We understand how important your pet is to you. That is why our Colorado animal attorneys fight for the underdog in dog bite defense, aggressive or dangerous animal defense, suing police departments when cops shoot dogs, and civil actions such as pet custody (replevin or partition), small claims matters, parvo-puppy purchases from pet stores, personal injury, veterinary malpractice, and pet trusts and estate planning.
If you have a problem involving your pet, we can help, no matter what problem you face!
Our Colorado animal lawyers are experienced with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (the Colorado version of the ADA), and the Fair Housing Act and are ready to fight for you and your rights to be free from discrimination related to your use of a service animal. Whether you are facing housing, transportation, employment, or access discrimination based on your disability,The Animal Law Firm has the knowledge, experience, and compassion to get you and your service animal the justice Federal and State Law provides!
Animal liberation activists turn to The Animal Law Firm when they need a defense for protecting animals. You risk your lives and your freedom to save and protect sentient beings; let the animal law attorneys at The Animal Law Firm protect you! Animal rights is a social justice matter and our animal lawyers see and understand you. We know what it is like to face opposition to our values and beliefs and we are ready to defend you when you are facing criminal charges for yours. Let us help you help others.
Pet custody is a real thing and can be just as emotionally intense and devastating as child custody. The Animal Law Firm has been prosecuting and defending pet custody cases for ten years, keeping families together and helping former cohabitating partners make arrangements that are realistic for their needs. No matter what arrangement was made regarding your pet before, during, or after a breakup or the end of a pet-watching situation, our animal attorneys have the experience and knowledge you need to keep your pet safe or get your pet back from a vengeful ex-partner, family member, or former friend.
Kristina Bergsten is the owner and founder of The Animal Law Firm. She started practicing animal law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to Colorado to be close to mountains and, of course, lots of animals! As a vegan, her passion for animal rights extends to every area of her life. Her current pet projects (pun intended) consist of writing, directing, and producing her podcast, titled "Fighting for the Underdog", founding a charitable foundation to help human and animal welfare organizations, writing novels, and spending lots of time with her furry children, Maggie and Sophie.
Kristina is a 2018 COBALT Class graduate, a Board Member of Colorado Voters for Animals and the Denver Indian Family Welfare Center, an active member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and a nationally and internationally recognized animal advocate.
Madison Steffey is an attorney licensed in Oregon and Colorado. She attended Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon specifically for their animal law program. She was inspired to go to law school after learning about Tokitae, a captive killer whale who was stolen from her family as a calf and has been in an illegally sized tank at the Miami Seaquarium for over 50 years. Madison immersed herself in everything the program offered; she joined the Animal Law Review, served as Co-Director of the school’s Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter, and was a student intern for the Center for Animal Law Studies’ Animal Law Clinic, ultimately receiving a certificate in Animal Law.
She also clerked for the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program where she learned the ins and outs of animal welfare and developed a passion for the underdog. Madison is excited to be a part of The Animal Law Firm where she can fuel her passion by helping Colorado’s animals and their humans.