DENVER — George Brauchler is a Legal Expert at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.
George is one of the premiere and highest-profile prosecutors in America, having handled some of the most recognized cases in our nation’s recent history, including the Columbine massacre and the Aurora Theater (Batman) mass shooting, as well as having conducted the mock cross examination of the victim in the Kobe Bryant rape case that ultimately resulted in its dismissal.
George is among the most interviewed, quoted and media-savvy attorneys in Colorado and the country, having appeared in several national documentaries about high profile criminal cases. He also has regularly filled-in for numerous radio hosts throughout the Denver metro area.
After becoming the first person elected from outside the District Attorney’s office to lead it since before we landed on the moon, George led dramatic change in prosecution. He created and advocated for specialty courts to address veterans, mental illness, and addiction, de-emphasized the use of habitual criminal charges, established a Conviction Review Unit, and created expert units in prosecuting human trafficking, domestic violence, and elder abuse.
George is one of the most sought-after criminal lecturers and trainers in criminal justice, leadership, military justice, and trial advocacy in the United States. He has trained civilian and military prosecutors across the country and throughout the world, including at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. He is currently in his eighteenth year as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law, and has previously served as adjunct faculty for the University of Colorado School of Law, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Legal Center and School and the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies.
George is a Colonel in the Colorado Army National Guard, where he has recently been appointed as the state’s first military judge. He has been the State Judge Advocate and a Legal Advisor for NORAD and Northern Command. As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, he was mobilized twice since 9/11 and last served on active duty as the Chief of Military Justice (top prosecutor) for U.S. Division North and Taskforce Ironhorse in Tikrit, Iraq.
George has received numerous awards and accolades, including being recognized as the Best Public Sector Lawyer four separate times by Law Week Colorado, and has served as the President of the Colorado District Attorneys Association.
George grew up in Lakewood and attended Bear Creek High School with 9NEWS Legal Expert Whitney Traylor. He taught Whitney how to play soccer (kidding).
George has four kids in public school, one Denver Post column, one radio show on News/Talk 710 KNUS from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and one family cat, named Matt.
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