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Carissa Pearl Shipley

Family Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas include 
family law, criminal law, wills and estates, document drafting for small businesses, landlord/tenant, property disputes, credit collections defense, plaintiff's personal injury, victim's rights, and consumer's rights. 

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Carissa Shipley Law, LLC
5814 Wisteria Drive.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80919


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
This attorney responded quickly, was professional, answered all of my questions and seemed to have a good command of her area of law.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
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Family advice session
Patient, friendly, to the point with advice
Posted by Tracy | April 16, 2015
Highly Recommend Ms. Shipley
I was in a very tough situation. Going into sentencing and my lawyer had just resigned. After reading Ms. Shipley's reviews I decided to give her a call. What an amazing and compassionate lawyer! From the start she was straight forward and honest with me about what was going on while being compassionate and empathetic to my situation. When it came time for my sentencing she did an amazing job with her plea of probation instead of jail time. Though a little pricey for my limited budget it was worth every penny to have Ms. Shipley representing me. I just can't say enough excellent things about this Lawyer other than I wish I had gone with her from the start and maybe justice would have prevailed and my case would have been handled better.
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Posted by Lindsey | March 17, 2015
Tactful and trustworthy
I received straight forward, honest service from Carissa. She was knowledgeable and confident in my child custody case. I got everything I wanted and more. I could not have asked for a better lawyer to represent my case. I would highly recommend Carissa and use her in the future. She delivered excellent services for my family and I.
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Posted by Ashley | December 5, 2014
Awesome legal representative
Carissa has represented me for two criminal cases. I have also referred her to other people who have used her as well. If I ever need legal representation in the future, I will not hesitate to use her again.
Posted by Shylo | December 3, 2014
Re: Carissa Shipley review
Carissa has become like family. She has been with us for over a year now and we are proud to have her as our attorney. She is very delicate with situations and is very understanding. She is patient with our difficulties and works with us. She continues to learn with us and always has the facts. I'm honestly very glad Carissa is our attorney, without her I couldn't say how things might of turned out. She gives us hope and that is something we almost lost. Thanks lady!
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2012
Small Business Owner
Miss Shipley has worked for me in several different areas. She is an exceptional attorney and her communications with me were superb and timely. She is very knowledgeable in her field. She is a compassionate individual and kept me informed on every aspect of the case. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends needing her services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Carissa Shipley Law LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Mohnsam Firm Pllc
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Colorado Springs Early College at CTU
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Of Counsel
  • FBL Associates
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Clerk
  • The Law Office Of Donald Jackson Ellis
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Clerk
  • R. Lane Lastinger P.C
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • American Bar Association Commissions
  • 2001 - 2001
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  • University of Nebraska
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Washington and Lee University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Pi Beta Phi
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Litigators
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014


  • Mensa Magazine- Colorado
  • High School Academics
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • IB Pinning
  • Do What You Love
  • 2012
  • El Paso County Board of Medical Ethics
  • End of Life Care and Legal Obligations
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Carissa
Unknown Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Carissa on a litigation matter that resulted in successful outcome for a client. Carissa is a hard working attorney and a good person."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Carissa on various matters. She is a skilled and dedicated attorney."
General practice
Criminal defense
Lawsuits and disputes
General practice
Colorado Springs Family Lawyer Carissa Pearl Shipley
Carissa Pearl Shipley
Family Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO
Licensed for 13 years