Attorneys

 

Martelle Daniels

Ms. Daniels has been a member of Daniels Law Group, LLC since the inception.   Ms. Daniels graduated from Kenyon College in 1980.  She 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.

 

 Tracy Badger

Tracy graduated with Honors receiving her Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law in 2013, where she was the recipient of the C.A.L.I. Excellence for the Future Award, Trial Advocacy Best Oralist Award, Pro Bono Service Award, and was published in the Federal Courts Law Review.  After graduation, she relocated to Colorado, where she spent four and a half years as a Colorado Public Defender in the Grand Junction and Golden Trial Offices. Tracy has tried over 40 jury trials, litigated a variety of complex pre-trial issues, drafted and argued countless motions, and negotiated thousands of cases towards favorable dispositions 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.

Tracy is dedicated to ensuring the legal needs of her clients are met and exceeded.  Her extensive courtroom experience and profound knowledge of the rules of evidence are tools used to her client’s benefit. She understands that being involved in a legal dispute is stressful and she is here to help navigate the legal system and work towards the best outcome possible for her clients.