Bar/Court Admissions


Darin Mangnall

Of Counsel

I learned from an early age what the power of the state can do to a family. I know from personal experience that the justice system is not always just. I never lived in an ivory tower, and I do not want to live in one. I know that innocent people are accused of crimes every day. I apologize to no one for the work I have done for the wrongly accused. It is my job to fight for you. I will not sleep until I get justice for you. I truly love our justice system, but the people I have known in my personal and professional life and the people I have represented as a defense attorney have proven to me that while our system is broken, my skills as a defense attorney can truly make a difference. I am passionate about defending the accused because I know that I can even the odds. I can create justice where it did not exist before. There is no case too small. There is no person accused by the state I won’t use my gift to help. I am dedicated to defending each of my clients as if they were a member of my family, and I chose to partner with Daniel Mossinghoff because I know he will do the same.

I had the opportunity to take advantage of my athletic abilities coming out of high school, but I was single minded in my desire to have the opportunity to fight for the accused. I graduated from Occidental College and quickly passed up professional athletic opportunities at home and abroad to pursue my passion in the law. While I was a student at the University of Denver School of Law, I worked long into the night to be successful in my classes while working full time as an intern for the district attorneys office and balancing raising a daughter with my second on the way. I maintained a high GPA and accomplished my goals. I know what work means. I do not know what life is without hard work. I will never give you less than my best.

When I passed the bar exam, I was immediately offered a job in prosecution. I applied my work ethic and quickly moved through the ranks of the DA’s office. I tried cases on a weekly basis and honed my trial skills throughout my five year prosecution career. I learned the politics that all DA’s have to deal with. I learned what juries think about real cases, and I learned the skills that are truly needed to bring justice to each case. I worked my way from an intern, to a line deputy, to a county court supervisor in both Douglas and Arapahoe counties. I worked diligently in juvenile prosecution, and I learned the every day politics and pitfalls that every family in that system should know. I prosecuted felonies and saw how perilous it is for a defendant to face a felony without the help of an attorney. I learned how the system will fail you. I spent a long time training DA’s, training the police, and training myself on how to properly administer justice. I have successfully tried countless cases. I understand the system you that has accused you and how to deal with the politics that stand in the way of a truly just result. I believe that the only thing that stands between the government an justice is a truly great defense attorney. I am that attorney, and I am in the prime of my career.

When I was a prosecutor, I learned from the best of the best. I honed my skills and learned their weaknesses. They are not weak, and they have a lot of power; my experience can protect you. When I left prosecution, I did so to become an expert criminal defense attorney. I have spent the last seven years making myself the best defense attorney I can be. My life experience, my real world training and my last seven years as a defense attorney help me to know that I am the best attorney for your case; the DA’s know it, the Courts know it when you take the time to talk to me. Call me so I can prove it to you for free.

I decided to leave prosecution when I realized that the politics of that position would interfere with my obligation to do justice. I saw that I could do much more to help people by using my skills to help the accused. It was the best decision I have ever made. I have lost count of the cases I have won; I stopped counting because my ego is not what drives my desire to fight. The authentic appreciation that my clients have is what drives me. I must do the best that I can for everyone that entrusts me with their life changing experience. My drive to do my best is what keeps me up at night. Your case is what I live for. I promise to give you all that I have; nothing else is acceptable to me.

I met Dan Mossinghoff while we were young prosecutors. His trial skills are the best I have ever seen. His dedication to protecting the constitution is unparallelled, and his passion to seek justice for our clients is awe inspiring. I fought to have him bring his skills to our former firm of Fife, Mangnall and Mossinghoff. His dedication to the law, to justice and most importantly to our clients makes me feel honored to work with him.