NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Dan Edwards is a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Section of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where he prosecutes both criminal and civil cases. Over the last 40 years he has tried over 300 cases including 62 murders. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law where he has taught over 200 courses over the last 30 years in evidence, trial practice, criminal procedure and related courses. He has received Faculty of the Year honors from NAGTRI in 2017 and from the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council (CDAC) in 2013. In the Office in 2020, he received the White Hat Award for the employee meeting the Office’s goals of principled; public servant, innovative, and better together. He received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Performance in 2010, 2013, and 2017. Early in his career as a public defender he received the Colorado State Public Defender of the Year in 1985 and was nominated for Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney in Colorado in 1989. He has also served as a Magistrate. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who. He has recently published in the NAGTRI Journal: “Jury Selection and Bull: Tips From The TV Program and Observations of a Practitioner;” and “The Evolving Debate Over Batson’s Procedures for Peremptory Challenges.” He also writes and updates for the Colorado Trial Evidence Manual for CDAC in the chapters on character, opinion, hearsay, and confrontation.