Daniel Edwards

Adjunct Faculty



Professional Biography

Dan Edwards has been an adjunct professor at the Sturm College of Law since 1988. He teaches the following courses: Evidence, Evidence Practicum, Trial Practice, Advanced Trial Practice, Advanced Criminal Law, Beginning and Advanced Criminal Procedure, Voir Dire, Motions Practice, and Appellate Brief Writing and Oral Argument.

Professor Edwards has been a public defender, a magistrate, an attorney in private practice, and a prosecutor. He received the 1985 Colorado State Public Defender of the Year Award and was nominated in 1989 for the Jonathan Olom Award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney in Colorado.  With the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, he received Exceptional Performance Awards in 2010, 2013, and 2017.  He also received the “White Hat Award” from the Criminal Justice Section in 2020.  In 2021, he received the Sustained Excellence Award from the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council (CDAC).

He teaches both within Colorado and nationally.  He received the CDAC Faculty of the Year Award in 2013.  He is faculty with the National Attorney Generals’ Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) teaching litigation skills nationally.  In 2022 for NAGTRI he taught litigation skills in Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, New Mexico and Colorado.  He received the NAGTRI Faculty of the Year Award in 2017.  He also teaches litigation skills at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.