Elizabeth Rose Hardman Senior Associate Attorney



Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals & Family Law

Elizabeth Rose Hardman practices adult and juvenile criminal defense, DUI/DWAI defense, and family law along the Front Range of Colorado.

Elizabeth’s passion for law began in middle school when she joined Anchorage Youth Court, a problem-solving court focused on juvenile justice and rehabilitation, in her home state of Alaska. As a teen, and with guidance from a licensed attorney, Elizabeth served as a defense attorney and judge in cases brought against her adolescent peers. From the outset, Elizabeth deeply empathized with her clients, hoping to provide them with a source of personal support and stability as well as a strong voice in the courtroom.


Prior to joining Kalamaya | Goscha, Elizabeth worked as a Deputy State Public Defender in Weld County, Colorado. She represented hundreds of clients, both adult and juvenile. As a public defender, Elizabeth attended various trainings on juvenile justice, mental health defenses, trial practice skills, motion practice skills on Fourth Amendment issues, criminal investigations, litigating access to protected DHS and police records, sex cases, DUI/DWAI cases, and sentencing, to name a few.

Elizabeth has gone to jury trial 14 times on cases involving forcible sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, assault on a peace officer, assault, domestic violence assault and obstruction of telephone service, violation of a protection order, child abuse, DUI/DWAI, and theft. In those cases which did not proceed to trial, Elizabeth fought for plea agreements to lower and lesser charges, lesser sentences, and also obtained numerous diversionary agreements and dismissals.


Elizabeth received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and her undergraduate degree in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Idaho.

In law school, Elizabeth took several trial practice courses in order to develop her trial skills, receiving the Scholastic Excellence Award for earning the highest grade in Trial Practice I. She subsequently mentored high school students in a statewide mock trial competition. During her final year of law school, Elizabeth practiced law as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic representing adult and juvenile clients on misdemeanor charges in the Denver metro area. She received an Outstanding Student Attorney Award from her clinical professors for her work.

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Practice Areas
  • University of Idaho, 2012
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2017
Bar Admission
  • Licensed Colorado Attorney, October 2017 – Active
  • Licensed Florida Attorney, July 2020 – Inactive
  • Licensed Idaho Attorney, January 2021 – Inactive
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member
Honors and Awards
  • Colorado Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023 – Family Law
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star 2023 – Criminal Defense
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star 2022 – Criminal Defense
  • Amy M. Goscha & Elizabeth Rose Hardman, At the Intersection: Handling Dependency and Neglect and Juvenile Delinquency Issues in Family Law Cases, Colorado Lawyer (Feb. 2020).
  • Jon A. Sale & Benedict P. Kuehne (with researching and writing assistance by Elizabeth Rose Hardman), Chapter 6: Entrapment and Governmental Overreaching, White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses (2020).
  • Elizabeth Rose Hardman, Improving U.S.-Russia Intercountry Adoption and Cooperation: Ensuring the Wellbeing of Orphans across Borders, Journal of the Martin School of International Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 1 (Dec 1, 2012).