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711 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 444-9292



Mike Rafik

Mike Rafik received his BA from Northwestern University in 1997. Three months later, he moved to Boulder, enrolled in the University of Colorado Law School, and began working at the Boulder Public Defender’s Office. During law school, Mike was a student in the Legal Aid & Defender clinic and a member of the University of Colorado Law Review, publishing an article on indigent capital defense. He continued to work for the Boulder Public Defender’s Office through law school and upon graduation in 2000, left Boulder for the Colorado Springs Public Defender’s Office. In 2005, Mike left the public defender system to found the firm that is now Rafik & Jacobson, LLC.

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Protecting the rights of the criminally accused in Colorado courts for over twenty years. Compassionate and zealous advocacy, proven results.


Steve Jacobson

Steven K. Jacobson has been a criminal trial lawyer for over forty years. He has tried hundreds of criminal cases in courts across the state of Colorado, ranging from juvenile charges, to DUI and drug possession, to first degree murder. He regularly appears in both Federal and State District Courts. As a Deputy State Public Defender, he managed the Boulder Regional Office for 23 years and was involved in many of the most significant criminal cases in Boulder County. He received numerous awards as a Public Defender, including “Lawyer of the Year” in 2004 and recognition as a Colorado “Super Lawyer” in 2006.

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Jacobson has defended some of the biggest cases in Boulder County... He is a nationally recognized expert in DNA evidence and remains an adviser on the subject for the public defender's office.