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Diana Powell has been a shareholder and Vice President of Gutterman Griffiths PC from 2002 to the present.  She graduated with her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980, and attended Cornell College as an undergraduate, where she graduated magna cum laude, with Distinction in History and Phi Beta Kappa.  Diana is licensed in Colorado, Texas and the District of Columbia (inactive).  From 2006 through 2010, Diana has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer, in 5280 Magazine.  She is a Colorado Bar Fellow, active in the Colorado Judicial Institute, a Diplomat of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a Member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.  For the last two years, Diana has served as a Vice President of Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals, and is expected to be President of that organization for the 2010-2011 year.  Diana focuses her own practice on high asset, high conflict divorce representation, after 20 years of practice as a securities lawyer.  Diana believes that a business solution that works for the parties to a divorce can best preserve the quality of their post-decree relationships.  Diana’s interest in mental health issues includes a particular focus on parenting plans for special needs children.  Active as a mediator since 1989, Diana was also trained as a child and family investigator (special advocate) in 2004.  Diana has never taken CFI appointments.  Diana believes families benefit from resolving divorce and custody matters without the friction of litigation, when possible.  Approximately ten percent of Diana’s practice involves pro bono or deeply reduced fee representation.  Diana is a former member of the Board of Directors and Vice President for National Legislative Matters of the National Military Family Association.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Culver Winston Van Der Jagt

    Diana is respected in the community for her level-headed approach to her cases and willingness to steer the clients away from high conflict that is damaging to children. She's extremely smart and capable.

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    Culver Van Der Jagt Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    I have worked with Diana on collaborative and litigation cases. She is a pleasure to work with and creative in finding solutions for her clients, outside the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Diane Freed Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Gutterman Griffiths PC
10375 Park Meadows Dr., Ste. 520
Littleton, CO, 80124

10375 Park Meadows Drive
Suite 520
Littleton, CO, 80124

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199408/07/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198908/25/2015
DCResigned198010/30/2009

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2007
RecognizedColorado Super Lawyers2006
Recognized, Denver's Top Lawyers5280 MagazineN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Vice PresidentGutterman Griffiths PC2002 - Present
PartnerSnell & Wilmer L.L.P.2001 - 2002
ShareholderBerenbaum, Weinsheink & Eason, PC1998 - 2000
PresidentLaw Offices of Diana L Powell, PC1994 - 1998
Of CounselGorsuch Kirgis Campbell Walker & Grover1989 - 1994
AssociateMatthews & Branscomb PC1989 - 1993
Vice PresidentNational Military Family Association1985 - 1989
Enforcement Division---CounselSecurities and Exchange Commission1983 - 1985
AssociateKirkpatrick Lockhart1980 - 1983

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2013 - Present
Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary CommitteeBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2003 - Present
Colorado Collaborative Law ProfessionalsMember, President2002 - 2010
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasMember2001 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2001 - Present
National Military Family AssociationMember, Various, Including Former Vice President1982 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
CLE of ColoradoVarious Articles on Family Law, Business, Trial Practice2007
Hawaii Report on Military FamiliesHawaii Report on Military Families1987
Practicing Law Institute (PLI)Various Articles on Investment Company Act of 19401983
California Law ReviewEditor, Author1980

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Cornell CollegeHistory and Political ScienceBA, magna cum laude, with Distinction in Major Field1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law InstituteCollaborative Solutions for Business Assets in Divorce2009
Colorado Collaborataive Law Professionals-Annual ConferenceCollaborative Solutions for Families Divorcing in a Difficult Economy2009