Lisa A. Polansky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boulder, CO

Polansky Law Firm
 | 4999 Pearl East Circle, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-415-2583
Fax: 720-500-6021
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice exclusively on criminal defense matters at both the trial and appellate levels, Lisa A. Polansky is the founding member of the Polansky Law Firm. Based in Boulder, Colorado, she provides representation to clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Colorado, Ms. Polansky is also admitted to practice in California as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Ms. Polansky furnishes aggressive advocacy for people who have been accused by the state or federal government of having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that she has been involved in have included drug possession and distribution, driving under the influence, juvenile offenses, white collar crimes, assault, homicide, kidnapping, sex crimes, robbery, weapons violations, tax evasion, and domestic violence. Throughout her career, Ms. Polansky has been able to obtain positive results for her clients, including dismissals, acquittals, and successful appeals. She has also negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Her fellow attorneys have taken note of her excellent track record and have awarded her a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. 

Ms. Polansky majored in both criminal justice and sociology at the University of Albany and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1987. She then pursued her legal education at Pepperdine School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1990. After graduation, Ms. Polansky spent several years as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County, where she handled misdemeanor and felony bench and jury trials for both juveniles and adults. She then served her country as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. Ms. Polansky founded her firm in 2000, and she has taught several courses on trial skills and advocacy.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Appellate
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, Police Misconduct


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Lisa Polansky

Admitted: 2000, Colorado

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Colorado Supreme Court Bar License, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Central District of California, December 1990
  • CJA (Criminal Justice Act) Panel of Attorneys (Colorado)
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Alternate Defense Counsel (ADC) Panel of Attorneys (Colorado)
  • California State Bar, December 1990
  • Colorado State Bar, March 2000
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado, December 2000
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado CJA Indigent Defense Panel,  CJA Standing Committee 2008-2014, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, California Criminal Courts Bar Association, California Public Defender Association 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Holistic Client-Centered Advocacy in Juvenile Delinquency Cases, 2 Stetson J. Advoc. & L. 1 (2015)

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., Dual Major: Criminal Justice and Sociology, May 1987
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Office Location for Lisa A. Polansky

4999 Pearl East Circle
Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: 303-415-2583

Fax: 720-500-6021

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Last Updated: 2/25/2020

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