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Dolan, Sydney

  • Founding Partner
Boulder, CO

I have been in private practice, based in Boulder, since 2012. During that time, my practice has focused on criminal defense. I discovered criminal defense as a student at the University of Colorado School of Law, where I represented people charged with crimes through the criminal defense clinic and as an intern at the Boulder public defender's office. After graduating from law school, I worked at the Adams County public defender's office representing people charged with crimes ranging from DUI to First Degree Murder. I have done over fifty jury trials and many more contested hearings. I take pride in my experience and reputation as an aggressive trial lawyer, but I take equal pride in my experience and reputation as a creative and sensitive negotiator.

It is my privilege to act as an advocate for people who are facing the difficult journey of being charged with a crime. My greatest satisfaction comes from helping my clients through that journey in an intelligent and empowering way.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2012


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Boulder Public Defender’s Office, Intern
    • Honors: Moot Court, Board Member, 2006-2007
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: History

Honors And Awards

  • SuperLawyers Colorado Rising Stars List
  • University of Colorado Moot Court, Board Member


  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Boulder Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Jurdem, LLC, Associate, 2012 to 2017
  • Colorado State Public Defender's Office, Deputy Public Defender, 2008 to 2012
  • Adams County Public Defender’s Office

Pro Bono Activities

  • Colorado High School Mock Trial, 2013 to 2017


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