Tara Gaschler Salinas

Managing Attorney

BIO


I've spent the past 15 years representing consumers in bankruptcy and I can't imagine doing anything else!  It creates such a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in my professional life.

Having filed bankruptcy myself after uninsured medical treatment and credit card bills overwhelmed my young family, I understand the pain financial difficulties bring.  

After seeing the struggles my clients were experiencing with student loans, I decided to expand my practice to include providing solutions to the crippling debt of federal and private student loans. 

I seek to relieve the guilt, shame and self-doubt that threaten to overwhelm my clients.  By guiding them through the options available and staying with them through each step of the process; I help to eliminate the stress and worry that can drown my clients.

My goal is to make your experience as easy as possible and create a firm foundation for you to begin with a fresh start!

EDUCATION
B.A., Colorado State University, 1997

Certificate, London School of Economics, 1998
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2001

BAR ADMISSION
Colorado Bar, 2001

Colorado District Court, 2002


CREDENTIALS:

- Colorado Bar Association

- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

- American Bankruptcy Institute

- National Association of Consumer Advocates

- Colorado Consumer Bankruptcy Association

- Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Bootcamp (2008, 2009)

- Joshua Cohen's Student Loan Law Workshop (2018)

- Member Colorado Bankruptcy Local Rules Committee

- Sponsor Debtors' Counsel Listserv (212 members)

- Speaker for 35 Legal Education seminars: including the

  • Colorado Bar Association CLE

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • National Business Institute

  • Central & Eastern European Law Institute

Three published bankruptcy court decisions:

- In re Liehr, 439 BR 179 (10th Cir. B.A.P. 2010)

- In re Davis, 430 BR 902 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2010)

- In re Nelson, 408 B.R. 394 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2008)