About Jake Lilly

Jake Lilly


Jake is the Sex Assault Prosecutor for Colorado’s 5th Judicial District, responsible for prosecuting sexual abuse and violence cases.

Jake served as a Felony Prosecutor in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps, prosecuting cases of assault, sexual battery, child pornography, domestic violence, and desertion.

Jake served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting federal crimes in U.S. District Court, then as an Assistant District Attorney in Georgia and Texas prosecuting state and local criminal offenses.

Jake has also served as a Military Magistrate Judge and a criminal defense attorney.


Family Man

Jake met and married his wife Abby in 2006.  They are raising their two sons in the mountain area of Evergreen in Jefferson County.

Jake is heavily involved with community activities. Most recently he served as the finance director for the successful campaigns for ballot measures 5A/5B, providing badly needed funding for Jefferson County public schools.

Jake is very active in the Democratic Party, serving as the First Vice Chair for the Jefferson County Party, and as a member of the Colorado State Party Central and Executive Committees.  He has worked for the Democrats since 1994, including as a United States Senate Page and in the President William Clinton White House.



While serving in Iraq as a Judge Advocate General Prosecutor, Jake volunteered to lead a team charged with finding and stopping Iraqi torture and death camps.

Jake led over 80 missions throughout Baghdad and the surrounding areas searching for Iraqi torture centers and monitoring and rescuing those inside.  Jake learned leadership working with these small groups of men and women under the most trying conditions.

Jake was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Commendation Medal.