Guilty in Attempted-Murder Case

State Dismisses Murder Charges in 2013 Slaying 

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