Our Legal Team

The law Office of Peter M. Anderson Legal Team

Backed By Over 100 Years Of Collective Industry Experience

The Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson employs professionals who adhere to the highest ethical standards and work to the clients’ best interests. Our highly competent staff and limited client base ensures that we have the time to dedicate to your case

Peter M. Anderson, Esq.

Trial Lawyer

Peter M. Anderson is a trial lawyer licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court of the District of Colorado and in the 10th Circuit of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also received a Certificate of Good Standing from the clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado.

Peter is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Boulder County Bar Association and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He earned the “Advocate Diploma” with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Attorney Anderson is one of the few attorneys in Boulder to graduate from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 

He specializes in car accidents and insurance breach of contract cases, focusing solely on these two practice areas.

Carlo F. Bonavita, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate – Independent Contractor

Carlo F. Bonavita has more than 15 years of experience handling complex litigation, including trucking liability, insurance coverage and claims litigation and trial work, and consumer class action defense. Carlo served on a regional counsel team for trucking liability actions for a major interstate motor carrier and had an active caseload of 10-20 personal injury claims arising out of major multi-vehicle accidents.

He has been responsible for all aspects of personal injury cases, from case evaluation to liability concerns to accident reconstruction to depositions to settlement/litigation. Mr. Bonavita’s expertise lies in his written argument prowess: he has extensive experience in legal research, discovery and appellate briefs, and motion practice in both state and federal courts.

Alecia Farkas

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Alecia’s background dovetails nicely with the expectations of her litigation role at the firm. Her 20 years of legal experience include 10 years with the Pettis County Circuit Court as Secretary to the Presiding Judge and supervisor of the Circuit Civil Division. In addition, she has 10 years of paralegal experience in general practice law firms, where she assisted clients on a variety of matters including personal injury, bankruptcy and domestic relations. Her jury trial experience has been on both sides of the bench in assisting judges and juries in her roles within the Pettis County Circuit Court and assisting attorneys as a paralegal fighting for plaintiffs’ rights.

Alecia’s passion is representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury litigation; the firm provides her with the opportunity to fulfill her goal of helping clients. The Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson stands by its motto: “Big enough to deliver, small enough to care”. It is the perfect representation of Alecia’s work philosophy of delivering high quality legal service with a personal touch.

Cathie Ponce de Leon

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Throughout her tenure, Cathie Ponce de Leon has advocated for plaintiffs in all types of legal matters and continues to focus her efforts on helping injured clients navigate the complex legal system. Most importantly, she works hard to obtain fair/just settlements for clients and works side-by-side with Peter Anderson when cases go to trial. She believes in the firm’s dictum of Jury – Trial – Justice.

Cathie is also fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language, proving invaluable to those clients who require assistance in communicating about the legal process. With a small, select roster of clients, Cathie and the rest of the team can dedicate the time and resources necessary to hopefully ensure the best possible case outcome.

Terra McClanahan

Pre-Trial Paralegal

Terra McClanahan is originally from Jefferson City, Missouri, where she began her legal career. Terra recently moved to Northern Colorado, and joined the Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson in August 2019, seeking out a law firm with a winning trial track record. A career paralegal, Terra has more than 3 years of experience working with clients in a civil litigation. She has served as a paralegal on several personal injury cases, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to slip & falls. She continues to attend Colorado Bar Association CLE classes to advance her knowledge of Colorado-specific personal injury law. Terra works closely with the other paralegals in the office, all of whom are committed to providing the best service to our clients.

Helen Hafer

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Helen Hafer joined the Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson in June 2020, seeking to return to her roots working in a boutique trial-based practice. She hails from Taussig & Smith, where she was a senior litigation paralegal for nearly 7 years. Her paralegal skills were honed on personal injury, insurance bad faith and worker’s compensation bad faith litigation. For nearly 20 years prior to that, she served as a paralegal in the offices of Larry D. Lee, P.C. She handled all aspects of a single-attorney office focused heavily on personal injury litigation. In summary, Helen has worked in the legal field for over thirty years, bringing an abundance of legal experience to LOPMA.

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