Associate Attorneys at
Bachus & Schanker, LLC

  • James Olsen, Equity Partner

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    James Olsen is an equity partner and the head of the Workers' Compensation department at Bachus & Schanker, LLC. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of law and is licensed to practice law in the federal and state courts in the States of Colorado and New York. Read more about James Olsen»

  • J. Christopher Elliott, Equity Partner

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    Chris Elliott is an equity partner and passionate Auto Accident litigator and personal injury attorney. A Florida native, Mr. Elliott attended the Oklahoma City University School of Law and discovered his passion for helping the needy by volunteering his time at the Public Defender's Office in Oklahoma City. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. Read more about J. Christopher Elliott»

  • Morgan Carroll

    Senator Morgan Carroll

    Colorado Senate President-Elect specializes in representing people in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Employment Law. She graduated from CU Law in 2000 as Class President. Read more about Morgan Carroll»

  • Elwyn Schaefer, Of Counsel

    Elwyn Schaefer

    Elwyn Schaefer has been practicing law for 39 years, and has specialised in Employment Law for 30 years. He has represented numerous private and public employees before the EEOC, CCRD, OFO, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board and various agencies and governmental entities. Read more about Elwyn Schaefer»

  • Maaren Johnson

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    Maaren Johnson, a Colorado native and graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, focuses her practice on Personal Injury and Colorado Auto Accident litigation and believes it is her responsibility to advocate on behalf of victims who have been injured through no fault of their own. Read more about Maaren Johnson»

  • David Krivit

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    David Krivit is an associate attorney at Bachus & Schanker, LLC. Mr. Krivit brings a breadth of experience to the Bachus & Schanker, LLC team. He has handled a variety of litigation including Commercial Disputes, Construction Defects, Contracts, Insurance Defense, and Consumer Fraud. He has conducted trials in several states and federal courts, as well as mediations, arbitrations and administrative hearings. This range of experience gives him insight into the specific needs of each of his clients, and the challenges of Personal Injury claims. Read more about David Krivit»

  • Brian Downing

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    The courtroom is Brian Downing's domain. At the age of nine, a visit to court with a family friend — an attorney who ran his own local law practice — would set Brian's future in motion. Fascinated by the attorney's ability to bring to light the underlying facts of his case ignited a spark in Brian that inspired him to pursue a career in law. He secured the largest judgment by an associate attorney in the history of Bachus & Schanker, LLC. Read more about Brian Downing»

  • Brian Bradford

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    Brian Bradford represents injured plaintiffs against Insurance companies and other large corporate entities. Mr. Bradford began his legal career as a law clerk to three judges over a two year period, which has provided him with unique insight into the judicial decision-making process. Following his clerkships Mr. Bradford spent five years serving as a Deputy Colorado State Public Defender where he tried nearly 30 cases to jury verdict and learned what it takes to be an effective courtroom advocate. Read more about Brian Bradford»

  • Karen O'Connor

    Karen O'Connor

    Karen O'Connor is an associate attorney at Bachus & Schanker, LLC. Ms. O'Connor specializes in Labor and Employment matters. She has extensive litigation and trial experience; successfully litigating over 59 jury trials. Read more about Karen O'Connor »

  • Scot Kreider

    Scot Kreider

    Scot Kreider specializes in Auto Accident claims, Premises Liability, Insurance Coverage disputes and Insurance Bad-Faith. Mr. Kreider was an associate for eight years at a well-regarded insurance defense firm in the Denver area, where he honed his skills defending insurance companies in bad-faith litigation. He is excited to bring that experience to the representation of victims who have been injured in an accident or by their insurance company. Read more about Scot Kreider »

  • Sara Green

    Sara Green

    Sara Green is a labor and employment attorney. She began her career as a Deputy District Attorney in the 21st Judicial District of Colorado as a prosecutor. Ms. Green is a member of the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyer's Association. Read more about Sara Green »

  • Larry M. Schneider

    Larry Schneider

    As the first in his family to earn a college degree, attorney Laurence (Larry) Schneider came from humble beginnings to build a career of advocating for society's underserved. Larry spent the first seven years of his law career working for insurance companies. He tried over 25 cases for the insurance companies. This experience greatly benefited his next career move to personal injury law.

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  • Andrew Quisenberry

    Andrew Quisenberry

    Andrew (Drew) Quisenberry's passion for the law started in his formative years. A sense of advocacy developed through his father, who was a conservationist that successfully inspired a community to protect one of the largest preservation areas in the Southeastern U.S. After moving to Colorado in 2008 to attend the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, Drew embraced living in a place that supported his environmentalist and conservation roots. Read more about Andrew Quisenberry »

  • Jeffrey Wittebort

    Jeffrey Wittebort

    Jeffrey Wittebort began his legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law, then spent a semester at Kings College in London, England on an exchange program and returned to DU to receive his Juris Doctorate in 1984. As he was anxious to begin his legal career, he completed his DU degree in a remarkably quick two years instead of the usual three. Read more about Jeffrey Wittebort »