23 May Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Dru Nielsen’s Case Covered in Law Week Colorado Article Titled, “Case of the Year goes to Clemency Grant Over Life Without Parole Sentence”
May 13, 2019
Civil rights and personal injury law had a big night at the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s annual spring dinner on Thursday.
The night’s Case of the Year Award went to the team of attorneys who worked to get clemency for Curtis Brooks, who received a life sentence without parole for felony murder as a teenager for his involvement in a carjacking that led to one of the people he was with killing the man.
…The legal team for Brooks’ clemency also included Dru Nielsen of Eytan Nielsen, Ashley Ratliff of Ratliff Law firm and Sean Connelly, who argued the constitutionality of Colorado’s sentencing law before the Colorado Supreme Court in 2018.
Hoskins dedicated the award to Brooks, speaking about his transformation into a compassionate and reflective person despite what she previously characterized as being “thrown away” by society when he received his life without parole sentence as a teenager.