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:

Name Profession Region/ Location
Ty Gee Attorney Denver, CO
Hollynd Hoskins Attorney Denver, CO
Terry Jacobsen Lay Representative Glenwood Springs, CO
David Kaplan Attorney Denver, CO
Fran Simon Lay Representative Denver, CO

Contact the Public Defender Commission HERE

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