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George Holley

George Holley




  • Criminal Defense


  • Denver University School of Law, Denver, CO (08/2007 – 05/2010)
  • Juris Doctor


  • State of Colorado, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Adams State University, formerly Adams State College, Alamosa, CO (08/2000-05/2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts (2006)
  • Major: History (3.66 GPA)


  • Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Technology Editor (2009-2010).
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Case Editor (2008-2009).
George brings a wealth of experience from both private criminal defense and as a prosecutor of approximately ten years. George spent the last year and a half practicing criminal defense where he defended allegations of everything from sexual assaults to DUIs and domestic violence allegations.

Prior to being in private practice, George was a prosecutor for the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Mesa County and the 9th Judicial District in Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties for approximately ten years. While at the 21st District Attorney’s Office, George prosecuted everything from misdemeanor domestic violence and DUIs to sexual assaults of adults and children, and murders. George also helped create and managed the office’s Special Prosecution of High Risk Offenders Unit, working to identify and prosecute complex crimes and “crime driving” defendants. This included helping directing the investigation from start to finish including reviewing search warrants, going to searches, and directing certain aspects of the investigations. This experience gave George a unique experience of how law enforcement runs investigations, what Constitutional protections are in place to protect the accused, and what law enforcement is looking for in its investigations. During his tenure as a prosecutor, George tried over 60 cases to juries, and many more to the court.

George developed a reputation as a skilled prosecutor and was named the Colorado Welfare Fraud Council Prosecutor of the Year in 2017, along with being named the 2019 21st Judicial District Employee of the Year for his work in courtroom. George also taught “Courtroom Testimony” classes to local law enforcement and cadets in training. George also excelled in appellate work and knowledge of the law, and successfully appealed two published opinions. In People v. Cox, 475 P.3d 75 (Colo. 2018), George successfully articulated and argued what the judge could legally consider in evaluated a warrant. In People v. Reiger, 2019 COA 14, 436 P.3d 610 (Colo.App. 2019), George successfully argued that electronic files constitute “physical evidence.” Finally, George participated in compiling the Mesa County Sentencing Guide, Version 2, to address criminogenic needs of offenders to help reduce recidivism as a member of the Evidenced Based Decision Making Committee.

In addition to his criminal work, George is experienced in domestic relations and some civil law.

George is currently licensed in the state of Colorado.


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