As of March 7, 2022, Erin Wilson has been appointed by Governor Polis as the County Court Judge for Routt County. Because of restrictions on a judicial officer’s ability to practice law, Ms. Wilson is not currently accepting cases or practicing criminal law.

Erin Wilson
Erin Wilson
  • Solo Practitioner


Steamboat Springs, CO





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

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

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2006


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Colorado
    • B.A.
    • Honors: 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
  • Chancellor's Scholar, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Cum Laude, University of Southern California
  • With Honors, School of International Relations, University of Southern California
  • Presidential Scholar, University of Southern California
  • Dean's Scholar, University of Southern California

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Integrated Communities, 2013 to Present
  • Provide sliding scale, slow pay and pro bono work for low income clients, 10/2013 to 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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