The Gasper Law Group, PLLC

Firm Overview

I am the Senior Partner and owner of the Gasper Law Group. I began my solo practice in 1999 after having spent over 25 years in the Colorado Springs area and having been an executive with a major insurance company. I was determined to provide Colorado citizens with affordable and competent legal representation in the area of Criminal Defense and Divorce and Family Law. Insomuch as Colorado Springs is a city with many key military installations, I decided to provide major discounts to the men and women who serve our country and are facing hardships and legal issues.
Allen C. Gasper, Attorney P.C. expanded in 2008 to form the Gasper Law Group; adding seven attorneys, six paralegals, and a full time investigator.

The Gasper Law Group specializes in Criminal Defense, Divorce & Family Law and Personal Injury. The firm has a philosophy of "helping people first" and prides itself on its expertise in the above areas of law; providing excellent representation without burdening its clients with exorbitant fees. Affordable retainers and no-interest payment plans allow our firm's clients to enjoy the best in representation for their Criminal or Divorce & Family issue. The firm truly focuses on taking the worry away from clients on how they are going to afford an attorney and putting that focus back on their matter. Attorneys will never talk fees ... only the client's matter.Example casesI have argued successfully in front of the Colorado Supreme Court on a case involving criminal sentence guidelines; the outcome of which required the Legislature to change the state's sentencing guidelines.

Additionally, I have filed appeals in several post-conviction sex cases resulting the reversal of what amounted to life sentences and the eventual release of my clients.

The Gasper Law Group's Family Division is headed by veteran attorney Carrie E. Kelly. They have served countless families in Divorce, Military Divorce, Child Custody, and other Domestic Relations issues.

The Civil Division; Personal Injury (Auto, Slip and Fall) is managed by Attorney Jacob F. Kimball and is assisted by Senior Civil Litigation Paralegal Lori D. LoCasio. They handle all kinds of personal injury matters and especially enjoy serving those clients injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Main Office
Main
128 South Tejon Street
Suite 100
Colorado Springs  CO  80903
Phone
  • (719) 227-7779
Fax
  • 719-328-0329
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
You should be able to kick the tires before you buy. Initial consultations are always FREE and the length is never specified.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
For hourly matters, such as Divorce and Family issues, the firm charges $300 per hour for attorney rates and $155 per hour for staff. For Criminal Defense matters, the firm charges flat fees that range from $300 for municipal traffic matters on up to $80,000 flat fees for Homicides. The firm prides itself on very low retainers and the willingness to work with people on NO INTEREST payment plans. Making quality representation affordable is one of the firm's overriding philosophies. The firm offers Military Discounts and discounts for setting up automatic payments. (ACH Payments). Additionally, the firm works with individuals on the amount of monthly payment required based on income and individual circumstance.
Hourly Rates
Attorneys - $300
Staff - $115

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergencies 24 hours, call (719) 896-0084.
Office Manager
Robert R. Gray
Emergency After Hours
Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Again, the desire to help folks out who needed it the most. People who are experiencing trauma in their lives and need someone who understands their plight and can assist when others will not.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Legal issues and the system itself can be extremely complicated. It is not unlike surgery where a patient wants to have confidence that his surgeon is excellent in his field, is experienced in the type of surgery, has the tools and the facility to perform the surgery with the best chance of a positive outcome, but doesn't necessarily want to know what size blade will be used, which tendons will be cut, and what the tasks of all the assistants will be during surgery. Having clients that understand the risks, who understand the need for expert help, and who are trusting of that help is important. As with the doctor - patient relationship, educating the client on what to expect and how to best take care of oneself pre and post surgery is very important. Educating the client on the basics of what needs to be done and what outcome to expect is paramount. However, attempting to pass on years of education and experience to a client can often times create more confusion than resolution.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Understanding the client's perspective is critical to targeting a resolution that will be in the client's best interest. I always encourage clients to give us their input and thoughts on a matter; particularly in the Divorce and Family area when emotions are running at their maximum. Knowing the client's desired outcome and understanding what the client feels about his or her situation is part of the compassion that is required when servicing clients in the areas of Criminal Defense and Divorce and Family Law.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

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Allen C. Gasper

Allen C. Gasper is the Senior Partner and Founder of The Gasper Law Group.

Prior to obtaining his J.D. from Denver University and his Bar License in 1999, he was an executive with a major insurance company. He also worked in the past as a youth pastor. When not practicing law, he continues to utilize his talents as a Professional Opera singer by performing around the United States with his acapella vocal group, The Saturday Evening Post. In addition to a Doctorate Degree in Law, he has a Master's Degree in Voice from Baylor University.

His early education was in Theatre and that experience has helped him tremendously in front of juries. Additionally, he received his law degree later in life after having the chance to interact with people in the insurance industry, get to know their needs, their fears, etc.

Relationships with people have served him well in his law practice. Previous careers were as youth minister and national sales director for insurance company. Dealing with people and communication is major strength. The art of persuasion is assisted by training in theatre.

Personal interests:

Owns and rides horses. Allen is a member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders. He sings in various musical groups that have performed all over the world.

License
  • Bar Number: 31255
    Colorado , 1999
  • Bar Number: 36121
    , 0003
Education
  • Denver University
    Juris Doctorate , 1999
    Denver, CO
    Family Law; Estate Planning
  • Baylor University
    Master's Degree
    Waco, TX
    Vocal Performance Major
  • Loyola University
    Bachelor's Degree
    New Orleans, LA

Caryn J. Adams

Managing Partner, Caryn J. Adams is a former Prosecutor for the District Attorney's Office in El Paso County and is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California. The firm's Criminal Defense practice is greatly enhanced by Ms. Adams' experience as a prosecutor.

Since 2003, Ms. Adams has tried many jury and non-jury trials. She represents clients in various criminal matters, including: DUI and DWAI, Drug Crimes, Domestic Violence (Felony and Misdemeanor), Property Crimes (Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Identity Theft, Theft), Forgery, Fraud, Violent Crimes (Assault, Robbery), Traffic and Driving Offenses, Weapons Cases, and Escapes. Ms. Adams also has experience with Post-Conviction Issues and appeals.

Ms. Adams received her Law Degree from University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, with honors: Traynor Moot Court Competition: Outstanding Individual Speaker and Best Brief; The Boalt Hall Alumni Fellowship; and the Jamison Prize for Scholarship and Advocacy. Publications include the Berkeley Technology Law Journal's Annual Review of Law and Technology 29 (2002).
License
  • Bar Number: 36121
    Colorado , 2005

Robert R Gray

Education
  • BS Legal Studies; University of Maryland
    2004
    Robert R. "Bobby" Gray is the Firm's Administrator and handles issues ranging from firm Information Technology, Marketing, Billing, Human Resources to client relations. Previously he was a project manager for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and has been in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Relations for over 30 years. Bobby has performed around the world in championship Barbershop quartets and currently lives in Peyton, Co. with his wife and three dogs!

Carrie E Kelly

Carrie Kelly is a the Managing Attorney of the Family Law Division. She began her career in civil litigation, but has focused on family law for the last nine years, taking cases related to divorce, separation, paternity, grandparent rights and child custody, as well as related cases such as restraining orders, dependency and neglect cases, contempt and adoptions. She has successfully completed the Colorado Bar Association's training for mediators because she believes that the negotiating skills taught in that context are relevant to the practice of family law.

Ms. Kelly is an energetic attorney with a passion for and understanding of family law. She actively attends local legal education seminars and speaking events to keep current on the philosophies and concerns of the judges before whom she appears. Her colleagues in the Family Law section of the El Paso County Bar Association named Ms. Kelly the 2014 Outstanding Family Law Attorney in recognition of her contributions to the family law legal community. When looking for a family law attorney, she recommends that you seek out someone who focuses their practice on family law and who frequently appears in your jurisdiction. So much of family law is left to the discretion of the judge that knowing how your individual judge is likely to view your case can be invaluable in deciding how to proceed.

Ms. Kelly is a Colorado native and has lived in Colorado Springs since 2004 with her husband and two children. She enjoys exploring the many hiking trails and parks around Colorado Springs with her children and volunteers with the Girl Scouts.

Amanda C Musselwhite

Amanda Musselwhite is an associate attorney primarily practicing in the area of Domestic Relations and Criminal Defense.

Ms. Musselwhite attended law school at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, Ohio. She interned at a small firm which specialized in probate and sports law. Ms. Musselwhite also interned at the University's Legal Clinic, in the appellate department, writing appeals and motions for post-conviction relief.

After graduating in 2011, Ms. Musselwhite worked for the Colorado Department of Corrections assisting with the department's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. She was a prosecutor with the El Paso County District Attorney's Office before she left to practice family law in 2013. Ms. Musselwhite has always felt drawn to criminal law and family law. Prior to law school, she was a 9-1-1 dispatcher in Fayetteville, NC for three years.

Ms. Musselwhite enjoys taking taekwondo with her son, running mud races, and hiking with her dog.

Ms. Musselwhite graduated from East Carolina University in 2004 and will forever be a Pirate!

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