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Rhidian David Watson Orr

303-818-2448
Rhidian David Watson Orr
The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C.
720 S. Colorado Boulevard Suite 1110-N
Denver, CO 80246
www.orrlaw.com
Phone: 303-818-2448
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Rhidian David Watson Orr

Charter Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Rhidian David Watson Orr

Life Member

National College for DUI Defense

National College for DUI Defense

Rhidian David Watson Orr

Sustaining Member & Colorado's State Delegate

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Rhidian David Watson Orr

Life Member

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Rhidian David Watson Orr

Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

About Rhidian David Watson Orr

Colorado lawyer Rhidian Orr is trained under the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and is trained to the level of Instructor on the SFSTs. Rhidian has received Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) overview training, which deals with people who are charged with driving under the influence or while impaired due to the consu... read more »

Biography

Colorado lawyer Rhidian Orr is trained under the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and is trained to the level of Instructor on the SFSTs. Rhidian has received Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) overview training, which deals with people who are charged with driving under the influence or while impaired due to the consumption of drugs – illegal, as well as, legal drugs. In addition, Rhidian is trained on the Intoxilyzer 5000-EN. The Intoxilyzer 5000-EN is the machine that was used in every Colorado DUI/DWAI/UDD breath case up until May, 2013.Rhidian is also trained in forensic chromatography and this training allows him to identify and attack issues with blood tests results used in DUI cases.

Rhidian is asked on a regular basis to assist and act as a consultant to other lawyers in finding ways to attack their DUI cases.Rhidian has taught at the Colorado Public Defender’s Conference, the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law and the University of Colorado Law School on the subject of DUI defense.

Rhidian is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, Terry MacCarthy’s Cross Exam Seminar and dozens of other trainings held throughout the country by organizations such as the National College for DUI Defense and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

Rhidian has been chosen as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2011 and 2012. This recognition is limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state that are 40 years of age or younger. This recognition is based on a survey of every attorney in the state as well as an exhaustive background check of training and cases handled by the attorney.

Rhidian Orr is an active member of numerous defense bars and legal organizations. Rhidian is a Sustaining Member for the State of Colorado by the National College for DUI Defense and was recently named the state delegate for Colorado by the National College for DUI Defense.

The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C. was founded in 2002 with the primary focus on becoming Colorado’s premier DUI Defense Law Firm. Rhidian Orr knows that every time he accepts a case, he accepts the responsibility for his client’s future.The outcome of his client’s case can mean the client’s job, home, family, and freedom. This is a responsibility that he takes personally and one in which he reminds himself of every day before he decides to accept a case.

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Contact Information

Rhidian David Watson Orr -
The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C.
720 S. Colorado Boulevard Suite 1110-N
Denver, CO 80246
www.orrlaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 303-818-2448
  • Fax: 303-845-9140

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving80.00%
Criminal Defense20.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Minnesota Member in Good Standing 2003
Colorado Member in Good Standing 2002

Work Experience

Position Duration
Senior Partner & Owner of The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C. 2002 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of Denver, Daniels College of Business Business Administration M.B.A. 2002
University of Denver College of Law Law Juris Doctorate 2000
University of Denver Speech Communications Bachelor of Arts 1994

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member Team Dave Logan 2013 – present
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2013 – present
Rising Star Super Lawyers 20112012
Member American Chemical Society present
Ranch Club Member Trial Lawyers College present
Sustaining Member & Colorado's State Delegate National College for DUI Defense present
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
F-Warrior - Lifetime Member Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College present
Charter Member DUI Defense Lawyers Association present
Member Denver Bar Association present
Life Member Colorado Criminal Defense Bar present
Member Colorado Bar Association present
A+ Rated Member Better Business Bureau present
Member Tom Martino's Referral List present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2012
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2011
Gold Star Award Better Business Bureau ---
Golden Heart Award Valley Hope Association ---

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Getting the Raw Data: Not Just a Raw Deal Colorado Criminal Defense Bar - DUI Conference 2013
Gas Chromatography Public Defenders Conference 2012
SFST's & DRE Public Defender's Conference 2012
Arguing Motions Effectively Colorado Criminal Defense Bar 2011
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Colorado Criminal Defense Bar 2011
Defending DUI Cases University of Colorado School of Law - Criminal Defense Clinic 2011
DUI Defense University of Denver Criminal Defense Clinic 2010
Defending DUI Cases University of Colorado School of Law - Criminal Defense Clinic 2010

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Jefferson County commander arrested for DUI and careless driving

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The infractions are ramping up in Colorado as the weather gets nicer, this time a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office commander, unfortunately. Whether you are a … Read More »The post... [read more]

DUI Enforcement Underway As Graduation Season Begins

Posted on Monday, May 18th, 2015

Graduation season is upon us and we at The Orr Law Firm implore you to drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive. Police will … Read More »The post DUI Enforcement Underway As Graduat... [read more]

Felony DUI Bill Makes It To The Governor’s Desk

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

An update from CBS Local in Denver on the DUI bill we’ve been following here on The Orr Law Firm blog for weeks. A bill … Read More »The post Felony DUI Bill Makes It To The Governo... [read more]

Stalled felony DUI bill passes tough key Colorado test

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Big news out of the Capitol as the felony DUI bill has moved another step forward. Information about the bill can be found below, but … Read More »The post Stalled felony DUI bill passes ... [read more]

Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke risk

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The “science” behind roadside sobriety testing takes another nail to its coffin according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal, Stroke. Struggling to … ... [read more]

Thousands descend on Denver for 4/20 festivities; 160 citations issued

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Things got a little crazy in the Denver area this past weekend as residents “celebrated” the unofficial holiday of 4/20 by smoking copious amounts of … Read More »The post Tho... [read more]

Publications and Articles

Colorado DUI Survival Guide: A Citizen's Protection Manual

Published 2013

Publisher: Whitehall Printing Company

Rhidian Orr was approached by nationally renowned DUI Defense Attorney’s Bruce Edge and John Hunsucker about bringing the DUI Survival Guide series to the state of Colorado. Rhidian was honored and humbled by this invitation and gladly accepted the offer and immediately began work on writing the book. The book was sent to print in 2012 and was published and printed in February of 2013. To our knowledge, this is the first published book about DUI Defense in Colorado that is meant to be read and

Inside the Minds: Navigating DUI Drug Cases

Published 2011

Publisher: Aspatore

In late fall of 2011, Rhidian Orr was asked to participate in and author a chapter in the Aspatore Inside the Minds book series on DUI law, published by West, a Thomson Reuters business. Inside the Minds chapters are comparable to whitepapers or thought-leadership essays, addressing the most important issues that lawyers face and offering strategies for managing those issues and effectively working with clients. Inside the Minds: Navigating DUI Drug Cases was published this spring and is autho