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Christian Hatfield          Phone: (970)-799-6391
Attorney/Partner            Email:


After attaining my Bachelor of Arts degree at Reed College, I went to St. John's College for my Master of Arts degree. I then received my Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School, graduating cum laude, in the top 5% of the class.

As a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience, I have tried more than 200 cases, from traffic citations, DUI, and misdemeanors, to major felonies, including capital murder, felony cases and complex civil claims with trials lasting weeks. I have worked for large, medium, and small firms as well as government agencies and have achieved successful outcomes in a wide range of civil and criminal cases, including complex cases referred by other lawyers and cases with mixed civil and criminal issues.

My Credentials

  • Admitted in Colorado, New Mexico, Massachusetts, and Oregon (Inactive), all federal courts and appellate courts in all jurisdictions where I practice.
  • Former District Public Defender, 11th Judicial District.
  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • National Criminal Defense College Graduate
  • Former National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Instructor
  • Recipient of Multiple Client, Public Service, and Other Awards: 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Top 10 Nationally Ranked National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 1%, National
  • League of Renowned Attorneys, etc.

Online Articles

β€’ Baxstrom Found Not Guilty in Attempted-Murder Case

β€’ State Dismisses Murder Charges in 2013 Slaying 


Jason C. Eley                  Email:


Jason received a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, in Burlington, VT and received his Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School in 2004. 

Areas of Practice and Experience:

Jason handles complex social security cases with the assistance of Stephanie Ned. He has helped hundreds of clients with social security disability issues. Jason is an experienced Social Security disability attorney representative handling all social security appeals including SSI and SSDI cases. He appears regularly in cases being heard throughout Colorado and New Mexico hearing offices. Jason’s goal in representing individuals in the social security process is to give you a voice in the process of obtaining your Social Security benefits. 

Jason also has extensive experience in criminal law and spent eight years as a criminal prosecutor. He has a great deal of experience with misdemeanor and felony jury trials ranging from violent crimes to major drug offenses, with a great deal of experience dealing with DUI and domestic violence offenses. Jason has also handled contract negotiations, land use and employment law issues as in-house counsel for government agencies. He appears regularly in Southwest Colorado and Northwest New Mexico State Courts, including Cortez, Durango, Farmington, Aztec and Southern Ute Tribal Court as well as New Mexico and Colorado Social Security Administrative Hearing Offices. 

Stephanie Ned, paralegal to Jason Eley, is a lifetime resident of Farmington, NM and received her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from San Juan College in 2007. Stephanie has been working in the Social Security Disability field of law for over 13 years, handling hundreds of cases from start to finish. Working closely with Jason Eley, you can be assured that your disability case will be given the attention needed. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in any way or charged with a crime call attorney Jason Eley for a free case evaluation today. Acting quickly is often the key to prevailing in all legal matters. Call now to speak directly with Jason to discuss your options.