Sarah Schielke was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont where she received a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude.

Sarah then went on to law school at the Boston University School of Law on a full academic merit scholarship. There, Sarah was the Managing Editor of the Boston University Law Review. While in law school, Sarah studied under the tutelage of famed race & criminal law professor Tracey Maclin, who opened Sarah’s eyes to the truly broken state of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights in our criminal justice system, particularly with respect to minorities, and inspired her to fight for better justice.

After law school, Sarah packed up her bags, rounded up her dogs, and moved out to Colorado where she opened her own criminal defense law practice. Through her work, Sarah Schielke imposes accountability on law enforcement and state prosecutors on behalf of community citizens who otherwise could not. Sarah fights for the underdog. And she fights hard. Because everyone deserves better justice than what this criminal justice system is willing to give them.

Sarah has been repeatedly named a Rising Stars SuperLawyer for DUI defense. She regularly lectures and presents all over the country regarding marijuana, alcohol and drug DUI defense strategy. Her material on Winning Marijuana DUIs has been published in the Texas DWI Manual. Sarah is on the Executive Committee and serves as 2nd Vice-President for the national DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) and is a Board Member on the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB). She has two kids, five dogs, and a definitely normal preoccupation with the band Phish.

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