Mr. Helmberger has over two years of experience as a practicing attorney, prior to joining the firm of Pollart Miller. His prior experience was in criminal defense litigation.
After law school, he worked as a Deputy State Public Defender, handling an active caseload of over 240 cases. He was regularly in a courtroom setting, and has tried, and successfully litigated a number of cases. He has done jury trials throughout the state, including in the Denver-Metro area, but also in such disparate places as Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and La Junta, Colorado.
He has had ample experience arguing motions and briefs, cross-examining and directing witnesses, and making appeals to juries and judges across the state. His litigation brought him into the courtroom on a weekly basis. He enjoys the challenge of litigation, and looks forward to the opportunity of vindicating his client’s position to either a judge or jury.
He also has over two years of legal writing and research experience. Having worked in a low-income, criminal defense clinic in law school, he was writing briefs and appeals while only in his second year. He has written briefs on a variety of different legal subjects, including the following: (1) criminal; (2) constitutional; (3) evidentiary; and (4) immigration law. While in law school he obtained both a basic and advanced certificate in legal research, and he has continued to hone his legal research skills to this very day.
He is proactive in his representation of clients. He is responsive to all calls and communications he receives, and diligent in following up with requests for information, advise or comment. He embraces a client-centered approach, empowering the client to make informed decisions about their cases. He is always mindful of how he would want to be represented, if he was in the client’s position.
Mr. Helmberger graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in History. He attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he obtained his juris doctorate.
He was born in San Diego, California, where he spent the first six years of his life, prior to moving to Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He calls Colorado home, and considers himself a native at this point.