Geoff Wilson is a founder and partner in the local government law firm of Wilson Williams Fellman Dittman LLP.
Geoff has spent his entire career representing Colorado municipalities. Prior to helping found Wilson Williams, Fellman, Dittman, Geoff was with the municipal law firm of Murray Dahl Beery & Renaud LLP for four years. He has represented a wide variety of municipalities, including serving as interim City Attorney and then as City Attorney for the cities of Salida, Woodland Park and Fort Morgan, all of which the firm is proud to represent to this day. Geoff is well known to many municipal officials and attorneys across the state, having served for nearly three decades as the General Counsel for the Colorado Municipal League (CML), where he represented Colorado municipalities at the State Capitol, in State rulemaking and in Colorado’s appellate courts.
Geoff presently serves as assistant city attorney for Salida, Woodland Park and Fort Morgan, while maintaining extensive practice as special counsel for Colorado municipalities in his areas of expertise, which include: elections, campaign finance, conduct and liability of elected officials, conflicts of interest and ethics, the Colorado Open Records and Colorado Open Meetings Law, TABOR, sales and use, property and other tax matters. Besides working on legal issues, Geoff conducts trainings for elected officials and staff and serves as a hearing officer.
Geoff has spoken to thousands of elected officials, attorneys, and local government staff over the years on these and other municipal law topics. While at CML, Geoff authored the first editions of the CML publications on open meetings, open records, municipal taxes, and municipal elections, supervised production of the ethics and conflicts of interest publication and helped write the first edition of CML’s TABOR Amendment publication. During twenty-nine years at the Capitol Geoff helped write many of the laws he now applies on behalf of our clients.
Geoff loves helping local officials and staff solve problems and helping elected officials be better legislators. He also enjoys helping our younger associates become (even more) outstanding municipal attorneys.
JD, 1979; Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
BA, 1974; Western Washington State University, Political Science, cum laude