County Attorney

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office (CAO) serves as legal counsel to the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and all county elected and appointed officials, boards, and county staff. With a legal department of 40 employees, the CAO handles all civil and transactional matters for Jefferson County, including civil litigation, land use, employment issues, property tax, election issues, and contracts. 

Additionally, the office prosecutes zoning and building violations. We also provide advice and representation to the Jefferson County Human Services Department, including dependency and neglect cases, adult services matters, civil claims for welfare fraud recovery, enforcement of child support orders, and other miscellaneous civil matters. 

We do not handle enforcement of the criminal code, which is the responsibility of the Office of the District Attorney for the First Judicial District. We also do not provide legal counsel to individuals. Please see below information on local legal resources and assistance:

Kimberly (Kym) Sorrells, County Attorney

County Attorney Kym SorrellsCounty Attorney Kym Sorrells has more than twenty-five years of combined litigation and transactional experience, serving clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small business entities and individuals in a broad range of subject matters, including complex commercial, employment, and product liability litigation in addition to education and insurance law. She has significant experience resolving complex business disputes for clients through litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. In state and federal courts and before state, federal and local administrative agencies, she also defended employers in matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

In her prior role as Acting Deputy Attorney General, she led a team 70 lawyers and staff in the defense of civil lawsuits against the State of Colorado in a wide range of subject matters. Her background also includes serving as in-house and outside general counsel to a public K-12 charter school and three years of transactional practice at a national telecommunications company, where she acted as in-house counsel and director of strategic negotiations, negotiating domestic and international transactions. 

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Hours of Operation

Jefferson County operates a four-day work week, Monday-Thursday. 

Most offices, including the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, are closed Fridays (except for court appearances.)

To reach the Human Services Litigation team regarding paternity swabs, mental health, alcohol or drug commitments, or guardianship or conservatorship matters, please call 303-271-8924. This line is answered Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.