Fort Collins, CO

(970) 493-3600



Mr. Sunness has handled thousands of cases in Northern 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 nearly 30 years, and has extensive experience in handling criminal defense cases, and DUI 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. In his spare time he enjoys playing the electric bass guitar and listening to music.


Areas Of Practice

  • DUI
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI / DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • All Drug Cases
  • Assault/Harassment
  • Theft Cases
  • Underage Drinking/Mip
  • Robbery
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Burglary
  • Fraud
  • Obstructing A Police Officer
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Vehicular Eluding

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

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fort Collins Youth Lacrosse, President
  • Northern Colorado Youth Hockey, Vice-President
  • National College for DUI Defense