Paralegals

Location: Broomfield, Colorado

Phone: 303-416-5457

Fax: 303-464-8000

Email Me: info@colo-law.com

Marla Purdy - Paralegal

Marla Purdy joined the CCB team in February 2017 with over 14 years of legal experience, the last 9 years dedicated to Family Law. She received her Paralegal Degree in 2007 and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Colorado Christian University.

Marla supports the CCB Family Law Team in all areas including: research and financial analysis, discovery and disclosure management, case and docketing management, legal drafting, settlement negotiations and trial preparation.

Marla is a member of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, National Association of Legal Assistants, and Colorado Bar Association.


Emilie Shotwell - Paralegal

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Emilie joined the CCB team in February 2017 with over 15 years of legal experience. Emilie hails from New Jersey and received her Paralegal Certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After relocating to Colorado to be closer to family, Emilie focused her attention on family law.

Emilie supports all areas of the Family Law Team including drafting pleadings, discovery and disclosure management, case and calendar management, and trial preparation. Emilie provides clients with compassionate support and procedural information throughout the process.

Emilie is a member of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, National Association of Legal Assistants, and is an Associate Member of the Colorado Bar Association. She is sitting for the National Association of Legal Assistants Certified Paralegal exam in May 2017.

Emilie enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and rescued fur babies on the weekends.


Janet Price - Paralegal

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Janet is a Colorado native who joined the CCB team in 2016, bringing with her more than 25 years of legal experience in various areas of law. She earned her paralegal degree from the American Bar Association approved program at Arapahoe Community College, where she served for several years on the Paralegal Program Advisory Board.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Post-Degree Orders
  • Protection Orders
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Complex Child Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Paternity
  • Juvenile Law

Professional Associations or Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association; Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association; Mile High Chapter of the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff; NALA the Paralegal Association; National Federation of Paralegal Associations; member of the Providers of Alternative Legal Services Subcommittee of the Judicial Advisory Counsel; and former Commissioner of the Colorado Bar Association's Access to Justice Commission.

Certifications and Honors

  • Certified Paralegal certification administered by NALA the Paralegal Association
  • Core Registered Paralegal certification administered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations
  • 2015 Family Tree Outstanding Group Service Award, Legal Advocacy Paralegals

Pro Bono and Community Service Activities

  • Family Tree Legal Advocacy; Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center Kinship Clinic; Denver Senior Law Day; Colorado High School Mock Trials; Friends of Red Rocks.

In her spare time, she hangs out with her daughter and wandering the Rocky Mountains and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.


Patti M. Cain - CP, FCP, FRP

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Patti relocated to Colorado in early 2015 and joined CCB in August 2016. Patti has over 28 years of legal experience with 16 of those years exclusively in Domestic Relations/Family Law. Among other certifications and memberships, Patti is a NALA Certified Paralegal and a member of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association.

Patti's Areas of Family Law Practice:

  • Adoption
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility
  • Child Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • Child Support
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legal Separation
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Paternity
  • Post-Decree
  • Protection Orders

Patti takes great pleasure in spending time with her family, and is enjoying discovering Colorado.


Lauren M. Hauert - Paralegal

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Lauren M. Hauert is a Denver native with over 30 years of legal experience. Lauren's entry into the legal field was as a clerk/typist for the Colorado Supreme Court Library. She attended Metropolitan State College and obtained her B.S. in Management of Information Systems from Kennedy Western University. After earning her degree, she obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the Colorado Career College, formerly the Denver Paralegal Institute.

Areas of Practice

Lauren's areas of expertise are:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Post-Decree Orders
  • Protection Orders
  • Employment
  • Family Law Mediation & Arbitration
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Complex Child Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Relations
  • General Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships

Lauren has three sons. She loves gardening and cooking. Lauren enjoys traveling. While in Paris, she attended Le Cordon Bleu, obtaining a Certificate of Attendance. Lauren is also President of her homeowners' association, a past President of the Colorado Association of Law Libraries, a member of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, and is active in local government.


Ginnissa Pettinger - Senior Paralegal & Firm Administrator

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Ginnissa joined the CCB team in 1998. She was born and raised in Colorado, receiving her Paralegal Studies Degree from Front Range Community College and serves as the firm's Senior Paralegal.

Ginnissa is responsible for all phases of litigation support for personal injury cases including; drafting court documents, discovery and discovery responses, factual investigation and legal research, case management for document-intensive cases, and trial preparation, and support. In addition to these responsibilities, Ginnissa is the Staff Administrator for the firm and assists in the hiring process and day-to-day operations of the human resources department.

In 2007, Ginnissa received the Adams Broomfield Bar Association Paralegal of the Year Award, an award that Ginnissa considers an honor in her career. None of Ginnissa's accomplishments will compare to the one she fought the hardest for in 2014...becoming an ovarian cancer survivor!

Outside the office, Ginnissa enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and son. She is very active in her son's high school activities and loves watching him play baseball. Ginnissa also enjoys running and traveling.


Stacy Lewis – Paralegal

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Stacy joined CCB in December of 2006. Stacy was born and raised in Colorado. After graduating from Horizon High School in 2000, Stacy attended Front Range Community College while working full time. Stacy acquired a position with a family law attorney as a file clerk, while working on her general studies with a focus in business. Stacy quickly advanced into a legal assistant position, followed by a promotion to Paralegal. As she developed her skills in the legal field, Stacy found that it was her true calling, and transitioned her studies to Paralegal Studies, and obtained her Associates Degree of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, her Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate and a Management Basics Certificate.

Stacy provides paralegal support to shareholders Gene Ciancio and Loren Brown in a variety of areas, including managing calendars, case management, trial preparation, and other various duties involved in civil litigation, personal injury, and criminal law matters. In addition to her assistance on case related matters, Stacy also assists both attorneys in their positions on various boards and associations. Stacy prides herself on the reliability and trust both her managing attorneys have in her by being detail oriented and providing exceptional service to clients.

Outside of the office, Stacy loves to run, especially in races for a cause. Stacy also cherishes her time spent with her teenage son, as well as her family.


Denise Young - Paralegal

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Denise began her career with CCB's Administrative Team in 2007 and joined the CCB Civil Litigation Team in October 2013. Denise was born and raised on her family farm in Brush Colorado. Denise relocated to Colorado Springs where she received a degree in Business with a Minor in Computer Science while working full time for a local law firm. After receiving her degree in 1995, Denise decided to follow her passion for the legal field and has over 20 years of experience in the legal industry. Denise has worked for law firms in Colorado Springs, downtown Denver, and the Denver Tech Center, as well as the Municipal Court System, which have provided her with a wide range of experience in personal injury, criminal, and civil matters.

Denise provides paralegal support to the Civil Litigation Team in a variety of matters, including Landlord Tenant, HOA Litigation, General Business Litigation, Commercial Banking, and Foreclosures.

Denise plays an active role in the local Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society and is dedicated in helping achieve their mission - to save lives and diminish suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Outside the office Denise enjoys raising her two boys, traveling with her family, and attending soccer and football games for her children, all while indulging her passion for cooking for friends and family.


Lori Ella - Intake Specialist

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Lori joined Ciancio Ciancio Brown (CCB) in August of 2014. She was born in Minnesota where she raised her family and enjoyed a 21-year career in law enforcement as an emergency police dispatcher, reserve police officer, and community service officer before relocating to Colorado to become the evidence technician for the Lafayette Police Department. Just prior to coming to CCB Lori spent six years as a judicial assistant and courtroom bailiff for the Denver County Court. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Lori is the Intake Specialist for CCB conducting all intakes with potential new clients. She provides each caller with empathy, professionalism, and focus, and is accomplished at evaluating inquiries and offering a personalized response.

Lori's volunteerism, awards, and recognition include:

- Community Program Coordinator for the City of Lafayette

- Colorado Association of Property and Evidence Technicians Board Member

- Community Service Award, 2000, Lafayette Police Department

- Non-Commissioned Employee of the Year, 2001, Lafayette Police Department

- Support Staff Employee of the Year, 2009, Denver County Court

- Committee member of Denver County Court Academy Advisory Council in 2009-10

- Recognized in the Court Review Journal, Volume 46, Issue 3, for special assistance in researching a White Paper entitled, "The Debate over the Selection and Retention of Judges: How Judges Can Ride the Wave"

- Appointed by Colorado Governor Ritter in 2009 and reappointed by Governor Hickenlooper in 2013 to Colorado's 17 th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission where she presently serves

Lori is passionate about her faith, family (three daughters, six granddaughters, a favorite grandson, one granddog, and two grandcats), animal rights/adoption, recycling/reusing, crossword puzzles, poker, political campaigning/voter registration, Andrea Bocelli and last, but certainly not least, her Chihuahua, Rico.