Ryan Henry Esplin

Contact: (970) 245-9227
Law School: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Jurisdiction: Colorado


Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney, The Law Office of James W. Giese, P.C.
Associate attorney handling criminal, DUI, divorce, and custody cases. Also a contract attorney for the Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel.
Deputy Public Defender, Colorado State Public Defender
Trial attorney for the Public Defender Office in Grand Junction, Colorado. Represented indigent clients during pretrial, trial, and posttrial matters. Regularly appeared in court for docket matters, providency hearings, sentencing hearings, and bond arguments. Litigated motions hearings and preliminary hearings. Represented clients in court and jury trials in county, juvenile, and district court.
Law Student Intern, Colorado State Public Defender
Worked as a law student intern at Public Defender Office while studying and preparing for the bar examination. Handled county court case load.
Law Clerk, Lancaster County Public Defender Office
Law clerk for Public Defender Office in Lincoln, Nebraska. Drafted and researched legal issues, assisted the mental health docket, drafted appeals
University of Nebraska - LincolnJ.D.
Honors: Juris Doctorate degree with Distinction
Activities: Nebraska Law Review, Environmental Law Society
Southern Utah UniversityB.A.History
Honors: Dean's List, Summa Cum Laude
Professional Associations
Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Board Member, Mesa County Pro Bono Project
Member, Colorado Bar Association
Member, Mesa County Bar Association


Website: Website
Blog: The Law Office of James W. Giese, P.C.


2139 N. 12th Street, Suite 10
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Telephone: (970) 245-9227