On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Supreme Court of Colorado publicly suspended attorney Alexander Scott Braden for assault. The case is entitled “People v. Alexander Scott Braden ” with case no. 22PDJ065.

The charges cited Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b) and 8.4(h) which state:

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects.

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in any conduct that directly, intentionally, and wrongfully harms others and that adversely reflects on the lawyer’s fitness to practice law.

The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.

The suspension originated from two matters that personally involved the Respondent. The First matter happened around February 20, 2021, when the respondent and her girlfriend went home intoxicated with Alcohol. Allegedly, while the girlfriend was preparing for sleep, she first went to the bathroom, and while on the said premise, the respondent pulled out a pistol and fire a shot two feet away from where the girl was standing in the Bathroom.

The respondent then walked towards her girlfriend carrying the gun. The girl, scared and crying asked the respondent why did he shot the gun toward her. Instead of answering the question, Mr. Braden threatened to blame her for firing the gun. Feeling unsafe, the girlfriend left the apartment and called the Denver Police. While waiting for the authorities to arrive, the respondent texted her the message “Just kill me”.

For the second incident, which happened around April 29, 2021, Mr. Braden was arrested after he harassed female patrons at a Denver bar and physically assaulted others. He left by punching one person in the face and gouging one’s eyes. When the Securit intervened and demanded the respondent to leave, Mr. Braden struck him in the throat and fled. after a Jury Trial, the respondent was convicted of Assault, Disturbance of Peace, and interference with a Police officer.

With all these factual findings and the parties’ stipulation to discipline the respondent, the Court suspended the respondent and ordered that in order to be reinstated, the respondent must prove by clear and convincing evidence that he has been rehabilitated from his misconduct.

The Disposition states:

“The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ stipulation to discipline and suspended Alexander Scott Braden (attorney registration number 54616) for one year and one day. To be reinstated to the practice of law in Colorado, Braden must petition the Presiding Disciplinary Judge for reinstatement and prove by clear and convincing evidence that he has been rehabilitated from his misconduct, has complied with all disciplinary orders and rules, and is fit to practice law. The suspension takes effect February 14, 2023”

As of today, Mr. Braden is listed as a practicing attorney at Franklin D. Azar & Associates. He attended the South Texas College of Law in Houston. He practices in Aurora, Colorado. He is licensed in Colorado with license #54616. His info can be found on lawyers.justia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.