Nick VonFeldt is an experienced criminal defense Investigator and co-founder of VonFeldt & Beatty Investigations, Inc. VonFeldt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2005, and completed an investigative internship with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office that same year. Immediately after his internship, VonFeldt became a criminal defense Investigator for Colorado’s Alternate Defense Counsel where he worked for one year before accepting a full-time position with the Public Defender’s Office in Arapahoe County.
During his time in Arapahoe County, VonFeldt investigated all types of cases, including - but not limited to- Sexual Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping, and Homicide. He also spent 18 months working on a sensitive capital murder case without garnering attention from the media.
VonFeldt has been an Investigator of the Year Nominee and has attended numerous trainings provided by the Alternate Defense Counsel and the Public Defender’s Office. VonFeldt offers help locating witnesses, conducting intensive interviews, viewing and documenting evidence, collecting records, documenting crime scenes, writing mitigation reports, preparing trials, organizing volume-intense discovery, and testifying.
VonFeldt is licensed as a Private Investigator II for the State of Colorado and is approved as an Investigator for Alternate Defense Counsel. He is also a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. He strongly believes in every client’s right to a vigorous defense, and he looks forward to helping you.Back to team
Mike Beatty is the co-founder of VonFeldt & Beatty Investigations, Inc. Prior to creating VBI in 2011, Beatty was employed for five years by the State of Colorado as an Investigator for the Public Defender's Office. His work contributed to the representation of clients in the County and District Courts of Larimer, Jackson, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln Counties.
A graduate of Colorado State University, Beatty received his BA in Sociology, with a concentration in Criminal Justice. He worked as an Investigative Intern in 1999 for David L. Williams, Inc and in 2001 for the State of Colorado. From 2004-2006, Beatty lived in Austin, Texas, where he was employed as a Court Clerk for Honorable Judge Susan D. Sheppard. He also worked as a volunteer for the Austin Police Department's Crisis Response Team. However, Beatty is proud to call Denver home, where his cache of resources and contacts is easily-accessible.
Beatty specializes in both misdemeanor and felony criminal investigations, including First Degree Murder, Domestic Violence, Assault, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Vehicular Homicide, Drug and Marijuana Possession / Distribution, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). He also does work on civil, family, and corporate matters. Beatty has testified numerous times in Larimer, Lincoln, Douglas, Arapahoe, Denver, and El Paso Counties.
Beatty is licensed as a Private Investigator II for the State of Colorado and is approved as an Investigator for the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel. He is also a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.Back to team
Holly Modjeski Joined VonFeldt & Beatty Investigations, Inc. in January 2015 as the Administrative Assistant/Billing Coordinator.
Modjeski studied Nursing at North Harris County College in Houston, Texas. Subsequently, Modjeski was employed by Kelsey Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas as a Training Coordinator and Patient Advocate. In 1992, Modjeski accepted a position as the Practice Manager for an ENT/Head and Neck surgery practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Following a move to Austin, Texas in 1995, Modjeski formed and ran several businesses including a catering business, a medical practice management consulting company, and a company that provided off-site transcription services. While in Austin, Modjeski attended the Paralegal Certification Program at the University of Texas. Modjeski graduated with honors in 2002 achieving a 4.0 GPA. Modjeski's paralegal career began at the firm of C. Daniel Roberts & Associates P.C. Modjeski prepared petitions and pleadings for Chapters 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcy cases and pleadings for the Trustee's bankruptcy adversary cases.
Modjeski moved to Colorado in 2005 and began working as a Paralegal for Greenberg & Herringer, LLC. Modjeski acquired valuable experience in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense at the firm. Modjeski obtained extensive courtroom experience while aiding counsel in numerous trials. Modjeski researched many complex legal issues and specialized in writing motions and briefs. In addition to her duties as Paralegal, Modjeski also handled Greenberg & Herringer's trust accounting and client billing.Back to team
Brian Niven is an Investigator with VBI. Before accepting his position at VBI, Niven worked for over seven years at the Denver Police Department. Niven also worked as an EMT for Rural Metro, American Medical Response, and Platte Canyon Rescue.
As a Denver Police Officer, Niven worked as a trained patrol officer in the gang unit and was selected for a specialized unit that focused primarily on community-policing and narcotics matters. In that capacity, Niven investigated narcotics complaints and other complex criminal matters. He is adept at locating witnesses, conducting interviews, preparing reports, and analyzing crimes scenes and evidence. Niven also has vast knowledge of surveillance techniques. During his time with the Denver Police Department, Niven received several prestigious awards- including Officer of the Year in 2009- and multiple tactical and investigative awards.
A native of Denver, Niven spent a year at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem after high school, where he studied Israeli culture and politics. Upon his return to the United States, Niven continued his studies in Political Science at the University of Maryland. Niven has an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Arapahoe Community College.
Niven believes that every person accused of a crime should be able to present a well prepared defense. His law enforcement training and knowledge of police procedures give him valuable insights as how to achieve that goal.
Niven is licensed as a Private Investigator II for the State of Colorado and is approved as an Investigator for the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel.Back to team
Christina Asuncion is an Investigator with VBI. Prior to joining VBI in February 2017, Asuncion was an Investigator/Paralegal for a private law firm in the Denver area for two years. In that capacity, Asuncion became adept at locating witnesses, preparing investigative reports, and organizing discovery. She was also responsible for maintaining the firm’s logs, files, and accounting records.
Before working as an Investigator, Asuncion worked for the Department of Human Services in the City and County of Denver, where she did crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and victim consultations and referrals. She also worked as a Victim Services Specialist in the Intervention department of the 17th Judicial District and the Denver Police Department for four years.
Asuncion is a native of Denver, and graduated from the Community College of Aurora with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies. She received her P.O.S.T certification in 2000, and began working as a Patrol Officer for the Commerce City Police Department shortly thereafter.
Asuncion is bilingual in Spanish, and currently holds a certification as a Court Interpreter.
Asuncion specializes in both misdemeanor and felony criminal investigations. Her work has contributed to the representation of clients in the County and District Courts of Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver, and Weld Counties.
Asuncion is licensed as a Private Investigator II for the State of Colorado and is approved as an Investigator with Alternate Defense Counsel.Back to team