Ms. Laurie Rose Kepros


Laurie Rose Kepros is the Director of Sexual Litigation for the Colorado Office of the State Public Defender where she trains and advises over 700 lawyers and other staff statewide in their representation of adults and juveniles accused or convicted of sexual crimes.  Ms. Kepros has personally represented thousands of criminal defendants charged with all levels of offense including many who have been victims of sexual assault themselves.  She has tried and consulted on thousands of sexual offense cases across the state of Colorado.  She has served on dozens of subcommittees of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board and as a member of both the Sex Offense Task Force and Sex Offense Working Group of the Sentencing Task Force of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.  Ms. Kepros was on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) for 10 years and currently serves on the board of the CCDB's sister policy organization, the Colorado Criminal Defense Institute.  She is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law.  She has repeatedly testified before the Colorado legislature as a subject matter expert in sexual crime law and as an expert witness in Colorado sex offense law in Federal District Court.  In 2012, the CCDB awarded her the Gideon Award for upholding and preserving the principles captured by Gideon v. Wainwright.

 

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