Marie grew up in Crested Butte, Colorado and also spent part of her childhood in Japan and the Philippines. She lived in Paris, France for 14 months during her junior year of college as well. After college at Pacific University in Oregon where she had a double major in Philosophy and French and was awarded Distinguished Senior in Humanities, Marie moved to New York City and attended law school at Fordham University.
Stephanie Berardini has been working for lawyers for nearly 30 years, starting in the file room of a downtown Denver law firm and then receiving her paralegal degree in 1996. Working with her husband, Brian J. Berardini, Esq., she developed her skills in high-pressure civil litigation, lender liability defense, family law, bankruptcy, foreclosures, probate, collections, evictions, and garnishments for individuals, small businesses, and national organizations.
Brandon Richardson is an associate attorney with The Drake Law firm, P.C. Brandon graduated from Colorado State University with honors, majoring in Political Science with a dual minor in Business Administration and Legal Studies.
Brandon followed the footsteps of his stepfather and attended law school at The University of Tulsa College of Law. At the University of Tulsa College of Law, Brandon worked at an immigration law clinic and spent time in the David L. Moss jail assisting immigrants with their immigration status. This immigration work is part of what informs Brandon’s strong sense of empathy in his family law cases.
Tatiana Quijano is the firm’s Scheduling Assistant and Happiness Coordinator. She handles client intake, client appointments, handles the attorneys’ schedules and creates reports that make everyone’s life easier. Tatiana has ten years of experience in Customer Service, Administrative Assistance, and Legal Assistance.
Kathy Schoettler is The Drake Law Firm’s office manager. Kathy grew up in the Midwest, where she lived in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Missouri. In her twenties, Kathy moved to Georgia, where she met her late husband, Chris. Together they owned and operated several restaurants. Kathy moved to Colorado in 2011.
Before joining The Drake Law Firm in 2022, she worked as the office manager for a local chiropractic office. With her experience in both management and customer service since the mid-1990s, Kathy brings a wealth of office management experience to our law firm.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys playing tennis, going to movies, and attending live music events with her four sisters, as well as visiting her family in Alabama.