Christie C. Carson


Christie has over eight years experience in the field of IP law. She began her career as the Office Manager in March of 2001, with the Law Offices of William W. Cochran and was promoted to the position of Trademark Paralegal while maintaining her position as Office Manager. Christie resumed her position in October 2006 as Trademark Paralegal, after having taken off a year and seven months for maternity leave.
Education: Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, 1993, with a minor in Elementary Education.
Professional Associations: Informational Resources Committee, International Trademark Association.

Kate Neal


Kate joined Cochran Freund & Young in January 2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and brings over ten years of experience in administrative support roles.

Nina Cordova


Nina joined Cochran Freund & Young, LLC in May 2010, after relocating from California. She has had many roles with CFY including receptionist, patent paralegal, and now the office manager/bookkeeper.

Sara Hennagir


Sara recently relocated from Ankeny, Iowa and moved to Colorado for all the recreational opportunities it has to offer. She has ten years of paralegal experience, including criminal law, court-appointed cases, family law, estate planning, probate and intellectual property law. She has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa with a minor in creative writing. She is still hoping to make the New York Times Best Seller list by the time she is retired.

Emily Thielke


Emily joined Cochran Freund & Young, LLC in August of 2017 as the office Administrative Assistant and then took the role of Paralegal in December of 2019. She is a Colorado/Fort Collins Native and enjoys many of the outdoor activities that the area has to offer. Emily has been working in customer service support in Colorado since 2011.