Colorado Springs Criminal Defense & Family Law Firm

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Experienced Colorado Springs Lawyers

The attorneys/lawyers at the Colorado Springs law firm of Black & Graham focus solely on providing our clients with the best possible representation in the areas of Colorado divorce & family law and criminal defense.

Finding the right Colorado criminal defense or divorce attorney can be a daunting task, and that’s where Black & Graham stands out among the rest. Our veteran defense and family law lawyers have been litigating and winning cases in the CO Courts for years. Whether it’s a DUI or contested divorce and parenting matter, our seasoned Colorado attorneys bring decades of litigation experience to each of our cases.

Our Colorado Springs attorneys have a combined total of over 70 years of experience, and even our “least experienced” attorney has been trying cases for over a decade. The Black & Graham lawyers are veteran litigators, and consist of former Army JAG attorneys, former prosecutors, and former public defenders, and all current leaders in their field. We’ve been trying cases for years, and know our way around the courtroom. We are involved in the community, and value our reputations for excellence and candor in the Colorado Springs legal community.

The Black & Graham Attorneys

Our family law practice is managed by Carl O. Graham, one of the preeminent divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs. He has done it all, from prosecution to defense to family law, and has over 8 years in the Army JAG corps and over 12 years in private practice. He has chaired the El Paso County family law section, and held leadership positions at the county and state bar levels. Carl teaches family law to attorneys throughout Colorado, writes articles on family law, including the comprehensive Colorado Divorce & Family Law Guide, and is the only divorce lawyer in El Paso County with an Avvo rating of 10.0 (Superb). He is the foremost authority in Colorado on military divorce issues, and author of the popular Military Divorce Guide. Click for more information about Colorado Springs divorce & family law attorney Carl O. Graham.

Clifton Black manages our DUI and criminal defense lawyers. He is a 12-year criminal defense veteran, who knows every district attorney and judge in El Paso County. He’s not afraid to try a case, but he’s also about the best there is at securing favorable settlements or even outright dismissals (often after motions hearings) of defense cases. Cliff was voted the second best lawyer in town by the Colorado Springs Independent for 2011, is frequently sought out by newspapers and television for his opinions on defense and medical marijuana matters, and is considered one of Colorado’s preeminent experts on medical marijuana (MMJ) and its impact on the Colorado justice system. Click for more information about Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer Cliff Black.

Our senior associate attorney is Oliver Johnson, a retired JAG colonel who has extensive criminal defense and family experience in his 30 years of practice. He has extensive experience prosecuting and defending felonies and misdemeanors, and though he's originally from Louisiana, Colorado has been his home since before retiring from the Army in 2006.  Click for more information about Colorado Springs criminal defense and family law attorney Oliver Johnson.

Jessica Hughes is one of our associate attorneys whose sole focus is family law. She has handled contested matters ranging from support modifications to highly contested custody matters, and has a proven track record of success. Jessica's background as a defense paralegal, law clerk for El Paso County District Court, then family law attorney enable her to understand every aspect of every case she handles, from start to finish. Click here for more information about Colorado Springs family law attorney Jessica Hughes.

Jennifer Helland is an experienced associate attorney who has been handling high conflict, high asset cases exclusively in Colorado since 2008. As a prior deputy district attorney, Jenni handled a complex caseload resulting in extensive litigation, a background she now brings to her cases at Black & Graham. Jenni now only handles family law matters at our firm, ranging from divorce to custody/parenting issues to post-decree modifications. Click here for more information about Colorado Springs family law/custody attorney Jennifer Helland.

Aaron Gaddis is a seasoned associate attorney who previously practiced criminal defense extensively as a public defender in Salida, CO. While there, Aaron litigated dozens of cases ranging from sexual assault to homicide to DUI, and has brought his courtroom experience to both defense & family law matters here at Black & Graham. Click here for more information about Colorado Springs Criminal Defense and Family Law attorney Aaron Gaddis.

Jennifer L. Knies is a prior Army JAG attorney who defended a record number of cases while serving as Senior Defense Counsel at Ft. Carson, CO. Since retiring from the military, Jennifer has pursued her passion of family law here at Black & Graham, bringing her courtroom litigation experience to every case she handles. Click here for more information about Colorado Springs Criminal Defense and Family Law attorney Jennifer Knies.

Our Paralegals and Staff

Our Colorado Springs attorneys are leaders in both the defense and family law arenas, and they secure results for our clients. But equally important is the rest of the Black & Graham team - we have four paralegals and support staff who are second to none, with decades of both military and paralegal experience behind them. They attend the same CLEs as our lawyers, and keep fully abreast of legal and technological developments.

Our paralegal team consists of Tracy Kellett, our office manager, Army veteran, and now Army wife; Rebekah Gostnell, a paralegal with over 10 years of experience; Therese Christopher, a paralegal with 8.5 years of experience; Tanya Lopez, paralegal with 7 years of experience; and Amy Oberholser, with over 15 years of experience. Finally, that friendly face who greets you when you enter our office is Kayci Parish, a transplant to Colorado thanks to her husband being in the U.S. Air Force.

Our firm is the perfect size to help you. We focus on only two areas of law - Colorado criminal defense, and Colorado divorce & family law. We’re large enough to have backup in case of contingencies and to have access to greater resources. But we’re also small enough to care, and to work truly as a firm, discussing cases, sharing and reviewing updated case law, and recognizing that our clients are good people going through a bad time in their lives.

Our Colorado Family Law Services

We practice in all aspects of Colorado family law, including divorce, legal separation and annulment; child custody & support; grandparent visitation; common law marriage; post-decree modifications, etc.  If you have a case in a Colorado domestic relations court, we probably handle it.  And for answers to your questions about Colorado family law, see the renowned Colorado Divorce & Family Law Guide, created by our managing family law partner to educate clients and fellow attorneys alike.

 

Our Colorado Criminal Defense Services

Black & Graham represents clients with felonies, misdemeanors, and serious traffic infractions.  See us if you've been arrested for a drug offense, domestic violence, larceny, assault, DUI/DWAI, etc.  And for answers to your questions about Colorado criminal law, see the Colorado Criminal Law Guide, created by our managing criminal law partner.

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Call us at (719) 328-1616 or fill out the form at the right for more information about Black & Graham, or to schedule a consultation.