Dru Nielsen is a partner at Reilly Pozner LLP.
She focuses her practice on criminal litigation. In her ten years as a deputy state public defender, she handled thousands of felony cases in courts across Colorado—including charges of first degree murder, attempted murder, sexual assault, aggravated robbery, economic crimes, conspiracy, child abuse and kidnapping. Because of her experience, she supervised ten other felony attorneys. Dru's practice also includes representing students in University disciplinary hearings.
Dru has been recognized by her peers for her work in criminal defense and has been listed in Colorado Super Lawyers® since 2010 and in 2014 was listed in the "Top 50 Women Lawyers" by the publication. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® edition under the specialty of White-Collar Criminal Defense since 2013. Dru is also rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® which is a reflection of her professional excellence, high ethical standards and legal ability.
She was on the board of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and has lectured to hundreds of criminal defense attorneys on subjects like trial tactics and procedure. She also served on the Colorado Jury System Standing Committee, which is charged with implementing the Supreme Court’s recommendations on jury reform.