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Bernadette Imelda Shetrone

Associate Attorney
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Phone: 720-780-0115

8894 E 29th Pl
Denver, Colorado 80238

Bernadette utilizes a client-centered and trauma informed approach when assisting her clients. She has experience in several areas of law, including landlord/tenant, and criminal, municipal, and juvenile defense.

Bernadette is empathetic as a result of her experience working with children and her educational background focused on domestic violence. As such, she utilizes a trauma informed approach when working with clients who are going through particularly tough situations.

Bernadette is passionate about human rights and diversity and works to empower her clients by truly listening to their concerns and ensuring they understand the procedural and legal issues involved in their cases.

Bernadette believes in treating her clients, judges, witnesses, court personnel, and opposing counsel with the utmost integrity and respect.


J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Juris, 2016

  • Staff Editor, Denver Journal of International Law & Policy
  • J. Churchill Owen Endowed Scholarship 2015-2016
  • El Paso County Bar, Ruth Rouss Scholarship for Women 2013, 2015 & 2016
  • Humiston-Varney Memorial Endowment Scholarship 2016
  • Board, Sturm Night Owls
  • DU Racial, Social and Economic Justice Program
  • Certificates:
  • Westminster Law Library Certificate in Legal Research
  • Westminster Law Library Certificate in Advanced Legal Research, International Law

B.A. Psychology, University of Colorado, 2010

  • Memberships:
    • Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society
    • Sigma Alpha Pi, Society of Leadership and Success; Presidential Status

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Colorado, 2016
Colorado District Court, 2017
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

The Rhone Brackett Inn of Court
Member Since: 2016

The Wendelken Inn of Court
Member Since: 2020

The Colorado Bar Association
Member Since: 2016

The Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section and several other Sections
Member Since: 2016

The El Paso County Bar Association
Member Since: 2016

The Pueblo County Bar Association
Member Since: 2017

The Pueblo County Women's Bar Association (former Secretary)
Member Since: 2017

The Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC)
Member Since: 2016

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB)
Member Since: 2016

The Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC)
Member Since: 2019

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Member Since: 2020

  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2020, 2021
  • Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Commitment
  • Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Achievement 2017, 2018, 2020
Legal Specialties and Certifications
  • Colorado Certified Child and Family Investigator since 2017
  • Colorado Mediation training
  • Colorado Notary Public
Featured Pro Bono Activities
  • I strive to provide pro bono services through the following organizations:
    • Colorado Legal Services (CLS)
    • The El Paso County Bar Association Pikes Peak Justice and Pro Bono Center: Call A Lawyer, Pro Bono Project, Landlord/Tenant, and Modest Means Program
    • The Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL)
    • The Colorado Bar Association, Appellate Pro Bono Program
    • The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
Non-Legal Activities

As a life long learner, Bernadette enjoys spending most of her time learning new areas of law and improving her skills by attending social events focused on improving attorney practices and humanitarian efforts in a variety of areas. Bernadette enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family and is currently learning to golf.

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