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.

 

 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.

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Kristin Westerhorstmann

Kristin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2016, where she received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Evidence and Family law. She also received Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Awards in Professional Responsibility, and Criminal Procedure, and was also recognized in the 2016 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” In law school, she was also one of three co-chairs responsible for organizing and putting together the school’s biggest annual event, the Dean’s Cup–an athletic and game-oriented competition between the University of Miami Law School and Medical School. As a student, she worked for a disability rights firm as well as the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office and Wake County Public Defender’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduation, Kristin moved to Colorado to work for the Public Defender’s Office in Grand Junction for two and a half years, where she was in the courtroom on a near-daily basis. Kristin has tried approximately 50 jury trials, represented clients at more than 100 motion hearings, and has engaged in extensive and complex pretrial litigation. Her knowledge of the rules of evidence, aggressive litigation style, and comfort in the courtroom make her a zealous advocate, while her hard work, attention to detail, and ability to conduct meaningful factual investigation allow her to achieve favorable outcomes for her clients, short of trial. Kristin understands that the legal process can be confusing and stressful and is committed to making sure that all of her clients feel comfortable and well-informed about what is going on in their cases. She is also committed to zealous advocacy and working hard achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.