Vernon Ready

Criminal Defense Attorney
7100 E Belleview Ave, Ste G-14
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

A Denver Criminal Lawyer Who Won’t See You as Number

The experience of being arrested and charged in Denver or Arapahoe County is a highly personal one – but also oddly depersonalizing.

Depending on your specific situation, you may feel angry, frustrated, scared, embarrassed, sad, or a combination of all of these. Mixed in, of course, with a healthy dose of confusion and dread over what is going to happen to you.

Adding to this personal trauma is the impersonal way that you will most likely be treated. Cuffed and placed in a squad car. Tossed into a cell with others awaiting similar fates. Largely ignored until you are pulled in for questioning or taken to be arraigned. You will literally be assigned a number that represents you.

Do not choose a defense attorney who treats you in a similar fashion. While it is sad to admit, many criminal lawyers in Greenwood Village, Aurora, Centennial, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and surrounding areas play the numbers game. They take on more clients than they can handle because they do not know any other way to grow their firm and make more money.

The result? Clients who feel overlooked and like they do not really matter. They feel like they are little more than a number.

This is not the way we at Ready Law do things. I deliberately work with a limited caseload because I believe in the value of personal attention. Taking fewer clients means I can dedicate more time to every single one of them. It means my clients are not just files tucked away in drawers, but people who are in the middle of a tough situation. I help people who need help, and I make sure they feel like people.

If you are convicted of a crime in Denver, there will be a big price to pay. You could end up spending years in prison. You could also end up paying off exorbitant fines and losing your driver’s license or other professional licenses. Those are just a few of the potential consequences.

At Ready Law we want to help, but I can only do that if you open the door by reaching out and contacting me.

– Vernon Ready

Why You Should Choose Greenwood Village Defense Attorney Vernon Ready to Fight Your Charges

Finding the right Denver criminal lawyer for you is not an easy task. It starts with knowing what to look for – both in terms of legal acumen and interpersonal skills.

Why do so many people decide to hire Vernon Ready?

Depth and breadth of knowledge. Mr. Ready is not just a DUI lawyer. Nor does he focus solely on white collar crimes. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of the laws pertaining to both of those types of crimes, but he is also well-versed in Colorado criminal law in general. Over the course of his career, he has handled all kinds of criminal charges.

Experience. Before starting Ready Law, Vernon Ready worked with the Colorado 4th Judicial District in Colorado Springs and in the Arapahoe Branch of the Colorado Public Defender’s office. There, he managed his own trial-bound caseload and was able to participate in extensive trial advocacy training. The bottom line? He was able to work on criminal cases of all kinds and gain valuable experience on how to craft defense strategies for a wide variety of charges.

Exceptional communication. One of the worst things people say they experience while going through the Colorado criminal justice process is a feeling of helplessness. Things just happen, and they do not really understand what’s happening or what they can do.

Vernon Ready works hard to combat this feeling by communicating with his clients every step of the way. When you first meet with him, he will sit down with you, not just to go over the facts of your case, but to explain your charges, likely penalties, the options available to you, and how the process works, step by step. He also uses an electronic tracking system for all cases to make it easier to keep things organized and let you know the second there are developments in your case.

Lastly, Vernon Ready is responsive. If he cannot answer when you call, he will call back by the end of the next business day, at the latest.

Determined and passionate. Many law firms in and around Castle Rock, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton, and Parker judge the success of their attorneys by monitoring the total number of hours billed or case files resolved. If a lawyer only sees you as a number, how much effort do you think he or she is going to put into helping you to get a positive outcome? Probably not a whole lot. This is something that you never have to worry about with Mr. Ready. Vernon Ready answers to his clients, not to some board of partners at a large, numbers-focused law firm. He is passionate in his belief that everyone deserves to have the strongest defense possible, and that is exactly what he is determined to give to every one of his clients. From the moment he takes your case, Vernon Ready will use his knowledge and skill to fight for you and your freedom. He will not back down or be intimidated, no matter who he is up against or how hopeless the situation appears. A charge is not the same thing as a conviction, and he firmly believes in presenting the best possible defense in every case.

Colorado Criminal Practice Areas at Ready Law

Mr. Ready is able to handle many different types of Colorado criminal charges. The below list represents some of the most common types of cases that his office takes on, but it should not be seen as an exhaustive list. If you do not see your specific charge mentioned below, feel free to give us a call and ask.


School Name Major Degree Graduated
University of Colorado School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2009

Work Experience

Title Company name Duration
Owner Ready Law Firm 2009 – Present
Public Defender Colorado 2008 – 2008
Intern Colorado 4th Judicial District 2007 – 2007
Military U.S. Air Force 1998 – 2001


Award Name Grantor Date Granted
Top 10% of Criminal Defense Attorneys Lawyers of Distinction 2017
Criminal Defense Clinic – Outstanding Student Award University of Colorado Law 2007
Winner – Carrigan Cup Trial Competition University of Colorado Law 2007
Winner – Hogan & Hartson Trial Competition University of Colorado Law 2006


Association Name Position Duration
Parker Chamber of Commerce Member 2014 – Present
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Member 2014 – Present
Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce Member 2013 – Present
South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Member 2012 – Present
American Bar Association Member 2009 – Present
Colorado Bar Association Member 2009 – Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Member 2009 – Present

Ready Law Can Help with Your Denver Criminal Charges – But You Have to Get in Touch First

Can Vernon Ready help you to fight your criminal charges? Absolutely. Will he increase your chances of earning a more positive outcome? No doubt.

He cannot do it without you. In order for Mr. Ready to start working on your case, you have to first reach out to our office. You can do this by completing our simple online form, emailing, or calling 303-993-5512.

Do not delay. The sooner you hire Vernon Ready, the sooner he can start helping you craft a strong defense. Protect your rights, your freedom, and your future – get in contact now.