About Attorney Chris Maes
Chris Maes is a Colorado native that attended two of the state’s finest universities. For undergraduate school, Chris attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he graduated with honors with a degree in Communication (‘05). For law school, he attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (‘11).
Prior to attending law school, Chris began his career in telecommunications and information technology (IT) at Qwest Communications (now known as CenturyLink). Chris worked at Qwest from 2007 to 2010. Leveraging the knowledge he gained from Qwest, Chris founded Tek Guide in 2010. Tek Guide is a technology consulting, brokering, and account management company that focuses on data center, cloud computing, network, voice, cybersecurity, and managed services solutions. Throughout the course of Chris’ career in telecom and IT, he has been a trusted advisor to businesses ranging in size from small to Fortune 500 companies.
In 2015, motivated by a desire to give back to the community and to get litigation experience in Federal Court, Chris opened a law practice dedicated to civil rights law. Being a civil rights attorney was very rewarding and experientially meaningful to Chris. In 2017, Chris decided to shut down the practice to focus exclusively on Tek Guide.
In 2019, understanding that there was a nationwide shortage of experienced attorneys trained in IT, Chris decided that he was going to open a law practice dedicated to cyber law. However, even though Chris already had over a decade of experience with IT, he knew from a credibility standpoint that he needed more to earn the respect of potential clients, future adversaries, and the Court. With this reality in mind, Chris decided to pursue the most advanced IT certifications in the industry. In a little over a year, Chris obtained the following certifications:
- Cisco Certified Networking Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA R&S) – April 2019
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) – July 2019
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – December 2019
- AWS Certified Security Specialty – January 2020
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional) – April 2020
These certifications demonstrate engineering expertise with cybersecurity, cloud computing, and networking technologies. For validation, click the applicable certification icon above.
In August 2020, Chris launched Maes, Ltd. with the goal of providing Denver, Colorado, businesses with competent cyber law representation from an attorney that is both an experienced litigator and certified IT engineer.
Finally, when Chris is not practicing law or serving as a consultant, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, and traveling the world.
If you are seeking cyber law services in the Greater Denver Area, schedule a consultation with attorney Chris Maes today by calling (720) 248-8252 or by clicking here for a contact form.