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Kristina M. Bergsten

Kristina M. Bergsten

Fighting for the Underdog!
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed by Noah P. November 30, 2019
Professional, Empathetic, and Effective.
My dog was impounded by Animal Control after he escaped the yard and barked at a mail carrier. This was his "second offense" so he was in quite a bit of trouble, and it was possible that I wouldn't get him back. After contacting several lawyers who all gave me worst case scenarios and barely any helpful information, Kristina was extremely helpful right away, even during the free consultation. I retained her immediately and we were able to schedule an appeal hearing, at which she negotiated a plea which released my dog to my family out of state, and she also reduced the fines I was facing by over $1000 . As a result I was able to get my dog out of confinement in 15 days, instead of 40 or longer(or never). She understood my urgency, and was empathetic and professional through the entire process. I'd highly recommend her to anyone.
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Animal welfare is my passion and my office seeks to use the justice system to create a world where animal welfare is the primary consideration in any animal case.

We work on all kinds of animal related cases. If you have a problem involving (an) animal(s), call us today at 303-623-4000 to talk to us about how we can help you.

Practice Area
    Animal & Dog Law
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    1 half-hour (30 minute) free initial consultation. Please note that under the Rules of Ethics, attorneys cannot give "free advice" to persons who are not their clients. Our animal lawyers strictly follow this Rule. The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether or not our animal lawyers can help you and whether or not you and our office want to work together.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Jersey
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Bergsten Law Offices
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
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Denver Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Association Public And Legal Services
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Websites & Blogs
The Animal Law Firm
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Legal Answers
427 Questions Answered
Q. Can animal control give me a ticket for an incident they never showed up to and happened a week ago ?
A: Yes. They can file a criminal complaint against you with just a complaint (verbal or written) from the alleged victim. It would be in your best interest to hire an attorney to advocate for you at court. These dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog charges are serious, carrying with them a maximum penalty of up to 1 year in jail.
Q. So my mom won’t let my dad have my dog over to his house cause my dog is comforting her new boyfriend who is bipolar
A: Yes legally you can take your dog to your dad’s house and leave him there.
Q. If I bought a dog from somebody and they weren't up to date on the shots and I wanted to return the dog and get a refund
A: Depending on where the dog came from, it is very likely a PACFA violation. Age could also be a problem (a dog sold too young (i.e., less than 8 weeks old) to receive certain shots is a violation - although dogs do not have all their shots at 8 weeks due to boosters being necessary over a period of time). If the dog doesn’t have all its shots and you love the dog, I would recommend keeping the dog and suing the seller for the value of the shots because giving the dog back to someone who was too irresponsible to give the dog the required shots in the first place might result in the dog getting very sick or worse.
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Bergsten Law Offices
1600 Stout Street
Suite 920
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 623-4000
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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