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Elisa Marie Overall

Elisa Marie Overall

The Noble Law Firm - Associate Attorney
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law
  • Colorado
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Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Tara Jorfald
Reviewed by Tara Jorfald October 31, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Elisa is a fantastic attorney. She cares deeply for her clients. She takes the extra time needed to cover all of her client's issues throughly. Her extra time and dedication shows in her final product.
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Biography

I help people challenge their criminal convictions. Whether wrongfully convicted or unjustly prosecuted, my clients need someone to look at their potential claims, help them identify what form of relief they need, and give them honest, practical advice. My area of practice includes helping clients get a new trial, a new hearing, a sentence reduced, a guilty plea withdrawn, a conviction vacated, or an adverse judgment remanded.

I practice criminal defense because I deeply enjoy fighting for people who have been unfairly judged, marginalized, and swept up by our criminal justice system. The law is a powerful tool, and in some cases it can be used to successfully challenge a bad conviction. That is why I am so dedicated to understanding the details of each individual case. I know that a thorough, thoughtful, and skilled lawyer can mean all the difference for someone weighed down by their criminal record.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Before moving to the Denver area I lived in Telluride, Colorado. In my 8 years there, I focused on promoting grassroots advocacy. I led a community-driven initiative for immigrant rights, directed a district-wide grant to promote healthy active lifestyles for youth, and launched the first soda tax ballot initiative in Colorado. And of course I skied, built igloos, mountain biked, rafted, raced, and star-gazed.

I am originally from Tucson, Arizona, grew up in a Mexican-American household, and am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • Postconviction Relief
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Languages
  • French: Spoken
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Spanish Language Interpreter - Legal Nights
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
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Judicial Extern
Colorado Court of Appeals
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Summer Associate
Towards Justice
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Student Attorney
Student Law Office, Sturm College of Law
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Summer Associate
Town of Telluride Legal Department
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Education
University of Denver
J.D. (2017)
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Stanford University
B.A. (2006) | Human Biology
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Awards
Silver Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Leadership Award - Most Creative Student Project
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
This award recognized one student within the school of law who exhibited excellence in leadership through a creative project. Ms. Overall was awarded this honor for her organization of the Public Interest Law Group Annual Auction, which raised $15,000. The funds were distributed to five deserving students to sponsor their summer internships in furtherance of public interest causes such as criminal justice, non-profit work, environmental law, and local government.
Mediation Ethics Essay Competition - Finalist
American Bar Association, Colorado Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fellowship Recipient
Latino Leadership Institute
Chancellor Scholarship - Three-year Full-Tuition Award Recipient
University of Denver - Office of the Chancellor
Professional Associations
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Legislative Policy Committee
- Current
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Member
- Current
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Legislative Policy Committee
- Current
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Sotomayor Inn of the Court
Member
- Current
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Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) - Denver
Alumnus
- Current
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State Bar of Colorado  # 51441
Member
- Current
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Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Professional Latinas: Success and Service, University of Colorado Denver
Latinx Student Services & CU Denver Counseling Center
Presented on a panel to student participants of "Comadre Circle," a group of self-identified Latina women attending CU Denver.
Panelist: Maintaining Your Client's Humanity in the Criminal Justice System, Civil Rights Summit, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
ACLU and Student Law groups: ACS, ILS, PILG
https://www.law.du.edu/documents/events/CRS-Schedule-and-Speakers.pdf#_ga=2.190731629.735623867.1552576294-2039277769.1547145561
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Noble Law Firm
Contact & Map
The Noble Law Firm
215 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, CO 80228
Telephone: (303) 232-5160
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