Douglas K Wilson, Colorado State Public Defender

Office of the Colorado State Public Defender

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Public Defender Commission
In 1979, the Public Defender statute (section 21-1-101, C.R.S.) was amended to create a Public Defender Commission. The Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court now appoints Colorado citizens to serve on this commission, which consists of 3 attorneys and 2 lay persons. The Commission is balanced politically and geographically.

The current members of the Public Defender Commission are:

Phone #
 Region/ Location 
 Joseph A. Gavaldon   Attorney, Commission Chair   (970) 419-4751   Fort Collins, CO 
 Ty Gee    Attorney      Denver, CO 
 Terry Jacobsen    Lay Representative      Glenwood Springs, CO 
 David Kaplan   Attorney      Denver, CO 
 Fran Simon   Lay Representative      Denver, CO 

Douglas K. Wilson was appointed as the Colorado State Public Defender, effective November 1, 2006. 


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