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Meet Margaret Teigen Steele

Colorado’s Finest Criminal Defense Attorney

I help my clients navigate the cold & confusing criminal justice system. I am here to support you, give you the information you need, and guide you through one of the hardest moments of your life. No matter what happens, I will make sure you are ready for what’s coming and help you prepare to handle it.

About Margaret

Margaret Teigen Steele is a Colorado native. She grew up in Aurora and graduated from Gateway High School. She was just four days old when she attended her father’s graduation from the University of Colorado at Boulder – School of Law. She went on to attend CU-Boulder herself where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She immediately attended Creighton University School of Law and received her Law Degree. Margaret returned to Colorado where she has practiced criminal defense law for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar as well as the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. She has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

The Steele Law Approach

My mission is to provide my clients with the finest legal defense through zealous aggressive representation, personal attention, and professional diligence. When my clients succeed, I succeed. I strive to make lasting relationships with my clients, and do so by being guided by the following principles:

Personalized Attention

My clients deserve MY personal and timely attention. Calls are returned promptly. I must be accessible. When my clients need me, I must be there for them.

Clear Communication

I counsel as well as advocate. I communicate in clear language that my clients understand. I advise as well as represent. My clients deserve to know what I do, why I do it, and how it benefits them.

Professionalism & Discretion

My clients are entitled to professionalism from me. I ascribe to the highest professional ethics and protect their confidences from improper disclosure. Their secrets are safe with me.

Preparation for the Legal Horizon

My clients need to know what lies on the legal horizon. I stay abreast of developments in the law and inform my clients of how these changes may affect them.

Effective & Aggressive Advocation

My work must be thorough and effective. I am an ardent advocate for my clients. They depend on me to aggressively pursue their goals, leaving no stone unturned. Whether in the courtroom or in our research and pleadings, I strive to find the best ways to advance my client’s cause.

Protect your rights & your way of life.

A must! 5.0 stars...

Client Reviews

"They always say it's not what you know, but who you know that makes life better – this was my experience with Margaret..."

"They always say it's not what you know, but who you know that makes life better. This was my experience with Margaret. She took my case and gave my life back to me. It took some time, but her persistence and knowledge was worth the extra year. Her knowledge of things to do prior to court was outstanding, I truly believe it is what saved my sentencing. When she takes your case she continues to fight with everything she has to get the best results. She is trustworthy and honest. Plus she is also a wonderful person. Thank you so much."

"I have dealt with plenty of attorneys and Ms. Steele is a wonderful recommendation..."

"I have dealt with plenty of attorneys in the past, and Ms. Steele is a wonderful recommendation I got from a friend. She was ALWAYS available within no more than an hour or two to answer all of my questions that constantly popped up. I had a complicated case and it was passed upon 6 times until we were forced to go to trial against one of the best DA’s in the country George Brockler. We had a solid case and she worked beyond my expectations and did an amazing job! George had to bring in 3 different attorneys and a PI to help him. She took them all on alone and gained huge respect from her peers post-trial! And what shocked me was her prices were beyond fair and everything was upfront. No add-ons or surprises! She’s a realist and not there to puff up an ego or had a political agenda to appease as George soon realized. I would hire her again and again, but I don’t plan on going to court ever again! Thank you Ms. Steele for helping, sticking up for, and motivating me!"

"Her level of concern and investment in my case made me feel as though I was a member of her family..."

"Margaret Teigen Steele is an amazing lawyer. She is always very quick to respond via text, call, or email. This is an important quality in a lawyer when some situations are highly time-sensitive. Her level of concern and investment in my case made me feel as though I was a member of her family. Margaret was always on top of my case or three steps ahead of everyone else. She could easily charge more for her services but chooses to stay within reach of all income classes.
When I referred Margaret to a friend, she responded within minutes and helped my friend before she received a dime or had any type of signed agreement. That reveals how committed she is to helping others. Thank you again, Margaret."

"Margaret literally saved my life and helped give me a push to turn my life around..."

"Margaret literally saved my life, and helped give me a push to turn my life around. She worked hard for me and never gave up on my case. She is a great lawyer to have on your side. She is one of the kindest people I have ever met. She is always extremely responsive and insightful. Whenever I call her, she gets back to me within an hour or two. I have called many times and need legal advice in a panic and she is able to answer all my questions and make me feel better. She helps me understand things that I have no clue about. I trust her expertise. Thank you Margaret for all your help and for always answering my phone calls."

"I walked into her office the first day scared facing multiple charges on two separate cases and she had me leaving her office with the mentality ready to tackle this..."

"Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
If you ever find yourself in need of the best legal counsel out there I would highly recommend Margaret. She is the most professional, kind, and most importantly caring woman I have met. I walked into her office the first day scared of facing multiple charges on two separate cases and she had me leaving her office with the mentality ready to tackle this. Let me tell you, she did exactly that!! she got me a plea deal that never would have been possible on my own and I couldn't be more grateful for her. She has helped with not only my legal issues but, she has also been amazing financially allowing me to set up a payment arrangement and always staying in touch and working with me. Thank you Margaret for all you have done and continue to do for me."


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