Attorneys Serving the Western Slope, Eagle, Garfield + Mesa Counties with Over 30 Years of Law Experience.

Erik Johnson Law Offices

Founding Attorney

Erik Johnson is dedicated to defending your rights. His legal experience includes but is not limited to: serious felonies; misdemeanors such as DUI, harassment, domestic violence, theft, bankruptcy, and many more. Erik is committed to providing the best legal representation for his clients, and maintains the highest rate of client satisfaction due in large part to his exceptional work ethic, diligence and overall concern for his client’s interests and well-being. Erik practices and lives his strongly held commitment to treating everyone with equal respect especially when clients are dealing with difficult legal issues.


Mr. Johnson has a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Denver Sturm School of Law and degrees in journalism, history and education from the Pennsylvania State University system while working full-time. He was awarded honors for scholarship as an undergrad and in law school.


Mr. Johnson is a steadfast advocate in court, and while litigating cases and appeals at a steady rate for over 25 years, has built a good rapport with judges and attorneys throughout the Colorado and Federal Court systems. Erik was a partner in a front range law firm for over 25 years, presented civil rights claims, was a contractor for the US Dept. of Justice and handled construction and surety claims. His education and experience have given him particular skills in legal research and argument. Erik Johnson has appeared on television news and interviewed in newspapers regarding his high profile or constitutional cases and general explanation of the law. He has been rated as a preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.


Municipal Judge, Town of Eagle, Colorado
Responsible for presiding over the Eagle Municipal Court, including arraignments, approval of dispositions, conduct of trial, and sentencing.

Municipal Judge, Town of Minturn, Colorado
Responsible for presiding over the Minturn Municipal Court, including arraignments, approval of dispositions, conduct of trial, and sentencing.

Recent Awards

Best Law Firm in Vail Valley by Vail Daily Reader's Choice


2023-24 Vail Daily Readers Choice Award


  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers)
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer Association

Outside of Law

Erik has been a lifelong advocate for social and economic justice, clean air, water and alternative energy. In his free time Erik enjoys spending time with family, enjoys the outdoors and building things that require woodworking, welding, masonry and heavy equipment.

Mr. Johnson is also a Registered Lobbyist having lobbied for Bail Bond Reform, Electric Vehicles and Civil Rights.