John  W.  Suthers

John W. Suthers



Uses experience as mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado attorney general, United States attorney and district attorney to help clients with high-stakes legal and policy issues.

John Suthers intrinsically understands how Colorado politics and government works. He draws on his prior public service experience to help clients navigate state attorneys general, state government and litigation issues. His law enforcement experience makes him uniquely qualified to assist in internal organizational investigations.

During his time as mayor of Colorado Springs, John sparked historic infrastructure projects throughout the city including improvements to road construction and storm water systems, the City for Champions project and rejuvenating the Colorado Springs airport and downtown. John served as attorney general of Colorado from 2005 to 2015. Under his leadership, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office earned a national reputation for excellence. In 2001, President Bush appointed John to be United States attorney for Colorado and he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

John began his career as a prosecutor and was elected district attorney of the 4th Judicial District, which includes El Paso and Teller counties, in 1988. He also spent a decade in private practice with law firm Sparks, Dix and Enoch.

Representative Matters

Recent Experience

  • Ongoing high-profile internal investigation for state flagship university.

Insights & Publications



J.D., 1977, University of Colorado School of Law

B.A., 1974, University of Notre Dame, cum laude





Spirit of the Springs Lifetime Achievement Award, 2023