We treat you with

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Liberty Law Center is dedicated to defending people facing criminal charges – misdemeanor and felony levels, drunk driving charges, and traffic violations. We also assist people facing divorce, child custody or support cases, and post decree issues.  We represent clients throughout Colorado including Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Denver, Castle Rock, Cripple Creek, Golden, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Littleton, Aurora, Centennial, and Canon City.

Our Practice Approach

At Liberty Law we treat every client with respect, dignity and a sincere concern for their situation. Clients receive as much time and attention as needed so that they have a clear understanding of their case, our strategy to achieve a good result for them, and ongoing progress in their case.

Our lawyers and staff are here to give you peace of mind and to answer all of your questions.

Awards & Recognition
  • AV Preeminent – Highest Level of Professional Excellence – 2017
    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
  • Top DUI Lawyers – 2015 and 2016
    Springs Magazine
Assocations & Memberships
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Arapaho County Bar Association
  • Pueblo County Bar Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Meet Our Team

Steven Katzman has more than 35 years of legal experience in the Colorado Courts. Alexis Austin worked for many years as a prosecutor, gaining expertise in prosecution tactics before deciding to use that knowledge to defend clients.

Norm Thom was in charge of the public defenders office for the 4th Judicial District. In 1986 Norm Thom founded this firm with Bobby Daniel. They were joined in 2007 by Steven Katzman, who had his own criminal defense and family law firm in the Denver area since 1978. Bobby Lane Daniel passed away in September of 2010.

In 2017, Norm Thom retired from practice and asked Alexis Austin to join the firm in his stead. Alexis Austin was previously a prosecutor who practiced in multiple jurisdictions in Colorado, but she chose to use her experience to defend our clients and continue the legacy of the Liberty Law Center.

Our Lawyers

Steven Katzman

Legal Counsel

Steven Katzman is an experienced and caring trial lawyer, representing people accused of criminal offenses in Colorado for over 30 years. Steve graduated from Arapahoe High School in Littleton and the University of Colorado in Boulder. He received his law degree from Lewis and Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law in 1978.

Alexis Austin

Legal Counsel

Alexis is a driven and passionate trial attorney. She formerly worked as a District Attorney, but now she fights to protect the rights of those accused of crimes here in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and throughout Colorado. Alexis graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and in Philosophy from the University of Memphis then received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Norm Thom

Retired Legal Counsel

Norm recently retired from our firm, but he still comes in regularly to stay connected to the legal community and our clients. Norm has represented clients for over 40 years and has done an outstanding job. He is well respected throughout the legal community and an irreplaceable asset to the firm. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 1975.

Our Staff

Crista Ormandy


Crista Ormandy is a Colorado native. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado State University and a Paralegal Certificate from Denver Paralegal Institute. She has worked with us since 2001.

Valerie Valdez


Valerie Valdez is also a Colorado Native. Prior to joining our firm in July of 2008 she worked as a legal assistant at a Personal Injury firm. Valerie obtained her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Pikes Peak Community College.

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