As your attorney, we want you to feel proud of our conduct in court, in settlements, and with other parties, judges, and attorneys. 



Welcome to Bergsten Law Offices! As Colorado's premier animal law firm, we know how important your pet, service animal, or working animal is to you and that is why we will do everything we can to get you the justice you and your animal deserve. 


Not only do we fight for the four-legged underdogs, we fight for the two-legged underdogs, too. At Bergsten Law, we know how to get you the best result, whether that is through aggressive criminal defense or the dogged pursuit of your civil rights!  We use creative arguments and out-of-the-box thinking to get you the best result possible. 

If you are still not sure whether you want to work with us, call 303-623-4000 and schedule an appointment to meet with us and see for yourself. Feel free to bring your furry friend; they say animals are good judges of character! 


We hope to speak to you soon and start working towards a solution in your case.

- Kristina Bergsten








We fight for underdogs of all shapes and sizes
contact us today for a free half hour consultation! 


Expertise in all areas of animal law: breed ban defense, dog bite defense, service and emotional support animal representation; criminal defense, civil litigation, and civil rights.


We understand how important your pet is to you. That is why our animal lawyers are dedicated to representation in dog bite defense, aggressive or dangerous animal defense, breed specific legislation (BSL) defense (pit-bull breed ban defense), and civil actions such as pet custody (replevin or partition), small claims matters, parvo-puppy purchases from pet stores, personal injury, veterinary malpractice, and animal neglect and animal cruelty.

If someone stole your pet from you, we know how to get him or her back! 


Our animal lawyers are experienced with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (the Colorado version of the ADA) and is ready to fight for you and your rights to be free from discrimination related to your use of a service animal. Whether you are facing housing, transportation, employment, or access discrimination based on your disability, Bergsten Law Offices has the knowledge, experience, and compassion to get you and your service animal the justice Federal and State Law provides!



Exotic and wild animals are on the rise as pets in the United States. With the increase in activities such as goat and kangaroo yoga, many people think this is a fun gimmick for a business- or to have in their home. Exotic snakes or baby tigers are often seen as impressive animals to entertain guests. While this may seem fun and cute at first, exotic and wild animals are often illegal to own in Colorado without the proper permitting and permissions. Learn how our animal lawyers can help you in our "Learn More" button, below!

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The United States Constitution guarantees every ​citizen certain enumerated rights to safeguard our lives, liberties, and property. No one is above the law, including municipal, state, and federal governments, and their employees. The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Acts provides the vehicles to sue governments and their employees for violations to your life, liberty, or property. Our animal lawyers have helped dog owners recover for the shooting death of their dogs or for the pain and humiliation of a person with a disability being denied basic services. Call us today to find out how we can help!

Kristina is an excellent attorney. She was extremely dedicated to my case. She gave me the strength and confidence to continue my battle for custody of my dog. I cannot say enough good qualities about her. I highly recommend her.

- Joanna


In a day and age where everybody seems to be fighting and there's conflict everywhere, Kristina Bergsten brings a calm, experience to any situation. I hired her because I was being sued by my ex for the custody of our cats. She did not sugarcoat anything or tell me what I wanted to hear, instead, she clearly and kindly explained the law and took a strong stand for me.

If you want a dignified, affordable and experienced attorney, hire Kristina Bergsten!

- Charuta

I was very pleased with the help I received from Kristina Bergsten for my situation. She communicated with me well, during the time between court and was confident in her approaches. The judge even mentioned that I had good representation. My situation was over by pretrial as she was able to talk the DA into something I agreed on.

- Leroy



Danielle S. Mark

Danielle S. Mark, an up-and-coming attorney, joined Bergsten Law Offices in the Summer of 2019. In her role as the law clerk, she is Kristina Bergsten’s right-hand-woman. After graduating from Arizona State University, Danielle packed her bags and moved to colorful Colorado and began law school at the University of Denver where she focused on criminal defense and civil litigation, making her insights invaluable to the firm's criminal defense work and civil litigation in animal cases. She graduated in 2019 with not only her Juris Doctor, but also with a Certificate in Advocacy with a Criminal Law Focus. In marrying her love of the law, justice, and animals, Danielle is excited to continue to grow with every new challenge that comes her way. Danielle is proud to help fighting for the underdog.



Sophie Bergsten is the Office Manager. Like any office manager, no one is exactly sure what she does, but she is always here and never on time. Sophie is self-appointed to oversee Maggie’s work and is rarely satisfied with it. Sophie also likes to insert herself into video depositions and virtual court. In her free time, Sophie can be found sleeping in her cat tower, scheming to get outside, chasing grasshoppers, and yelling at Kristina for pets and cuddles. 



Maggie Bergsten is the administrative assistant for Bergsten Law Offices. Her duties include mail alerts, package alerts, miscellaneous alerts during phone calls and virtual court, office safety checks, retrieving dropped pens, and brightening office morale. Occasionally she can be found sleeping on the job, but her cheerful attitude and organizational skills make her an invaluable part of the team. In her free time she can be found running 5ks, chasing squirrels, and mountaineering. 


We know how important your furry family member is to you. Whether they have no legs, two legs, or four or more legs, our priority is making sure you and your pet receive the best representation possible.

When you visit our office, feel free to bring your pet to meet us

- they say, animals are very good judges of character!