Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.

We focus solely on providing our clients with the best possible representation in the areas of Colorado Criminal Defense, Marijuana & Hemp Law and Compliance and Landlord.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.

We focus solely on providing our clients with the best possible representation in the areas of Colorado Criminal Defense, Marijuana & Hemp Law and Compliance and Landlord.

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC is dedicated to providing clients with quality legal representation in the areas of criminal defense and marijuana compliance. If you need legal representation from a well-respected and proven attorney, then contact the legal team at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.Whether you've been charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance or need help expunging your record, Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC is well prepared to assist you. Our veteran criminal defense attorneys recognize you may be up against a serious and life-changing event, which is why they promise to be by your side from start to finish. We will tailor a defense plan to your specific needs and pursue an outcome in your best interest.Forming a marijuana business is a complicated and time-consuming process. Even applying for a marijuana license is daunting. The attorneys at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC have been assisting marijuana businesses since cannabis was legalized. Not only do we know the state's marijuana laws back to front, but firm founder Clifton Black helped write some of these laws.Whether it's criminal defense or marijuana compliance, a successful case starts with contacting the legal experts at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.

Main Office

Main Office
2 N. Cascade Ave., 11th Floor
Colorado Spring, CO 80903

Phone

(719) 328-1616

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Charles Allen

Charles Allen, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, is a former El Paso County Public Defender. While at the Public Defender's office, Charles represented hundreds of domestic violence, DUI/DWAI, theft, trespassing, and revocation of probation cases. Not only does Charles work hard to exceed the expectations of his client with favorable plea deals, but he isn't afraid of going to a jury trial. Charles has represented his clients in jury trials ranging from DUI's, Domestic Violence, and more. While being able to go to trial is a necessary skill for any Criminal Defense lawyer, Charles prides himself on his ability to negotiate with the District Attorney's office. Through zealous negotiations, motion hearings and pretrial conferences, Charles supports his clients in obtaining the best position possible when resolving their cases.

Prior to his relocation to Colorado, Charles practiced Criminal Defense in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane County Public Defender's office. While at the Spokane County Public Defender's office, Charles was the head of the First Appearance Center and arraignment hearings until he was ultimately awarded a caseload of his own. Charles' passion for wrongful DUI charges led him to join a litigation team that questioned whether pretrial UA's are unconstitutional search and ultimately Charles' team prevailed before the Washington Supreme Court.

Charles graduated from Northglenn High School in 2005. He then went on to Regis University in Denver, Colorado and graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in History. Charles attended law school at Gonzaga University and graduated Cum Laude from Gonzaga University in 2015.

Charles is a Colorado native and grew up in Thornton, Colorado. Charles and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and came back to Colorado in January of 2018 where he and his family have fallen in love with the area. Charles was offered the opportunity to join the Colorado Springs Public Defender's office until he joined the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Charles Allen

Charles Allen, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, is a former El Paso County Public Defender. While at the Public Defender's office, Charles represented hundreds of domestic violence, DUI/DWAI, theft, trespassing, and revocation of probation cases. Not only does Charles work hard to exceed the expectations of his client with favorable plea deals, but he isn't afraid of going to a jury trial. Charles has represented his clients in jury trials ranging from DUI's, Domestic Violence, and more. While being able to go to trial is a necessary skill for any Criminal Defense lawyer, Charles prides himself on his ability to negotiate with the District Attorney's office. Through zealous negotiations, motion hearings and pretrial conferences, Charles supports his clients in obtaining the best position possible when resolving their cases.

Prior to his relocation to Colorado, Charles practiced Criminal Defense in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane County Public Defender's office. While at the Spokane County Public Defender's office, Charles was the head of the First Appearance Center and arraignment hearings until he was ultimately awarded a caseload of his own. Charles' passion for wrongful DUI charges led him to join a litigation team that questioned whether pretrial UA's are unconstitutional search and ultimately Charles' team prevailed before the Washington Supreme Court.

Charles graduated from Northglenn High School in 2005. He then went on to Regis University in Denver, Colorado and graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in History. Charles attended law school at Gonzaga University and graduated Cum Laude from Gonzaga University in 2015.

Charles is a Colorado native and grew up in Thornton, Colorado. Charles and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and came back to Colorado in January of 2018 where he and his family have fallen in love with the area. Charles was offered the opportunity to join the Colorado Springs Public Defender's office until he joined the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Clifton L. Black

Clifton Black is a veteran attorney and life-long Colorado Springs resident. Cliff attended public school in Colorado Springs as well as Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Cliff began his career as a sole practitioner in 2000, when he discovered a passion in practicing criminal defense while representing a family friend in a DUI matter. For much of his career he practiced as a criminal defense attorney and assisted thousands of clients in this area of law. Cliff has always advocated for his clients and has their best interest when fighting for them. With the legalization of medical marijuana, Cliff began practicing in this area representing the marijuana industry in 2009. At that time attorneys in the community were not familiar with the legalities of medical marijuana. While most attorneys were unwilling to educate themselves on the legalities, Cliff was willing to review the Constitution regarding medical marijuana and the other legalities involved. Cliff is now a well-known legal expert and advocate for the regulated marijuana industry and is well known in the state of Colorado as such. Cliff has participated in the City Council of Colorado Springs and was an active member of the initial Marijuana Task Force that was created by the City Council to draft proposed ordinances along with other experts in the industry. Although those proposed ordinances were not ultimately adopted, he worked with the City Attorney's Office, City Clerk, City Planning and other officials to create ordinances that where adopted by the City Council. Cliff has been a panel member on numerous panels related to marijuana. Today many regulated marijuana establishments, caretakers and business owners that provide secondary services/products turn to Cliff for legal guidance on local, state and federal laws that govern the marijuana industry. The laws continuously evolve and Cliff stays well versed in the complex area and has a thorough understanding. He does this by actively working vigorous and diligently on every matter that he takes on and remains appraised of the law. Cliff continues to work with the City of Colorado Springs on its ordinances through the Colorado Springs Marijuana Working Group, a group established by the City Council to provide additional guidance to the City on its ordinances for the licensed marijuana industry. Many attorneys throughout the state contact Cliff for his opinion and seek answers. As a veteran attorney for the marijuana industry, it's not uncommon for a news media to contact Cliff for his opinion on marijuana issues.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Clifton L. Black

Clifton Black is a veteran attorney and life-long Colorado Springs resident. Cliff attended public school in Colorado Springs as well as Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Cliff began his career as a sole practitioner in 2000, when he discovered a passion in practicing criminal defense while representing a family friend in a DUI matter. For much of his career he practiced as a criminal defense attorney and assisted thousands of clients in this area of law. Cliff has always advocated for his clients and has their best interest when fighting for them. With the legalization of medical marijuana, Cliff began practicing in this area representing the marijuana industry in 2009. At that time attorneys in the community were not familiar with the legalities of medical marijuana. While most attorneys were unwilling to educate themselves on the legalities, Cliff was willing to review the Constitution regarding medical marijuana and the other legalities involved. Cliff is now a well-known legal expert and advocate for the regulated marijuana industry and is well known in the state of Colorado as such. Cliff has participated in the City Council of Colorado Springs and was an active member of the initial Marijuana Task Force that was created by the City Council to draft proposed ordinances along with other experts in the industry. Although those proposed ordinances were not ultimately adopted, he worked with the City Attorney's Office, City Clerk, City Planning and other officials to create ordinances that where adopted by the City Council. Cliff has been a panel member on numerous panels related to marijuana. Today many regulated marijuana establishments, caretakers and business owners that provide secondary services/products turn to Cliff for legal guidance on local, state and federal laws that govern the marijuana industry. The laws continuously evolve and Cliff stays well versed in the complex area and has a thorough understanding. He does this by actively working vigorous and diligently on every matter that he takes on and remains appraised of the law. Cliff continues to work with the City of Colorado Springs on its ordinances through the Colorado Springs Marijuana Working Group, a group established by the City Council to provide additional guidance to the City on its ordinances for the licensed marijuana industry. Many attorneys throughout the state contact Cliff for his opinion and seek answers. As a veteran attorney for the marijuana industry, it's not uncommon for a news media to contact Cliff for his opinion on marijuana issues.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Alison E. Blackwell

Alison E. Blackwell, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC and former Senior Deputy Public Defender with the Colorado State Public Defender, Arapahoe Office. Alison is a Colorado Springs citizen that grew up in the Black Forest area and graduated from high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs before earning her Juris Doctorate at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. During her time as a law student, Alison was the Editor in Chief of the DU Criminal Law Review and the director of judging with the DU Student Trial Lawyers Association. She was also a student attorney with the Colorado State Public Defenders Office before joining the agency full time as a Public Defender. Known as the "DUI Guru" at the Public Defender's office, Alison fiercely represented her clients in the felony division of the 18th Judicial District Court of Colorado. Alison has advocated on behalf of her clients in an assortment of criminal charges including DUI, Domestic Violence, drug charges, sexual assault, and first-chaired homicide cases, including juvenile homicide. As a Senior Deputy Public Defender, Alison fought for the best plea deal for her clients, challenged questionable evidence, won an interlocutory appeal in the Court of Appeals that has been published, and tirelessly negotiated with the District Attorney's Office fighting for the rights of her clients. Alison is an experienced trial attorney and passionate litigator while representing thousands of clients with criminal charges. Alison is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association, and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time outside hiking and going on walks, attending comedy shows, and traveling with family and friends.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Alison E. Blackwell

Alison E. Blackwell, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC and former Senior Deputy Public Defender with the Colorado State Public Defender, Arapahoe Office. Alison is a Colorado Springs citizen that grew up in the Black Forest area and graduated from high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs before earning her Juris Doctorate at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. During her time as a law student, Alison was the Editor in Chief of the DU Criminal Law Review and the director of judging with the DU Student Trial Lawyers Association. She was also a student attorney with the Colorado State Public Defenders Office before joining the agency full time as a Public Defender. Known as the "DUI Guru" at the Public Defender's office, Alison fiercely represented her clients in the felony division of the 18th Judicial District Court of Colorado. Alison has advocated on behalf of her clients in an assortment of criminal charges including DUI, Domestic Violence, drug charges, sexual assault, and first-chaired homicide cases, including juvenile homicide. As a Senior Deputy Public Defender, Alison fought for the best plea deal for her clients, challenged questionable evidence, won an interlocutory appeal in the Court of Appeals that has been published, and tirelessly negotiated with the District Attorney's Office fighting for the rights of her clients. Alison is an experienced trial attorney and passionate litigator while representing thousands of clients with criminal charges. Alison is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association, and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time outside hiking and going on walks, attending comedy shows, and traveling with family and friends.

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC is dedicated to providing clients with quality legal representation in the areas of criminal defense and marijuana compliance. If you need legal representation from a well-respected and proven attorney, then contact the legal team at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.Whether you've been charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance or need help expunging your record, Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC is well prepared to assist you. Our veteran criminal defense attorneys recognize you may be up against a serious and life-changing event, which is why they promise to be by your side from start to finish. We will tailor a defense plan to your specific needs and pursue an outcome in your best interest.Forming a marijuana business is a complicated and time-consuming process. Even applying for a marijuana license is daunting. The attorneys at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC have been assisting marijuana businesses since cannabis was legalized. Not only do we know the state's marijuana laws back to front, but firm founder Clifton Black helped write some of these laws.Whether it's criminal defense or marijuana compliance, a successful case starts with contacting the legal experts at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.

Main Office

Main Office
2 N. Cascade Ave., 11th Floor
Colorado Spring, CO 80903

Phone

(719) 328-1616

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Charles Allen

Charles Allen, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, is a former El Paso County Public Defender. While at the Public Defender's office, Charles represented hundreds of domestic violence, DUI/DWAI, theft, trespassing, and revocation of probation cases. Not only does Charles work hard to exceed the expectations of his client with favorable plea deals, but he isn't afraid of going to a jury trial. Charles has represented his clients in jury trials ranging from DUI's, Domestic Violence, and more. While being able to go to trial is a necessary skill for any Criminal Defense lawyer, Charles prides himself on his ability to negotiate with the District Attorney's office. Through zealous negotiations, motion hearings and pretrial conferences, Charles supports his clients in obtaining the best position possible when resolving their cases.

Prior to his relocation to Colorado, Charles practiced Criminal Defense in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane County Public Defender's office. While at the Spokane County Public Defender's office, Charles was the head of the First Appearance Center and arraignment hearings until he was ultimately awarded a caseload of his own. Charles' passion for wrongful DUI charges led him to join a litigation team that questioned whether pretrial UA's are unconstitutional search and ultimately Charles' team prevailed before the Washington Supreme Court.

Charles graduated from Northglenn High School in 2005. He then went on to Regis University in Denver, Colorado and graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in History. Charles attended law school at Gonzaga University and graduated Cum Laude from Gonzaga University in 2015.

Charles is a Colorado native and grew up in Thornton, Colorado. Charles and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and came back to Colorado in January of 2018 where he and his family have fallen in love with the area. Charles was offered the opportunity to join the Colorado Springs Public Defender's office until he joined the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Charles Allen

Charles Allen, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, is a former El Paso County Public Defender. While at the Public Defender's office, Charles represented hundreds of domestic violence, DUI/DWAI, theft, trespassing, and revocation of probation cases. Not only does Charles work hard to exceed the expectations of his client with favorable plea deals, but he isn't afraid of going to a jury trial. Charles has represented his clients in jury trials ranging from DUI's, Domestic Violence, and more. While being able to go to trial is a necessary skill for any Criminal Defense lawyer, Charles prides himself on his ability to negotiate with the District Attorney's office. Through zealous negotiations, motion hearings and pretrial conferences, Charles supports his clients in obtaining the best position possible when resolving their cases.

Prior to his relocation to Colorado, Charles practiced Criminal Defense in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane County Public Defender's office. While at the Spokane County Public Defender's office, Charles was the head of the First Appearance Center and arraignment hearings until he was ultimately awarded a caseload of his own. Charles' passion for wrongful DUI charges led him to join a litigation team that questioned whether pretrial UA's are unconstitutional search and ultimately Charles' team prevailed before the Washington Supreme Court.

Charles graduated from Northglenn High School in 2005. He then went on to Regis University in Denver, Colorado and graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in History. Charles attended law school at Gonzaga University and graduated Cum Laude from Gonzaga University in 2015.

Charles is a Colorado native and grew up in Thornton, Colorado. Charles and his family moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and came back to Colorado in January of 2018 where he and his family have fallen in love with the area. Charles was offered the opportunity to join the Colorado Springs Public Defender's office until he joined the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Clifton L. Black

Clifton Black is a veteran attorney and life-long Colorado Springs resident. Cliff attended public school in Colorado Springs as well as Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Cliff began his career as a sole practitioner in 2000, when he discovered a passion in practicing criminal defense while representing a family friend in a DUI matter. For much of his career he practiced as a criminal defense attorney and assisted thousands of clients in this area of law. Cliff has always advocated for his clients and has their best interest when fighting for them. With the legalization of medical marijuana, Cliff began practicing in this area representing the marijuana industry in 2009. At that time attorneys in the community were not familiar with the legalities of medical marijuana. While most attorneys were unwilling to educate themselves on the legalities, Cliff was willing to review the Constitution regarding medical marijuana and the other legalities involved. Cliff is now a well-known legal expert and advocate for the regulated marijuana industry and is well known in the state of Colorado as such. Cliff has participated in the City Council of Colorado Springs and was an active member of the initial Marijuana Task Force that was created by the City Council to draft proposed ordinances along with other experts in the industry. Although those proposed ordinances were not ultimately adopted, he worked with the City Attorney's Office, City Clerk, City Planning and other officials to create ordinances that where adopted by the City Council. Cliff has been a panel member on numerous panels related to marijuana. Today many regulated marijuana establishments, caretakers and business owners that provide secondary services/products turn to Cliff for legal guidance on local, state and federal laws that govern the marijuana industry. The laws continuously evolve and Cliff stays well versed in the complex area and has a thorough understanding. He does this by actively working vigorous and diligently on every matter that he takes on and remains appraised of the law. Cliff continues to work with the City of Colorado Springs on its ordinances through the Colorado Springs Marijuana Working Group, a group established by the City Council to provide additional guidance to the City on its ordinances for the licensed marijuana industry. Many attorneys throughout the state contact Cliff for his opinion and seek answers. As a veteran attorney for the marijuana industry, it's not uncommon for a news media to contact Cliff for his opinion on marijuana issues.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Clifton L. Black

Clifton Black is a veteran attorney and life-long Colorado Springs resident. Cliff attended public school in Colorado Springs as well as Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Cliff began his career as a sole practitioner in 2000, when he discovered a passion in practicing criminal defense while representing a family friend in a DUI matter. For much of his career he practiced as a criminal defense attorney and assisted thousands of clients in this area of law. Cliff has always advocated for his clients and has their best interest when fighting for them. With the legalization of medical marijuana, Cliff began practicing in this area representing the marijuana industry in 2009. At that time attorneys in the community were not familiar with the legalities of medical marijuana. While most attorneys were unwilling to educate themselves on the legalities, Cliff was willing to review the Constitution regarding medical marijuana and the other legalities involved. Cliff is now a well-known legal expert and advocate for the regulated marijuana industry and is well known in the state of Colorado as such. Cliff has participated in the City Council of Colorado Springs and was an active member of the initial Marijuana Task Force that was created by the City Council to draft proposed ordinances along with other experts in the industry. Although those proposed ordinances were not ultimately adopted, he worked with the City Attorney's Office, City Clerk, City Planning and other officials to create ordinances that where adopted by the City Council. Cliff has been a panel member on numerous panels related to marijuana. Today many regulated marijuana establishments, caretakers and business owners that provide secondary services/products turn to Cliff for legal guidance on local, state and federal laws that govern the marijuana industry. The laws continuously evolve and Cliff stays well versed in the complex area and has a thorough understanding. He does this by actively working vigorous and diligently on every matter that he takes on and remains appraised of the law. Cliff continues to work with the City of Colorado Springs on its ordinances through the Colorado Springs Marijuana Working Group, a group established by the City Council to provide additional guidance to the City on its ordinances for the licensed marijuana industry. Many attorneys throughout the state contact Cliff for his opinion and seek answers. As a veteran attorney for the marijuana industry, it's not uncommon for a news media to contact Cliff for his opinion on marijuana issues.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Alison E. Blackwell

Alison E. Blackwell, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC and former Senior Deputy Public Defender with the Colorado State Public Defender, Arapahoe Office. Alison is a Colorado Springs citizen that grew up in the Black Forest area and graduated from high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs before earning her Juris Doctorate at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. During her time as a law student, Alison was the Editor in Chief of the DU Criminal Law Review and the director of judging with the DU Student Trial Lawyers Association. She was also a student attorney with the Colorado State Public Defenders Office before joining the agency full time as a Public Defender. Known as the "DUI Guru" at the Public Defender's office, Alison fiercely represented her clients in the felony division of the 18th Judicial District Court of Colorado. Alison has advocated on behalf of her clients in an assortment of criminal charges including DUI, Domestic Violence, drug charges, sexual assault, and first-chaired homicide cases, including juvenile homicide. As a Senior Deputy Public Defender, Alison fought for the best plea deal for her clients, challenged questionable evidence, won an interlocutory appeal in the Court of Appeals that has been published, and tirelessly negotiated with the District Attorney's Office fighting for the rights of her clients. Alison is an experienced trial attorney and passionate litigator while representing thousands of clients with criminal charges. Alison is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association, and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time outside hiking and going on walks, attending comedy shows, and traveling with family and friends.

Law Offices of Clifton Black, P.C.
Alison E. Blackwell

Alison E. Blackwell, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC and former Senior Deputy Public Defender with the Colorado State Public Defender, Arapahoe Office. Alison is a Colorado Springs citizen that grew up in the Black Forest area and graduated from high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs before earning her Juris Doctorate at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. During her time as a law student, Alison was the Editor in Chief of the DU Criminal Law Review and the director of judging with the DU Student Trial Lawyers Association. She was also a student attorney with the Colorado State Public Defenders Office before joining the agency full time as a Public Defender. Known as the "DUI Guru" at the Public Defender's office, Alison fiercely represented her clients in the felony division of the 18th Judicial District Court of Colorado. Alison has advocated on behalf of her clients in an assortment of criminal charges including DUI, Domestic Violence, drug charges, sexual assault, and first-chaired homicide cases, including juvenile homicide. As a Senior Deputy Public Defender, Alison fought for the best plea deal for her clients, challenged questionable evidence, won an interlocutory appeal in the Court of Appeals that has been published, and tirelessly negotiated with the District Attorney's Office fighting for the rights of her clients. Alison is an experienced trial attorney and passionate litigator while representing thousands of clients with criminal charges. Alison is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association, and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time outside hiking and going on walks, attending comedy shows, and traveling with family and friends.

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