Meet Our Colorado Springs Family Law Attorneys & Staff Members

Attorneys

Attorney Greg Quimby

Greg is the father of both a boy and a girl. Erica Vasconcellos, our law firm's other attorney, is his daughter, and he is a grandfather of six. His personal and professional experiences give him the ability to relate and empathize with his clients and present their concerns to the court. After graduating from Boston College (with honors) in 1973, he became a police officer with the Prince George's County Maryland Police Department. While working in law enforcement he actively pursued further education, received an additional degree in accounting in 1983 and eventually became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1985. Greg moved with his family to Colorado Springs in 1985 where he entered the field of accounting, continuing his education and receiving a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in finance in 1988 from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

Years of experience in the accounting industry led him back to school, this time to the University of Denver College of Law. He graduated in 1993 with a scholarship for litigation and was voted to address the graduating class as their class speaker. Greg spent the next five years as a prosecutor, here and in Trinidad, Colorado. He started as a deputy district attorney and ended his prosecutorial career as the Assistant District Attorney and the Chief Trial Deputy. His prosecutions included everything from first-degree murder, child abuse, and domestic violence to DUI. In private practice since 1998, Greg specializes in family law as well as the types of cases that naturally accompany it: domestic violence, restraining orders, and child support.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Orders
  • Dependency and Neglect
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Alimony, Spousal Support, & Maintenance
  • Children’s Rights
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1985

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado – 1993
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
    • M.B.A. – 1988
    • Major: Finance
  • Boston College – 1973
    • Honors: With Honors

Past Employment Positions

  • Prince George’s County Maryland Police Department, Police Officer
Erica Vasconcellos

Attorney Erica Vasconcellos

Erica is the daughter of Greg Quimby and attended Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs. She attended the University of Colorado where she studied political science and graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors. After attending law school at the University of Denver College of Law, she was sworn in to the Colorado Bar in October of 2003.

Erica is a dedicated family law attorney but is, first and foremost, a mother. She and her husband, Josh, are the proud parents of three wonderful children. Jordan is the older, over protective, brother of his identical twin sisters, Madison and Emma. Erica believes in the importance of family as it grounds her, teaches patience and empathy, and makes her realize the importance of being a family advocate and attorney. She is here to help people through some of the most difficult times in their lives by remaining compassionate, supportive, and committed to finding the best solutions for them in their case.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Mediation
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Children’s’ Rights
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2003

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
  • University of Colorado

Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: With Honors
Major: Political Science

Cody Christian

Attorney Cody Christian

After graduating from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado (with honors), Cody was a paralegal and office manager at the Law Office of Greg Quimby. After working for six years, she decided to attend law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, where she received her Juris Doctorate. She also received an LL.M. in Tax from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Christian volunteered with the Wills Lab at the University of Denver and was the professor of the Wills Lab for the summer of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Mrs. Christian is a licensed attorney in both Colorado and Wyoming.

Mrs. Christian worked in Denver as an attorney in the field of elder law for three years. She understands the challenges that everyone encounters as they get older, and she is compassionate and able to relate and empathize with her clients, which enables her to present their concerns persuasively to the court.

Mrs. Christian is the mother of three boys. In her spare time she enjoys a hobby farm with goats, alpacas and chickens that her boys thoroughly enjoy living in the country. Being a parent gives her the empathy for both Family Law Custody matters and Probate matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate Matters
  • Estate Matters
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorneys
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Medicaid
  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Alimony, Spousal Support & Maintenance
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2010
  • Wyoming, 2010

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    •  LL.M.
    • Major: Tax
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • B.S. cum laude
    • Major: Marketing

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Beta Phi

Attorney M. Addison Freebairn

Addison attended the International School of Kirkland Washington as a teenager. He then attended Brigham Young University where he majored in Humanities and minored in History. After that, while attending law school at the University New Mexico School of Law, he worked in Family Law for over a year and became a trained mediator. He later took the Colorado Bar Exam and was sworn in to the Colorado Bar in June of 2019. Addison has a confident presence in the courtroom and enjoys the research and writing process of Appeals.

Addison’s passion for Family Law stems from his Fatherhood and Divorce. He and his former spouse co-parent their 3.5 year-old son extremely well and are proof that kids should always come first. Addison believes in the importance of co-parenting, and remains a strong advocate for a kid-first approach when it comes to litigation. Addison’s personal knowledge of the divorce process has instilled in him a deep compassion and desire to aid individuals in what may be the most trying season of their lives.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Children’s’ Rights
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2019

Education

  • J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law
  • B.A., Brigham Young University

Honors: Honor Roll, Dean’s List

Skilled Support Staff

Renee Ybarra

Office Manager Renee Ybarra

Renee was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado. She is a wife and mother of two great children, Anthony and Quianna. Her family has expanded to include her children's wonderful spouses Danielle and Andrew. Her family means the world to her.

Renee's professional background varies from, banking, collections, and the mortgage industry. Renee has been employed with the Law Office of Greg Quimby since 2008. She has always had the desire to work in the legal field. Renee has enjoyed the Greg Quimby legal team, and looks forward to helping our clients through a difficult period in their lives.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, participating in church activities, traveling, and last but not least, she loves shopping!

Melanie Baxter

Senior Paralegal Melanie Baxter

Melanie is the daughter of a career Marine. She was born in North Carolina but spent most of her childhood in Southern California. After her father retired from the Marines, he became a court administrator. During the summers, Melanie would spend her afternoons watching trials and became interested in the legal system. She received her paralegal degree in 1982 from Sonoma State University in Northern California and has worked in various areas of law for the past 30 years.

Melanie married the man of her dreams in 1996 and together they blended and raised six children. She is most proud of the organizational skills and ability to cook for a battalion she gained managing a family of eight.

Melanie is excited to be a part of the Quimby family and looks forward to assisting the attorneys and staff provide exemplary service to our clients.

In her spare time, Melanie enjoys traveling with her husband Jeff, visiting her children who are spread out all over, and, most of all, spending time with her eight grandchildren.

Paralegal Sonnie Fleming

Sonnie Fleming joined the Quimby team in March of 2014. Sonnie's experience in the legal field consists of divorce, child custody, estate planning and collections, for 5 years. Sonnie's experience also includes government contracting. As a paralegal for the Quimby team, she works closely with the attorney's and clients in assisting them throughout their cases.

Since she was a child, Sonnie's has been passionate in the legal field involving children. Sonnie holds several certifications and an AAS in Criminology.

Sonnie is a loving wife and mother of two wonderful boys! She has spent most of her life in Colorado around the Colorado Springs area. She enjoys several outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer as well as hosting family functions

Marilyn Montiel

Paralegal Marilyn Montiel

Marilyn was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. She is the mother of 4 kids and expecting her fifth child in late December 2018. Marilyn moved to Colorado with her children in 2016 and joined the Quimby Law firm in September 2017.

Marilyn has a wide variety of academic credentials. She received her AAS Degree at Minnesota State Community in Medical Administration and Pre-Social Work. Marilyn has her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal from Minnesota State University where she graduated in May 2016.

Marilyn discovered that she has a passion for family law and has worked in that field for five years although she also has experience in the fields of criminal defense; personal injury and civil litigation. Marilyn’s empathy for her clients was cemented after going through her own divorce. She has been there. Marilyn’s intensity at the job is rivaled by no one. She thrives on helping her clients.

Aside from her first job of being a mother she is an enthusiastic hiker. She loves the outdoors but mostly enjoys reeling in a bigger fish than her husband. Needless to say, she also enjoys competition.

Paralegal Elaina Wohr

While attending the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS), Elaina started as an intern at the Law Office of Greg Quimby. After graduating in December 2018 with dual Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Psychology, Elaina was promoted to Paralegal. In the spring of 2020, Elaina will be returning to UCCS to pursue a Masters in Criminal Justice before seeking a law degree.

Elaina was born in Germany but has spent the majority of her life in Colorado Springs. She has always had an interest in the legal field and enjoys assisting clients in navigating the system. She is also pursuing a private investigation license.

When she's not working Elaina can be found exploring the mountains. Her favorite pastimes include snowboarding, hiking/backpacking, and going to concerts.

Paralegal Susan Harris

Susan graduated with a B.A. in Cinema & Photography, concentrating in Screenwriting, from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) in 2010 and subsequently obtained her Paralegal Certificate after completing the Legal Studies Program at Illinois State University. After working as a Family Law Paralegal for 7 years in Illinois, Susan moved to Colorado Springs with her spouse, Brian, and joined the Law Office of Greg Quimby in May 2019. Although she appreciates her Midwestern roots, she is thrilled to have accomplished her long-term dream of living west of the Mississippi near the mountains.

Susan is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants and Pikes Peak Paralegals. She was also a member of the Central Illinois Paralegal Association having served on the board for 2 terms. She is looking forward to building relationships in the Colorado Springs legal field and finding ways to volunteer in the community.

Susan spends most of her time outside of the office with her two Border Collies. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, and crafting.

Legal Assistant Catherine Garcia

Catherine is the youngest member of the team, at nineteen years old. She was born in Alamosa, Colorado, and spent half of her childhood in a nearby small town of about 4,000 people. After finishing high school in Colorado Springs, she decided to pursue a Sociology degree, and is planning on completing her bachelors in May of 2021. While she originally wanted a career as a child guidance counselor, Catherine has developed a strong interest in family law, and hopes to further her education by attending law school. Since her first job at the age of fourteen, Catherine has been dedicated to helping others. Her background in many different types of customer service jobs have contributed to her skills in communication, and de-escalating emotional situations.

Catherine takes pride in being the oldest sibling of her three half siblings and step-sister. She is seven years older than her first two siblings, and ten and seventeen years older than the youngest two. This age gap plays a huge part in her role as a big sister. It was the blending of her family that sparked her interest in family law, and showed her the intensity of the field. There is nothing that Catherine would enjoy more than continuing to assist children and families.

In her free time, when she isn’t doing homework, Catherine enjoys reading, watching Netflix, doing yoga, hiking with her German Shepard and Rottweiler, and cuddling with her hedgehog! After leaving retail to join the legal field, Catherine is a recovering shopaholic, and hopes to replace the time she spent shopping with more outdoor activities.

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