Debra L. Eiland is the founder and principal attorney at Debra L. Eiland, P.C., serving Colorado Springs and neighboring communities in El Paso, Teller, Pueblo, Park, Custer, and Fremont counties in the areas of business transactions, corporate governance, contracts, real estate, wills, estate administration, and probate litigation.
A native of Colorado Springs, Ms. Eiland attended college at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with Distinction in 1992. She attended law school at the University of Denver College of Law, earning her Juris Doctorate degree in 1999. Ms. Eiland is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Ms. Eiland is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, the El Paso County Bar Association, the Colorado and El Paso County Women’s Bar Associations, the Colorado Municipal Judges Association, the Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court, and is a graduate of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training program. She is a 2011 recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award for her community involvement, professional accomplishment, and positive impact on the local economy, and the 2018 El Paso County Bar Foundation Founders’ Award for her service to the legal community.
From 2015 through 2023, Ms. Eiland served two terms as a member of the 4th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission for El Paso and Teller Counties. Information about the important work of the Colorado Judicial Performance Commissions can be found here.
Ms. Eiland believes in the importance of strong communities and has served with several local organizations that help promote civic engagement and bring community together.
Ms. Eiland mentors student attorneys in trial advocacy skills and assists student attorneys and defendants to reach meaningful sentencing alternatives at trial and in peer panels designed to help young people take responsibility for their actions and make choices that will enable them to enhance their quality of life and reach their goals.
Ms. Eiland participated in designing and implementing a restorative justice program for the City of Manitou Springs that is used throughout the community to bring victims and offenders together to facilitate communication between them for the purpose of promoting offender accountability, victim restoration, and community safety and harmony.
Ms. Eiland organized and successfully implemented the program in the Manitou Springs Municipal Court. The participant success rate is over 90%, with less than 3% recidivism among referred offenders. The program enjoys the participation and support of community leaders, citizens at large, the Police Department, City Council, and School District 14.
For 6 years Ms. Eiland served on the Board of the El Paso County Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to provide legal support to underserved populations, improve the delivery of legal services and the administration of justice, and promote education, knowledge, and awareness of the law.
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