Kathryn Sheely joined Elkus & Sisson after spending over a decade successfully defending clients in complex criminal trials where life was literally on the line. She draws on that experience to offer clients comprehensive representation in a wide variety of matters. Her practice includes complex litigation and criminal defense, ranging from state and federal trials to administrative hearings and post-verdict appeals.
One mistake does not have to mean an automatic conviction. Kathryn has extensive experience fighting for clients’ Constitutional rights and making sure the government is held to the highest standard possible. She is one of the only lawyers ever to win an unanimous life verdict in a Louisiana capital murder trial, and she brings her skill and passion for criminal defense to her clients in Colorado. Her pre-trial motions practice includes litigating discovery violations, speedy trial rights, DNA collection and testing results, cell phone privacy rights, and mental health defenses.
When you or a loved one is seeking legal advice about a criminal charge or an ongoing dispute, you need someone you can trust to seek the best outcome possible in your case. Kathryn has experience with serious, complex cases and understands the stress that pending litigation can have on you and your family. If you are looking for an attorney to guide you through some of the most important decisions you will ever make, Kathryn will take the time to explain your options and help you weigh the possibilities in your case.
Kathryn’s legal advocacy has been recognized by other attorneys and legal scholars. Her training manual on trial advocacy for law students was published by a law journal, and she has been asked to present her winning legal writing strategies at legal conferences in multiple states. She has taken over two dozen writs to courts of appeal and uses that experience to guide her pre-trial litigation and negotiation strategy in every case.
Local business owners and family-run corporations often look for an attorney who can speak two languages: business and law. Kathryn’s family has operated small businesses including a restaurant and bars for over a decade, so she knows how important it is to have a counselor on call. Her background in economics and technology helps her understand the needs of modern businesses who can’t afford to be caught up in red tape.