Christian has handled hundreds of jury trials and brings almost 20 years of prior courtroom experience to our firm. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was awarded the National Merit Scholarship. He worked in the car rental business and in Missouri state government before going to law school. Christian received his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1997, where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review. During law school, he worked as an intern in the Boulder County District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted his first jury trials.
After law school, Christian served as a prosecutor in the Morgan County District Attorney’s office, prosecuting matters ranging from traffic to serious felony cases. In 2001 he accepted a position prosecuting juvenile cases in the Weld County District Attorney’s office, and after a year was promoted to prosecute felony crimes against children and major felony cases including murder trials. Over his nearly twenty years in criminal prosecution, he trained numerous other attorneys in criminal law and the art of trial practice. For the last couple years before joining Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, he was assigned to prosecute white collar and other serious economic crimes, including mortgage fraud, embezzlement, state tax fraud, securities fraud and financial crimes against at-risk adults, particularly the victimization of the elderly by those in a position of trust. He also handled appeals.
Christian has been a board member and board chair of A Kid’s Place and a board member of Island Grove Treatment Center. He currently serves on the boards for North Range Behavioral Health and for the Greeley Chamber of Commerce. He has taught law enforcement, high school and college students, and the general public about constitutional law, attorney ethics, elder abuse, mortgage fraud and other topics.
Christian and his wife Heather live in Greeley with their three children: Piper, Roxie and Milo, and one standard schnauzer named Tessa. Time permitting, Christian is an avid walker and home cook.