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Trista McElhaney

Trista McElhaney

The Bagley Law Firm, LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Colorado
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Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Trista is a highly valued member of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC because of her ability to think quickly, understand the current law and how it applies to the individual facts of her cases, and her overall positive "can do" attitude.
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Summary

A senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, Trista is a former managing senior associate of one of Denver's most prestigious and successful law firms. Her practice area focuses almost exclusively on divorce, child custody, and family law matters, making her highly proficient and effective in her specialized skill set.

Whether it be district court litigation, or appellate court matters, Trista has extensive legal experience in and out of the court room. She is recognized state-wide for her expertise in the areas of high-asset divorce cases which involve business valuations, trusts, and other complex business issues.

Her awards and recognitions include a "Perfect 10 Avvo Rating," being named "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers, and receiving the "Top Ten Ranking" from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Prior to her practice of law, she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Law School where she received the following merit-based scholarships: the Minoru Yasui Scholarship, Joel H. Greenstein Scholarship, and Harold Taft King Scholarship. Her academic success began early at the University of Denver where she graduated with a B.S. in business administration and economics while earning her spot on the Dean's List and receiving the prestigious Merit Scholarship.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the case type, the Bagley Law Firm, LLC does accept contingency fees. Specifically, these cases are personal injury, automobile and motorcycle injury, and workers' compensation. Criminal cases are typically flat fee while family law cases are hourly.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Associate
- Current
Senior Associate
Various Private Law Firms
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Education
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Honors: Minoru Yasui Scholarship, Joel H. Greenstein Scholarship, and Harold Taft King Scholarship
University of Denver
B.S. (2008) | Economics and English
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Honors: Dean's List
Awards
Top 40 Under 40
The National Advocates
Top 40 Under 40
The National Advocates
Harold Taft King Scholarship
University of Colorado
Joel H. Greenstein Scholarship
University of Colorado
Anheuser-Busch Minoru Yasui Scholarship
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar # 45149
Member
- Current
Boulder County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
Member
- Current
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The Bagley Law Firm, LLC
Longmont, CO
630 15th Ave.
Suite 300
Longmont, CO 80501
USA
Telephone: (303) 684-9588
Fax: (303) 776-6468
The Bagley Law Firm, LLC
Lakewood, CO
215 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
USA
Telephone: (303) 485-0803
Fax: (303) 776-6468