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Kristina M. Bergsten

Kristina M. Bergsten

Fighting for the Underdog!
  • Animal & Dog Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law ...
  • Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

I am an Aries, an unenrolled Lakota Sioux, a second degree black belt in karate, an environmentalist, a vegan, a runner, an animal-lover, a (pretty decent) cook, a risk-taker, a domestic violence survivor, and probably one of the most relatable, down-to-earth attorneys you will ever meet. I am a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) Program, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the Denver Bar Association, and I serve on various committees for the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. I am a Director on the Board of Directors for Colorado Voters for Animals, a legislative animal interest group. I also serve on the Board of Directors for Rescue Ranch Animal Rescue. I volunteer for Metro-Volunteers at their Indian Legal Clinic. I participate in the Women's Leadership Roundtable. I volunteered and tabled at such events as VegFest Colorado and One Billion Rising. I work hard and I work ethically. I will fight for your rights and I will do so with integrity. When I win your case, or negotiate a fair plea or settlement, you know I did so in a respectful and professional manner. As your attorney, I represent you to prosecutors, judges, and opposing counsel; therefore, I believe I should conduct myself in a manner that you would be proud to stand behind. I keep you informed of the process the entire way. When you come into my office for an initial consultation, I am going to tell you my honest opinion and what I think your chances of success are. I am going to give you the truth. I would rather starve on my integrity than get fat off any lies. I know that when you come to see me, you are in the middle of the biggest crisis of your life. You deserve to be treated with respect and compassion. If you are still not sure whether you want to work with me, call 303-623-4000 and schedule an appointment to meet with me and see for yourself.

Practice Areas
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    1 half-hour (30 minute) free initial consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. I also accept PayPal and Venmo
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury cases, only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I also accept alternative payment for limited scope representation. Call today for more details on how our firm can assist you with a small piece of your litigation to fit YOUR needs.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Bergsten Law Offices
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Education
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. (2012)
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (2008)
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Professional Associations
Colorado Women's Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Leadership Training Program
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State Bar of Colorado  # 50663
Member
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Denver Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Association Public And Legal Services
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
379 Questions Answered

Q. helping ex&kids by letting them stay at my home let my dog of 4yrs stay w kids found out from daughter ex gave dog away!
A: You will need to sue this person in replevin in county court. It is best to do this sooner, rather than later. Report the dog as missing to the chip company, too. You might also want to try calling code enforcement (they handle animal related calls in Englewood) rather than the police.
Q. I bred my male dog with my neighbors female. They agreed to give me the pup of my choice. Now they refuse
A: You can take them to court to sue for the (value of) the puppy of your choice, especially if the puppy came with breeding rights. Or, you can hire a local attorney to write a letter to try to get the pup of your choice - or face the lawsuit.
Q. My buddy’s dad bought an xxl pit bull off a guy without receiving paperwork and now the guy wants him back?
A: If your buddy's dad can prove he paid for the dog (text messages, emails, social media messages + proof of payment -- if it was cash, he'll need the cash withdrawal receipt), then the police shouldn't get involved. The police likely won't get involved, anyway, especially if your dad has had the dog for a while. This other guy will likely have to sue to get the dog back. The short answer is, even if the cops try to take the dog, your buddy's dad should ask them for their warrant to seize the dog. They won't have one, obviously, and that should stop them in their tracks from taking the dog from your buddy's dad. That doesn't mean they won't charge him with the crime of theft, but that can be addressed in court and at least your friend's dad will still have his dog.
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Contact & Map
Bergsten Law Offices
1600 Stout Street
Suite 920
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 623-4000