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Eric A Sunness

Eric A Sunness

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Divorce & Separation, Violent Crime

About Me

I have been handling Criminal, DUI and Family Law cases in Weld and Larimer counties for more than two decades. I am an "AV" rated lawyer with and I offer effective and honest representation.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 20%
  5. Violent Crime: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Barbara Lynn Ornelas

    Eric has been my colleague for over 20 years. Throughout that time, I have had many cases with him. He has consistently demonstrated his knowledge of the law and ability to zealously represent his clients.


    Barbara Ornelas Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Eric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC

110 East Oak Street
Suite 220
Fort Collins, CO, 80524-7164




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superb RatingAVVO2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Pro Bono Legal Services Commitment and Recognition ProgramColorado Supreme Court2013
Top Contributor awardAvvo2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Coach of the Year (western region)American Collegiate Hockey Association2009
Coach of the YearColorado State University2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Golden Gavel AwardThomas M. Cooley Law School1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberEric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC2007 - Present
ShareholderFrey, Korb, Haggerty & Michaels, P.C.1995 - 2007
Managing memberEric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, P.C.1993 - 1995
Sales and MarketingAlling and Cory Paper Company1986 - 1989
Sales and MarketingHorwitz Paper Company1983 - 1986


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Larimer County Bar AssociationChair Member - Ethics and Professionalism Committee2009 - 2011
Larimer County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Larimer County Bar AssociationEthics and Professionalism Committee2003 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1995 - Present
Larimer County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember1993 - 1995
Larimer County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
The People of the State of Colorado vs. XXXXAcquittal following jury trial
Too many to listDismissal of charges or acquittal following jury trial
Too many to listDismissal of charges or acquittal following jury trial

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
State University of New YorkN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Speaking EngagementDissolution of Marriage2012