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Angelika M. Bush, ACP and Rechtsassessorin

Paralegal to Larry R. Gaddis


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.

Tresa Shelton

Paralegal to Gary Craw


Tresa is originally from a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from LeTourneau University, Houston, Texas and a Paralegal Certificate from Texas School of Business. She has 28 years' experience as a paralegal and has worked with Gary Craw for the past 20 years. Tresa will give each client her personal attention and assistance.

Tresa and her husband have been married for 23 years and they have one teenage son. She has been a long time member of St. Patrick’s Church. She enjoys family time and walking her Australian Shepard.

Denise Yerkey

Legal Assistant to Tom Herd


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.

Donna R. Previti

Paralegal to Derry Adams


Donna moved to Colorado Springs from San Diego trading the ocean for the mountains. She has worked in the legal profession for over 15 years in multiple states, including California and New Mexico. She attended University of New Mexico and obtained paralegal state certification from California. In addition to the legal field she has utilized her accounting background in government contracting firms and collaborating with documentary film productions.

Her current interests include hiking, photography, fostering rescue animals and supporting the community and local breweries as a participant of the Brewer’s Cup.

Jeanine Benkoski

Accounting Manager


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



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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  • Super Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • El Paso County Bar Association
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