Walta | LLC

An Appellate Litigation Firm
Based in Denver, Colorado

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When Life & Liberty are at stake,
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Our Mission

Walta LLC is an appellate litigation firm, as well as a resource for lawyers or law firms engaged in complex motions practice at the trial-level. While the firm focuses primarily on the defense of the criminally accused – in both state and federal court – it is equally capable of skillfully prosecuting and defending appeals in civil and administrative matters.

As an experienced Appellate Litigator, Mr. Mark Walta boasts over twenty years of experience working and practicing in state and federal courts: after graduating law school, he served as a law clerk to a Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court; he then spent eight years as a deputy state public defender in the Appellate Division of the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender; and, for last eleven years, he has maintained a private practice focusing on appellate litigation and complex criminal prosecutions.

Equal Justice and Fairness

Everyone, whether detested or revered, is entitled to equal justice and a fair trial.

Informed Clients

Every client is entitled to an honest and informed assessment of the potential risks and possible rewards of litigation.

Individualized Attention

Every case should receive individualized attention and thorough consideration.

The Lawyer You Deserve

Everyone deserves a lawyer who will listen and be responsive to their questions and concerns.

Meet Mark Walta

Attorney and Counselor at Law

    • As an attorney in the Appellate Division of the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Mark Walta litigated more than 150 felony appeals before the state appellate courts, including a number of high-profile cases. Mr. Walta has argued dozens of cases before both the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.
    • He has also appeared in district courts throughout the state in a variety of complex matters, including death penalty cases.
    • Mr. Walta is a member of the Tenth Circuit’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Appellate Panel, and has litigated matters before the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
    • Mr. Walta served as a law clerk to Justice Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court after graduating law school.
    • He was born and raised in Colorado.

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Practice Areas and Professional Services

State & Federal Appeals

Experienced legal counsel and highly effective representation at all stages of state and federal appellate processes. Whether a county court appeal, a direct appeal to a state or federal court of appeal, or a petition for certiorari review in the United States or Colorado Supreme Courts, your case will treated with equal care, dedication, and attention.

Motions Practice & Litigation

Cases often are won or lost during the pretrial phases of litigation.  Our firm takes pride in doing the hard work of drafting and litigating complex pretrial motions.  Motions practice can be deployed as both a sword and a shield.  We are adept at engaging in defensive and offensive motions practice to advance our clients’ interests.

Criminal Defense

First and foremost, we are committed to providing clients with the best possible defense in state and federal courts.  Every case has potentially serious consequences for our clients, and we therefore treat every case the same.  Criminal cases — regardless of type or severity — always are won through intensive preparation, exhaustive investigation, and smart litigation.

Civil & Administrative Matters

Effective and vigorous representation are of equal consequence when matters of money, licensure, reputation, and property are at stake.  We take great pride in defending and prosecuting appeals on behalf of clients in all manner of civil and administrative cases.

Expert Testimony

We have been qualified as experts in cases litigating questions of ineffective assistance of counsel — both at trial and on appeal — in courts throughout the state.  We provide honest, insightful, comprehensive, and highly professional expert testimony on a range of issues pertaining to the performance of trial and appellate counsel.

Contact Walta | LLC today!

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Walta LLC | Attorney & Counselor at Law | 1544 Race St, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: +303-953-5999 | Email: mwalta@walta-law.com
Located in  Denver, Colorado the law firm of Walta Law represents clients throughout Colorado.
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