Maria Liu

Maria Liu is a founding partner in the law firm of Collins, Liu and Lyons LLP located in Greeley, Colorado. She specializes in criminal defense and post-conviction relief.

Maria Liu and DIIP PersonnelMaria received her law degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. During law school she worked at the Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project and Land of Lincoln Rural Legal Aid.

Maria Liu, shown with (left to right) Larry Golden, Director of the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, Richard and Selma Eikelenboom, Bill Cutter, Director of Investigations, Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, and David Wymore.

Career Experience

Maria began her career as a Deputy Public Defender at the Colorado Public Defenders Office. She enjoyed working with indigent clients because they are often the people that need lawyers the most. She served as president of the Weld County Bar Association from 2004-2005.


She received the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s 2008 Gideon Award and the ACLU’s 2008 Sherman Award for her representation of Tim Masters.

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