Brett E. Landis
Brett Landis is the current Managing Attorney of Colorado Legal Services, Boulder Office. She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in 2004 with a degree in History and Theatre Studies. She received her JD from the University of Oregon, School of Law in 2007, where she began practicing law later that year. Brett worked on a fellowship with the Domestic Violence Clinic (now the Survivors’ Justice Center) in Eugene, OR after graduation and later worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon in Klamath Falls, OR for six years, focusing on providing civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. Brett moved to Colorado in March 2015 where she practiced family law with the law firm Warren, Carlson & Moore in Niwot, CO. While in private practice, Brett took both pro bono and contract cases with Colorado Legal Services and volunteered in the Thursday afternoon pro se clinic. Brett began work as the Managing Attorney of CLS- Boulder on September 1, 2016. She is a former co-chair of the Availability of Legal Services committee and serves on the Access to Justice Committee of the Boulder County Bar Association. She is also the former co-chair of Boulder County Senior Law Day. She joined the Boulder County Bar Association Board in 2018-2023. She served as the BCBA’s President from 2021-2022. She is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Colorado.
Ricki Palmisano is an attorney at Colorado Legal Services' Boulder office. They graduated cum laude in 2018 from Colorado State University with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in history. From 2017 to 2018 Ricki acted as a volunteer Database Coordinator for a non-profit that connected LGBTQ+ people who had to keep their identities secret for safety purposes to resources and community partners. He received a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2022 with a distinction in public interest. That year, they began working at the Colorado Legal Services' Denver Housing Unit on subsidized housing matters. Ricki began to practice in 2023, transferring to the Colorado Legal Services Boulder office. They now act as the office's Family Violence Justice Fund attorney, where he works with families experiencing domestic violence on their civil needs and collaborates with community partners. He is a co-facilitator for the Colorado Legal Services LGBTQ+ Affinity Group.