Sean P. Paris

Sean P. Paris

Lakewood, Colorado
303-996-8611 (Fax)

Mr. Paris has over 20 years' experience in both criminal and civil litigation matters. He has received a Martindale-Hubbell top AV rating for attorneys and is vice president of Pearson & Paris, P.C., a prestigious Colorado law firm that emphasizes criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, real estate, business law, and estate planning and probate.   Mr. Paris is recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in criminal defense by the National Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Paris has an extensive background in civil litigation, criminal law and real estate matters, including all matters related to appellate issues, and he routinely advises on these matters.

Mr. Paris was the senior prosecutor at the Park County District Attorney's Office, where he was responsible for handling everything from misdemeanor cases to serious felonies, including sexual assaults, white collar crimes and major violent crimes.

Mr. Paris focuses primarily in the areas of civil litigation, real estate and criminal law. He also advises Colorado special districts and helps them to effectively navigate the unique issues confronting special districts.

Mr. Paris holds a B.S. in criminal justice and a Juris Doctorate degree in law and he has lectured frequently in the areas of trial advocacy. He is also a past contributing columnist for a legal column in the Park County Flume newspaper.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law - All Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Civil Litigation & Appeals
  • Real Estate
  • Traffic Violations
  • Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - May, 1996
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • B.S. - May, 1993
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Police Administration

Published Works

  • Contributing Columnist for a Legal Column, Park County Flume newspaper

Representative Clients

  • Bailey towing, LLC
  • Global Drilling Solutions, Inc.
  • Hartsel Fire Protection District
  • Oilman International
  • United States Welding, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Recognition Presented by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III
  • Commendation - Park County Sheriff - Operation "I Luv U Guys"
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top AV rating
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, September 1, 1997 - Present
  • Jefferson County (1st J.D.) Bar Association, June 1, 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Special District Association, Associate member, June 1, 2011 - Present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, November 1, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Pearson, Horowitz, & Burnett, P.C.
  • Park County District Attorney's Office, Senior Prosecutor

Pro Bono Activities

  • Secretary, Elk Creek Field Foundation, a Colorado non-profit corporation, September 1, 2014 - Present
  • Commissioner, 1st Judicial District, Judicial Performance Commission, September 24, 2015 - Present
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees of the First Judicial District Bar Association, July 1, 2016 - Present


  • Dutch
  • Flemish
  • French
  • English (Primary)