About The Attorney

Erin C. Richards is an experienced attorney who is enthusiastic about obtaining the best outcome possible for each of her clients. During her career, she has focused on criminal law and on immigration law. As early as her second year of law school, she practiced criminal law in the Suffolk County (Boston) District Attorney's Office Appeals unit. Here, she learned the value of not only presenting the best case possible in court, but she learned to cultivated a theme of working to develop laws through advocacy in and outside of the courtroom. Her main goal is to protect civil rights for the underrepresented in the courtroom through her writing and through her advocacy in the community.

Ms. Richards has been practicing in Glenwood Springs since September of 2011. She moved to the mountains to practice immigration law at Smith Immigration in Glenwood Springs, where she practiced for four years. She decided to open her own firm so that she could build a practice that reflects her core values- honesty, compassion, and dedication in everything she does. During the fall of 2016, Ms. Richards practiced at Alpine Legal Services in Glenwood Springs, providing advocacy and representation for victims of domestic violence, seniors, and the low-income community. Here, she primarily focused on Divorce, Child Custody, and Civil Protection Orders.

Ms. Richards is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Here, she has been active as a member and leader of various local committees. She is also a Member of the Colorado Bar Association, where she serves currently as the Vice President of the Immigration Law Section. She is also a member of the Criminal Law and Family Law sections.

Ms. Richards was admitted to practice by the Colorado Supreme Court in October of 2011. She is a graduate from New England Law|Boston. While in law school, she was the Business Editor and an Associate Editor of the New England School of Law Journal of International and Comparative Law. She also served as a student Judicial Law Clerk in the Miami Immigration Court. Ms. Richards graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder with her bachelors' degrees in Spanish and International Relations with a minor in business administration in August of 2005. Ms. Richards was born in Toledo, Ohio. She relocated to Colorado in 1994, and she considers herself a true Coloradan.