01 Jun KELSEY BERKLEY, FORMER EL PASO COUNTY DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER, JOINS BAM AS ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Former El Paso County Deputy Public Defender Kelsey Berkley joins BAM as an Associate Attorney. The Denver Family Law Firm announced that Kelsey Berkley has been promoted to associate attorney, having run a hefty caseload as a Public Defender litigating over 50 felony and misdemeanor trials in El Paso County prior to joining the firm.
“We are so excited to announce Kelsey’s addition to our firm as an associate attorney,” said BAM co-founding partner Heather Broxterman. “Having worked with Kelsey before she even went to law school, we know that she will bring her exceptional litigation skills, developed in the crucible of open court prior to joining our firm, to our boutique family law practice.”
Kelsey worked with the BAM co-founders before she went to law school and before BAM was even founded. She first worked as an extraordinary paralegal while at the founders’ prior firm before attending law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where she interned and volunteered for the Midwest Innocence project and the Western District of Missouri Federal Public Defender’s Office as a sentencing mitigation intern. In the years since passing the Colorado bar, Kelsey has been working as a Deputy Public Defender for the El Paso County Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, where she litigated over 50 felony and misdemeanor trials. BAM counts itself lucky to have her honed trial skills available to its family law litigants.
Kelsey is a talented legal mind with significant trial skills, having received the Professional of the Year 2019 award from ARC of the Pikes Peak Region. In law school, she received pro bono Honors, and was repeatedly on the Dean’s list.