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About me

I am a litigator that puts clients first and fiercely protects them, their rights and their children. I have conducted literally thousands of cases from jury trials, to Court trials and arbitrations.  I have co-authored a book on divorce, held leadership positions in the legal community and enjoy a great reputatation with the judges and the upper echelon of the attorneys in town.  Please check out our website at www.familylawcolorado.com

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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 75%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 15%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($550/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ian Zachary Shea

    Because of his extensive experience, Dave has a good sense for the judicial philosophies of many of the judges he appears in front of. This helps him to frame clients' cases in the most advantageous way. Dave's cross examination of opposing parties is always a treat to watch.

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    Ian Shea Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Heckenbach Suazo, LLP

7400 E. Orchard Road.
Suite #3025N
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive197901/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 1 1/2 pecent of Litigators in the CountryAmerican Registry2015
Top 1 1/2 Percent of Litigators in the CountryAmerican Registry2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
Legal EntrepreneurForbes Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1997
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
Top FundraiserKendra Barnholt Leukemia Fund1989
Pacemaker AwardAmerican Heart Association of Colorado1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHeckenbach Suazo LLP1992 - Present
Chief Deputy in charge of Complex Prosecutions UnitDenver District Attorney's Office1979 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Douglas/Elbert Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Douglas/Elbert County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2001 - 2002
Douglas/Elbert County Bar AssociationSecretary2000 - 2001
Douglas/Elbert County Bar AssociationTreasurer1999 - 2000
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee1998 - 1999
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow1998 - Present
Douglas/Elbert County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Alzheimer's AssociationBoard of Directors1995 - 1996
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1993 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Heart Association of ColoradoChairman of the Board1991 - 1992
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Marriage of ManyGenerally, highly successful
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
BookThe Guide to a Smart Divorce2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York UniversityForensic ScienceCertification1982
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Washington and Lee UniversityExperimental PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceCase Law Update2005