Brian Roche


Brian Roche is a bilingual attorney who has spent his career in Colorado. He was born in Florida and raised in North Carolina. He attended Oberlin College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. During his schooling at Oberlin, he participated in a volunteer and study abroad program in Peru called “ProWorld Service Corps.” Brian studied Spanish throughout high school and college, and his time spent in Peru solidified his fluency in the Spanish language.

After graduating from Oberlin College, he attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. During that time, he interned for the Denver Office of the Federal Public Defender, volunteered with the University of Denver Immigrants’ Rights Spring Break Lab, interned at the Denver Office of the Municipal Public Defender (OMPD), and worked as a student attorney for the University of Denver’s Criminal Defense Clinic, Criminal Records Sealing Clinic, and Civil Rights Clinic.

Brian began his legal career as a Deputy Public Defender with the Denver OMPD. He then served as a Deputy District Attorney for Colorado’s 5th Judicial District. Brian prefers to work with individuals, rather than prosecuting them, so he came to join Ted Hess & Associates.

Brian brings his expertise in criminal defense, his knowledge of prosecution, and his passion for helping others to our firm. Brian is extremely sympathetic, engaging, and interested in each and every client that sets foot into his office. He believes that every person has a unique story, and he loves listening to his clients’ truths in order to better represent them and communicate their stories with the prosecutor, judge, and jurors.

Brian is an avid snowboarder and soccer fan. He supports the Colorado Rapids here in the US and Real Madrid in Europe. He and his wife love spending time in Colorado’s great outdoors.

Past Positions

  • Public Defender
  • Eagle County Prosecutor


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – 2017
  • Oberlin College
    • B.A. – 2006
    • Major: Environmental Studies

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