Barry Satlow, Bankruptcy Lawyer
Barry Satlow, Bankruptcy Lawyer

I have defended civil rights and civil liberties from Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964, where, as a law student, I was chased around Meridian with Schwerner and Chaney a week before they were murdered; to New York, where I defended draft and military resisters, served as counsel to the conscientious objectors at the Governor’s Island Coast Guard base, succeeded in opening a municipal auditorium to the Indochina Peace Campaign and represented prisoners in the Attica rebellion; to Colorado, where I have defended UFW picket lines, got the City of Durango to repeal ordinances against distributing leaflets at homes and zoning that barred private schools, and persuaded the City of Boulder to allow advocacy tables on the Pearl Street Mall for speech, leafleting and petitioning.

Currently, I put the same enthusiasm and dedication I had in civil rights to work for my clients in their everyday legal needs, including bankruptcy, family law and divorce, and personal injury.  I pride myself in finding creative ways to bring suits and deal with legal issues, in order to create a better legal situation for my clients.  I work hard, I am experienced, intelligent, thorough, knowledgeable, and use good judgment in my clients’ best interests.
I am active in many community and professional activities.  Please refer to my Attorney Profile (below) for more information about my involvements, education, past employment, and publications.  If you have any questions, or would like to speak with me regarding your legal issues, please feel free to call, e-mail, or fill out the contact us form on this website.

Current Employment Position(s):
Sole Practitioner

Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Civil Litigation
Administrative Law
Constitutional & Public Interest Issues
Bar Admissions:
Colorado, 1974
New York, 1967
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. District Court District of Colorado
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Western District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1967 LL.B.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1962 B.A.
Major: Political Science
Published Works:

Overview, Legal Aspects of Solar Energy, J. Minan & W. Lawrence, ed. (Lexington Books), 1981

The Energy Security Act and Public Utilities: A Yellow Light for Utility Solar Financing and Marketing, Solar Law Reporter, January/February, 1981

The Poor Have Children, Yale Law School, 1968-1972

The Energy Security Act: A Yellow Light for Utility Solar Marketing, Second Annual Community Renewable Energy Systems (CRES) Conference, Seattle, September 1980, (SERI, 1981)

Representative Clients:
State Office of Energy Conservation
Professional Associations and Memberships: 
Colorado Bar Association
MemberBoulder County Bar Association
MemberPrivate Practice, 1984 – Present
Sole PractitionerSierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, Indian Peaks Group, 1997 – Present
Political Chair, 1992-1993Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, Indian Peaks Group
Editor, Bugle, 1994-1997

American Civil Liberties Union, Boulder Chapter, 2000

American Civil Liberties Union, Boulder Chapter, 1994 – Present
Board Member

American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, Board of Directors, 1995 – 1999

Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, Peak & Prairie Newsletter, 1994 – 1996

Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, Indian Peaks Group, 1994

Past Employment Positions:

Solar Law Reporter, Solar Energy Research Institute, Articles Editor, 1979 – 1981

Rocky Mountain Journal, Wrote Weekly Political Column, 1977 – 1979

Carter Presidential Campaign, Political Campaign Consultant, 1976

State of Colorado, Assistant Attorney General, 1975

Clinical Education Program, University of Denver College of Law, Staff Attorney, 1975 – 1976

Sam Brown for (State) Treasurer, Press Secretary, 1974

Private Law Practice, New York City, Sole Practitioner, 1971 – 1974

Karpatkin, Ohrenstein & Karpatkin, New York City, Associate, 1969 – 1971

Mobilization for Youth Legal Services, New York City, Staff Attorney, 1967 – 1968

United Press International, Trenton, New Jersey, Statehouse News Reporter, 1962 – 1963

Pro Bono Activities:
Colorado ACLU, Cooperating Attorney, 1985 – Present
New York Civil Liberties Union, Cooperating Attorney, 1969 – 1974
Juris Doctor Magazine, Contributing Editor, 1972 – 1976
Birth Information:
1941, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America\

I completed my legal education at Yale Law School in 1967.  My early work included teaching political science (a civil liberties law course) at Yale as a teaching assistant; political campaigning (McCarthy national campaign staff and Wayne Morse U.S. Senate campaign staff in Oregon, 1968); reporting for a small weekly and a stint as a “keeper of small animals” in the University of Pennsylvania biology labs.