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Our Denver Attorney Profiles


Craig N. Mastro, Esq.

Senior Partner

For nearly 30 years, attorney, Craig N. Mastro, has been providing skilled and aggressive criminal defense to people throughout the State of Colorado. In addition to being an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Mastro uses his communication skills at pre-trial hearings or in conferences with local, state and federal prosecutors to negotiate the withdrawal of charges, reduction of charges or sentences, and alternatives to jail for his clients. Mr. Mastro is known as an experienced lawyer who knows how to seek the best possible solutions to each client's unique legal problems.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, it is important to get all the information you can and proper representation. Feel free to call Craig at his office or on his 24-hour line. Mr. Mastro offers free initial consultations and can usually give you a few minutes to answer questions you may have, even if you are not interested in retaining his services. Craig will also work with clients as much as possible to arrange payment plans where necessary to ensure that they get the representation they deserve.

College: The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting
Law School: Juris Doctor degree, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1990.

Admitted to Practice in the States of Colorado and Pennsylvania.
Admitted to Practice in the Federal District Court, State of Colorado.
Birthplace: Born in Pittsburgh, PA.

Steven R. Barnes


Steven Barnes has been a practicing attorney since April 1989, upon receiving his Juris Doctorate. Originally a deputy district attorney in the 16th Judicial District, he was hired by the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.

During his tenure as a deputy district attorney, he litigated numerous felony, misdemeanor and traffic offenses, gaining experience along the way. He graduated from the National College of District Attorney's "Prosecuting Drug Cases" training in Reno, Nevada.

In 1993, he joined Mastro, Barnes and Stazzone, P.C. Since that time, he has defended the criminally accused. He has litigated cases involving sex offenses, drug offenses, murder, manslaughter, weapons charges, white collar crime, juvenile offenses, DUI, domestic violence, traffic offenses and probation violations. During his years at Mastro, Barnes and Stazzone P.C., he has used his trial experience in more than 100 jury trials.

Law School: Juris Doctor degree, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1989.

Admitted to Colorado Bar in 1989.
Member of Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association.


Victor Stazzone


Victor graduated from the University of Arizona in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). He majored in finance with a minor in Political Science. Victor graduated from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, in 1994 with his Juris Doctor degree. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1994. Victor was an Assistant City Attorney for the city of Aurora from 1994-1998. He was in the criminal division of the City Attorney's office and has experience ranging from minor traffic violations to misdemeanors. He graduated from DU Law School in 1994 and is a member of the Colorado Defense Bar. He left the City Attorney's office to join the law firm of Fossum, Mastro and Barnes P.C. in 1998 and has been there until the present. In 2000, he was made a partner in that firm. His primary practice is in the field of criminal defense. He has litigated every kind of criminal case from minor traffic violations to first-degree murder.

College: University of Arizona, BSBA Business Administration in Finance, minor in Political Science.
Law School: Juris Doctor degree, University of Denver - Denver, 1989.

Admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1994.
Member of Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association

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