Courtney Edwards

Courtney Edwards

Carlson, Edwards, and O'Connor, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • Colorado
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Courtney Edwards graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in May of 2013, with honors, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school she was an active member of the board for the student bar association, the Potter Law Club, and a member of Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice.

After graduating, Courtney worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Eagle, Colorado, prosecuting traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases. During her time with the District Attorney’s Office, Courtney acted as the prosecutorial representative on the local Access to Justice Committee as well as the Recovery Courts (DUI Court and Drug Court) in Eagle County. Courtney joined Carlson & Carlson in 2017 and became partner of the firm in July of 2019 when the firm underwent a name change to Carlson, Edwards, and O'Connor.

Courtney has intimate knowledge and experience with the criminal justice system. She is a strong advocate for those finding themselves in the system and will provide guidance along the way. Courtney also holds strong beliefs that everyone should have equal access to justice through the courts. That means adequate assistance and representation in all types of cases, especially where family and children are involved. Courtney is committed to helping those in need by offering services to help in family law matters and estate planning.

Though Courtney may have grown up under the great blue skies of Wyoming, she is now proud to call the beautiful Eagle River Valley home and loves to explore all Colorado has to offer. When away from the office she enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and whitewater SUP with her husband, Jamie.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Domestic Violence
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Carlson, Edwards, and O'Connor, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Carlson & Carlson, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
- Current
Deputy District Attorney
5th Judicial District Attorney's Office
University of Wyoming College of Law
J.D. (2013)
Honors: Graduated with Honors, Dean's List
Activities: Potter Law Club (student bar association), Wyoming Law Students for Equal Justice, Delta Theta Phi
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University of Wyoming
B.S. (2007) | Marketing
Honors: Dean's List
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Order of the Coif
University of Wyoming College of Law Chapter of the Order of the Coif
For high attainments in the study of law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado # 46109
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Rotary International
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5th Judicial District Access to Justice
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Legal Answers
37 Questions Answered

Q. I filed for a legal separation now my wife wants a dissolution of marriage, can she force a dissolution of marriage?
A: Yes. If she objects to a decree of legal separation, the judge will issue a decree of dissolution of marriage.
Q. I have been on probation for 3 months can i ask to do jail time and be done with probation
A: It depends. In some circumstances probation is mandatory to ensure you comply with a treatment program, for example in domestic violence and DUI/DWAI cases. Be careful what you wish for though- I've seen this request made before and the judge put the person in jail for the maximum sentence which was one year.
Q. Can I get out of a warrant?
A: Theoretically, yes. You would have to submit a motion asking the judge to "quash" the warrant and to reset a court date. You'd want to submit the letter and admittance/discharge paperwork as proof. However, if you have FTA'd before, or if this is a very serious crime, the judge may not grant your motion.
Q. My daughter's 30 gets a settlement from Dad passing away could I get compensation for back child support
A: You can file a claim against the estate. You'll need to send your claim to the personal representative.
Q. Can a step parents committing child abuse stop custody of a parent?
A: It is absolutely reasonable to file a motion to modify parenting time based on the wife's abuse, especially if the child's dad was there and did nothing to stop it. Steps need to be taken to protect your child during father's parenting time- a motion to modify parenting time, alleging that the child is in danger, is the way to do it.
Q. My charge is injury by property in Aurora. I chose a trial by jury. What should I do to prepare?
A: If the judge finds that the breaking of the phone was an act of domestic violence, the classes and probation are mandatory. So, I'd say your chances of community service and fine only aren't great. I would suggest that you meet with an attorney, if you aren't already represented, to prepare you for what to expect at a trial.
Q. My mother gave me (20) a painful bruise while trying to take a roll of tape from me and I was not sure what I can do
A: You could report the assault to the police- they would investigate and determine if an arrest or summons was warranted. If they arrested her for assault, the judge could impose a protection order to protect you from her. However, in Colorado, domestic violence refers to folks who a in an intimate relationship, not strictly a familiar relationship and an arrest and protection order aren't mandatory in your case. You could also apply for a civil protection order against her without being involved in the criminal court. The problem is, you live in her house, so that would need to be addressed somehow.
Q. I have full custody of my three nephews, I just found out that my sister in law the opposing party has my three nephews
A: It depends on what the last court order states.
Q. I am currently receiving $700 per month for 2 children. This was set 5 years ago when I was making a decent wage.
A: Your local Child Support Services office may be able to help you with collection and a modification of the amount. I would try giving them a call since you are unemployed due to health issues.
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Carlson, Edwards, and O'Connor, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
56 Edwards Village Blvd.
Ste 121, Unit 1
Edwards, CO 81632
Telephone: (970) 845-7090
Fax: (970) 668-5121
Carlson, Edwards, and O'Connor, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
975 North Ten Mile Drive, Suite E-1
PO Box 1829
Frisco, CO 80443
Telephone: (970) 668-1678
Fax: (970) 668-5121