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Posted by Terri, a Divorce client, Flag
Gary is a competent, experienced advocate for his clients. He just finished my divorce settlement and worked tirelessly to acquire the best results in a difficult, complicated divorce. He carefully went over all the legal issues and explained in detail what was in my best interest.
Gary was well prepared on each aspect, and worked efficiently to keep costs down. His knowledge of my case and expertise of the law made it possible to settle without a court appearance. Gary has a great professional demeanor, along with a welcomed sense of humor making the situation bearable. I am grateful to Gary for the results he attained. I would readily recommend his services.
Posted by Madeline, a Divorce client, Flag
This is long, but Gary changed my life. I have struggled to find the right words to do him justice. Having him represent me has affected both me and my ex: I am financially secure; I have all 3 of my dogs (my ex tried to get 1); and my ex had to come up with a ton of money to pay me what the courts awarded me.
The Divorce process took 10 years off of my health – If I had had my former attorney (who did nothing for me) and not Gary I have no idea where I’d be today. I do know I’d probably be one dog short and poor. When I changed attorneys everything changed for the better. Gary was always an advocate for me and got results.
When you are ill you go to a general practitioner (attorney), where they tell you you need to see a specialist (Family law attorney). When the specialist has nothing new to offer you that all the other specialists have too - and none of it is helping, you find the one person in that industry whose passion and life’s’ work has been devoted to that one area and whom because of the dedication and knowledge has a lot more options to offer you (Gary) .
I was terrified going into court and my ex offered a settlement on the court house steps. Given all the emotional trauma of the divorce process, the seemingly (to me) decent offer and fact my ex had “one of the top lawyers in Colorado,” I wanted to accept the offer and avoid the stress of the Permanent Orders Hearing. But Gary assured me we should go before the judge because he did not believe the offer was fair or in my best interest.
We did do better in court than what was offered because I was awarded about 98% MORE than the offer I was going to accept. Gary was brilliant and quick on his feet. I still get a chuckle today when I think of how Gary demolished my ex and his attorney in court: I was almost embarrassed for my ex and his attorney as Gary broke them both down, point-by-point. As the day- long hearing progressed, the demeanor of my ex and his attorney changed from arrogant and assured to stressed and insecure. Gary’s pre-hearing preparation and brilliance in court during the hearing completely changed the game: I walked in terrified, while my ex walked in with confidence. But, I walked out on cloud 9 and my ex and his attorney walked out in disbelief. It was obvious to everyone I had the more skillful and better prepared attorney.
Following the conclusion of the case (5 years ago) my ex failed to make court ordered payments. I was contacted many times by my ex since the conclusion of the case and offered as settlement a fraction of the money I was awarded by the court. Gary had many opportunities to be done with me and the case and say OK to one of my periodic calls to him where I stated “My ex offered me $X to close out this all and I think I should accept it." But Gary didn’t think it was fair and believed my ex was in a much better financial position than he claimed. Gary wasn’t making much money off of my 2 calls to him each year but he took my case so seriously and always wanted to get the best for me.
Ultimately Gary negotiated a lump sum for me that was 8 times more than what I was willing to accept.
Without Gary being my attorney, I have no doubt I would only have 2 of 3 of my dogs and barely any money and no hope or joy. Instead I got a ton of money and all 3 dogs. For anyone looking for advice during this traumatic time where you will not be yourself due to the stress and trauma I have 2 pieces of advice:
1. Do not listen to friends' and family's legal advice - they are all wrong, and wrong all of the time.
2. Retain Gary if you want the smartest attorney in the room on your side and you want to be represented by an ethical, compassionate, hard working attorney.
Posted by Mel, a Child Support client, Flag
I have known Gary now for over 8 years. Unfortunately, my ex continued to take me to court and/or quit doing what he was supposed to do. My ex is a very difficult person to deal with yet Gary has done an excellent job of attempting to work with him. I have won each and every time at court. Gary is very diligent about not wasting time and money and is always reasonable even when the other side is not. I truly do think the world of Gary. He is a wonderful family man as well as a terrific attorney.
Posted by Lynn, a Divorce client, Flag
After asking several “high stakes” attorneys for a recommendation on a divorce lawyer, I was given the name, Gary Pulitzer several times. After meeting with Gary in late December 2009, I knew I had found the right person to take my divorce case. Gary was very thorough and careful to look out for my best interests throughout the case. He knew I wanted to keep my costs down, so he was diligent about spending my money in the most efficient way possible. Gary was able to see the “big picture” and work towards acquiring me a decent and fair settlement. At mediation I was tempted to take the offer, but Gary carefully and persistently showed me how the offer was skewed and, not in my fair. New to legal language, Gary was very patient and explained all court issues and legal procedures. My divorce was not easy and Gary steadfastly tackled every issue; always looking out for my best interest. He got me a fair settlement without having to go to court!
Posted by Alfred, a Child Custody client, Flag
Gary handled my divorce and child custody case in Jefferson County. Gary was on top of every move before during and after I was awarded custody of my daughter. There were few surprises in court because Gary covered all the bases. The case was 1st moved from California back to Colorado. The other side was shrewd but Gary and I were more shrewd and truth and justice was served.
Posted by Susan, a Child Support client, Flag
We have been using Gary Pulitzer for 6 years now because the ex keeps up in court. Because Gary is thorough and honest, we keep winning. We had a very complicated military divorce issue that went to the court of appeals. Gary won our case and set case law for Colorado. I highly reccommend his services