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Clifton Black
Clifton (Cliff) Black is a veteran attorney and life-long Colorado Springs resident. Cliff began his career as a sole practitioner in 2000 when he discovered a passion for practicing criminal defense while representing a family friend in a DUI matter. For much of his career, he practiced as a criminal defense attorney and assisted thousands of clients in this area of law. Cliff has always advocated for his clients and has their best interest when fighting for them. With the legalization of medical marijuana, Cliff began practicing in this area representing the marijuana industry in 2009. At that time attorneys in the community were not familiar with the legalities of medical marijuana. While most attorneys were unwilling to educate themselves on the legalities, Cliff was willing to review the Constitution regarding medical marijuana and the other legalities involved. Read More About Clifton Black

Charles Allen
Charles Allen, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, is a former El Paso County Public Defender. While at the Public Defender’s office, Charles represented hundreds of domestic violence, DUI/DWAI, theft, trespassing, and revocation of probation cases. Not only does Charles work hard to exceed the expectations of his client with favorable plea deals, but he isn’t afraid of going to a jury trial. Aside from criminal defense, he is currently addressing family law cases. Read More About Charles Allen
Attorney Alison E. BlackwellAlison E. Blackwell, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC and former Senior Deputy Public Defender with the Colorado State Public Defender, Arapahoe Office. Known as the “DUI Guru” at the Public Defender’s office, Alison fiercely represented her clients in the felony division of the 18th Judicial District Court of Colorado. Alison has advocated on behalf of her clients in an assortment of criminal charges including DUI, Domestic Violence, drug charges, sexual assault, and first-chaired homicide cases, including juvenile homicide. Read More About Alison Blackwell      
Robert L. Pomper, Special Counsel at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, and supervising attorney for the Family Law practice at the firm. Robert, a Chicago native, attended the University of Chicago and Tulane Law School, graduating at the top of his class. During his 18 years practicing Family Law in Chicago, Robert was the Director of Litigation while managing a full caseload of his own. In 2010, Robert was admitted to practice law in Colorado and continued to represent clients with Family Law cases throughout Colorado, including Denver, El Paso County, and Pueblo. Robert is recognized in the Colorado and Illinois community by peers and clients alike as an exceptional attorney, receiving awards and being featured in the Colorado Lawyer. With 31 years of experience, Robert handles all aspects of Family Law, from Divorce, Custody, Adoption, and complex financial cases. Read More About Robert Pomper
Christopher Welch, is a veteran criminal defense attorney with over 20+ homicide trials under his belt. He has tried complex cases in almost every county in Iowa and brought that experience to the Colorado Springs Public Defender Office. As a senior public defender, he tried numerous complex cases, homicides, and other serious cases. He also has experience with the complexities of sex cases after trying numerous sexually violent predator cases in civil court in Iowa. At the Colorado Springs office, he was in charge of the intern program and helped younger attorneys with the transition to district court. After leaving the Public Defender system, he comes to Clifton Black as an experienced and competent litigator that can handle the most complex criminal cases. Read More About Christopher Welch
Jennifer Leyba
Jennifer Leyba is the Office Manager for Law offices of Clifton Black delivering support to our Partners, Attorneys, and staff while striving to provide outstanding customer service to all our clients. As Office Manager, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing office procedures, billing, client management, vendor relations, and human resources. Read More About Jennifer Leyba
Leslee Cadenas joined the Law Offices of Clifton Black after graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her enthusiasm for the law has encouraged Leslee to join this field and plans to enroll as a law student in the near future. As a paralegal, Leslee is in charge of assisting clients and attorneys by providing regular contact, case updates, maintaining case calendars and deadlines, and drafting pleadings and letters. Further, Leslee is responsible for assisting the attorneys in the criminal defense and eviction processes. Read More about Leslee Cadenas    
Clea Steininger supports attorneys Cliff Black and Alison Blackwell with a focus on Marijuana law and Family Law. As Legal Assistant, Clea facilitates client communications with their attorney, manages case deadlines and court files, prepares marijuana license applications, assists in preparing business listings, and offers support to clients. Read More about Clea Steininger

Nuvia Trejo joined the Law Offices of Clifton Black after graduating from the University of Colorado Denver with a B.A. in History and International Studies. Her passion for the law and desire to make a difference in the world nurture her desire to attend law school and inspired her to join the team at the Law Offices of Clifton Black. Read More about Nuvia Trejo
Joani Harshman is currently building a Cannabis Law practice pursuant to Missouri’s new Medical Cannabis Law Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution. Amendment 2 was passed by an overwhelming 65% of the voters in November 2018 making Missouri the 33rd state to legalize medicinal use. Read More about Joani Harshman
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