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Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson

Solo Practitioner
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Erin Wilson is an experienced, highly qualified criminal defense trial lawyer. Based in Steamboat Springs, Ms. Wilson provides comprehensive legal representation to people charged with criminal offenses throughout northwestern Colorado. Ms. Wilson has defended clients against everything from petty drug offenses and DUI to first-degree murder, and has established a track record of success—either by negotiating favorable plea agreements, or through acquittal at trial.

Ms. Wilson dedicates her practice solely to criminal defense. When Ms. Wilson walks into a criminal courtroom, her reputation precedes her and her extensive experience and knowledge command respect from all those present.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Wilson spent nearly a decade representing people charged with felonies and misdemeanors for the Colorado State Public Defender in their Fort Collins office. Ms. Wilson has extensive courtroom experience, has handled thousands of criminal cases, and tried and won acquittal in dozens of trials. Ms. Wilson prides herself on being a zealous advocate who treats her clients with respect and compassion.

Ms. Wilson received a full merit scholarship to attend law school at the University of Denver and graduated with academic honors. Ms. Wilson also received a merit scholarship to attend the University of Southern California where she graduated cum laude with Bachelor degrees in international relations and broadcast journalism.

Outside the courtroom, Ms. Wilson is active in the local legal community, often providing advice to other attorneys on complex criminal issues such as evidence, sex offender requirements, and immigration consequences for criminal convictions. Ms. Wilson works with Integrated Communities and the local community to educate about criminal conviction consequences. Ms. Wilson is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ms. Wilson is approved by the Colorado Office of Alternate Defense Counsel and handles complex cases and post-conviction matters as court-appointed counsel.
Spanish (With Interpreter)

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Appeal and Post-Conviction
  • All Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Drug and Narcotics Defense
  • Sex Assault Defense
  • Juvenile Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Sex Offense
  • Drug Violations
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2006


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Colorado
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: International Relations, Broadcast Journalism

Honors and Awards

  • Scholastic Excellence Award, Trial Practice, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2005
  • Chancellor's Scholar, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2003 - 2006
  • Cum Laude, University of Southern California, 1988
  • With Honors, School of International Relations, University of Southern California, 1988
  • Presidential Scholar, University of Southern California, 1984 - 1988
  • Dean's Scholar, University of Southern California, 1984 - 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Colorado Public Defender, Deputy Public Defender, 2006 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Integrated Communities, 2013 - Present
  • Provide sliding scale, slow pay and pro bono work for low income clients, October 1, 2013 - Present


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Kappa Alpha Theta

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Office Location

The Law Office of Erin Wilson, LLC
P.O. Box 774725
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone: 970-236-6886
Fax: 970-367-1111
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