News Release

Denver, CO, Attorney Norman Mueller Elected to National Criminal Defense Bar Assn. Board of Directors

Washington, DC (Aug. 19, 2016) – Norman Mueller of Denver, CO, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's 59th annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL, on August 13.

Mueller began his career as a Deputy State Public Defender in Colorado in 1974. He went on to found Allen, Foreman and Mueller in 1980 before joining Haddon, Morgan and Foreman in 1983.

Mueller has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for many years in several categories, including appellate, criminal defense, and commercial litigation, and he was named the Denver appellate lawyer of the year in 2011. He has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer for multiple years in appellate law.

Mueller's commitment to professional activities is long standing. He has served on the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Appellate Rules since 1986. He is chair of the Judicial Performance Commission for the Second Judicial District, a member of the Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee for the Tenth Circuit, and he served two terms as the Colorado representative of the Tenth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee. He is also serving his second term as a member of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Norm is the Tenth Circuit co-chair for the Amicus Committee of NACDL and was first elected to the NACDL board in 2011. He is a past president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and has served on the Executive Council of the Criminal Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association since 1985.

Mueller received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Featured Products


Ezra Dunkle-Polier, NACDL Public Affairs & Communications Assistant, (202) 465-7656 or for more information.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.