Lisa A. Polansky

Lisa A. Polansky: Attorney with Polansky Law Firm
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  • 4999 Pearl East Circle, Suite 201, Boulder, CO 80301
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Lisa Polansky is a former Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles County and JAG officer for the United States Army who has practiced criminal and juvenile defense since 1990. After attending law school at Pepperdine University, School of Law, Lisa practiced with seasoned criminal defense attorneys for about three years and mentored incarcerated youth through the Los Angeles County Bar Association until she recognized that she wanted to be in the trenches every day fighting on behalf of the disenfranchised. Ms. Polansky then went to the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office where she handled hundreds of cases for about seven years. Thereafter, Ms. Polansky was a supervisor and enjoyed training new lawyers for some time before she moved to Colorado in 2000. Once in Colorado, Ms. Polansky signed on to teach the intersession trial advocacy class at the University of Colorado, School of Law and also continued to mentor “youth at risk” in her community and has done so ever since.

Ms. Polansky served in the military as a commissioned officer and Deputy Judge Advocate after September 11, 2001 and left with an Honorable Discharge in 2004 to continue with her own private practice in Colorado, taking on many appointed cases in both state and federal courts. In 2010, Ms. Polansky went to Nepal as an International Legal Fellow where she assisted in the training and evaluation of Nepali advocates as they started a public defender organization in their post-conflict country. Upon her return to the United States, Ms. Polansky developed and formed the Center for Juvenile Justice, a non-profit organization providing legal representation to indigent youth in the delinquency courts and education for youth and the community on issues relevant to adolescent development, delinquency prevention and the juvenile justice system. After running the Center for several years, Ms. Polansky is again in private practice in Colorado.

Areas of Practice (43)

  • Appeals
  • Post-Conviction Proceedings
  • Clemency Petitions
  • Juvenile Criminal/Delinquency Offenses
  • White Collar Offenses
  • Allegations of Fraud
  • Drug Offenses
  • Possession and Distribution
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Homicide
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Property Crimes
  • Burglary
  • Trespassing
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Offenses
  • Weapon Offenses
  • DUI/Driving Offenses
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Criminal Defense
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Hit and Run
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Sex Crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Rule 35c

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
720-773-8118  Phone
(303) 415-2583  Phone
(720) 398-3099  Fax
University Attended:
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University Law School, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1991, U. S. District Court, Central District of California; 2000, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1990, California; 2000, Colorado
CJA (Criminal Justice Act) Panel of Attorneys (Colorado)
Alternate Defense Counsel (ADC) Panel of Attorneys (Colorado)
National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
California Public Defender's Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Boulder County Bar Association
2002-2004 OFFICER, JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S CORPS, 1LT, 87th LSO, United States Army Reserve
Reported Cases:
People v. Reynolds, Colorado Court of Appeals -- September 7, 2006, No. 04CA1053.
Hobbies & interests:
Hiking, Poetry, Music, Sailing, Cycling, Travel
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (7 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Attorney on 08/13/18 in Criminal Law

    I have known Lisa Polansky in a professional capacity for almost 25 years. We practiced together in the Los Angeles County Public Defender Office. Ms Polansky is one of the best lawyers with whom I have had the pleasure of working. She is dedicated,... Read more

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    I have known Lisa Polansky in a professional capacity for almost 25 years. We practiced together in the Los Angeles County Public Defender Office. Ms Polansky is one of the best lawyers with whom I have had the pleasure of working. She is dedicated, highly ethical and tenacious . I have on more than one occasion sought her advice and referred clients to her in Colorado. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms Polansky for any type of criminal case, including juvenile cases. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Attorney on 07/10/18 in Criminal Law

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