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William Holtz

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(719) 635-2005

301 S Weber St
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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Bill practices in Colorado state and federal court handling criminal, traffic, and DUI cases.  He also specializes in juvenile cases and restraining orders, and helping businesses with liquor license issues.  Bill has been an attorney since 1998.  He is a former Colorado state public defender for El Paso and Teller Counties.  He has experience with a range of cases including appointment to juvenile court, DUIs, and major felonies such as homicides, sex and child abuse, drug trafficking, and economic crimes.  As a public defender he was often assigned to the most difficult cases including first degree murders.  Since starting his own practice in 2009, he has represented clients facing various charges from traffic and DUIs to major felonies.  He has also handled restraining order cases and helped local businesses with liquor license cases.  He currently takes state appointments where he is hand-picked for the most serious situations including murder cases.  He also has been specifically picked by judges to represent clients facing special problems such as witnesses who need assistance and juveniles facing truancy/missing school cases.  His background includes the following:


Juris Doctor, University of Denver, 1998
Law Degree

Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, 1994
Psychology and Wildlife Biology

Court Memberships

Colorado Supreme Court, 1998
U.S. District Court of Colorado, 2010

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Alternate Defense Counsel
Member Since: 2009

Ben S. Wendelkin Inn of Court
Member Since: 2010

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Member Since: 2012


Deputy State Public Defender, El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado

Owner, William R. Holtz, LLC (private practice)