Julie Selsberg was a career prosecutor, first as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan DA’s Office, then at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. At the AG’s Office, Ms. Selsberg supervised the Prosecution Assistance Unit and ran the Colorado Justice Review Project, a DNA exoneration program that led to the exoneration of a Grand Junction man who had been wrongfully incarcerated for 17 years. For her work on that case, Ms. Selsberg was named an Attorney of the Year by Law Week Colorado and received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Performance. While at the AG’s Office, Ms. Selsberg also established and chaired the Colorado Best Practices Committee for Prosecutors in which prosecutors from around the state met on key law enforcement issues and developing legal trends. In 2015, the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado awarded Ms. Selsberg the U.S. Attorney’s Award for Excellence for her Best Practices Committee accomplishments.
Fulfilling the wish of her father who died in 2014 from ALS, Ms. Selsberg was also an advocate for medical aid-in-dying legislation and then a co-petitioner and spokesperson for the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act ballot initiative, which was overwhelmingly passed by Colorado voters in November of 2016.
Ms. Selsberg sits on the Rose Community Foundation’s Committee on Aging. She was a member of the Rose Women’s Organization from 2012 to 2017. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Washington University School of Law, Ms. Selsberg is currently doing pro-bono immigration work for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Washington University School of Law.