BHGR Welcomes New Partner and Associates

Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new partner and three associates.  These attorneys expand the depth of our business, litigation, employment, and trusts and estates teams to best serve our community.  In 2001, BHGR was formed with 5 attorneys, and has since grown to 29 attorneys, becoming Boulder County's largest local law firm serving Colorado, National, and International entities.

  • Patrick K. PerrinPartner - Business, Intellectual Property, Financing, and Real Estate Law
  • Katherine M. L. PrattAssociate - Public Entity, Employment, Litigation, and Appellate Law
  • Patrick M. HainesAssociate - Litigation and Environmental Law
  • Kimberly M. FischerAssociate - Litigation and Trust and Estates Law

Patrick K. Perrin

Some descriptionPatrick concentrates primarily on intellectual property protection and related business transactions law.  He represents startups, emerging companies and established public companies, including software and hardware developers, service providers, vendors, resellers and manufacturers.  He advises clients on each step of the process of developing, managing, protecting and commercializing intellectual property.  Patrick handles mergers and acquisitions, financing, and real estate transactions. His expertise complements BHGR's corporate law group with over 20 years of Colorado experience.


J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1990
B.A., University of Alabama, 1981

Katherine M. L. Pratt

Some descriptionKatie handles trial-level litigation and civil appeals in the areas of employment law, civil rights, public entity law, constitutional law, professional liability, and other civil and commercial litigation.  She has litigated to successful conclusion a variety of employment disputes before administrative agencies, in federal court and in state court.  In addition, Katie's practice focuses on the defense of public entities and their employees in a variety of areas, including employment disputes, excessive force cases, and retaliation lawsuits.  Her appellate practice includes briefing and argument before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as in state courts.


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2002
B.A., Political Science, Miami University Ohio, 1998

Patrick M. Haines

Some descriptionPatrick’s practice emphasizes litigation of civil and criminal matters.  Mr. Haines has tried dozens of criminal cases before Colorado juries while serving as a Deputy District Attorney in Boulder.  Patrick obtained significant experience handling appellate matters, having worked as the Appellate and Complex Litigation Deputy in the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  Prior to entering law school, Mr. Haines spent ten years working as an environmental scientist and consultant working for Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site.


J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2007
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1995

Kimberly M. Fischer

Some descriptionKimberly's practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation in the corporate and construction arenas, as well as estate planning and administration.  Kimberly clerked with BHGR for two years, and upon passing the Colorado Bar in the fall of 2010, she joined the firm as an attorney.  While in law school, she was a member of the Woman's Law Caucus and Diversity Awareness Now and also participated in mock trials.


J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2010
B.S., St. Michael's College, 2006