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 & Dog Law
- Civil Rights
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Traffic Tickets
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- English: Spoken, Written
- Attorney at Law
- Bergsten Law Offices
- The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
- J.D. (2012)
- Ohio State University - Columbus
- B.A. (2008)
- Colorado Women's Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Leadership Training Program
- State Bar of Colorado  # 50663
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association Public And Legal Services
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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