Cierra Garso is an Associate Attorney approaching the practice of law with emotional intelligence and attention to detail. She works hard for families facing divorce, separation and child custody issues, and serves clients navigating business law and employee issues. Cierra believes in asking questions and getting to the heart of a client’s legal matter. Prior to joining Pierce Elliott Law, she gained extensive experience and knowledge handling child support issues during her tenure as Child Support Attorney for the Second Judicial District of the State of Wyoming. She has studied the intricacies of state and federal child support law and can help clients at any stage, and on either side, of a child support matter. Cierra has engaged in hundreds of negotiations and is unshaken by high conflict disputes. Prior to graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law, Cierra worked at the UWCOL Civil Legal Services Clinic helping low income individuals and families navigate civil legal issues such as divorce and landlord tenant disputes. She was also a member of the Equal Justice Club in which she supported advocacy and reform efforts. She formerly served on the Eppson Center for Seniors Foundation Board where she advocated for programs that support seniors and their quality of life. Cierra was also an active volunteer with Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters. With a passion for the creative arts and Denver’s booming food scene, you can usually find her at concert or enjoying a new restaurant. Education B.A., University of Wyoming, J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law Licensed member of the Wyoming State Bar and Colorado Bar.
Katie Pierce has assisted hundreds of clients in a variety of legal matters ranging from family law and estate planning to criminal law, including domestic violence and minor traffic offenses, to civil litigation and debt settlements. She is comfortable in all approaches to settle legal matters, ranging from a tough-minded litigation to a more accommodating approach utilizing alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation, negotiation and arbitration. She will advise all potential clients in the appropriate approach to use in what is often a very contentious and emotional legal matter.
She is well-versed in military law, specifically those issues relating to family law, military service-member and service-member's spouses rights.
Prior to practicing law, she served on active duty in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Officer, both here and abroad. Notable assignments include the combined, NATO socio-economic team at the Combined Joint Intelligence Operations Center in Afghanistan, the Detachment Commander of a Signal Exploitation Detachment (Horn of Africa), and numerous CONUS-based assignments in the intelligence community.
She is a currently a Lieutenant Colonel, currently serving in the Army Reserve in the Defense Coordinating Element, Region VIII, focused on disaster relief and terrorist response efforts.
She routinely volunteers with Colorado Mediation Services, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans clinics. She has also participated in the annual "Veterans Stand-down" in conjunction with the Colorado National Guard, and volunteers her time with Colorado Veterans Project.
B.A., Santa Clara University, J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Military Education includes: Command and General Staff College, Army Advance Operations Course, Pre-Command Course, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities
Byron Elliott focuses primarily on small business owners, looking to take their business from concept to market. He has assisted numerous potential small business owners with business entity formation (LLCs, Corporations, Limited Partnerships), contract and operating agreement formation and review, lease agreements and general legal and business consultation.
He has ion for assisting Veteran Small Business Owners succeed in a very dynamic and challenging environment.
Prior to practicing law, Byron served as an Operations Officer, Logistician and in numerous command positions in the active Army and Army Reserves. He has commanded Army organizations, and provided instruction on staff operations planning and communication. Notable assignments include Support Operations Officer, Operations Officer and Company Commander in Denver, Baumholder Germany and Iraq.
He volunteers in the local community through veteran outreach discussions at local high schools and colleges, and is an active member of the board of the Colorado Veterans Project (www.coloradoveteransproject.org). He has volunteered time with Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans and at the annual "Veterans Stand-down" in conjunction with the Colorado National Guard.
B.S., Regis University, M.B.A., Colorado Christian University, J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Military Education includes: Command and General Staff College, Masters Certificate, Government Contracting, Villanova University, Simulations Operations Officer Course
Amanda has represented clients in a broad range of legal matters including adoption, family law, estate planning, landlord-tenant disputes, and civil litigation. She ensures her clients have the knowledge and understanding to make the best decisions, while guiding them through complex and emotionally difficult cases. While she believes reaching an amicable resolution is often in the best interest of her client, she also knows this is not always possible and will vigorously defend her client’s rights in the courtroom if a dispute proceeds to trial.
She is a passionate and dedicated professional who strives to help families resolve their complex situations with compassion, flexibility, and integrity.
While pursuing her Juris Doctor degree, she received a pro bono honors award for her work with the YWCA Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. She worked with the San Diego County Counsel Juvenile Dependency Division as a Certified Legal Intern, which allowed her to successfully argue a case in front of the California Court of Appeals.
After completing her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Child, Family, and Elder Law, Amanda passed the California Bar Examination. She operated a solo family law firm in California until she moved to Colorado in 2013. She joined Pierce Elliott Law in 2015.
She regularly volunteers with Metro Volunteer Lawyers and Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans clinics.
B.A., California State University Northridge, J.D., California Western School of Law
Stacy Salas is an Associate Attorney who enjoys practicing in various legal areas. Prior to joining Pierce Elliott, Stacy practiced commercial law in downtown Honolulu at Bays, Lung, Rose & Holma, where she gained experience in different areas of civil litigation pertaining to breach of construction contracts, the “Economic Loss Rule,” and Homeowner’s Association (HOA) disputes. She then owned and operated a general solo-practice in Denver, where she conducted transactional work for business entities and non-profit organizations; defended her clients against criminal misdemeanors to include DUI’s, possession of marijuana, domestic violence as a first offense, and wrongs against minors; and litigated domestic matters, including Dissolution of Marriage and Modification of Parenting Time.
While pursuing her Juris Doctorate degree, Stacy served as the President of the Lambda Law Student Association. She received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts I and Real Property I.
Stacy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She volunteers with Metro Volunteer Lawyers and L.Y.R.I.C. (Learn Your Rights in Colorado), a non-profit organization geared toward informing youth of their constitutional rights in the criminal justice system. Stacy also has experience with the Colorado Prison Law Project (CPLP), which focuses on cruel and unusual punishment litigation regarding prison conditions.
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder,
J.D., University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Alyssa Sawicki is an Associate Attorney who enjoys practicing in various legal areas. Prior to joining Pierce Elliott, she worked as a Person Injury Attorney, where she honed her negotiation skills. While pursuing her Juris Doctor degree, she was Co-Founder and Vice President of her school’s Family Law Society. As a military spouse, she has firsthand experience with the unique challenges facing military families. Alyssa is a proud member of the Military Spouse JD Network, El Paso Bar Association, and The American Association of Justice. Education: B.S., University of Tampa, J.D., Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
These Attorneys are a God send
Katie and Stacy have done such a marvelous job assisting with a most difficult situation. Divorce. I am so grateful for their help, as they have effectually affected the rest of my life. Pierce Elliot Law is current helping me with the final difficulties dealing with my now X husband. They continue to guide and support me through each and every trial. You will be in very good hands if you are in need of their services!
Thank you so much for your help with the most emotional and difficult situation that's ever happened in my life! Katie & Ashleigh and all staff was amazing to work with. So glad I was referred to you :)))) Highly recommend!!!!!!
The attorneys at Elliott Pierce were miracle workers!
My wife and I own and manage a small Mexican restaurant in north Denver. A few years ago we were faced with an overwhelming situation that came in the shape of grossly exaggerated fines imposed on us by the Department of Labor and Employment. We quickly realized that shutting down and selling our business and/or home could be our only option. However, a good friend recommended Pierce Elliott Law firm to us; and lucky for us Katie and Joe took our case. As immigrants and small business owners we were lost and unsure of how to best deal with the circumstances; Katie and Joe were both very kind and knowledgeable. Many, many other small businesses have come across similar problems; for this reason, these lawyers went out of their way to meet with state politicians, “El Comite”, and other significant persons involved in workers compensation compliance. In addition, we were interviewed by CBS4 and Todd Shepherd for completecolorado.com, which further brought attention to and raised awareness about the poorly exercised laws in Colorado that disproportionately target small businesses. While Katie and Joe of Pierce Elliott Law began pushing for reforms, they ultimately saved our business and left us with peace of mind. We’re forever grateful for their help and thank God for leading us to them.
The ABSOLUTE Best!!!
I came to Katie for just a consultation. I had been going through a simple "parenting time", no property, marriage, nothing and should have been simple and done case. I had no representation and was on my own in the beginning and found myself in a position that I could not manage on my own. When I first met with Katie, she was knowledgeable asked the questions that were pertinent and was able to shed some legal light on false accusations and lies. Every person that I have ever talked with or communicated with in any way was always so very helpful and patient. She jumped into the case with such passion and precision, you would have thought she was the one sitting where you were. I breathed my first sigh of relief in over 3 years because of the time and effort put forth by the entire team. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but should you need legal help to get there - Katie and Company are the way to go.
High quality and professional service
Katie, Joe and Julie all worked hard on my case. They quickly adjusted their approach as things kept constantly changing with my child custody hearings. They did not shy away when it got complicated and they got extremely complicated at times. They treated with respect and answered all my questions even the ones I believes to be irrelevant. We have not gotten to end of this journey, however, I am extremely confident that due to Pierce Elliott Law firm the matter will ultimately be in my favor. I am grateful to have had them on my corner hands down.
Honest, Straight Forward, and Knowledgeable
I decided to work with Katie Pierce after I left another law firm that I felt was taking advantage of me and charging me for every little thing. Katie was a great help and very knowledgeable. I am happy to have worked with her and if the need arises, will be happy to work with her again in the future!
Thank you, What should've been a marginal divorce, became bitter and difficult. Amanda and Katie would always remind me - stop reflecting on the past and focus on the future. It became difficult when the attacks became very personal and deceitful, not only toward me, but towards my immediate family. Amanda and Katie took my back and carried me through the most difficult times in my life. Amanda and Katie took each drama and was "WINNING, BIGGLY". They took all the "ALTERNATIVE TRUTHS" and met them head on proving once again, the truth will set you free. So in closing, there are no amount of words or actions to describe my humblest appreciation for all you have done, thank you so much!!
Excellent service - Quick, Friendly, Fight for my rights, Reasonable Fees
Very pleased with my settlement. Katie Pierce and Joseph Colon are great to work with and very responsive to timeliness issues. They worked hard and fought for my rights even when opposing counsel was not cooperative. They went above and beyond my expectations. Their rates are reasonable and they did not pad their hours to try to add to their profit. I expect to use them both any time in the future that I need legal assistance. Their advice is clear and straight forward. They discuss the possible options and their best recommendations. Best experience with attorneys ever. Very pleased. Highly recommend this firm.
Great law office, everyone was friendly and helpful. Amanda Riggs at Pierce Elliott took care of my stepchild adoption for us. We tried last year to DYI it, but found it to confusing and complicated. Amanda handled our case for us and kept everything simple. Last week we had the adoption hearing and everything was finalized.
Great family lawyer
Katie did a great job for me. She handled a very complicated divorce for me and helped guide me through the decision making process with regard to how best to achieve the outcome I desired for myself and my former spouse. Her knowledge of the system and the law's requirements surrounding a rather unique resolution to my divorce saved me time and headache, and she was very patient and understanding while we worked a fair and equitable solution.
The most exceptional service and professional law firm I have ever worked with in my 25 years of business!
I would highly recommend Pierce-Elliot Law firm to anyone seeking competent and professional legal advice. I found the staff to be accommodating, friendly and very knowledgeable. We changed our legal representation from a well known legal firm located down town and were amazed at the level of commitment as well as time the Pierce-Elliot staff spent with our team. We could not have expected a more smooth transition as each staff member assessed and provided detailed information for us to make informed decisions. The level of communication in comparison to our previous law firm was not even comparable. If you are looking for a dedicated team that performs at a seasoned level this Veteran operated legal team is my first choice. You won't be disappointed.
Honest and Professional
Katie is truly devoted to assisting military clients. Her communication and professionalism was superb throughout our entire interaction. Katie assisted me in obtaining a 501(c)3 nonprofit status for a local Veteran organization. Her passion and attention to detail was greatly appreciated. I would recommend Katie Pierce to anyone seeking an honest and dedicated lawyer.
Katie Pierce did an excellent job representing me. She is the consummate professional and gave me clear and meaningful advice. I would recommend her to anyone.
Excellent and Knowledgable 100% Highly Recommend
Katie Pierce handled our case with excellence and great expertise. She knew the right questions to ask and it was very helpful in the outcome of our case. I would refer anyone to Katie Pierce as she was very personable, and honest! Very Reasonable. Thank you very kindly Katie for all of your help! Gave us peace of mind!
Excellent Divorce Law Attorney
Katie and her team helped me get through the emotionally draining divorce process. She was efficient and available from start to finish. Very professional and trustworthy. I highly recommend her legal services.
They were great!!
They helped me out so much, really did get me out of so much trouble. I am now living a stress free life again. I will go back again when I need any lawyer question. They let me know everything that was going on. Emailed me all the paperwork I needed.
I tried to handle my divorce on my own for awhile. What I should have done was look up Katie Pierce of Pierce Elliott Law right at the beginning. She was very knowledgeable and personable and my case was wrapped up only a few weeks after I'd hired her. Not only that, I reached an even more favorable outcome than I had originally sought to obtain. And it was so easy! I absolutely recommend you look no further if you want your divorce to be done and done well.
Professional work with a Personal touch
Both of the attorneys at Pierce Elliott Law lead me through a legal process I was unfamiliar with with a steady hand. They are knowledgeable and I have full confidence in their ability to represent me and my business. Well Done!
Family Will & Advice
Recently, I needed to undergo a potentially life-threatening surgery; the surgery was an emergency, so I needed to compose a Will the previous night. I contacted Pierce Elliott Law. Immediately, they met with me, and within a couple hours, they provided me with great advice and completed my Will. Since I am writing this review, the surgery obviously went well. I am truly thankful that Pierce Elliott Law was able to meet me on very short notice and provide me and my family with "peace of mind". Thank you, and I will seek out their services for any future legal matters!
My experience with Katie Pierce from Pierce Elliott Law, PLCC was awesome. She was very knowledge with military law concerning benefits and entitlements. Katie was always attentive, available, and thorough in providing information. I highly recommend anyone seeking advice and legal representation for military matters to use Katie Pierce. Thank you Katie for your help and knowledge in making my transition as painless as possible. Forever grateful.
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