Attorneys

 

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Martelle Daniels

Ms. Daniels has been a member of Daniels Law Group, LLC since the inception.   Ms. Daniels obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law, in 1983.   She began her domestic practice when she was appointed as Magistrate for the 21st Judicial District in 1987.  During her tenure as a District Court Magistrate, in the 21st Judicial District, Ms. Daniels was appointed to the Child Support Commission, by Governor Romer, and helped to create the current child support guidelines and legislation.  In 1994, Ms. Daniels entered into private practice and established the current law firm in 2005.   Ms. Daniels has extensive litigation practice in the area of child and family matters, parental responsibility evaluations, and complex financial matters involved in dissolution cases.  Ms. Daniels and her family reside in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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Heidi Troxell

Heidi received her Juris Doctorate and Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2007 where she was the recipient of the Shelley D. Knox Equal Justice Award and the Ellen R. Jordan Award for Exceptional Achievement in Public Interest.  Before entering private practice in 2014, Heidi spent seven years at the Colorado Public Defender’s Office.  She negotiated thousands of cases, conducted over 40 jury trials, drafted and argued countless motions, and developed a reputation for zealous advocacy.

Many cases can be resolved quickly and quietly, however, in some situations justice can only be achieved through litigation.  Heidi has a superior knowledge of the rules of evidence and uses her courtroom experience to benefit her clients.  She also has specialized knowledge regarding addiction and mental health, which can be significant issues in dissolution and custody disputes.   Heidi has been a board member of Mesa County Community Corrections and Correctional Alternative Placement Services in Craig, Colorado.  In her free-time she enjoys college football and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.

 Maeve  Maeve Goodbody

Maeve graduated in 2011 from Berkeley Law (UC Berkeley) with a Juris Doctorate degree, where she participated on the mock trial team, and won first place at the 2009 San Diego Defense Lawyers mock trial competition. After graduation, she relocated to Colorado, where she worked in the public sector for five and a half years, as a State Public Defender in the Grand Junction Office. During her time at the Office of the State Public Defender, Maeve was the recipient of the 2012 Lowrey Kelley Memorial Boot Camp Award; a state-wide award that recognizes one attorney per year for their performance in the week-long new felony attorney training. From 2015-2017, Maeve was the County Court Supervisor in the Grand Junction public defenders’ office, and supervised six misdemeanor attorneys throughout three court rooms, as well as the office’s law student interns.

During her tenure as a public defender Maeve tried over 40 jury trials, litigated a variety of complex pre-trial issues, and negotiated countless plea agreements for her clients. She is a zealous advocate who is comfortable and experienced in the courtroom, but also adept at resolving cases without unnecessary litigation.

She currently sits on the board for Disability Law Colorado, and previously was a board member of the Mesa County Pro Bono Project. She is an attorney on the Criminal Justice Act panel, which provides indigent clients with attorneys in federal court. Maeve is originally from Eugene OR, and a University of Oregon undergraduate alumna. In her free time she enjoys exploring Western Colorado with her husband and two children.