Our Firm

About Path Forward Legal

At Path Forward Legal, we are a criminal defense law firm that is committed to helping individuals facing criminal charges for the first time and those struggling with addiction or mental health issues. Our experienced attorneys specialize in a range of criminal defense cases, including DUI/DWAI, drug offenses, domestic violence, theft, and assault.

We believe in taking a personalized approach to representation, tailoring our legal strategies to fit the unique needs of our clients. By taking the time to understand our clients’ situations, we can craft the most effective legal strategy to achieve the best possible outcome in their case.

We understand that addiction and mental health can often be contributing factors in criminal cases, and we strive to connect our clients with the resources and support they need to address these underlying issues. At Path Forward Legal, communication is key to our approach, and we make ourselves available to our clients to answer any questions or concerns they may have throughout the legal process. Our goal is to provide our clients with the guidance and support they need to navigate the legal system with confidence.

What makes our team special

Why did you start Path Forward Legal?

Kathryn and Jenn formed the firm to emphasize a team approach to helping people facing criminal charges. As a lawyer team in Colorado, we support each other and our clients through our complementary interests and experiences in criminal defense law.

Our goal is to provide effective legal representation and support to our clients. We believe that our combined experience and different perspectives allow us to craft personalized legal strategies for each client’s unique needs. We are dedicated to providing compassionate representation and helping our clients move forward with confidence.

What is your approach to client communication, and how do you keep clients informed about the status of their case?

At Path Forward Legal, we understand that communication is key to building trust and providing effective representation. We make it a priority to keep our clients informed throughout the legal process, including updates on the status of their case and any developments that may arise.

Our years of experience helps us anticipate our clients’ questions and concerns and to ensure they understand the legal process and their options every step of the way. We provide detailed information about the case and legal process at defined stages throughout the representation.

Additionally, our clients have direct access to their team through a confidential client communication system. We strive to be responsive to their needs, whether through phone calls, video conferences, or in-person consultations. We believe that open and frequent communication is essential to a successful attorney-client relationship, and we make it our mission to provide personalized and compassionate representation to each of our clients.

How do you work with clients who have never been involved with the criminal legal system before?

We understand that being involved in the criminal legal system for the first time can be overwhelming and stressful. Our team takes a personalized and compassionate approach to working with clients who have never been involved in the criminal legal system before. We also know that some people want all the information they can get at once, and others need written information that they can digest at their own pace. That’s why we strive to provide information in multiple forms.

Our goal is to provide our clients with the guidance and support they need to make informed decisions about their case and move forward with confidence. We take the time to explain the legal process and answer any questions our clients may have. We also help our clients understand the potential consequences of their charges and the options available to them. We are here to support our clients throughout the legal process and work tirelessly to ensure their rights are protected.

What sets Path Forward Legal apart from other criminal defense law firms in Colorado?

What sets Path Forward Legal apart from other criminal defense law firms in Colorado is our team approach to representation. We believe that by leveraging the collective experience and knowledge of our attorneys, we can craft the most effective legal strategies for our clients. Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds in life and in law, and we use this to our advantage to provide personalized and creative legal solutions to each client’s unique needs. Some cases need a technical or scientific approach while others need a personal touch to get the right information. Our wide-ranging team can identify and tackle the right approach for the case. 

Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate representation, and we make it our priority to keep our clients informed and involved throughout the legal process. With Path Forward Legal, clients can trust that they have a Colorado lawyer team who is committed to achieving the best possible outcome in their case.

What is your approach to technology in law?

We believe in leveraging technology to provide efficient and effective legal representation to our clients. We use state-of-the-art legal research and case management software to help us stay organized and up-to-date on the latest legal developments. We also utilize secure online communication tools to make it easy for our clients to stay in touch with us and access important case information. By staying on top of technological advancements in the legal industry, we are able to streamline our processes and provide better service to our clients.

However, we also recognize the importance of balancing technology with personalized and compassionate representation. Our goal is to use technology as a tool to support our clients’ needs, not replace the human connection that is essential to effective representation.

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Our Attorneys

Kathryn and Jenn take a compassionate and team-oriented approach to representation, keeping their clients informed and involved throughout the legal process. To learn more about Kathryn and Jenn’s backgrounds and experiences, visit their about pages.

Kathryn Sheely

Tech-savvy legal rebel with bold strategies and an empathetic ear.

Kathryn Sheely

Breaking the mold of traditional legal representation, she’ll take on the system and win.

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Jennifer Gersch

Empathetic defender with a keen understanding of the prosecution’s playbook.

Jennifer Gersch

Armed with her clients’ stories, she’ll fight tirelessly to get the justice they deserve.

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