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Sean Maye

Sean Maye

  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Civil Rights ...
  • Colorado, Florida
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Sean Maye is an attorney in good standing with the CO and FL Bars. He is the CEO/founder of the Maye Law Group LLC, where focuses in criminal law, DUI defense and civil litigation. He has been awarded the distinctions of "Top 40 Under 40" criminal defense attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a Super Lawyer "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters.

Prior to starting The Maye Law Group, Sean was a valued member of the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender as a Senior Deputy Public Defender. He represented indigent clients charged with major felony crimes in the Denver District Court. He has a 100% trial success rate.

Before moving to Colorado, Sean was also a valued civil litigation associate with Isriel Ponzoli P.A. in Miami, FL. His experience in civil practice focused primarily on first-party property insurance disputes and on defense of usury claims for a major global financing corporation. He also practiced DUI and white-collar criminal defense, as well as family law.

Prior to civil practice, Sean began his career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, where, he litigated dozens of cases to trial and conducted over 150 depositions of civilian, law enforcement and expert witnesses - gaining countless favorable outcomes.

Sean graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was nominated and appointed to several academic honor societies and service organizations. He was also the President of OUTLaw, an esteemed member of the Society of Bar and Gavel, and the elected Chief Justice of the Student Body Association's Supreme Court. Based on his varied accomplishments, he was ultimately inducted into "Who's Who in American Law Schools" for 2014.

Sean was also recognized as an advocate of the Innocence Clinic, receiving the C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence i

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Insurance Defense
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Contracts
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30-minute consultation on all matters.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I predominantly offer a low-cost, flat-fee model. The price of the flat fee depends on the type and nature of the case. Please set up a consultation appointment to request further details.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 52345
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The Florida Bar
ID Number: 111646
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hebrew: Spoken
  • Italian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Maye Law Group LLC
- Current
CEO and founder of the Maye Law Group LLC. Solo-practitioner focusing in criminal law, family law, contract and insurance disputes, probate and civil litigation.
Senior Deputy Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender
Criminal defense attorney with the Colorado State Public Defender, specializing in domestic violence, DUIs and complex felony litigation - including COCCA indictments, sex assault and homicide. Several trials, no losses.
Junior Associate
Isriel Ponzoli PA
Civil litigation associate focusing on trial preparation and defense of first-party property insurance disputes, as well as defense of usury claims for major global financing corporation - as well as DUIs, white-collar criminal defense and family law.
Senior Associate Public Defender
Miami-Dade Public Defender
Served as first-chair counsel for indigent clients charged with criminal offenses, litigating varying degrees of misdemeanor and felony charges. Represented at all stages of litigation - bond hearings, all pre-trial constitutional, evidentiary and procedural motions, as well as trial and sentencing. Conducted over 150 depositions of law enforcement, civilian and Expert witnesses. Litigated nearly several cases through trial. Skilled in pre-trial negotiation with opposing counsel and courtroom advocacy leading to favorable outcomes.
University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: Dean's list Society of Bar & Gavel "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities" C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence in Writing & Advocacy 2nd Place Advocate - Natl. Pepperdine University Entertaint Law Competition Quarterfinalist - Univ. of Miami Gaubatz Competition
Activities: SBA Supreme Court (Chief Justice) OUTLaw (President) Charles C. Papy Moot Court Board
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Middlebury College
B.A. (2011) | Psychology & Sociology
Honors: Dean's list College Scholar
Activities: Division III Track & Field MiddEast Action (President / Co-founder)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 52345
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State Bar of Florida
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Websites & Blogs
The Maye Law Group LLC
Legal Answers
79 Questions Answered
Q. Person A got into an argument with Person B. Person B pointed a gun at person A.
A: The answer to this question requires A LOT more information. Some of the questions I would need answered are the following: Does person A live with person B or did the person A trespass into person B's home to get the gun and clips? What is the nature of the relationship between person A and B - romantic, family, friends? What was the argument about and did it ever get physical? What is the prior history between person A and B as far as physical violence? Do either person A or person B have a criminal history - and specifically a criminal record? There are A LOT of ways in which person A could get into trouble if the authorities learned of this. However, if or how much trouble depends on the circumstances. Person A should hire a lawyer for the purpose of just a quick consultation, which is confidential and privileged, to get ahead of the story.
Q. Can a person be charged with “eluding” if the officer never turned on his sirens, lights, or used any other method?
A: I agree with Mr. Smith's answer below. However, one thing I would add is that the case law on Eluding does not make Mr. Smith's answer the end of the conversation. In certain prior cases, the appellate courts conclude that it could be inferred someone knew or should have known they were being pursue by law enforcement, through minimal visual cues, if they accelerated, weaved out of traffic or physically acted in some manner that is consistent with someone who is aware of the police pursuing them to some degree. This means you will need to assess the specific facts of your case to truly know what your best defenses are. That said, if the evidence unequivocally states that there were no lights or sirens, you have a VERY strong and defensible case that should likely be pushed to trial.
Q. I would like to know how it is possible to be charged with felony assault from a compulsive liars "word" no Witness
A: Unfortunately, this happens a lot. Especially if the accuser is in an intimate relationship with the accused person and the allegations involve domestic violence. A case like this, with a significant lack of evidence, is very defensible. Consult with an attorney ASAP to assess your best options.
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Maye Law Group LLC
1700 Lincoln Street
17th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (305) 926-5282
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Closed
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