Award-winning criminal defense lawyer C. Robert “Rob” Biondino, Jr.  is the firm’s owner and founder.  Rob has litigated thousands of cases during his career and is known as an aggressive and shrewd defense attorney with a strong track record of success.

Rob grew up in Connecticut and embraces the “East Coast” mentality; he doesn’t let the prosecuting attorneys or the district attorney push him around.  Handling cases ranging from DUIs and domestic abuse to serious violent felonies, Rob knows how to build a strong defense strategy and “Beat the DA!”

Having graduated from Denver University Law School in 1997, Rob received one of the highest scores on the BAR exam in Colorado history!  Rob believes that everyone deserves THE BEST possible legal representation.  When you call his office, Rob will personally talk to you about your case.

About the Team

Heather Mitchell, Esq.


Ms. Mitchell is a former Public Defender for Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit, former Federal Public Defender for the District of North Dakota, former Chief Judge for the Havasupai Tribe, and former Chief Judge for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florida, the United States District Court for North Dakota, the United States District Court for Colorado, and the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal.  As a Public Defender in the State of Florida, Ms. Mitchell handled a variety of adult and juvenile misdemeanors and felonies including those punishable by life under Florida law.  As a Federal Public Defender, Ms. Mitchell handled mostly violent federal felonies occurring on Indian Reservations within North Dakota.  Her caseload consisted of cases involving murder, child abuse, sexual assaults, gun trafficking, drug trafficking, and bank robbery to name a few.

As the Chief Judge for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota as well as the Chief Judge for the Havasupai Tribe in Arizona, she presided over criminal matters as well as dissolution of marriages and child custody and dependency matters.  She also created alternative courts to help combat chronic drug and alcohol abuse on the reservations, in accordance with Tribal traditions, and helped draft updated Code provisions and Court Rules.  She was the first female Chief Judge on Standing Rock and presided over some of the first ever jury trials in Supai, Arizona.

Currently admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:  Colorado, Florida, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Shannon Butler

Paralegal for Robert Biondino and Heather Mitchell

Shannon was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a graduate of Widefield High School in Colorado Springs and  has a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with concentration in Human Services and Behavioral Health. Shannon also holds a paralegal certificate from Adams State College. Shannon joined the Law Office of C. Robert Biondino Jr., P.C. in March of 2018 after working for a large firm in Colorado Springs for many years. While she has knowledge and experience  in several focus areas, she is our senior paralegal and  works extensively on our Domestic Relations/ Family Law cases.  Shannon also has a vast knowledge in Criminal Law and often jumps in to help on our criminal cases when needed. Shannon is a top notch paralegal who excels in organization, communication, document analysis and preparation and assisting both clients and staff with the navigation of the Court policies and procedures. Her extensive knowledge of the Colorado Statutes outstanding and unmatched. She is a true asset to our team.

Outside of the office, Shannon resides with her husband on their ranch in Eastern Colorado where they raise dairy goats. They enjoy to spend their spare time fishing, camping and visiting their families across the United States.

Debra L. Miller

Paralegal for Robert Biondino and Heather Mitchell

“I understand that clients are going through one of the hardest emotional times of their lives, and I endeavor to answer all of their questions and help them during this time with compassion and patience. I want every client to know that I think their legal situation is important and deserves my full attention.”

Debra Miller is a certified paralegal and notary public Debra treats each client as a unique individual. She understands that clients often come to our firm at difficult times in their lives, and she approaches each client with empathy and open communication. Her paralegal expertise includes supporting clients through the complexities of their cases.

Debra understands that divorce or other family law issues can cause extreme anxiety and stress for everyone in their family. Accordingly, she approaches every situation with compassion, sensitivity and patience. She listens closely to each client’s concerns and carefully attends to his or her questions and needs. Responsive and resourceful, Debra’s top priority is providing timely and thorough client service.

She and her husband have three adult children.  Her varied hobbies include cooking, running, hiking and camping when not assisting clients.

Jessie Elvin

Paralegal for Robert Biondino

Jessie Elvin earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  She double majored in Psychology and Neuroscience, and then earned her Paralegal Studies degree from the Community College of Aurora.  Jess is the Criminal Division head paralegal for our firm.  She will address all of your docketing and discovery questions with a smile.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two beautiful daughters.