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Joe Pickard

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Joe moved to Colorado from Texas in 1969. He is the oldest of 10 siblings. He graduated from Mullen High School, where he was active in Speech and Debate. He finished 3rd nationally at the National Student Congress in 1975. Joe then returned to Texas and obtained a B.B.A in Management in 1977, summa cum laude, at the University of the Incarnate Word located in San Antonio. After two years selling computers and computer services, he attended law school in Boulder at the University of Colorado, receiving a J.D. degree in 1982.

Joe was married to Jan O'Mary in 1977. They have one son, Jay, who is an attorney.

Joe has practiced law since 1982. He is a former assistant County Attorney for Jefferson County, where he primarily represented the Human Services Department. He has been continuously engaged in private practice since April 1, 1986. Joe has practiced in both State and Federal Court, and has tried approximately 100 jury trials in his career. He is very excited when challenged to solve complex problems, and relishes a fair resolution. He is equally able to settle a matter out of court, or to bring the matter to trial when required.

Joe received The Linda T. Palmieri Award, For Outstanding Service On Behalf of Children, awarded by The 1st Judicial District Bar Association, in 2009.

Travel and golf are Joe’s interests outside of the courtroom.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    33 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    30 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    30 years
  4. Family: 20%
    33 years
  5. Medical Malpractice: 5%
    25 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gary Brandt Pulitzer

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is one of the finest trial attorneys I have ever encountered. I have litigated against Joe, and have also worked with him as co-counsel. Joe is pragmatic, has a wealth of knowledge, and is a tireless, ethical advocate for his clients.


    Gary Pulitzer Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jay Pickard

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jay Pickard Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Pickard & Ross, P.C.

12712 W. Ken Caryl Ave.
Littleton, CO, 80127-6326


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
The Linda T. Palmieri AwardThe First Judicial District Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPickard & Associates, P.C.1986 - Present
Assistant County AttorneyJefferson County Attorney's Office1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar AssociationVice President2008 - 2009
First Judicial District Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary CommitteeN/AN/A
American Professional Society on the Abuse of ChildrenN/AN/A
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and NeglectN/AN/A
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRM Enzminger, 209 P.3d 1163 (Colo.App.2008)Sustained on appeal
Terry v. Sullivan, 58 P.3d 1098 (Colo.App.2002)Summary Judgment successfully overturned on appeal.
Luenberger v. City of Golden, 990 P.2d 1145 (Colo.App.1999)Case successfully appealed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Talk (CO)Who Are We?2010
The Colorado LawyerThe Child's Wishes in APR Proceedings: An Evidentiary Conundrum2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Incarnate Word CollegeManagementB.B.A., Summa Cum Laude1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Enforcement TrainingTestimony For Experts and Those Who Testify From Written Reports2011
El Paso County TrainingForensic Child Abuse Experts; Effective Reports & Testimony2011
International Conference, Honolulu, HIForensic Child Abuse Experts; Effective Reports & Testimony2010
Continuing Legal EducationDeal or No Deal; Why Divorce Cases Don’t Settle2010
Continuing Legal EducationNo Reasonable Effort2010
Continuing Legal EducationWhat is TRAILS?2009
Continuing Legal EducationA Paralegal’s Guide, Preparing a Summary Judgment Motion2009
Continuing Legal EducationD&N and Criminal Law: What Family Lawyers Need to Know2009
Continuing Legal EducationWhat is TRAILS?2008
Jefferson County Leadership Committee TrainingLeadership Committee Training2006
Continuing Legal EducationCivil Trial Practice “A View From the Trenches”2006
Continuing Legal EducationDependency and Neglect for Criminal Practitioners2004
Continuing Legal EducationColorado Children’s Records Law1999
Continuing Legal EducationColorado Children’s Records Law1998
International Conference, Dublin, IrelandChild Abuse Investigations... Putting the Pieces Together1996
Continuing Legal EducationChild Abuse Investigations. . .Putting the Pieces Together1993
Continuing Medical EducationPanel Presentation: Legal Responsibility and Diagnosis for Physicians in Child Abuse Cases and Repercussions1992
Continuing Legal Education§1983 Civil Rights Litigation Seminar1990
Continuing Legal EducationDependency and Neglect Seminar1984