Dru’s practice focuses on criminal defense at all stages of the proceedings, including before the filing of charges. In her twenty years of experience, Dru has aggressively defended individuals accused of a vast range of charges including murder, sexual assault, assault, domestic violence, organized crime, theft, fraud, and drug possession and sales. In 2016, Dru and her partner, Iris Eytan, achieved a not guilty verdict in the high-profile murder case of People v. Tom Fallis.
For a decade, Dru honed her skills in the courtroom as a Colorado Deputy State Public Defender. Dru left the public defender’s office in 2007 to join Iris Eytan and Larry Pozner in the criminal division of Reilly Pozner. In 2015, Dru and her longtime criminal defense partner, Iris Eytan, formed Eytan Nielsen, LLC with the goal of providing the highest level of representation and service to those facing allegations of wrongdoing.
As a mother of two boys, Dru is particularly passionate about defending boys and men wrongly accused of domestic violence or sexual misconduct in both university disciplinary and criminal proceedings.
Dru Nielsen and Iris Eytan have been recognized for their outstanding representation in the area of Criminal Defense including Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers, and Top 50 Women Super Lawyers. In 2017, the high-profile criminal defense work of Eytan Nielsen LLC was chosen as the cover story of Colorado Super Lawyers magazine. The focus of the article was on the great results in Colorado criminal defense cases that the firm secures because of their tenacious trial strategies.