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 Trenton J. Ongert, Member. Admitted to the Colorado State Bar, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2005. Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D. 2005), Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (B.S. 2002). Member: Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver Bar Association (Past Chair of the Young Lawyers Division), Colorado Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Graduate of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Class of 2015. Past President of the Denver Bar Association Community Action Network Committee. Former Denver Bar Association Trustee.

Mr. Ongert spent the first five years of his legal career as an insurance defense litigator. He evaluated claims from the perspective of the insurance carrier, where he gained an in-depth understanding of the procedures, ploys, and strategies regularly utilized by insurance companies. Mr. Ongert’s wide-ranging civil litigation practice includes auto injury law, ski injury law, trucking law, insurance law, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, construction defect, real estate, and contract disputes. Mr. Ongert regularly assists clients with probate matters and estate planning. Mr. Ongert also enjoys his family law practice where he assists his clients in all domestic issues and proceedings. Mr. Ongert became a Member of Bloch & Chapleau, LLC in January 2013.

 Sara M. Cates, Member, graduated cum laude and received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in May of 2008 and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in October 2008. For her undergraduate education, Ms. Cates received her B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 2005. While pursuing her undergraduate and legal education, Ms. Cates worked for personal injury firms specializing in medical malpractice, toxic tort, and product liability. Ms. Cates was also an intern with the Denver District Attorney’s Office in 2007 where she interned in the County Court division. Ms. Cates joined Bloch & Chapleau, L.L.C. in 2008, shortly after taking the bar exam.

Ms. Cates practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, criminal law and family law. Ms. Cates is an active member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the State and County Courts in Colorado.  Ms. Cates became a Member of Bloch & Chapleau, LLC in January 2013.

 Joseph D. Bloch, Member, admitted to bar 1987, Colorado and U.S. Federal District Court, District of Colorado, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Colorado (B.S. Business/Finance 1983); California Western School of Law (J.D. 1987). Member: Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, MDICC, American Bar Association, Family Law Section.

Mr. Bloch maintains a diverse practice specializing in Men's Rights in Divorce and Family Law, Personal Injury, Ski and Recreational accidents, Auto and Motorcycle Accidents, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation. He has over twenty years of litigation experience representing clients in trials and appeals in both state and federal court. He also maintains an active practice in the Vail Valley, Eagle and mountain areas.

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 Mark D. Chapleau, Member, admitted to Illinois bar 1989, and Colorado bar, Federal District Court 1996. Education: University of DePaul (B.A. Music 1983); Northwestern School of Law, Chicago (J.D.1989). Member: Denver and Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Associations. Member since January 1999.

Mark has been practicing law for twenty years in both Illinois and Colorado. He practices primarily in the area of men's rights in divorce/family law, personal injury, and civil cases.  He has experience in both trial and Appellate courts. He practices out of both the Denver and Park Meadows offices. Mark is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Family Law section, volunteers for KUSA LawLine 9 answering family law questions and presented a family law clinic for the Denver's Mayor Office of Work Force Development for 5 years. He was a speaker at the 2007 and 2009 annual Colorado family law conference in Breckenridge. is a Vail Colorado personal injury law firm. Our main offerings include: Injury Attorneys, Accident Attorneys, Ski Injury Attorneys, and Auto Accident and Motorcycle Accident Lawyers.

We serve the following Colorado locations:
Vail, Edwards, Eagle, Eagle-Vail, Glenwood Springs, Avon, Breckenridge, Dillon, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco, Aspen, Snowmass, Winter Park, Kremmling, Basalt, Gypsum, Minturn, Red Cliff, Grand Lake, Granby, Eagle County, Summit County, Pitkin County, Grand County

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