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Christopher George Collins

Criminal defense Attorney at Greeley, CO

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Chris began his legal career as a prosecutor in Burlington, Colorado, eventually being promoted to prosecuting felonies in four counties across Colorado’s eastern plains, as well as managing the Burlington branch of the district attorney’s office for Colorado’s 13th Judicial District. In 2001, Chris moved on to the district attorney’s office for the 19th Judicial District in Greeley, Colorado and specialized in the prosecution of domestic violence cases, drug crimes and crimes against children. In February 2004, Chris joined Collins | Liu, & Associates, L.L.P. as a partner. Chris primarily practices in criminal defense and has handled cases ranging from DUI, simple assaults, felony assaults, drug crimes and sexual assault to murder. Chris is very experienced in conducting jury trials, having spent his entire career as a trial lawyer.

Chris has received the same training that police officers in Colorado receive in the area of roadside sobriety maneuvers used in DUI investigations, and he is certified in those maneuvers. Chris has handled hundreds of cases involving allegations of drunken driving throughout his career as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Chris has recently expanded his practice to include bankruptcy, landlord-tenant disputes and trusts, wills and estate planning. Chris’s extensive experience in litigation provides valuable insight in assisting clients with needs in these areas.

In addition to having a busy and fulfilling family life, Chris is an active member of the community. Chris has been on the Weld County Bar Association’s board of directors since 2008 and has instructed high school teams at mock trial competitions in Weld County. Chris has received several awards for his pro bono work with indigent clients, and he enjoys teaching and instructing in the law. Chris has instructed on Fourth Amendment search and seizure law to the Colorado State Investigator’s Association and appears occasionally as a guest lecturer on search and seizure at local colleges and universities.

Chris is a native of the state of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1994 with honors. Shortly after graduation, Chris fulfilled his dream to live in Colorado and moved to Denver to attend law school. Chris enjoys hiking in the beauty of Colorado’s mountains and bicycling with his family.


Collins, Liu, & Associates, LLP
812 8th Street
Greeley, CO, 80631-3912

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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Can’t go wrong with Chris
I was in a pinch. I mean I was in a lot of trouble. I went to talk to the DA without a lawyer and it was horrible. I hired Chris and he worked miracles, but what makes him so good is, that I thought I had a great deal and was happy as could be. It wasn’t good enough for him though. He definitely fights for his clients, and gets the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
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Proffessional Lawyer
Chris and his staff were extremely helpful in my case from the beginning. Helping me to understand what my options were and what each option meant along the way. The results of my case were very favorable for me. I would recommend Chris Collins to anyone looking for services that he provides.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2013
Very Professional & Knowledgeable
Chris assisted me with a legal matter and I was very happy with every aspect of the experience. He took the time to make sure I understood the process, explained the law, and fully explored all of my options so I could make an informed decision. He negotiated a favorable outcome and I was very pleased with the results. He genuinely seemed to care about my case and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Collins, Liu, & Associates, LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney 19th Judicial District
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney 13th Judicial District
  • 1998 - 2001


  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Weld County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Weld County Legal Service
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Weld County Legal Service
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Hate Crime Week
  • Hate crimes legislation
  • 2006
  • Free Living Will Seminar
  • Living Wills
  • 2005
  • Conference with 19th Judicial District bench and bar
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • 2003
  • Colorado State Investigator's Association Annual Training
  • 4th Amendment Search & Seizure
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a smart, compassionate and tenacious defender for his clients. He is a consummate professional and builds good working relationships with opposing counsel. His prior experience as a prosecutor gives him insight and leverage that directly contributes to better results for his clients. I would highly recommend him for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a very smart lawyer and a very compassionate person. The combination of these character traits create a tireless and zealous advocate for his clients. His clients are lucky to have him on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an extremely skilled trial attorney. He tirelessly fights for his clients rights. Chris uses his vast legal knowledge to obtain enviable results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Collins is exceptional at identifying the weaknesses in the prosecution's case. This allows him the ability to obtain an outright dismissal or in the alternative, the best plea agreement possible for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a fantastic advocate. I believe he actually gets to know his clients and looks out for them personally as well as professionally. I've worked with Chris many times and I've found him a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer and good person. Chris really believes in defending those accused of a crime and works very hard prote ting them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris and his team are amazing attorneys and we have successfully represented many clients together in Northern Colorado."
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