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Trista McElhaney

Senior Associate
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Phone: (720) 815-4824

630 15th Ave #300
Longmont, Colorado 80501

A senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, Trista is a former managing senior associate of one of Lakewood's most prestigious and successful law firms. Her practice area focuses almost exclusively on divorce, child custody, and family law matters, making her highly proficient and effective in her specialized skill set.

Whether it be district court litigation, or appellate court matters, Trista has extensive legal experience in and out of the court room. She is recognized state wide for her expertise in the areas of high asset divorce cases which involve business valuations, trusts, and other complex business issues.

Her awards and recognitions include a "Perfect 10 Avvo Rating," being named "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers, and receiving the "Top Ten Ranking" from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Prior to her practice of law, she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Law School where she received the following merit based scholarships: the Minoru Yasui Scholarship, Joel H. Greenstein Scholarship, and Harold Taft King Scholarship. Her academic success began early at the University of Lakewood where she graduated with a B.S. in business administration and economics while earning her spot on the Dean's List and receiving the prestigious Merit Scholarship.


J.D., The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2012
Honors: Minoru Yasui Scholarship, Joel H. Greenstein Scholarship, and Harold Taft King Scholarship

2008, University of Denver, 2008
Honors: Dean's List Economics and English

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Colorado, 2012
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Colorado State Bar
Member Since: 2012

Boulder County Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
Member Since: 2010