Eric A. Sunness

Eric A. Sunness: Attorney with Eric A. Sunness Attorney at Law, LLC

Biography

Eric Sunness has successfully defended felony and misdemeanor cases since
1993 in both Larimer and Weld Counties. Mr. Sunness is a zealous advocate
who works incredibly hard to obtain the very best results for his clients.
He has been a member of the Larimer County Bar Association Ethics and
Professionalism Committee for more than ten years. He has effectively
handled over 1000 DUI and criminal cases.

Mr. Sunness is a member of the Better Business Bureau. He has an “AV
Preeminent” rating with Martindale.com, which is a significant rating
accomplishment – a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the
highest level of professional excellence.



Call Mr. Sunness today to schedule a free initial consultation concerning
your criminal charges. The firm accepts all credit cards.”

Mr. Sunness joined Frey, Korb, Haggerty & Michaels, P.C. as an associate in 1995 and was a shareholder from 1998 until December, 2006. Mr. Sunness founded Eric A. Sunness, Attorney at Law, LLC in January of 2007.

Mr. Sunness has represented and counseled a wide range of clients in sophisticated family law matters throughout the state for twenty years, and has extensive experience in handling criminal defense, juvenile law, and personal injury matters.

Mr. Sunness is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Larimer County Bar Association, and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He presently serves on the Larimer County Bar Association Professionalism Committee. Mr. Sunness graduated in 1992 with a Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While attending law school, Mr. Sunness served as a legal intern at Sixty Plus, Inc, Elderlaw Clinic of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and served as a law clerk for Abood & Doyle, PC. Mr. Sunness was also a member of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Trial Team, served as a Professor's Assistant in the Trial Workshop program, and was on the Dean's List. In 1982, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, College at Brockport. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sunness worked for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team as assistant to the public relations director, and sold fine printing paper for Horwitz Paper Company, Elmira, New York, and Alling & Cory Paper Company, Syracuse, New York.

Mr. Sunness is married and has three children. He is also active in his community. He has served as president of Fort Collins Youth Lacrosse and vice-president of Northern Colorado Youth Hockey. He was named Coach of the Year by Colorado State University, and for the Western Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Mr. Sunness is currently a USA Hockey Certified Ice Hockey Coach, a USA Hockey Certified On-Ice Official, and in his spare time he enjoys playing the electric bass guitar.

Mr. Sunness has been a hockey coach for more than 25 years, He was the Head Coach at Colorado State University in 2009, and at Colorado State University, and the American Collegiate Hockey Association have both recognized him as Coach of the Year.

85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships Colorado Bar Association

- Colorado Bar Association

- Larimer County Bar Association

- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

- Fort Collins Youth Lacrosse, President

- Northern Colorado Youth Hockey, Vice-President.

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Larimer County Bar Association; Ethics and Professionalism Committee (Former Chair).

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI / DWI
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Ticket
  • Wills
  • Assault and Battery

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
970-372-2036  Phone
888-830-9445  Phone
970-493-3625  Fax
www.northerncoloradolawyer.com
University Attended:
State University of New York College, Brockport, B.S., 1982
Law School Attended:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, J.D., 1992
Year of First admission:
1993
Admission:
1994, U.S. District Court District of Colorado; 1993, Colorado
Memberships:
Colorado Bar Association, Larimer County Bar Association, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Binghamton, New York, April 29, 1960
ISLN:
900561038
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.5/5.0 (16 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.5/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.4/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.6/5.0
    • Communication

      4.5/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.5/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 05/10/13 in Criminal Defense

      Mr. Sunness is always prepared and appropriate in court. He is a thoughtful and compassionate attorney who works hard and well for his clients.

      Mr. Sunness is always prepared and appropriate in court. He is a thoughtful and compassionate attorney who works hard and well for his clients. Read less

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      A lawyer should have a good understanding of the law, and be an effective negotiator, but exceptional people skills and the ability to exercise good judgment are vitally important.

    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/26/13 in Divorce

      I have worked with many attorneys over the years and Eric is one of the best in his areas of practice. I would not hesitate to refer my family and best clients to Eric.

      I have worked with many attorneys over the years and Eric is one of the best in his areas of practice. I would not hesitate to refer my family and best clients to Eric. Read less

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      I strive to understand my client's goals, communicate effectively, establish a good rapport with opposing counsel and the Court, and provide competent representation for a reasonable fee.

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    Client Reviews

    • 4.9/5.0 (11 reviews)
    • 100% (11 recommendations)
    • Platinum Client Champion
    • Communication

      4.7/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.7/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 03/14/17 in Criminal Law.

      It is apparent to us that Mr. Sunness cares deeply about his clients and we know he went above and beyond what is customary on our behalf. Not only did he carefully and thoroughly represent us, but he also spent the time to really understand the situ... Read more

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      It is apparent to us that Mr. Sunness cares deeply about his clients and we know he went above and beyond what is customary on our behalf. Not only did he carefully and thoroughly represent us, but he also spent the time to really understand the situation. {newline} {newline}We know that this wasn't his most important case by any stretch, but to us, he treated it as one. Many thanks! Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 01/16/13 in Family Law.

      When faced with child custody issues and domestic violence I was terrified! I met with several law firms and browsed hundreds of online profiles. I came across Eric A. Sunness. I learned more in the first phone call with Eric Sunness about any lega... Read more

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      When faced with child custody issues and domestic violence I was terrified! I met with several law firms and browsed hundreds of online profiles. I came across Eric A. Sunness. I learned more in the first phone call with Eric Sunness about any legal issues regarding my case than I did during the 3 weeks of phone calls and visits with other firms! Eric was able to resolve the interstate child custody issue at hand and domestic violence charge was dropped before a trial Read less

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