About Our Team
Attorneys Specializing in
Education Law • Juvenile Criminal Defense




The Law Offices of Louise Bouzari is a team of professionals dedicated to fighting for children’s rights. Our firm includes attorneys who focus on education law and juvenile criminal defense.

Bouzari Louise Bouzari – is a former high school and community college teacher. In addition to practicing education law for over 16 years, she also practiced commercial litigation at a national law firm as well as a large Denver-based firm. Ms. Bouzari is recognized as one of the top school law attorneys in the state of Colorado.  She handles education, discipline, and higher education cases, as well as disability discrimination cases under the ADA and Section 504. Education: The University of Texas (J.D. with honors, 1995; M.A., English, 1987; B.A. with honors, English, 1981). Admitted: Colo., U.S. Dist. Colo., 4th, 9th, 10th Circuits, U.S. Supreme Court. Clerked: Wiley Y. Daniel, U.S. Dist. Colo. Interned: Rose Spector, TX Supreme Ct. Contact Ms. Bouzari at (303) 228-1616 or e-mail her at louise@bouzarilaw.com.

Kate GerlandKate Gerland – is an education attorney and the mother of two special needs children. She handles both special education and discipline cases, and has special expertise in restraint and seclusion as well as private placement issues. Ms. Gerland was the lead attorney in the landmark Elizabeth E v. Jefferson County School District case, in which the client won five straight victories from 2009-2013, from due process all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Gerland has worked as a Montessori teacher and has also taught law at the college level. Education: University of Colorado (J.D., 1994), Stanford University (B.A., Drama, 1990). Contact Ms. Gerland at (720) 890-4092 or e-mail her at kate@bouzarilaw.com.

Elena Eisenberg Veta

Elena Eisenberg Veta – handles education cases, discipline matters, and juvenile criminal defense.   Prior to joining the firm, she represented children in district and county court privately and for the Colorado Public Defender’s Office.    In addition to helping children and their families, Ms. Veta also represented adults with disabilities and practiced in other areas of complex civil litigation.  Her experience includes administrative hearings, mediation, arbitration, and state and federal court.  Education:  University of Denver (J.D., 1992) and University of Southern California (B.A., International Relations, 1989).  Contact Ms. Veta at (303) 325-7759 or email her at elena@bouzarilaw.com.

Steven Fritz

Steven Fritz – is an education law attorney and advocate. He handles education, special education, higher education, and discipline cases. Mr. Fritz began his legal career as a prosecutor in 2000 when he joined the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the most respected prosecutor's office in the nation. During his ten years there, Mr. Fritz investigated and prosecuted serious felony cases, from violent street crime and domestic violence to complex financial crimes. In 2010, Mr. Fritz continued his career as a prosecutor at the Colorado Attorney General's Office, where he investigated and prosecuted criminal offenses related to insurance fraud. Mr. Fritz is a Member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, as well as the Colorado Council of Special Education Lawyers. Education: New York Law School (J.D., 2000), Tulane University (B.A., 1997). Contact Mr. Fritz at (720) 398-8633 or email him at steven@bouzarilaw.com.

Contact us today in Denver, Colorado, to set up an appointment for legal services.

Law Offices of Louise Bouzari, L.L.C.
7887 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 1100
Englewood, CO  80111-6097

Phone: (303) 228-1616
Fax: (303) 771-0460