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Meet Our Trial Team

Our staff members are a critical part of our success as a trial firm. Let us introduce you.

Kara Colter, Assistant Administrator
Kara has worked as an administrator and legal assistant in the legal industry for more than fifteen years and has been with Ogborn Mihm and one of its predecessor firms since 2008. Kara graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in social sciences. She earned her master’s degree in English and creative writing from Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia. Kara is a Colorado native.


Lisa Esquibel, Paralegal
Lisa, a Denver Native, graduated from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in Criminalistics. She received her paralegal certificate from the University of Colorado. She has more than 20 years of combined experience as a legal assistant and paralegal.


Joanna Fox, Legal Assistant
Joanna was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and a minor in history. Joanna has been employed in the legal field for more than ten years. Before joining Ogborn Mihm in 2014, Joanna worked in the clerk’s offices of both state and federal courts.


Elise Herding, Paralegal
Elise earned her associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Arapahoe Community College in 2015. Prior to joining Ogborn Mihm, LLP, Elise owned her own organizational development business and worked for LexisNexis training end users nationwide on e-discovery processes and Colorado File and Serve.


Shawn Jolley, Legal Assistant
Shawn has more than eighteen years of combined experience as a legal assistant and paralegal. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shawn has an associate’s degree in paralegal studies, a B.A. in psychology and is currently working on her master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of Colorado–Denver.


Erin C. Myers, Legal Administrator
Erin has worked in the legal industry for more than twenty years and as an administrator since 2005. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Erin earned her master’s degree in legal administration from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Erin is a 4th generation Colorado native.


Elisa Taute, Paralegal
Elisa is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received her associate’s degree in paralegal studies from the Denver Paralegal Institute. Prior to joining Ogborn Mihm, LLP, Elisa worked for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County District Court.


Ashley Underwood, Legal Assistant
Ashley is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She has over six years of legal experience prior to joining Ogborn Mihm in 2017. Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University.


Jessica Whitesell, Paralegal
Jessica has worked as a paralegal for more than fifteen years. She earned her B.S. in business management from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her paralegal certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Jessica has lived in Colorado for more than twenty years.


Leigha Wickham, Paralegal
Leigha has more than ten years of combined legal experience and has been working as a paralegal for the past four years. Leigha is an alumni of the University of Colorado where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in Psychology. Originally from Cheyenne, WY, Leigha has lived in Colorado for the past twelve years.


Sharon Wiley, Paralegal
Sharon has been working as a litigation paralegal for more than twenty years. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Arizona State University and her paralegal certificate from Balin Institute in California. Sharon was born in Tampa, Florida and grew up in a military family, living in cities across the United States. She has lived in Colorado for more than thirty years.

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