Experienced Family & Criminal Law Attorneys in the Western Slope
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Heather has been practicing law in Colorado for 17 years, and her practice has focused on all aspects of trial and litigation where she has represented countless citizens in several Judicial Districts throughout Colorado, protecting their rights and pursuing their legal claims to the fullest extent of the law. Heather has extensive legal experience in family law, child welfare, adoption, and guardianship cases. She was appointed by the Craig City Council and acted as Municipal Court Judge for eight years. She has also represented the City of Craig and the Town of Rangely as their respective Counsel. She has received the Rebekah H. McBride Award for Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and has received the Standing Up for Kids award from the Office of the Child’s Representative.
Heather is actively involved in the City of Craig where she has volunteered to coach youth athletics and has recently been elected to serve as a Moffat County School Board Member. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her significant other, Jason, and her two young children and is an avid bird hunter, skier, mountain biker, and a single handicap golfer.
Ryan Hess worked in law enforcement for two decades before changing careers to become an attorney. While working as a police officer, Ryan attended Concord Law School at Purdue Global University. He graduated from law school in 2020 and passed the California bar in 2021. In November of 2022, he was admitted to practice law in Colorado. Prior to practicing law in Colorado, Ryan provided mediation services in Northwest Colorado.
In addition to his law degree, Ryan has a graduate degree in psychology with a concentration in criminology and justice studies and an undergraduate degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology.
Ryan believes strongly in the idea of advocacy. The attorney-client relationship is an important partnership–at the end of the day, you have to live with the result, not your attorney. The goal of this partnership is to help guide you through your legal issues to a result that is the best outcome under the given circumstance.