Jason Wareham

Jason Wareham

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Jason Wareham is a trial and appellate lawyer who has tried dozens of state, federal, and military courts and administrative hearing cases.  Many of his cases were litigated under the highest stakes, including some of this country’s most highly classified capital cases.  No matter the complexity of the issue, Jason commits himself to a client-centered solution where trial success is the default focus.  Whatever the forum or the stage of litigation, Jason has the breadth of understanding and skill to advise and navigate any civil, administrative, national security, military court-martial, or criminal matter when the stakes are the highest.

Jason joined Allen Vellone Wolf Helfrich & Factor P.C. following a successful career as a U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate where he held the distinction of being on of the longest continuously serving trial and appellate litigators – litigating some of the highest profile and most complex criminal and national security cases available.  Jason has been recognized in the filed as a “genius-level attorney and litigator” by one of the most experienced practitioners in that field for more than thirty-five years – even a presiding trial judge himself.  During his Marine Corps career, Jason litigated at every level and forum available in the military system.  From trial to appellate, administrative to collateral federal attacks, Jason earned the special Marine Corps designation of Master of Criminal Law.  Beyond only military criminal work, Jason has also practiced globally throughout Europe and the Middle Ease conducting investigations and even advising on frontline law of war and engagement issues in active combat.

In additional to litigation, Jason has obtained a specialized Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree in the exploding world of digital evidence, electronic discovery, cybercrime, and cybersecurity litigation.  He is routinely sought out by military and civilian litigators throughout the country to consult on matters pertaining to the digital world of litigators as well as national security issues.  He maintains an active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information and completed his military affiliation in the Marine Corps Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Jason’s practice focuses on civilian state and federal criminal defense, military administrative and court-martial defense, national security and security clearance defense, as well as domestic relations and civil litigation matters.  Despite his broad legal practice in complex trial and appellate matters, Jason recognizes that ever case, big and small, is of vital importance to the individual clients.  Regardless of the size of the matter, Jason is committed to bring his wealth of knowledge to successfully resolve the issues for every one of his clients no matter what the case requires.

Jason’s matters have been previously covered in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Washington Examiner.

  • LL.M. – 2016: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Individualized Program (Cybercrime, E-Discovery, Cybersecurity, and Online Privacy Issues)
  • J.D. – 2007: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE
  • B.S.B.A – 2004: University of Colorado
    • Honors: Summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Washington D.C.
  • Iowa (Inactive)

Court Admissions

  • S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • S. District Court for the District of Nebraska (Inactive)
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • Navy/Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Board Member, Region 3, Trial Lawyers College Alumni
  • Member, 4th Amendment Advocacy Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Co-presenter: “Indefinite detention of foreigners in costing taxpayers a fortune” Washington Examiner (January 2020)
  • Author, “Cracking the Code: The Enigma of the Self-Incrimination Clause and Compulsory Decryption of Encrypted Media” Georgetown Law Technology Review (March 2017)
  • Panelist, “Defending National Security Cases” Washington Navy Yard, D.C.
  • Adjunct Professor, U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD
  • Competitively selected as Qualified for Service as a Military Judge in the Navy/Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine
  • Corps Commendation and Achievement Medals
  • Combat Action Ribbon