Carrie S. Bernstein

Carrie S. Bernstein: Attorney with Alderman Bernstein
Attorney Awards


Ms. Bernstein practices in the areas of eminent domain and real estate litigation. She represents private landowners, quasi-municipal corporations and public entities in her eminent domain and her litigation work includes the appellate process. Before starting her own firm with Jody Alderman, Ms. Bernstein worked as an associate attorney at Grimshaw & Harring in the areas of eminent domain, civil, commercial and real estate litigation and water law. Prior to working in the private sector, Ms. Bernstein clerked for Judge Arthur P. Roy at the Colorado Court of Appeals during the 2003-2004 term.

Ms. Bernstein was born in Denver on November 11, 1973, and raised in Vail and Denver . She was admitted to the Colorado bar in 2003. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve Csajaghy, and their daughter. She also enjoys playing in the mountains and traveling.

Published Works

Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez-Missed Opportunity to Clarify the Legal Framework for Examining the Constitutionality of Government Program Restrictions, 79 Denv. U. L. Rev. 137, 2001

Water Rights Acquisitions and Related Issues, Co-Author, Colorado Eminent Domain, CLE, International Seminar, 2006

Water Rights in Takings Litigation, Co-Author, Colorado Water Law, CLE, International Seminar, 2006

Honors and Awards

American Jurisprudence Awards, International Law, Natural Resources Law, Immigration Law, University of Denver College of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mountain Terrace Homeowner Association in Eagle-Vail, Colorado, Board member, 2008 - Present

Bonnie Brae Neighborhood Association, Zoning Committee Member, 2007 - Present

United State Tennis Association & Colorado Tennis Association, Member

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
720-336-2416  Phone
720-931-2086  Phone
866-959-7174 (Toll Free)  Fax
University Attended:
Duke University, Study in China Program, 1993; Northwestern University, B.A., 1995; Denver Law Review, 2001 - 2003; Denver Law Review, Board of Editors, 2002 - 2003
Law School Attended:
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2003, Colorado
Birth Information:
November 11, 1973
Reported Cases:
Moreland Properties, LLC v. City of Thornton, 559 F.Supp.2d 1133 (D.Colo. 2008); School District No. 12 v. Security Life of Denver Ins. Co., 185 P.3d 781 (Colo. 2008); Droste v Board of County Comm'rs., 159 P.3d 601 (Colo. 2007); School District No. 12 v. Security Life of Denver Ins. Co., 179 P.3d 1 (Colo. App. 2007); Cherokee Metropolitan District v. Simpson, 148 P.3d 142 (Colo. 2006); Gold v. Duncan Ostrander & Dingess, P.C., 143 P.3d 1192 (Colo. App. 2006); Deutsch v. Kalcevic, 140 P.3d 340 (Colo. App. 2006); Department of Transportation v. First Place, LLC, 148 P.3d 261 (Colo. App. 2006); E-470 Public Highway Authority v. Revenig, 140 P.3d 227 (Colo. App. 2006).

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