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Tara Gaschler Salinas

Managing Attorney


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!

B.A., Colorado State University, 1997

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

Colorado Bar, 2001

Colorado District Court, 2002


- 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)

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