Renowned lawyer Walter Gerash, who tried some of Colorado’s most noteworthy cases, has died at 96

  • Walter Gerash, a remarkable trial lawyer whose presence in the courtroom was known to transcend his physical stature, passed away on Sunday in Littleton. His family has shared that his passing was a result of natural causes after a prolonged decline. Throughout his career, Walter Gerash became legendary for his ability to captivate audiences and command the courtroom with his unmatched advocacy skills. As news of his passing spreads, his family, colleagues, and the legal community mourn the loss of a true icon in the field.

Walter Gerash, famed Denver criminal defense attorney, dies at 96

  • Walter Gerash, an extraordinary defense lawyer whose legal prowess garnered national attention while fearlessly representing some of Colorado’s most infamous criminal cases throughout the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. Renowned for his larger-than-life persona and unyielding dedication to his clients, Gerash left an indelible mark on the legal landscape. As news of his passing reverberates, the legal community reflects on his remarkable career and the profound impact he made in the pursuit of justice.