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Angelika M. Bush, ACP and Rechtsassessorin

Paralegal to Larry R. Gaddis

angelika@gaddisherd.com

Angelika is a native of Germany. After attending law school at Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen and graduating from the judge trainee program, she practiced law in Germany before coming to the US. In 1995, she graduated with honors from the Denver Paralegal Institute. She attained her Certified Paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants in 1998. In addition, she obtained the Advanced Certified Paralegal designation in Business Organizations in 2009 and in Estate Planning in 2017. Furthermore, she is a credentialed court interpreter in the State of Colorado which is the top-tiered court interpreter designation. Angelika has been the paralegal for Larry R. Gaddis since 1996.

Angelika is married to Michael Bush, a retired Green Beret. She enjoys traveling, exercising including skiing and Spartan races, and reading. She attends Rocky Mountain Calvary.


Jane Thomsen

Paralegal to Tom Herd

jane@gaddisherd.com

Jane is a native of Colorado Springs and has lived most of her adult life on the west side in Old Colorado City. She attended UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College. She has worked in the legal profession for over 30 years and has experience in personal injury, workers’ compensation, insurance bad faith and complex civil litigation cases. She has spent the last 14 years assisting injured workers in Colorado Springs and Denver. Above all, Jane enjoys helping people going through rough times.

Jane’s hobbies include gardening, cooking and genealogy research. Jane enjoys taking care of her 120 year old home, caring for her two rescue cats and walking the west side neighborhood with her husband of 16 years.


Denise Yerkey

Legal Assistant to Tom Herd

denise@gaddisherd.com

Denise has worked in the legal profession for over 20 years. Before coming to Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C., Denise obtained experience in criminal defense, water law, construction law, geological hazards, workers’ compensation, malpractice claims, estates and wills, and personal injury claims. She is a member of Pikes Peak Paralegals and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Denise has been with Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C. since July of 2011.

Denise was born in Akron, Ohio and has lived many places due to her father’s military service. She loves the mountains of Colorado, and enjoys gardening, motorcycle riding/charity runs, spending time with her grandchildren, and training her rescue dog.


Pamela J. Rood

Paralegal to Gary Craw

pamela@gaddisherd.com

Pamela is a native to Colorado growing up in the Southern part of our state. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from what is now called Colorado State University – Pueblo. She spent 25 years working in property and casualty insurance as an adjuster handling claims related to auto, dwelling, commercial and just about all other types of property and casualty insurance policies before transitioning to the legal profession four years ago.

Pamela spent 17 years living in Southwest Wyoming which is where she met her late husband. She has three children and loves the mountains and anything to do with spending time outdoors.


Brandy A. Newton

Paralegal to Derry Adams

brandy@gaddisherd.com

Brandy was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. After graduation she joined the Unites States Navy and was stationed in Barbers Point, Hawaii. During her enlistment, Brandy was deployed to Diego Garcia as support staff to her Squadron. After her enlistment ended, Brandy moved to Colorado Springs in 2001 with her daughter. She continued her education and obtained her Associates Degree of Applied Science and Paralegal Certificate from Everest College. Brandy now has over 20 years’ experience working as a paralegal in various areas of law. Her experiences have taught her the importance of maintaining a positive office atmosphere and regular client communication.

Brandy enjoys assisting peopled who have been injured. She supports that attorneys in litigation and office administration, and Brandy is dedicated to helping the firm’s clients pursue a positive outcome.

Brandy has a large blended family and enjoys weekends with her family especially when her grandchildren visit. She also has two Doberman Pinschers who tend to keep her busy.


Jeanine Benkoski

Accounting Manager

jeanine@gaddisherd.com

Jeanine is a graduate of the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs and is a long term resident of our fair city. She has been in the accounting field for over 35 years and has been managing the accounting department at Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C. for the last 20 years. Jeanine will gladly answer any billing related questions clients may have regarding their cases.

Jeanine is enjoys animals, large and small, painting, reading, knitting, and working out.


Adele Ogletree

Receptionist

reception@gaddisherd.com

Adele has lived in our beautiful city for over 20 years, and over the course of 15 years, has worked in the legal setting in many roles. She brings her experience to help potential and current clients, as well as support the team in a variety of tasks.

Adele and her husband David participate in marriage initiatives together, as well as getting outside in the fresh air as much as life will allow.

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