New to Colorado, but with substantial experience in California, I am a collaborative... more
New to Colorado, but with substantial experience in California, I am a collaborative divorce lawyer who believes in a settlement model of achieving divorce for the sake of the mental and emotional health of the entire family. My additional qualification as a Registered Nurse has provided me with enhanced skills and experience in conflict resolution.
Kevin Ellmann began his legal career in 1997 when he served as a Law Clerk to the... more
Kevin Ellmann began his legal career in 1997 when he served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable William F. Dressel in the 8th Judicial District. (Judge Dressel is now the President of the National Judicial College). In 1998, Kevin became a Deputy District Attorney in the 18th Judicial District, District Attorney's Office, in Arapahoe County, Colorado. After gaining legal experience prosecuting crim... view profile
Kerry Simpson has been an associate attorney for Pickard Associates forsix years. Ms.... more
Kerry Simpson has been an associate attorney for Pickard Associates forsix years. Ms. Simpson practices primarily in the areas of family law, criminal law, and dependency and neglect. Prior to this, Ms. Simpson was a Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorneys Office where she prosecuted felonies for four years. Ms. Simpson is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association a... view profile
Ashley M. Opfer got her undergraduate degree in theatre and dance education from... more
Ashley M. Opfer got her undergraduate degree in theatre and dance education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 2008. While completing her student teaching experience in Minneapolis, Minnesota she saw many of her students struggling with legal problems. She decided that she could not help these students in the way that she wanted to help as a teacher and so she made the decision to attend l... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.