About

Amy Okubo arrived in Colorado in 1980.  Except for two years out of state, while attending law school, she has been here ever since!

Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1988. She excelled at CU and financed more than half of her tuition with scholarships.  While at CU she was inducted into Mortarboard National Senior Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa.

After obtaining her BA, Amy went on to law school and received her Juris Doctor degree, in 1992, from Boston College Law School, a top tier law school. She has been practicing in the area of criminal law in Boulder, Colorado since that time.

In 1993 Amy joined the Boulder County District Attorney Office as a Deputy District Attorney. During her eighteen years as a criminal prosecutor, she worked under three different elected District Attorneys.  She rose to become a Chief Deputy District Attorney, mentoring other attorneys and assisting in the management of the office. Along the way, Amy litigated all kinds of cases, from misdemeanor and driving offenses, such as Driving under the Influence, to First Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping and everything in between.  She single handedly took to trial and won the only Methamphetamine Manufacture case ever tried in Boulder County.

Amy is a highly experienced litigator. She is equally comfortable both inside of and outside of the courtroom.  Amy is known by her colleagues as tough, tenacious, aggressive when appropriate, and highly compassionate.

Amy is actively involved in her community. In December 2015 she joined the Board of Directors of Arts Longmont, a non-profit whose mission is to Incubate, Advocate and Inspire. Previously she was on the Board of Directors of Partners Mentoring Youth of Boulder, Broomfield, and Southwest Weld County from 2009 to 2013. During her last two years she was the Chair of the Board of Directors. Amy is currently the President of the Board of Directors for her homeowners association, and has been on the board since 2013.

In addition to her work with Partners Mentoring Youth, Amy volunteers her time helping to develop future litigators. In 2012, Amy served as a  judge for middle school mock trial teams at Westview Middle School. She has participated for several years as a judge for first year law students participating in mock trial competitions at the University of Colorado Law School.