Paralegals

Ginnissa Pettinger - Senior Paralegal & Firm Administrator

Location: Uptown, Colorado

Phone: 303-209-5118

Fax: 303-464-8000

Email Me: [email protected]

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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.


Marla Purdy - Paralegal

Location: Broomfield, Colorado

Phone: 303-872-8919

Fax: 303-464-8000

Email Me: [email protected]

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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.


Hannah R. Principato - Paralegal

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Hannah joined the CCB team in January 2018 with over 7 years of legal experience in Family Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in German from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2005. She was accepted to the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies to study the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution in 2010. Hannah decided to put her studies on hold until her daughter was older and instead accepted a job as receptionist at a prominent law firm that focused primarily on Domestic and Criminal law. Within the first month she was promoted to a paralegal position and thus began her legal career. Hannah quickly found her passion to resolve conflict in supporting all areas of Family Law.

Hannah’s compassion for those involved in a family law dispute is evidenced by her work ethic, self-motivation, attention to detail and her ability to empathetically guide and support clients through the difficult and emotionally trying time in their lives.

Hannah’s years of experience as a paralegal has provided her with exposure to many aspects of family law including but not limited to divorces, legal separations, post decree modifications, allocation of parental responsibilities and protection orders. She 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.

On a personal note, Hannah enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, cooking, reading, exploring the outdoors, learning all aspects of survivalism and challenging herself to live sustainably.


Lori Ella - Client Relations Administrator/Marketing Development

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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 Client Relations Administrator and performs marketing development for CCB. She conducts all intakes with potential new clients. Lori 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

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


Kim Bertz - Executive Assistant

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Kim joined Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. (CCB) in February 2018. She is originally from Pensacola, Florida and has lived in various states across the U.S. After raising her daughters, she attended Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida. Her 17-year career in office administration spans several industries, including construction, healthcare, legal, and cosmeceutical. She is a member of the American Society of Administrative Professionals. She joins CCB as Executive Assistant to Cynthia Ciancio.

Kim’s time outside of work is devoted to her family, including two daughters and adorable twin grandsons, and her tiny Great Dane, Gracie. Other interests include Ohio State football, travel, reading, hiking, and the arts. She is looking forward to exploring Colorado and settling into her new home.