Eric Sims Jr. is the Founding Partner of Flatirons Legal Group, LLC. Tough, aggressive, skilled lawyer in trial, in hearings, and in negotiations best describes Eric. In his 24 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 24 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.
Mr. Sims founded Flatirons Legal Group, LLC in 2013.
• Colorado, 1995
• Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
J.D. – 1994
• Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado
B.A. – 1989
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
• Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
• Colorado State Public Defender, Trial Lawyer, 1995 – 2013
• Trial Advocacy Instructor, University of Colorado, 2008 – 2014
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