Colorado Springs

Attorneys Brenda Bartels and Amber Blasingame Join National Law Firm, Messner Reeves LLP in Colorado Springs

In the spring of 2022, Denver-based national law firm Messner Reeves LLP expanded its Colorado Springs presence. Experienced attorneys Brenda Bartels and Amber Blasingame, formerly with the well-known firm of Hanes & Bartels (now closed) have joined Scott Hawranek in our Colorado Springs office. Messner Reeves also moved its office to the historic Boys Club building at 105 East Moreno Avenue.

“As we continue our focus on strategic growth, it made perfect sense to further expand, develop and define our existing Colorado Springs presence in such a historical space with such a rich community background,” said CEO and Managing Partner Caleb Meyer of Messner Reeves. “Now, having this incredible team together, we feel even more connected to Colorado Springs. In addition, we know that having a national law firm locally will allow us to provide a high-quality level of service and legal support to the surrounding community.”

Bartels and Blasingame are excited about the opportunity and having joined forces with Messner Reeves, they continue to provide quality legal services to Colorado Springs and southern Colorado’s residents and businesses.

“As we continue our focus on strategic growth, it made perfect sense to further expand, develop and define our existing Colorado Springs presence in such a historical space with such a rich community background,” said CEO and Managing Partner Caleb Meyer of Messner Reeves. “Now, having this incredible team together, we feel even more connected to Colorado Springs. In addition, we know that having a national law firm locally will allow us to provide a high-quality level of service and legal support to the surrounding community.”

Bartels and Blasingame are excited about the opportunity and having joined forces with Messner Reeves, they continue to provide quality legal services to Colorado Springs and southern Colorado’s residents and businesses.

Messner Reeves Now Also Serves Immigration Clients

With this expansion, Messner Reeves will also be adding immigration law to their legal services, which
already include:

Crisis Management
Corporate
Corporate Tax
Intellectual Property Development, Licensing and Litigation
Labor & Employment
Liquor and Tobacco Licensing
Intellectual Property
Patent Prosecution and Litigation
Copyright Prosecution and Ligation

Trademark Prosecution and Litigation
Private Client Services
Appellate
Banking and Financial Services
Brand Management
Entertainment and Sports Law
Insurance Defense
Healthcare
Workers’ Compensation
Professional Liability Defense

Attorneys in the Colorado Springs Office

Ms. Bartels and Ms. Blasingame join Messner Reeves Intellectual Property (IP) Partner Scott Hawranek while continuing to serve their existing clients from Hanes & Bartels. Bartels and Blasingame are eager to grow the Messner Reeves practice areas of real estate, construction, and immigration law.

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Brenda Bartels

Brenda  Bartels began her career as a construction law and real estate attorney in Colorado Springs in 1987 after graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Law (cum laude). Since then, thousands of clients in Colorado and Nebraska have trusted her legal skills and experience to guide them to a just resolution of their legal matters, including in the areas of:

  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Business formation, contracts, and other transactional work
  • Real Estate and real estate litigation
  • Estate planning
  • Probate disputes
  • Construction issues
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Homeowner association law

Amber Blasingame

Amber Blasingame has worked in immigration law since 1995 and graduated from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2010. She was involved in the DU asylum clinic and was honored with a scholastic excellence award in advanced immigration law. Ms. Blasingame worked as an immigration coordinator/manager and a managing paralegal before becoming an attorney in 2011. Before joining Messner Reeves, she was a senior immigration attorney at Hanes & Bartels, LLC.

Ms. Blasingame has successfully represented clients before:

  • The U.S. Department of Labor
  • Homeland Security
  • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • The Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • The Board of Immigration Appeals
  • The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals

She is also a public speaker and published author on many immigration topics. In 2015, Colorado Style
Magazine recognized Ms. Blasingame as a “Top Attorney” in the area of immigration law in Colorado
Springs.

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Amber Blasingame

Amber Blasingame has worked in immigration law since 1995 and graduated from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2010. She was involved in the DU asylum clinic and was honored with a scholastic excellence award in advanced immigration law. Ms. Blasingame worked as an immigration coordinator/manager and a managing paralegal before becoming an attorney in 2011. Before joining Messner Reeves, she was a senior immigration attorney at Hanes & Bartels, LLC.

Ms. Blasingame has successfully represented clients before:

  • The U.S. Department of Labor
  • Homeland Security
  • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • The Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • The Board of Immigration Appeals
  • The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals

She is also a public speaker and published author on many immigration topics. Since 2015, Colorado Style Magazine has recognized Ms. Blasingame as a “Top Attorney” in the area of immigration law in Colorado Springs.

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Scott Hawranek

Scott Hawranekhas been with Messner Reeves since the firm’s inception in Colorado Springs, focusing his practice on intellectual property litigation, protection, and development of his client’s most valuable technologies. In addition, Scott has a proven track record for winning patent, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property disputes, including trade secret misappropriation and licensing disputes.

Before beginning his legal career, Scott worked as a research and development engineer. He previously practiced at his own intellectual property law firm, major international law firms in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Colorado, and as in-house counsel for a global technology company. Scott also has experience working as a patent examiner for the USPTO.

Messner Reeves: Providing Quality Legal Services to Colorado Springs and Beyond

Community is at the heart of everything we do,” says Managing Partner Caleb Meyer. “The enhancement of our Colorado Springs office will undoubtedly tie us closer to the incredible people that live there and allow us the ability to provide them with the legal counsel and strategy they deserve.

In addition to their new Colorado Springs office, Messner Reeves has Colorado offices in Denver and Greenwood Village. Nationally, they also serve clients from their offices in Orange County, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, and New York City. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 303-260-7900 or use our online contact form.