Reid is a dedicated legal professional with a unique journey in the realm of criminal justice. Born and raised in the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, he kick-started his academic journey by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University.
Venturing further into the world of law, Reid relocated to Denver, Colorado, where he pursued his passion for legal expertise at the University of Denver. It was during his time in law school that he began to refine his trial advocacy skills, a journey that led him to become a distinguished member of the National Trial Team.
While in law school, he developed his passion for defending DUI/DWAI cases with The Orr Law Firm and DUIDLA. Ever since, he has maintained the most modern strategies of attack and defending a client accused with DUI/DWAI. Mr. DeChant recognizes that a DUI can be daunting and life changing. No matter your background, you may find yourself face to face with an impaired driving accusation and Mr. DeChant strives to help you navigate through the administrative DMV process and the criminal court process.
Mr. DeChant’s commitment to client-focused representation and trial advocacy continued to grow during his tenure at the Colorado Public Defender’s Office, where he passionately defended the rights of the accused. He firmly believes in taking any case to trial when a favorable resolution seems unattainable, and his dedication extends to regularly attending trial advocacy trainings across the nation to ensure he possesses the most effective tools for his clients.
In 2022, he attended Trial Lawyers College where he developed research based strategies on persuasive story telling. Having this tool is priceless in his negotiations with prosecutors, requesting reasonable sentences with judges and convincing jurors that his client is innocent. Mr. DeChant regularly teaches other Colorado attorneys the latest on defending impaired driving and DMV related consequences.