Eric A Sunness

Eric A Sunness

Fort Collins, Colorado

Mr. Sunness joined Frey, Korb, Haggerty & Michaels, P.C. as an associate in 1995 and became a shareholder in 1998. Mr. Sunness has represented and counseled a wide range of clients for 25 years, and has extensive experience in handling criminal defense, and juvenile law. Mr. Sunness is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Larimer County Bar Association, and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He presently serves on the Larimer County Bar Association Professionalism Committee.

Mr. Sunness graduated in 1992 with a Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While attending law school, Mr. Sunness served as a legal intern at Sixty Plus, Inc, Elderlaw Clinic of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and served as a law clerk for Abood & Doyle, PC. Mr. Sunness was also a member of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Trial Team, served as a Professor's Assistant in the Trial Workshop program, and was on the Dean's List.

In 1982, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, College at Brockport. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sunness worked for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team as assistant to the public relations director, and sold fine printing paper for Horwitz Paper Company, Elmira, New York, and Alling & Cory Paper Company, Syracuse, New York.

Mr. Sunness is married and has three children. He is also active in his community. He has served as president of Fort Collins Youth Lacrosse and vice-president of Northern Colorado Youth Hockey. He was named Coach of the Year by Colorado State University, and for the Western Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Mr. Sunness is currently a USA Hockey Certified Ice Hockey Coach, a USA Hockey Certified On-Ice Official, and in his spare time he enjoys playing the electric bass guitar.

Mr. Sunness has been a hockey coach for nearly 25 years.  He is currently the Head Coach for the Colorado State University Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Team.  Colorado State University, and the American Collegiate Hockey Association have both recognized him as Coach of the Year. 

Areas of Practice

  • DUI
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI / DWI
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Criminal Defense
  • Government Contracts
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Traffic Ticket
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Wills

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1994


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1992
  • State University of New York College, Brockport
    • Bachelor of Science - 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fort Collins Youth Lacrosse, President
  • Northern Colorado Youth Hockey, Vice-President