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Greg Greer

In 1982, Greg Greer became a Deputy State Public Defender in the Fort Collins, Colorado, Regional Public Defender’s office. In 1987, he was chosen to head the Glenwood Springs Regional Public Defender’s office, covering the entire Ninth Judicial District and Eagle County in the Fifth Judicial District. For twenty years, Mr. Greer established a regional presence handling and trying cases in these jurisdictions as well as cases in Grand Junction and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

For twenty-five years, Greg Greer has helped thousands of Garfield County clients successfully make their way through a difficult criminal justice system. Mr. Greer’s experience truly crosses the spectrum of criminal defense. He has represented clients with every level criminal charge, from DUI’s to First Degree Murder. His tireless, aggressive commitment to his clients has helped them prevail against accusations such as homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, assault, theft, burglary, domestic violence and fraud.

In 2003 Mr. Greer discovered and pursued the prosecution's failure to disclose the past suspicious history of a particular police officer involved with months of prosecutions in the Ninth Judicial District. As a result of his pursuit of post-conviction motions, many people who had been arrested by this particular officer received some relief from those past prosecutions. In 2006 Greg Greer was awarded the Gideon award from the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. The Gideon Award is presented to Colorado Lawyers for remarkable effort to fulfill the promise of Gideon v. Wainwright and dedication to advocacy on behalf of the poor.

Mr. Greer's experience includes teaching other lawyers as an instructor at Continuing Legal Education courses on trial tactics, plea negotiations, and improved client representation. While most of Mr. Greer's teaching has taken place in Colorado he has also taught in Indiana, Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Florida and Virginia.

Awards and Associations

  • 2010 Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Gideon Award

  • Colorado Super Lawyers®

  • Rated in the 100 Top Trial Lawyers of Colorado by National Trial Lawyer

  • Rated Top 10 for Colorado in 2014 by NACDA

  • Board of Colorado Criminal Defense Institute

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, former board member

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Institute, former board member