Steven A. Folsom

Steve Folsom

At Wildlife Lawyers, Steven A. Folsom works alongside our Colorado wildlife attorneys in preserving the hunting rights of men and women throughout the state. A highly decorated military service member, Attorney Folsom served nearly three decades on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and retired at the rank of Colonel. During his active duty career, he served as an Infantry Officer and later as a Judge Advocate. His extensive military justice experience and top-notch legal skills were developed through service as a Commanding Officer at the platoon, company, and battalion levels, and as a prosecutor or defense attorney in hundreds of courts-martial and administrative hearings.

His exceptional performance as a courts-martial attorney ultimately resulted in him being selected for appointment as a military judge by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. As senior trial judge for the Department of the Navy in the Western United States, he presided over hundreds of felony and misdemeanor courts-martial, including high-profile Iraq war crimes cases. He also supervised and mentored all Navy and Marine Corps judges assigned to his judicial Circuit in offices located at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Naval Base San Diego, Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, and Bremerton, WA. During the fall of 2008, Col. Folsom deployed to Iraq where he presided over general and special courts-martial convened by Navy and Marine Corps involved in combat within the Iraq theater of operations.

After the successful conclusion of his military career, he entered private practice to provide experienced worldwide legal representation to service members and civilians who are in serious legal trouble. He has lectured to audiences in the U.S., the Republic of Georgia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Honduras, and Slovakia on various legal topics ranging from criminal evidence and procedure, to human rights and peacekeeping operations. When it comes to handling wildlife violations, Attorney Folsom is relentless and diligent in securing the most favorable outcomes. His significant military justice experience and unmatched firepower has been extremely beneficial to the defense of our clients.

To learn more about how Attorney Folsom can protect your hunting rights, please call us today.

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D.
  • The Judge Advocate General School of the Army, LL.M
  • Air War College, M.A. Strategic Studies
  • George Mason University, B.S. Business Management

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Federal Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Federal District Court for the District of Southern California
  • California Supreme Court
  • Georgia Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • U.S. Navy League's Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune Award