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Meggin Elaine Rutherford

Meggin Elaine Rutherford

Practice areas:

Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Probate, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

Your family is the most important thing to you, and you would do anything to protect them.  My practice is focused on families who want to get through hard situations and come out strong on the other side.  


The Rutherford Law Center, LLC, focuses on doing what is right for the client, not what is convenient and easy for the attorney.  I listen to you, and help guide you to a solution that is in your budget, but that addresses your needs and concerns.  Don't go to a lawyer who is out to bill more hours instead of doing what is right for your family.  At the Rutherford Law Center, you will find responsive and compassionate representation for your needs.


You may be ending a relationship, but that is no reason to destroy your family and those you love.  Mediation is almost always the best solution for a family law matter.  Let me help you reach resolution with as little emotional and monetary cost as possible.  Collaborative law is also an option for those who wish to get a proactive, not distructive, divorce.  I can also help you find the best resolution for your family if that reqires litigation as well.


You may need a will to protect your family.  Let me talk through your options with you to make sure that they are protected.  You may have suffered a loss, and need guidance with your loved ones' final wishes.  I can guide you through the confusing paperwork and accounting to reach a final and legal completion.  


Regardless of your situation, Meggin Rutherford will help you reach the best solution.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Mediation: 30%
    2 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    0 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    0 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    6 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($120-175/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Sara Lindsay Keane

    I endorse this lawyer. Meggin is focused on helping families resolve their disputes as quickly and amicably as possible.


    Sara Keane Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the community.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Rutherford Law Center, LLC

8525 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO, 80002



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated By ClientsMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Oralist--Carrigan Cup Mock TrialUniversity of Colorado Law School2009
Summa Cum LaudeAustin College2006
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Volunteer MediatorJefferson County Mediation Services2014 - Present
MediatorThe Rutherford Law Center, LLC2013 - Present
Senior AttorneyThe Rutherford Law Center2010 - Present
Legal InternFirst Judicial District Attorney's Office2007 - 2009
Volunteer Law ClerkSecond Judicial District Court2007 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Mediation Association of ColoradoMember2014 - Present
Colorado Collaborative Divorce ProfessionalsBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Colorado Collaborative Family Law ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative PractitionersMember2012 - Present
Colorado Bar Association--Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estate SectionMember2010 - Present
First Judicial District Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pro Se MediationWe came to a full mediated agreement in three hours that they then filed with the court.
Collaborative Family LawIn the end, both parents have an ongoing relationship with their children, and their assets and debts were divided fairly. All without going to court.
Litigated Parenting Time ModificationWe settled some of the outstanding issues in mediation, and went to court for the remaining issues. The court found that father was emotionally harming the child, and changed parenting time so the child was at less danger.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science JournalFeminine or Feminist Jurisprudence: Sandra Day O'Connor2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor2009
Austin CollegePolitical Science and SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Colorado Law School Career DevelopmentStarting a Solo Practice2013