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Leaders in litigation

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Leaders in litigation

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Leaders in litigation

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Leaders in litigation

“Cyndy is a class act, and I would absolutely retain her again if needed.”

Gene A. Ciancio

Of Counsel
Denver, Colorado
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Gene Cianico is a founding member of Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.  Gene specializes in the areas of Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Liquor Licensing, and Civil Litigation.  Gene brings over 40+ years of legal experience and confidence to his clients’ cases.

Born and raised in the North Metro area, Gene has practiced law here for the majority of his career.  He is proud to have earned the highest possible rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell®, known as the “lawyers dictionary.”  Mr. Ciancio says, “I am legal ‘triage.’  If you have a legal problem, call me and I will get you to the right person, in or out of our firm.”

Gene received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1969, and his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Denver in 1971.  He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1972.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Liquor Licensing – New Licenses and Violations
  • Criminal Defense
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Juvenile Law
  • Professional Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1972


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – 1971
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. – 1969

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2020
  • Martindale Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent, Highest Possible Rating by Peers, 1995 – 2020
  • Primo Award of Excellence: Attorney of the Year Award Nomination, 2012
  • Access Housing Humanitarian of the Year Award, 2008
  • Colorado Bar Association Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition of Outstanding Public Service to the Legal Profession and Community

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judicial Performance Commission, 17th Judicial District, Chairman, Member, 2006 – 2013
  • Municipal Court Judge, City of Thornton, Colorado, 1976 – 1992
  • Judicial Selection Commission for the Seventeenth Judicial District, Member, 1976 – 1982
  • Adams Community Mental Health Center, President, Board of Directors, 1990 – 1993
  • Adams Community Mental Health Center, Board of Directors, 1980 – 1984
  • Adams County Mental Health Foundation, President of Board, 1979 – 1985
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1976 – 1977
  • Adams County Bar Association, Vice President, 1973 – 1974
  • Adams County Bar Association, President, 1975 – 1976
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Metropolitan Football Stadium District, Board of Directors, 1997 – Present
  • Westminster Legacy Foundation, Board Member, 2008 – 2010
  • 17th Judicial District New Justice Center Approval Election Campaign, Chairman, 1991 – 1998
  • Community Reach Center, Co-Chair of Mary Ciancio Golf Tournament, 1986 – 2001
  • Community Reach Center, Board of Directors, 1980 – 1993
  • Community Reach Center, Board of Directors, President, 1985 – 1993
  • Community Reach Center, Community Reach Center Foundation, Board of Directors, 1983 – 1993
  • Community Reach Center, Community Reach Center Foundation, Board of Directors, President, 1983 – 1986

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Awards & Accolades

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Litigation is a journey. This is a journey we have taken with our clients a countless number of times. If you face the uncertainty, risk, fear, anger, or disbelief that comes with the prospect of going through a legal dispute, the law firm of Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. will help you through it.