Defenders of the Underdog in Civil Cases

At The Animal Law Firm, our Colorado animal attorneys defend dogs accused of biting in both civil and criminal cases. If you are reading this blog, you might want to know the difference between a civil case and a criminal case involving your dog. A criminal case is defending criminal charges in the local municipal …

Dog Bites, Custody Battles and Access to Justice

Kristina Bergsten has always loved animals, but she didn’t expect to build her legal career around them. After graduating from law school at Ohio State University, she moved to Philadelphia and started working for a family law firm. The attorneys there asked if there were any other areas of law she was interested in exploring. …

Important Steps to Take If Your Dog Is Responsible for a Dog Attack

Your dog is likely one of your best friends, and you love your pet dearly. But what do you do when your dog hurts someone in a Colorado dog attack? It is a thought that most dog owners do not want to consider, but it’s one that you should prepare for to protect yourself and …

Do Not Give Your Animal Away!

Kristina Bergsten’s Interview Published On VoyageDenver Hi Kristina, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story. I started practicing animal law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when I was working for a family law firm. My bosses were absolutely outstanding human beings and they recognized that family law can be a …

Can I break a car window to save a dying dog?

Yes. In April of this year, Governor Hickenlooper signed a bill into law protecting Good Samaritans from prosecution who break car windows to save dying dogs. However, be aware that the law does not go into effect until August 9, 2017. There are, of course, some requirements in order to receive protection under the law …

Pit Bulls and Breed Bans: Is my dog “illegal”? What can I do?

Currently, Denver, Aurora, Castle Rock, Commerce City, Ft. Lupton, Lone Tree, and Louisville have pit bull and “bully breed” ( i.e., American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or Staffordshire Bull Terrier) bans. While every city ordinance is different, pit bull type dogs are defined as any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of …

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