About our Attorneys
At Columbine Law Group, PC, we envision a relationship with our clients and community through trust and hard work. The Columbine Law Group, PC team is understanding and compassionate toward all their clients in order to achieve their legal goals. Our focus is to change the face of the law by redefining the traditional law firm by focusing on the attorney, their goals, and their family dynamics.
Shelly K. RosnikManaging Partner
Michael KeillyAssociate Attorney
Drew ThomasAssociate Attorney
Joe TolmanAssociate Attorney
Prior to attending Denver University Sturm College of Law in 2004, I worked as a paralegal in premier Colorado law firms since 1999. My decision to become an attorney stemmed from my heartfelt passion for the law as I became more familiar with the legal field. During law school I had the opportunity to clerk for the 4th Judicial District in Colorado Springs. Also, I was the head legal advocate at Safe House Denver assisting survivors of domestic violence gain citizenship through VAWAs and UVisas.
Upon passing and being sworn into the Colorado Bar in 2007, I immediately opened my own practice. My practice continues to grow primarily from a wide referral base and community involvement. My firm is dedicated to serving Colorado with the passion and enthusiasm required to become the most sought after legal counsel. For 2010 – 2016, I have consistently received various awards for my quality of service, overall value, responsiveness, and communication ability.
My compassion and ability to help clients through the difficult legal system while maintaining a personal touch, sets me apart from other legal counsel. I am dedicated to providing personalized professional service with excellent communication, resources, and commitment that my clients and my community need and deserve. I am passionate about creating a quality oriented professional service firm by maintaining flexibility to meet the ever changing needs of our community. I am committed to the success of my clients by providing creative counsel, services that consistently exceed expectations, timely service at the highest quality standard, personalized services built on business relationships, and a networking base in the business community.
I returned to the Colorado Front Range after obtaining my undergraduate degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Upon my return, I attended the University of Denver College of Law. During law school, I clerked for a small firm in Denver and stayed on at that firm following graduation and later started my own practice. I obtained valuable experience in civil litigation, small business matters, estate planning, immigration, and family law. I had valuable courtroom experience and had the opportunity to participate in several appeals, including successfully arguing a case before the Colorado Supreme Court. During the time prior to attending law school and practicing law, as well as after closing my office, I have had a great deal of broad ranging experience dealing with people and their problems in a day-to day practical fashion. In 2018, after almost 16 years running a successful restaurant, I decided to return to the practice of law to use my legal training and my experience to help people and businesses solve their problems that have arisen in the legal arena.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I moved to Colorado after a two week vacation at the age of 21. I fell in love with the people, landscape, and climate of Colorado and can hardly imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy traveling around Colorado and the Southwest. Both when I travel and at home, I enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, and cycling. I am also an avid nature photographer.
Drew Thomas specializes in:
- Criminal Defense
- Family Law
Drew spent the first eighteen years of life in California. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Oregon where he graduated with a degree in political science and a minor in business administration. Drew then attended Willamette University College of Law, graduating in the top quarter of my class. After graduating, Drew moved to Colorado where he passed the bar exam and became a licensed attorney in 2016.
Drew has worked in various areas of law both advising and in litigation. After finishing his first year at law school, he worked for a law firm that specialized in defending registered brokers in FINRA arbitrations. He then moved on to work for the City of Denver Attorneys Office where he spent his time advising city agencies. Drew learned what it means to be both an attorney and counselor at law. Being able to counsel clients on which decisions to make is just as important as understanding the law.
Drew has also worked on behalf of indigent clients, assisting in family law matters through his law school’s clinical program. He has helped families finalize adoptions as well as helped spouses in need collect spousal support.
Drew has a passion for the outdoors and live music. In the summer you can find him in the mountains hiking or at Red Rocks enjoying a concert.
Joe Tolman has recently returned to Colorado after finishing law school in Richmond, Virginia. While in school, Joe focused on experiential learning by joining the University of Richmond’s Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic that focused on business entity formation and intellectual property issues. He worked as an intern prosecutor with the Brunswick County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted misdemeanor cases. Joe also interned with the Virginia Department of Health Professions in administrative proceedings.
Joe recently joined the Colorado Bar after earning his J.D. from the University of Richmond in 2017, and his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2014. While in law school, Joe was active in multiple clubs and organizations, including the University of Richmond’s Veterans and Military Law Association, Student Intellectual Property Association, Moot Court Board, and Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity.
In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with family and friends in any capacity, whether it is hiking along the Front Range, going to the newest hot movie, or staying at home and snuggling with his wife, daughter, puppy, and kitten.