Pierce Elliott Law PLLC’s Team
Katie Pierce has assisted hundreds of clients in a variety of legal matters ranging from family law and estate planning to criminal law, including domestic violence and minor traffic offenses, to civil litigation and debt settlements. She is comfortable in all approaches to settle legal matters, ranging from a tough-minded litigation to a more accommodating approach utilizing alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation, negotiation and arbitration. She will advise all potential clients in the appropriate approach to use in what is often a very contentious and emotional legal matter.
She is well-versed in military law, specifically those issues relating to family law, military service-member and service-member's spouses rights.
Prior to practicing law, she served on active duty in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Officer, both here and abroad. Notable assignments include the combined, NATO socio-economic team at the Combined Joint Intelligence Operations Center in Afghanistan, the Detachment Commander of a Signal Exploitation Detachment (Horn of Africa), and numerous CONUS-based assignments in the intelligence community.
She is a currently a Lieutenant Colonel, currently serving in the Army Reserve in the Defense Coordinating Element, Region VIII, focused on disaster relief and terrorist response efforts.
She routinely volunteers with Colorado Mediation Services, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans clinics. She has also participated in the annual "Veterans Stand-down" in conjunction with the Colorado National Guard, and volunteers her time with Colorado Veterans Project.
B.A., Santa Clara University, J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Command and General Staff College, Army Advance Operations Course, Pre-Command Course, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities
Byron Elliott focuses primarily on small business owners, looking to take their business from concept to market. He has assisted numerous potential small business owners with business entity formation (LLCs, Corporations, Limited Partnerships), contract and operating agreement formation and review, lease agreements and general legal and business consultation.
He has a passion for assisting Veteran Small Business Owners succeed in a very dynamic and challenging environment.
Prior to practicing law, Byron served as an Operations Officer, Logistician and in numerous command positions in the active Army and Army Reserves. He has commanded Army organizations, and provided instruction on staff operations planning and communication. Notable assignments include Support Operations Officer, Operations Officer and Company Commander in Denver, Baumholder Germany and Iraq.
He volunteers in the local community through veteran outreach discussions at local high schools and colleges, and is an active member of the board of the Colorado Veterans Project (www.coloradoveteransproject.org). He has volunteered time with Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans and at the annual "Veterans Stand-down" in conjunction with the Colorado National Guard.
B.S., Regis University
M.B.A., Colorado Christian University
J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Command and General Staff College, Masters Certificate, Government Contracting, Villanova University, Simulations Operations Officer Course
Cierra Garso is an Associate Attorney approaching the practice of law with emotional intelligence and attention to detail. She works hard for families facing divorce, separation and child custody issues, and serves clients navigating business law and employee issues. Cierra believes in asking questions and getting to the heart of a client’s legal matter.
Prior to joining Pierce Elliott Law, she gained extensive experience and knowledge handling child support issues during her tenure as Child Support Attorney for the Second Judicial District of the State of Wyoming. She has studied the intricacies of state and federal child support law and can help clients at any stage, and on either side, of a child support matter. Cierra has engaged in hundreds of negotiations and is unshaken by high conflict disputes.
Prior to graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law, Cierra worked at the UWCOL Civil Legal Services Clinic helping low income individuals and families navigate civil legal issues such as divorce and landlord tenant disputes. She was also a member of the Equal Justice Club in which she supported advocacy and reform efforts.
She formerly served on the Eppson Center for Seniors Foundation Board where she advocated for programs that support seniors and their quality of life. Cierra was also an active volunteer with Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters. With a passion for the creative arts and Denver’s booming food scene, you can usually find her at concert or enjoying a new restaurant.
B.A., University of Wyoming
J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law
Licensed member of the Wyoming State Bar and Colorado Bar
Alyssa Sawicki is an Associate Attorney who enjoys practicing in various legal areas. Prior to joining Pierce Elliott, she worked as a Person Injury Attorney, where she honed her negotiation skills. While pursuing her Juris Doctor degree, she was Co-Founder and Vice-President of her school’s Family Law Society.
As a military spouse, she has firsthand experience with the unique challenges facing military families. Alyssa is a proud member of the Military Spouse JD Network, El Paso Bar Association, and The American Association of Justice.
B.S., University of Tampa
J.D., Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
A Divorce is a very hard thing to go through for everyone but I must say that Katie Pierce and her staff made the ordeal as painless as possible. I very much appreciate Katie and her assistant Julie they were on top of everything and never wasted any time getting things done. The billing was always fair if we talked for five minutes she billed me for five minutes not rounding up to the next quarter hour or half hour as I have seen others do. Katie is a kind and caring person and I was very comfortable around her as well as a very competent attorney.
Professional work with a Personal touch
Both of the attorneys at Pierce Elliott Law lead me through a legal process I was unfamiliar with with a steady hand. They are knowledgeable and I have full confidence in their ability to represent me and my business. Well Done!
I tried to handle my divorce on my own for awhile. What I should have done was look up Katie Pierce of Pierce Elliott Law right at the beginning. She was very knowledgeable and personable and my case was wrapped up only a few weeks after I'd hired her. Not only that, I reached an even more favorable outcome than I had originally sought to obtain. And it was so easy! I absolutely recommend you look no further if you want your divorce to be done and done well.
They were great!!
They helped me out so much, really did get me out of so much trouble. I am now living a stress free life again. I will go back again when I need any lawyer question. They let me know everything that was going on. Emailed me all the paperwork I needed.
Excellent Divorce Law Attorney
Katie and her team helped me get through the emotionally draining divorce process. She was efficient and available from start to finish. Very professional and trustworthy. I highly recommend her legal services.
Excellent and Knowledgable 100% Highly Recommend
Katie Pierce handled our case with excellence and great expertise. She knew the right questions to ask and it was very helpful in the outcome of our case. I would refer anyone to Katie Pierce as she was very personable, and honest! Very Reasonable. Thank you very kindly Katie for all of your help! Gave us peace of mind!
Katie Pierce did an excellent job representing me. She is the consummate professional and gave me clear and meaningful advice. I would recommend her to anyone.
Honest and Professional
Katie is truly devoted to assisting military clients. Her communication and professionalism was superb throughout our entire interaction. Katie assisted me in obtaining a 501(c)3 nonprofit status for a local Veteran organization. Her passion and attention to detail was greatly appreciated. I would recommend Katie Pierce to anyone seeking an honest and dedicated lawyer.
The most exceptional service and professional law firm I have ever worked with in my 25 years of business!
I would highly recommend Pierce-Elliot Law firm to anyone seeking competent and professional legal advice. I found the staff to be accommodating, friendly and very knowledgeable. We changed our legal representation from a well known legal firm located down town and were amazed at the level of commitment as well as time the Pierce-Elliot staff spent with our team. We could not have expected a more smooth transition as each staff member assessed and provided detailed information for us to make informed decisions. The level of communication in comparison to our previous law firm was not even comparable. If you are looking for a dedicated team that performs at a seasoned level this Veteran operated legal team is my first choice. You won't be disappointed.
Great family lawyer
Katie did a great job for me. She handled a very complicated divorce for me and helped guide me through the decision making process with regard to how best to achieve the outcome I desired for myself and my former spouse. Her knowledge of the system and the law's requirements surrounding a rather unique resolution to my divorce saved me time and headache, and she was very patient and understanding while we worked a fair and equitable solution.
Great law office, everyone was friendly and helpful. Amanda Riggs at Pierce Elliott took care of my stepchild adoption for us. We tried last year to DYI it, but found it to confusing and complicated. Amanda handled our case for us and kept everything simple. Last week we had the adoption hearing and everything was finalized.
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