My work with indigent debtors in Colorado has provided me with the rare opportunity to impact the lives of others in a direct and meaningful way.
Pursuing a legal career is not a quick way to riches and fame so a lawyer must have a genuine purpose in order to succeed. From day one, my purpose has been to help indigent debtors faced with crushing medical debt or prolonged loss of income. Achieving a fresh start for so many has helped me realize that everyone deserves a second chance and that new beginnings are indeed possible.
In my personal life, I have a three-year old son who has taught me to appreciate every little moment in life. He loves anything mechanical—from trains to boats and planes. So we’re always on the go, always riding. I think he might be destined to travel the world.
Like my son, I have always been fascinated with new things and places. So much so that I left my home in Bulgaria at age 16 to study abroad. Fresh off the boat and quite naïve, I had failed to realize that my English was elementary at best and that my new classmates would view me as just an awkward kid from Bulgaria. Motivated to prove everyone wrong, I learned English in just a few months and earned straight As in most of my classes. It seemed that leaving home hadn't been in vain after all.
In 2001, I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from Oklahoma City University. Subsequently, I completed a masters of liberal arts degree and went onto earn my juris doctor degree from Oklahoma City University as well. During my last year of law school, I transferred my studies to University of Denver where I attended classes for a year and half. Upon graduation from law school, I enrolled in the masters of law in taxation program at the University of Denver which I plan to complete in the near future.
In 2009, I successfully completed the Colorado Bar Exam and was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Colorado. Since my admission to the Colorado Bar, I have been practicing full time as an associate attorney.
In 2014, I opened my own practice which has grown to encompass various areas of law including consumer bankruptcy, trustee representation in bankruptcy, workers' compensation and personal injury.
Colorado has been quite welcoming and supportive of my family and work, for which I am forever grateful.
|Partner||Colorado Law Group||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Lewis Bankruptcy||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Zapiler & Associates||2010 - 2013|
|Associate||Foster Law Group, PC||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Consumer Bankruptcy Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Constitution Society for Law and Policy||OCU Chapter President||2005 - 2008|
|Phi Delta Phi||Member||2005 - 2009|
|Oklahoma City University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Oklahoma City University||Masters of Liberal Arts||2004|
|Oklahoma City University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||N/A|
|In re John Patrick Lawrence 08-30100-SBB||In favor of John Patrick Lawrence|
|In re Charles K Kuhn 12-20784-EEB||Settled|
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