Client-focused representation.
Experienced litigators.
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Arrested? Charged with a Crime? Wondering what to do next?

Welcome to Whitney and Schowalter.

We are criminal defense attorneys Brian Schowalter and Katie Whitney.

We are Southwest Colorado’s exclusive criminal defense law practice.

We have represented thousands of people, just like you, who have been charged with a crime in the State of Colorado.  We handle every type of criminal case.  We understand that being charged with a crime is an incredibly scary experience, and the process can be confusing and overwhelming.  We are here to help.

Whether you are charged with sex assault or driving under the influence, we know your case is a serious matter for you, and we make your case our number one priority.  

We serve all of Southwestern Colorado, including Dolores County, San Juan County, San Miguel County, Montezuma County, La Plata County, and Archuleta County. We have over thirty years of combined experience handling criminal cases, and we know the court system in Southwest Colorado.

We have built our reputation on our compassion, our grit, and our client-focused approach. We don’t settle for an okay result, and we don’t think you should either. We are known for our integrity to our clients and we will fight to make sure you get the best result possible.

We are not the type of lawyers that you only see or hear from in Court.  We believe that effective representation happens when we take the time to sit down and get to know our clients and their situations.  

If you have been arrested, are being investigated, or have been charged with a crime, you need strong, experienced, forthright attorneys who have dedicated their careers to fighting for the criminally accused and who will fight for you.  Contact Whitney and Schowalter to set up a free consultation for your case.