Samera Habib and her team at The Dadvocates in Denver, Colorado represent clients facing difficult criminal charges and family law issues. Our criminal defense work covers all types of charges including simple misdemeanors and serious felonies such as violent crimes, drug charges, weapons charges, trafficking, sexual assault, murder, and more. Our family law services include contempt of court, protection orders, modification of prior orders, maintenance or spousal support, child support, division of assets, divorce, and child custody.
Our team has eighty years of combined legal experience in both family law and criminal defense work.
Samera and her team are generally empathetic by nature and their prowess as litigators really shines when they feel that their clients are being treated unjustly- they take injustice personally and are defense strategy experts. If someone wrongs their clients in court, you will see what they're really capable of.
Our passion for family law began with Managing Attorney Samera Habib, who in 2010 went through a devastating divorce where she found herself constantly fighting in court to have time with her children. Having to defend herself as a parent in a court of law, based on nothing but allegations and he-said-she-said, and having to get a stranger's approval to see her children provided a much-needed reality check about the devastating state of our current family law system. Subsequently, throughout her decade of practice, Samera realized that men and fathers face the position that she was dealing with daily during her divorce because many men and fathers are typically on the receiving end of made-up or exaggerated allegations. For example, when parents of a young baby separate, the courts rarely question the mother's right to be with the child while in the meantime, the father has to jump through legal hoops and bureaucracy to have as little as one overnight with his child each week. When Samera began representing men and fathers, she found them to be the most gracious and grateful clients, particularly when they receive favorable parenting time orders.
Our passion for criminal defense began with Senior Criminal Law Attorney Jason Arenstein, who was born into a family with several generations of prominent and well-known high-profile criminal defense attorneys. Jason joined the firm after immersing himself in Colorado criminal defense cases while working alongside high profile criminal defense attorney Harvey Steinberg. Jason's father, Super Lawyer Hal Arenstein, Esq., one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the State of Ohio, has for decades been highly sought after by criminal defendants in high profile cases because of his reputation and skill. Jason was first engrossed in criminal defense work at his father’s award-winning firm, where he began working as an integral part of the defense team on complex cases years before attaining his law degree. Because of this lengthy and immersive experience, Jason brings many years of hands-on criminal defense knowledge to his clients that well predates his law license. Jason’s powerful family background and specialized training with several high-profile defense attorneys have provided him the opportunity to hone his intricate strategic thinking and litigation skills from early on. He brings this vast experience to his clients in Colorado, where he has a high success rate with courts all over the state.
Our team members have over 80 years of combined legal experience and have established an extensive network of professionals who can assist in building a strong case on your behalf especially when defending high conflict and high stakes cases. With our attorneys' substantial knowledge of family law and criminal defense, their first-hand experience battling in court as first-chair, and their dedication to justice being served for all their clients, our attorneys can provide expert legal counsel that yields outstanding results. Throughout all proceedings, our team is dedicated to serving the best interests of our clients and will fight for your rights. If you need an expert family law or criminal defense attorney, contact our law firm today.