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Eric Zale

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boulder, CO

Emeson & Zale, LLC
2315 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 720-419-1440
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2005
Education: Vermont Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Eric Zale is a founding partner at Emeson & Zale LLC, which serves clients in Boulder, Colorado. He focuses on criminal defense cases that involve complex and time-intensive litigation and range from traffic tickets to homicides.

After graduating from high school in Chicago, Mr. Zale left Illinois to complete his undergraduate degree at  Hampshire College. After completing his degree in Massachusetts, he moved to Colorado and worked with at-risk youth as they completed court-ordered therapy programs. This experience prompted a career change, so he returned to New England and completed his law degree at Vermont Law School. In 2005, he became licensed to practice in Colorado.

Once he was admitted to the bar, Mr. Zale worked as a public defender so he could advocate on behalf of persons who needed representation most. During this time, he handled thousands of cases that ranged in severity from minor traffic violations to violent crimes. His work earned him the attorney of the year award for both the Denver Trial Office and the state of Colorado, in 2011. In 2015, he joined a private practice to access greater resources and freedom to better defend his clients.

Mr. Zale is a strong believer in the preservation of innocence and the power of second chances. He brings these beliefs to every case he handles so that at-risk youths and accused adults can turn their lives around. Outside of work, he is a family man and enjoys an active life in Colorado with his wife and toddler.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

About Eric Zale

First Admitted: 2005, Colorado

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  • Attorney of the year award for the state of Colorado and for the Denver Trial Office, 2011

Educational Background

  • Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts, liberal arts degree, 1999
  • Clarence Darrow Death Penalty College in Chicago Illinois
  • National Criminal Defense College in Macon Georgia
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Office Location for Eric Zale

2315 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

Phone: 720-419-1440

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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