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Brian J. Bagley,
J.D., M.B.A.

The founder and chief counsel of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Brian provides legal representation to businesses, families, and individuals.  In addition to the practice of law, Brian currently serves as the Mayor of Longmont, CO.  Brian's other community activities include teaching at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a professor for the university's prestigious Presidents Leadership Class, teaching upper-level courses on business, management, and leadership.  Brian himself is a CU alumnus, having earned a Juris Doctor from CU's School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the Leeds School of Business.


Brian began his professional career as a senior analyst and key member of the team that researched and wrote the New York Times Bestseller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t.  The best-selling hardback business book of all time, Good to Great has grossed more than $100 million in book sales alone.  As the only research analyst throughout the five-year project for its entirety, Brian performed the in-depth investigations, interviews, and analysis on market-leading companies to understand how they came to dominate their industries.  The research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company.


Brian is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and has been licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado since 1999.  His personal accomplishments include earning the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America, speaking and writing fluent Spanish, writing and directing a full-length feature film distributed by Universal Vivendi, and volunteering – along with his wife – as a foster-adopt parent for Boulder County's Department of Housing and Human Services.  His foremost passion is his four children: Danielle, Jordan, Augie, and Mikey.

Timothy Edstrom, J.D.


Tim Edstrom is a senior associate at The Bagley Law Firm.  While his current focus is in criminal defense and family law, he has extensive experience in a wide variety of legal fields that include workers' compensation, immigration, Social Security, civil litigation for personal injury, business disputes, civil rights violations, sexual harassment, and securities regulation.

When looking into Tim's legal background, one will find that Tim has litigated some of the most high-profile civil rights cases in Colorado history, including the contentious and highly-publicized Michael DeHerrera and Juan Vasquez police brutality lawsuits.

Alone or as lead counsel, he has conducted approximately 60 jury trials for cases that range from criminal defense of murder-in-the-first-degree to civil cases with millions of dollars on the line. However, Tim feels just at home when litigating child custody issues or misdemeanor matters before the local municipal magistrate.

A graduate of the University of Denver College of Law, and having graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in political science, Tim has deep roots in Colorado.  For instance, he has lived in Longmont, Colorado for over a quarter-century, where he currently lives with his wife, Christina, and two small children.

Impressively, Tim taught himself Spanish, and now speaks Spanish, fluently.  This linguistic skill set has served his clients well, as he proudly represents clients from a broad range of backgrounds and nationalities.

Scott T. Melin,
J.D., M.A.


A senior managing associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Scott’s practice focuses on high-value civil matters, where his recent accomplishments include $1.58 million, $1.2 million, and $612,500 recoveries for his clients.  


Scott’s cases include personal injury, appeals, civil rights issues, business disputes, and other matters which may require complex litigation. Scott also handles high-conflict family matters, to which he brings years of family law experience.


Born and raised on the Colorado Front Range, Scott attended Colorado State University, where he studied philosophy and English. Thereafter, Scott received a merit scholarship to attend the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado. During his legal studies, he served as a member – and executive – to the law school’s Public Interest Student Association.


Before joining the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Scott’s passion for social justice took him to New York City where he attended Columbia University, earning a master’s degree in human rights and graduating with a 3.94 GPA. Long before this, however, Scott had been an advocate against domestic violence, having worked with organizations such as the Bringing Justice Home Project, an anti-domestic-violence project within Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Among his non-legal accomplishments, Scott presently serves on Littleton's city council as its Mayor Pro Tem. He has hiked the Colorado Trail, a stunningly beautiful 500-mile stretch of Colorado wilderness. In his spare time, he also enjoys birding, fly fishing, and gardening. Scott and his wife have a daughter and son.   




Charles E. Liken is a Senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm. Charles specializes in Family Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury litigation. Graduating from Sturm College of Law in 2002 from Denver University, Charles has built his career on taking the time to listen and giving an honest assessment of where things stand in your case.


Notably, Charles is a former Deputy DA for the Colorado 12th District in Del Norte, Colorado.

This brings numerous strengths to the table, including half a decade of experience as a Criminal Investigator supporting clients in human services. Furthermore, Charles has conducted both independent Civil and Criminal investigations, with a forte in research in Humans Rights Law.


Charles's genuine, sharp, and dedicated energy creates stability that supports parents in regaining visitation rights, understanding each individual case to its full extent.

Skilled in litigating high asset divorce cases, child support, proceedings, mediation, guardianship, and parenting plan modifications, Charles's straightforward attitude ensures wins clients are looking for.

Nick H. Sung, J.D.


Nick Sung is an associate at the Bagley Law Firm.

Nick specializes in Family Law, drawing on experience in high profile divorce cases, contempt of court, parental modifications, and litigating complex child custody cases. 


Nick graduated from Roger Williams School of Law in 2017,  prior to that time he graduated from the University of Colorado - Boulder, in 2014 with a B.A. in political science.


Since then, Nick has been awarded the CALI Excellence For the Future Award and is a member of the State Bar of Colorado and the Boulder Bar Association. 


Understanding how difficult and emotionally draining family litigation is, Nick is known to support his client’s through some of their roughest moments in life.

Scheduling an Initial Consultation with Nick sets a client at ease, instilling confidence within their case while simultaneously setting realistic expectations for his clients.


Resolving family issues can be troublesome, stressful, and at times worrying. Contact Nick or the Bagley Law Firm directly to see how we can help you.

Phil Clark, J.D. 


Phil Clark's distinct expertise sets him apart. Trial attorneys are a tradition in Phil Clark’s family – going back five generations, starting with Jonas J. Clark who was appointed by Abraham Lincoln as the United States Attorney for District of Kansas City in 1861. Phil Clark is also a descendant of William Clark – from Lewis and Clark.

Phil Clark attended and excelled in law school at the University of Denver with the sole goal of becoming a trial attorney.


Before he was even licensed, he had performed over 35 trials as a supervised student attorney. He passed the Colorado bar exam in 1990 with a score so high that the second portion of the test was waived.

Upon passing the bar and becoming fully licensed, Phil became a senior prosecutor for many years in the metro-Denver area. He tried homicides, serial crimes, DUI cases and nearly every type of felonymisdemeanor and traffic offense. He became intimately familiar with the perspectives, procedures and philosophies of the prosecution and law enforcement community.

Later, Phil was appointed second-in-command of the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.  He was then elected as a member of the Colorado District Attorney’s Council State Governing Board serving with each elected District Attorney in Colorado, members of the Governor’s Office, members of the Attorney General’s Office, members of the United States Attorney’s Office, and other high-ranking government officials.

Phil is a renowned Longmont criminal lawyer, Longmont DUI attorney, and criminal/motor vehicle defense attorney, taking advantage of his great experience. 

Phil has been involved in numerous well-known cases and is highly respected in the legal community with a reputation for knowledge, long-time experience, and “never-say-die” perseverance.

Moreover, he is recognized as a community teacher of law and has taught at various high schools and community colleges, and plans to teach at community centers. Mr. Clark is proud of the recognition and appreciation received from his clients for his devotion to their cases.



Sam Townsend is a Senior Attorney at the Bagley Law Firm.

He possesses years of experience in family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and grandparent rights as well as estate planning and probate matters.


He has practiced in numerous county and district courts across Colorado from the eastern plains to the western slope, as well as in the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Sam received a B.A. in History at the University of Virginia and thereafter graduated from Vermont Law School where he was a committee chairman in the Environmental Law Society.

Before attending law school, Sam worked numerous seasons in tourism and the outdoor recreation industry.


He is an Eagle Scout and in his spare time, Sam may be found cycling and running throughout the mountains of our gorgeous state.

Don't hesitate- call the Bagley Law Firm today to set up an initial consultation with Sam.

Barbara Johnson-Stern is a Senior Attorney.

Barbara’s calm demeanor and years of experience are highly appreciated by her client’s who come to her for her knowledge and confidence in divorce law, child custody matters, child support, and litigation.  

Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University and graduated in 1998 with a J.D. from Ohio State University.

She has practiced law in Great Britain as well as been a lead manager of Law Firms worldwide.

Awarded the Rising Star Award with the Arapahoe Bar Association and a leader in Continuing Education Seminars; Barbara is an attorney that walks her talk and gets outcomes that her clients are looking for. 

Barbara is also an author and has written for “The Colorado Lawyer” her article, Securing the Nonparents Place in a Child's Life Through Adoption and Adoption Alternatives can be read here. 

Barbara is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Arapahoe Bar Association. 

When not working with clients or writing, Barbara enjoys time with her husband and her travels that have taken her to many different areas of the globe.

Call the Bagley Law Firm today to set up your strategy session with Barbara today!

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