Colleen Kelley is a partner at Wolf Law. She has dedicated her practice to providing excellent and compassionate representation of the highest quality in criminal cases. She understands that every criminal case is as unique as the individuals involved.
From the very beginning of her practice, Ms. Kelley has witnessed the enormous and often life-changing consequences that criminal charges and convictions can have on a person.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Kelley was with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. Ms. Kelley started as an intern with their Denver office after law school and spent the next four years practicing criminal defense in their Castle Rock office.
While with the Public Defender, Ms. Kelley represented thousands of clients in county, juvenile and district courts, in both rural and urban jurisdictions. In her career she has handled cases ranging from:
- Domestic Violence
- Illegal Weapon Possession
- Sexual Assault
- Internet Luring
- Attempted Murder
- Complex Financial Crimes/Securities Fraud Cases (Otherwise known as White-Collar Crimes)
- Traffic Matters
- And many more
She started off as a law clerk with a Denver firm specializing in white-collar criminal defense and complex litigation. During her time as an attorney, she earned a reputation as a fighter who works tirelessly for her clients and never backs down. She entered private practice in order to be able to devote the attention needed to each individual client and to focus on consistently improving quality representation.
Ms. Kelley was born in Massachusetts and relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico during and after her undergraduate years. She is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has since made Denver her home. In her free time she is an avid skier and motorcycle rider.
Areas of Practice
100% Criminal Defense
100% of Practice of Devoted to Litigation
State of Colorado, 2010
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2010
The College of Sante Fe
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 2003
Continuing Legal Education
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar DUI Conference, 2016
Felony DUI: The Law and Penalties, 2015
Honors and Awards
2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star
2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star
2018 AVVO Client’s Choice Award
2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star
Deans List, College of Santa Fe
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys: 2015 Top 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys
Professional Associations and Memberships
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2015-Present
Financial consideration given to current and former military service members
DMV Collateral Consequences to the Colorado State Public Defenders Office New Lawyer Orientation, August 2019
DMV Collateral Consequences to the Colorado State Public Defenders Office, May 2019
DMV Collateral Consequences to the Arapahoe County Public Defenders Office, June 2018
DMV Collateral Consequences to the Douglas and Arapahoe County Public Defender’s Offices, July 2017
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Municipal Court Masters Series, June 2016