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Sabra Janko
WSM Law PC

2000 S. Colorado Boulevard
Suite 9500, Tower One
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-210-4204
Email: sabra@wsmlawpc.com
Other URL http://jankolaw.com

Second Address

2373 Central Park Boulevard
Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80238

Turning Change Into Opportunity

 

WSM Law, Attorney Mediator- Divorce & Family Law (Denver, CO)

 

  • Provide excellent divorce and family law mediation services
  • Provide excellent divorce and family law services with a focus on settlement and low-conflict resolution
  • Special expertise in military divorce and family law

 

Federal Pro Se Clinic Project Attorney Project Manager - Colorado Bar Association (Denver, CO)

  • Designed and implemented the very successful circa 2018 Federal Pro Se Clinic and volunteer program assisting self-represented litigants in the federal court system
  • Advised 178 self-represented litigants in federal litigation matters from June 2018 – February of 2019, conducting 323 consultations
  • Supervised a Paralegal and two paralegal student interns

 

Staff Attorney – Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (Poughkeepsie, NY)

  • Provided general practice advice, assistance and representation to veterans and military families in family law, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, disability law, public benefits appeals, and eviction;  including assistance to victims of domestic violence
  • Regularly achieved successful outcomes for clients such as obtaining the ability to have a companion animal in rental housing, redress for those with disabilities in rental housing through human rights complaints, grandparent visitation rights, imputed income child support awards, and unemployment benefits on appeal
  • Conducted program outreach to local nonprofit and veterans organizations
  • Presented testimony on veterans’ legal services to the New York State Assembly Committee on Veterans

 

Military Legal Service – Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

 

Assistant Professor of Law – United States Military Academy (West Point, New York)

  • Taught constitutional and criminal law to approximately 55 undergraduate students per semester for five semesters

 

Attorney – (domestic and overseas locations)

  • Prosecuted a variety of criminal cases to include aggravated assault, sexual assault, and financial fraud
  • Coordinated with criminal investigators to obtain evidence
  • Advised leaders and investigating officers on administrative investigations, adverse administrative actions, medical-legal issues, and the law of war
  • Represented the government at administrative separation and reduction boards
  • Advised clients and commanders on legal assistance matters to include family law, consumer law, wills, housing, and income tax
  • Supervised attorneys and paralegals

 

Attorney and Student Intern Recruiter (Rosslyn, VA)

  • Managed a budget and screening program to recruit law students for internship and attorney positions
  • Coordinated 50 attorney recruiters to interview students at American Bar Association-accredited law schools across the nation
  • Organized and ran internship and attorney selection boards

 

Judicial Clerkship

 

Judicial Clerk – District of Columbia Superior Court (Washington, D.C.) (Judge Harold Cushenberry)

  • Researched and drafted orders in response to criminal post-judgment motions 

 

Education

 

L.L.M - Military Law - The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School

J.D. - University of Maryland School of Law

  • Notes and Comments Editor - Maryland Journal of Healthcare Law and Policy
  • American Bar Association Public Service Internship Awardee – Mental and Physical Disability Law Section
  • Family Law Pro Se Clinic

M.P.A. - Public Administration – The University of Oklahoma

B.A. - Behavioral Science – The University of Maryland

 

Publications

 

American Bar Association Monograph, Criminal Responsibility and Multiple Personality Defendants (1997)

Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, The Multiple Personality Disorder Defense (1997)

Maryland Journal of Healthcare Law and Policy, Diagnostic Evidence Admissibility and the Multiple Personality Disorder Defense (1998)

Colorado Lawyer, Colorado’s New Federal Pro Se Clinic (2018)

Faculty of Federal Advocates Newsletter, Colorado’s Federal Pro Se Clinic – First Steps (2018)

The Federal Lawyer - Colorado’s Federal Pro Se Clinic – First Steps (February 2019)

 

Licenses and Accreditations

 

Licensed to practice law in Colorado and New York

Accredited with the Veteran’s Administration

Admitted to the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces Bar

Admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar

Basic Mediation Certification

 

Professional and Service Organizations

 

Colorado Bar Association, Family Law & Military and Veterans Law Sections

Mediation Association of Colorado

Colorado Women’s Bar Association

American Legion Post 206 – member and presenter

Faculty of Federal Advocates

Cub Scout Pack 34, Den 4 – Assistant Den Leader

 

Volunteer Service

 

Colorado Bar Association Veterans Legal Clinic (Denver, CO)

  • Provide advice and assistance to veterans on family law matters

 

The American Legion, Post 206 (Denver, CO)

 

  • Present at female veteran gatherings on pro bono legal services available to veterans.

 

Women in Military History Presentations

 

The Seattle Museum of Flight, presented “Firsts: Achievements of Women in the Military” (December 2, 2017) http://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/3530/first-achievements-of-women-in-the-military

 

The Colorado Bar Association Military and Veterans Law Section, presented “Salute To Military Women - Successes and Challenges of Women in the Military (May 29, 2018)

 

The Aurora History Museum, presented “I am the Fire - Successes and Challenges of Women in the Military” (October 16, 2018) https://allevents.in/aurora/brown-bag-lecture-women-in-the-military/20003121412028

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Related

Additional Professional Services

  • Licensed Attorney
 

Accepts Sliding Fee?

Yes

Additional Availability

✓ Evenings   ✓ Weekends