Annelise Garlin

Heckenbach Suazo LLP
7400 E Orchard Rd Ste 3025N
Englewood, CO 80111

Annelise is a Colorado native whose practice includes a mixture of Family Law and Criminal Defense cases. While in law school at the University of Colorado, Annelise interned with the Office of Public Defender in both Boulder and Adams Counties. Upon her admittance to the bar in 2009, Annelise, immediately began working for a highly-regarded civil and criminal litigation firm where she learned valuable trial skills in preparing direct and cross examinations. Ultimately, Annelise followed her desire to ensure that the rights of the criminally accused were met, and accepted a job with the Douglas County Public Defender's Office. During her eight years as a Senior Deputy Public Defender, Annelise tried over 60 jury trials and handled cases involving sexual assaults, homicides and other felony matters.

While Annelise thoroughly enjoyed her employment as a Public Defender, she ultimately desired to broaden her legal knowledge so that she could reach out and help others in need of legal assistance. Annelise joined Heckenbach Suazo LLP on May 16, 2018. Her extraordinary trial skills, advocacy for clients, compassion for others and passion for the law make Annelise a tremendous asset to the Heckenbach Suazo LLP team.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Family Law
DUI and Traffic
Misdemeanor Charges
Felony Charges

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2009


University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
J.D. - 2009
Swarthmore College
B.A. - 2006
Major: Economics and Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

Douglas Elbert Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Past Employment Positions

Colorado State Office of the Public Defender , Legal Intern (Boulder and Adams County)
Colorado State Office of the Public Defender , Senior Deputy Public Defender (Douglas County)