PROFESSIONAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Harold DePalma has been a practicing
trial attorney since 1997.
Before establishing the DePalma Law Firm, LLC in 2005, Mr. DePalma served both as a
criminal prosecutor and as a civil trial attorney.
In his civil trial practice, Mr. DePalma has defended clients
against claims of personal and property injury focusing on construction defect, fire, product defect, vehicular accidents,
premises liability and general negligence.
In his criminal trial practice, Mr. DePalma has litigated hundreds of
felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases but has focused on complex DUI cases.
Mr. DePalma has tried dozens of criminal
and civil cases worth up to $4 million dollars in value and has negotiated excellent plea bargains and settlement for hundreds
of other cases.
Mr. DePalma has also drafted a wide variety of business contracts and wills for his clients (not
to mention far too many family members).
Mr. DePalma has been admitted to practice law in Colorado and Florida,
is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and El Paso Bar Association, and is authorized to practice in front of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to practicing law, Harold DePalma had
the honor of serving his country in the US Army's 82d Airborne and 3d Infantry Divisions. Mr. DePalma is a combat veteran
of the Persian Gulf War, where he served as an infantry platoon leader.
In 1987, Mr. DePalma
earned a BA degree in Business Management from Florida Atlantic University.
In 1995, Mr. DePalma graduated with
honors from the Florida State University College of Law. While at the College of Law, Mr. DePalma was a member of Law Review
and Moot Court.
During law school, Mr. DePalma interned for Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Wells and with
the Office of the State Attorney as a criminal prosecutor.
Mr. DePalma's birth name is Harold
Arlan DePalma. However, his family, friends and clients have been calling him Bart for as long as he can remember.