Trista McElhaney

Senior Associate

Ms. McElhaney received her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in May 2012 and was admitted the Colorado Bar in October 2012. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate education and in 2008 she received her B.S.B.A. in Economics. While pursuing her legal education, Ms. McElhaney gained valuable litigation experience working at a boutique law firm specializing in commercial litigation. She also volunteered at Colorado Legal Services researching unfair creditor practices. Her interest in family law began after she interned at the 18th Judicial District in the domestic division during her second year of law school. During her third year of law school, Ms. McElhaney was a student attorney for the University of Colorado’s Family Law Clinic.  In 2010, she was awarded with the Anheuser-Busch Minoru Yasui Scholarship from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association for leadership and service to the Asian community. In 2011, she was also awarded the Joel H. Greenstein Scholarship and the Harold Taft King Scholarship.

Immediately following her graduation from law school, Ms. McElhaney joined a “men’s rights firm,” where she worked as a family law attorney until she joined Burnham Law in March of 2015.  This experience became invaluable as Ms. McElhaney now regularly assists both men and women with complex matters ranging from intricate custody cases to divorce matters with business ownership/valuations.  Trista is an exceptional trial attorney with a unique ability to scrutinize financials, often utilizing her background in economics to the ultimate benefit of her clients.