Norman Mueller

Member, Board of Directors at National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Norman Mueller

Norman Mueller

Member, Board of Directors at National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Norm Mueller is a member of Haddon, Morgan and Foreman P.C. which Chambers USA describes as “a premier Denver-based practice offering a wide range of litigation services, including white-collar criminal defense and civil disputes.” With his unique combination of trial and appellate skills, Norm has vigorously represented thousands of clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before professional regulatory boards.

After falling in love with Colorado in the summer of 1970 while working as a cement finisher on the construction of the Eisenhower tunnel under the Continental Divide and deciding he might prefer a job with an office and no heavy lifting, Norm graduated from the University of Kansas with distinction in 1971 and then ventured to the east coast to graduate from Yale Law School in 1974. He returned to Colorado to begin his legal career as a Deputy State Public Defender in 1974. Norm worked in both the Appellate Division and the Denver Regional Trial Office, serving as Chief Appellate Deputy from 1978 to 1980. He entered private practice in 1980, forming his own firm of Allen, Foreman and Mueller and then joined Haddon, Morgan and Foreman in 1983.

Norm has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for many years in several categories, Appellate, Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation, and was named the Denver appellate lawyer of the year in 2011. He has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer for multiple years in appellate law.

Norm’s commitment to professional activities is long standing. He has served on the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Appellate Rules since 1986. He is a member of the Judicial Performance Commission for the Second Judicial District, a member of the Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee for the Tenth Circuit and served two terms as the Colorado representative of the Tenth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee. Norm is the Tenth Circuit co-chair for the Amicus Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was elected to the board of NACDL in 2011. He is a past president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and has served on the Executive Council of the Criminal Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association since 1985.

Norm also is committed to doing his part in the community. After being a youth sports coach in soccer, baseball, softball and basketball for many years, Norm has served as a mentor at Denver East High School since 2004. He has volunteered for the CBA mock trial program, working with students at Aurora Central High School for several years. He is also a board member for Together with the Children, a 501(c)(3) which raises funds for JUCONI (Juntos con los Niños), an organization that works with street-involved children and their families in Puebla, Mexico.

Norm has handled cases in all but one of the twenty two judicial districts in Colorado. In addition to the federal district court in Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, he has also appeared in the Second and Sixth Circuit Courts, the Utah Supreme Court, and the United State District Courts for the following districts: Wyoming, Kansas, Western District of Texas, Southern District of New York, Southern District of Indiana, and the Southern District of Florida.

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Former President at National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Director of Public Defense Reform & Training at National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Partner at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice LLP

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Treasurer, Board of Directors at National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice policy for America -- one that promotes fairness for all; due process for even the least among us who may be accused of wrongdoing; compassion for witnesses and victims of crime; and just punishment for the guilty. Such a policy respects cherished civil rights and liberties that are fundamental to our democracy. Citizens have a right to expect privacy in their homes, vehicles, and communications; a right not to be deprived of their liberty or property without due process of law; and a right to consult counsel of their choice without it being used against them. America fought for and declared its independence to preserve these rights, and our Founding Fathers inscribed them into the Constitution. But the past decade's much-heralded "War on Drugs" and crackdown on crime has become a war on ourselves. It has run roughshod over these and other essential rights that citizens across the nation hold dear. Equally important, a rational and humane crime policy must focus on the social and economic benefits of crime prevention -- through education, economic opportunity, and rehabilitation of former offenders. As a society, we need to eschew such simplistic, expensive, and ineffective "solutions" as inflexible mandatory sentencing, undue restriction of meritorious appeals, punishment of children as adults, and the erosion of the constitutional rights of all Americans because of the transgressions of a few.

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