Joyce Colson, Partner

Helping clients succeed with plain spoken, pragmatic advice.

Joyce Colson Biography

Joyce handles mission critical business and technology legal matters for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Joyce practiced law in a leading Houston law firm, as in-house counsel with a Fortune 500 company and, best of all, as a partner in Colson Quinn for over 15 years.

She  is recognized for her expertise in technology transactions and in negotiating with large global companies. She’s taught seminars to thousands of business people on entrepreneurial issues and negotiations. Clients appreciate her devotion, her passion in helping businesses succeed and her plain spoken, pragmatic approach to complex legal issues.

Joyce has received the highest peer rating, AV, in her corporate and intellectual property law practice for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale Hubbell.

Presentation and Publications

  • Frequent lecturer on technology, IP, corporate, negotiation and entrepreneurship topics –Univ. of Colorado, Technology Groups, Boulder C of C, and Boulder Bar Association
  • Articles authored or co-authored by Joyce have appeared in the Boulder County Business Report, Colorado Software Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers
  • Ten tips for Small Companies Negotiating with Global Companies
  • Getting Your Business Ready for Sale


  • Bar Admissions – Colorado and Texas
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Boulder Bar Association
  • Univ. Colorado Deming Center for Entrepreneurship – Advisory Board Member


  • Boulder Homeless Shelter – Annual Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day Sponsor
  • Boulder Mountain Fire Department – Volunteer
  • Community Table – Volunteer
  • Frequent lecturer on negotiation and entrepreneurship topics – Boulder C of C, Univ. of Colorado, Technology Groups and Boulder Bar Association


  • University of Texas Law School, J.D. 1979
  • University of Texas, B.A. Plan II (Honors Program) with Honors

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