Our Paralegals

Epstein Patierno, LLP – Attorneys at Law
Top Family Law Attorneys in Denver, CO

Jim R. Vigil

Jim received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal from the Community College of Denver in 1995, and he brings a wealth of experience to the firm. He has extensive experience working on highly complex cases, financial and otherwise.

Jim enjoys working with our clients, and he works diligently and efficiently to meet their individual needs and goals.

In his spare time, Jim coaches youth sports, including Arvada Midget Football and North Jeffco Junior baseball teams. A native of Colorado, Jim enjoys camping, playing softball and flag football, and competing in various 5K, 10K, and half-marathon races.

Jessika Krueger

Jessika received her A.A.S in Paralegal Studies from Salt Lake Community College in 2006 and began working in criminal law. After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Jessika relocated from Salt Lake City to work in the Denver County Court as a court clerk.

She began working as a family law paralegal in 2016 and finds meeting the needs of clients very rewarding. With her psychology background, Jessika finds it fulfilling to listen and assist clients, responding to their individual concerns and needs.

In her free time, Jessika enjoys watching sports, reading, and hiking.

Amie Conger

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Amie Conger joins us after stepping out of the legal industry for a few years. She worked with Mr. Epstein and Ms. Smock in the past. She thoroughly enjoys Family Law and all the aspects that come with caring for the client in a difficult time in their lives. She is empathetic and can always be counted on to make sure the client is taken care of.

Amie is a Colorado native. In her spare time, Amie, enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports and reading.

Kristen Keller

Kristen earned a BA Degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge and a paralegal certificate from UCLA. While completing her degree, she won a spot in the prestigious Judicial Internship Program through CSUN. She relocated back to her hometown of Highlands Ranch, Colorado in 2011 and has been working as a family law paralegal ever since. She has experience working with families from all different backgrounds and economic circumstances.

In her free time, Kristen enjoys cooking, attending live theater performances, and spending time with her little girl.

Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer has nearly 30 years of legal secretarial and paralegal experience.
After taking time off for 10 years to raise her 3 children, her specialty for the last decade has exclusively been family law. She has worked for some of Denver’s pre-eminent law firms and mediators since the 1980s. She has recent experience working with very high value marital estate dissolutions, and also has experience in complex APR and post-decree cases. 

Heidy Hernandez

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Heidy Joined Epstein and Patierno in February of 2023. She has four years of experience working strickly in family law.

Heidy is bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English, and has extensive experience working with Spanish-speaking clients.

Heidy is passionate about her career as a family law paralegal and always maintains a positive attitude and mindset while ensuring her client’s needs.

In her spare time, Heidy enjoys studying a third language, reading, and being a full-time student.

Brianna Pirrello


Brianna moved to Colorado from New York to further her career in Matrimonial and Family Law. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, Economics and Law from SUNY Old Westbury as well as a Paralegal Certification from Hofstra University. Brianna has always wanted to help people growing up and finds this field of work very rewarding. She is dedicated to making sure that each client’s individual needs are met with care. She understands that this can be one of the hardest times in someone’s life and does all that she can to make this process less stressful for the client.

In her free time, Brianna enjoys hiking, cooking, listening to music and spending time with her friends.

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