Eric Sims Jr. is the Founding Partner and Lead Litigator of Flatirons Legal Group, LLC. Tough, aggressive, skilled lawyer in trial, in hearings, and in negotiations best describes Eric. In his 19 year career, Mr. Sims has litigated seven first degree murder cases, represented many clients facing life in prison, went to trial on nearly one hundred felony cases, and tried countless misdemeanor cases. Mr. Sims has also defended juveniles and college aged clients in court and in school disciplinary hearings.
From saving a client’s dog from being put down by law enforcement to getting not guilty on first degree murder, Mr. Sims is a skilled litigator and tireless advocate for his clients.
Mr. Sims graduated from Southwestern University of Law in Los Angeles in 1994, volunteered, interned, and worked for the Colorado Public Defender’s Office from 1993 to 2013. In addition to his 18 years of experience as a licensed attorney in Colorado, Mr. Sims served on the Board of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar for seven years, taught at the University of Colorado during intersession multiple times, and gave numerous trainings to private attorneys as well as Public Defenders on topics ranging from self-defense to the current state of the law.
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Mr. Sims is one of the best defense attorneys I know. What sets him apart are his legal skills from years of experience, his passion for helping people, and his dedication to his clients as individuals. He fights tirelessly for his clients and is highly respected in the legal community.
Jesse Hall Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have worked with Eric on criminal cases, I have seen him in action and I have the utmost respect for him as a highly professional advocate. I would recommend him for any type of criminal case, he is very experienced, bright, compassionate and dedicated to his clients. He is a warrior in the courtroom.
Lisa Polansky Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Bill of Rights Plaque||Golden Office of the Colorado Public Defender||2013|
|Kick 'em in the Ass Award||Golden Office of the Colorado Public Defender||2011|
|Kick 'em in the Ass Award||Golden Office of the Colorado Public Defender||2010|
|10 Year Award||Colorado Public Defender||2005|
|Bill of Rights Plaque||Brighton Office of the Colorado Public Defender||2005|
|Lead Litigator, Founder, Partner||Flatirons Legal Group, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Intersession Trial Advocacy Professor||University Of Colorado Law School||2009 - Present|
|Litigator/Partner||Connell&Sims, LLC||2013 - 2013|
|Trial Lawyer||Colorado Public Defender||1995 - 2013|
|Advocate||Homeless Representative||1993 - 1993|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Southwestern University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Fort Lewis College||Math with a Computer Science emphasis||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|