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Kristina M. Bergsten

Kristina M. Bergsten

Fighting for the Underdog!
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Biography

Animal welfare is my passion and my office seeks to use the justice system to create a world where animal welfare is the primary consideration in any animal case.

We work on all kinds of animal related cases. If you have a problem involving (an) animal(s), call us today at 303-623-4000 in Colorado or (215) 664-8448 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey to talk to us about how we can help you.

Education
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. (2012)
American Indian Council; Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (2008)
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Professional Experience
Attorney
The Animal Law Firm
- Current
Attorney
Berman and Asbel, LLC
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Law Clerk
Supreme Court of Ohio
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Law Clerk
Franklin County Public Defender's Office
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Speaking Engagements
Pulling Back the Curtain on Imposters within the Animal Welfare Community, Inspector Bark Podcast
Fighting for the Underdog Podcast
2021-2023
Awards
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2022
Peer Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
2018
Top Environmental Attorney
Mainline Today
2015
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 50663
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Denver Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Association
Member
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Colorado Women's Bar Association
Member
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MVL Denver Indian Center Clinic
Volunteer
Current
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Project Safeguard
Volunteer
Current
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
Member
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Colorado Voters for Animals
Board Member
Current
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Denver Indian Family Welfare Center
Board Member
Current
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Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
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New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    1 half-hour (30 minute) free initial consultation. Please note that under the Rules of Ethics, attorneys cannot give "free advice" to persons who are not their clients. Our animal lawyers strictly follow this Rule. The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether or not our animal lawyers can help you and whether or not you and our office want to work together.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. I also accept PayPal, CashApp, Venmo, and Zelle
Practice Area
Animal & Dog Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can animal control give me a ticket for an incident they never showed up to and happened a week ago ?
A: Yes. They can file a criminal complaint against you with just a complaint (verbal or written) from the alleged victim. It would be in your best interest to hire an attorney to advocate for you at court. These dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog charges are serious, carrying with them a maximum penalty of up to 1 year in jail.
Q. So my mom won’t let my dad have my dog over to his house cause my dog is comforting her new boyfriend who is bipolar
A: Yes legally you can take your dog to your dad’s house and leave him there.
Q. If I bought a dog from somebody and they weren't up to date on the shots and I wanted to return the dog and get a refund
A: Depending on where the dog came from, it is very likely a PACFA violation. Age could also be a problem (a dog sold too young (i.e., less than 8 weeks old) to receive certain shots is a violation - although dogs do not have all their shots at 8 weeks due to boosters being necessary over a period of time). If the dog doesn’t have all its shots and you love the dog, I would recommend keeping the dog and suing the seller for the value of the shots because giving the dog back to someone who was too irresponsible to give the dog the required shots in the first place might result in the dog getting very sick or worse.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Animal Law Firm
Blog
The Animal Law Firm Blog
Videos
The number one question I get asked when I introduce myself as an #animallawyer is: what kind of cases do I work on?  I tried to include everything in this video, but my office handles A LOT! The short version is: if you have a problem and it involves an animal, give us a call at 303-623-4000 because we can probably help you.  #fightingfortheunderdog What IS an animal lawyer??

The number one question I get asked when I introduce myself as an #animallawyer is: what kind of cases do I work on? I tried to include everything in this video, but my office handles A LOT! The short version is: if you have a problem and it involves an animal, give us a call at 303-623-4000 because we can probably help you. #fightingfortheunderdog

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Registration websites and the problems with those websites. Watch the video to learn more about... AFL Answers - Part 1: ESA and Service Animal Registration Websites

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Registration websites and the problems with those websites. Watch the video to learn more about...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire of The Animal Law Firm discusses why Pet Law is so important to help make the necessary changes in the law to get pets recognized as more... ALF Answer Why Pet Law is so Important for Changing the Law

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire of The Animal Law Firm discusses why Pet Law is so important to help make the necessary changes in the law to get pets recognized as more...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law firm discusses how you can possibly get triple damages, attorney fees, and punitive for your out of pocket costs (or losses) when you... ALF Answers How Can I Get Triple Damages? The Consumer Protection Act

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law firm discusses how you can possibly get triple damages, attorney fees, and punitive for your out of pocket costs (or losses) when you...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses how service animals are valued. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer #petattorney #doglawyer #dogbitelawyer #dogattorney #dogbiteattorney #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer... ALF Answers How Much is a Service Dog Worth

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses how service animals are valued. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer #petattorney #doglawyer #dogbitelawyer #dogattorney #dogbiteattorney #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire of The Animal Law Firm discusses the ways you can protect yourself if you are sued for pet custody. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer... ALF Answers How to Protect Yourself if Sued for Pet Custody

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire of The Animal Law Firm discusses the ways you can protect yourself if you are sued for pet custody. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire, with The Animal Law Firm discusses non-traditional animals, such as sheep, pigs, and chickens as emotional support animals, and the unique legal challenges they face. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw... ALF Answers Non traditional Animals as ESAs

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire, with The Animal Law Firm discusses non-traditional animals, such as sheep, pigs, and chickens as emotional support animals, and the unique legal challenges they face. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm asks the question, why is no one suing these service and support animal registration websites? She discusses how these have no legal... ALF Answers Part 3 Why is No One Suing ESA:Service Animal Registration Websites

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm asks the question, why is no one suing these service and support animal registration websites? She discusses how these have no legal...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses the pet custody phenomenon sweeping TikTok and what you can do to protect yourself and your pet! #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare... ALF Answers TikTok Pet Custody Phenomenon

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses the pet custody phenomenon sweeping TikTok and what you can do to protect yourself and your pet! #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses how animal law is changing in this modern world and how the "pets are property" classification is finally seeing laws that... ALF Answers Turning Tides of Animal Law and Pets as Property Designation

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses how animal law is changing in this modern world and how the "pets are property" classification is finally seeing laws that...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm talks about horses (and other animals) who are clients of ALF and the different legal issues they face. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare... ALF Answers What About Horses

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm talks about horses (and other animals) who are clients of ALF and the different legal issues they face. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare...

Kristina Bergsten, Esq. of The Animal Law Firm explains the different scenarios that make up "pet custody," from former lovers to dog sitters - anyone who is not letting you... ALF Answers What is Pet Custody

Kristina Bergsten, Esq. of The Animal Law Firm explains the different scenarios that make up "pet custody," from former lovers to dog sitters - anyone who is not letting you...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire of The Animal Law Firm discusses the different types of "animal lawyers" advertising on the Internet and what to look for to find the right lawyer for... ALF Answers What to Look for When Looking for an Animal Attorney

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire of The Animal Law Firm discusses the different types of "animal lawyers" advertising on the Internet and what to look for to find the right lawyer for...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire, with The Animal Law Firm, talks about the little known horror of industrial hairdryers (read: dog-microwaves) at grooming facilities and how your pet may end up getting... ALF Answers - Groomers and Industrial Hair Dryers that Cook Dogs Alive

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire, with The Animal Law Firm, talks about the little known horror of industrial hairdryers (read: dog-microwaves) at grooming facilities and how your pet may end up getting...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire, of The Animal Law Firm answers the burning question: How do I make my animal an Emotional Support or Service Animal? #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer... ALF Answers - Part 2: How do I make my Animal an ESA or Service Animal

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire, of The Animal Law Firm answers the burning question: How do I make my animal an Emotional Support or Service Animal? #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm makes a special plea to you to help an underdog! PLEASE HELP ZION! Write letters to the Town of Parker Mayor and... ALF Answers - Special Edition: Help an Underdog!

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm makes a special plea to you to help an underdog! PLEASE HELP ZION! Write letters to the Town of Parker Mayor and...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses how to spot a puppy mill (or "backyard breeder"), and the Amish community's unfortunate reputation for having puppy mills. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw... ALF Answers - the Amish and How to Avoid Buying from Puppy Mills

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses how to spot a puppy mill (or "backyard breeder"), and the Amish community's unfortunate reputation for having puppy mills. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses shelters and rescues stealing pets from people and what to do about it! #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer... ALF Answers - When a Shelter Steals Your Pet

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses shelters and rescues stealing pets from people and what to do about it! #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses potential solutions and pitfalls when you give your pet to a shelter or rescue. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney... The Animal Law Firm Answering Questions Help! The Shelter won't give back my Dog

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses potential solutions and pitfalls when you give your pet to a shelter or rescue. #fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney...

In some cities/counties it is illegal (yes, illegal) to feed stray cats. Here's some information and guidelines for what to do if you're charged with the "crime" of feeding stray... The Animal Law Firm Answering Your Questions Feeding Stray Cats

In some cities/counties it is illegal (yes, illegal) to feed stray cats. Here's some information and guidelines for what to do if you're charged with the "crime" of feeding stray...

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses domestic violence and pets. Often, pets are used as pawns in the domestic violence cycle. Fortunately, some states have options to... The Animal Law Firm Answering Questions Domestic Violence and Pets

Kristina Bergsten, Esquire with The Animal Law Firm discusses domestic violence and pets. Often, pets are used as pawns in the domestic violence cycle. Fortunately, some states have options to...

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#fightingfortheunderdog #animallaw #theanimallawfirm #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer #petattorney #doglawyer #dogbitelawyer #dogattorney #dogbiteattorney #animallawyer #animalattorney #petlawyer #petattorney #veganlawyer #veganattorney #theanimallawfirm #ALF #animallawfirm #theALF #esa #emotionalsupportanimal #emotionalsupportdog #serviceanimal #servicedog #fairhousingact #FHA...

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Contact & Map
The Animal Law Firm
Colorado Office Location
1600 Stout St., Suite 920
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 623-4000
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
The Animal Law Firm
Pennsylvania & New Jersey Office Location
30 W. Third Street
Media, PA 19063
Telephone: (215) 664-8448
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed