Joseph J. Petrone
Joe was born in Wyoming, but spent much of his childhood in southeast Asia where he graduated from Jakarta International School in Indonesia. He moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. After graduating, he moved back to his home state for law school where he graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Joe was the Director of the Defender Aid Program in law school and defended indigent clients throughout the state, practicing both trial and appellate cases and even arguing before the Wyoming Supreme Court. Although his Wyoming roots run deep, Mr. Petrone was eager to return to Fort Collins to continue his legal career. He spent the next ten years at the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office where he cultivated extensive trial practice and courtroom experience. He’s handled thousands of criminal cases spanning from the lowest petty offense to the most complex crimes in our system. In 2017 he and Nick formed the Law Firm of Cummings & Petrone, LLC.
Joe has extensive knowledge in the area of criminal law and has personally handled cases involving all levels of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony charges. He knows the importance of having a skilled trial attorney help you navigate the legal process. His experience as a prosecutor and familiarity with the law enforcement agencies in Northern Colorado give him unique insight when negotiating cases. Often times, cases can be settled favorably without having to go through a trial, but Joe is well equipped to take a case to trial in order to achieve the best results for his clients.
In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a good book, and like all Colorado residents, anything outdoors.