James M. Cordes has been an associate attorney at the Law Office of Laura E. Shapiro since 2011. James received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
While in law school, James distinguished himself as a quarter-finalist in the Hogan & Hartson CU/DU Cup Mock Trial competition and was honored to be selected as a trial team coach for the Student Trial Lawyers Association.
At the Law Office of Laura E. Shapiro, James has both successfully litigated complex cases in courtrooms across Colorado and reached fair settlements through both mediation and litigation. James has the experience to guide you through complicated financial issues including dividing business interests and pensions (including military pensions), determining child support and maintenance obligations, and drafting prenuptial agreements. In addition, James can guide you through the difficult process of determining child custody and fight for your parental rights.
In 2013, James was honored to be published in the Colorado Lawyer and recognized as Faculty at the annual Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute.
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James Cordes is a talented lawyer with extensive knowledge of family law. James has a great attitude, fights hard for his clients, and is committed to helping his clients move forward rather than just escalating the conflict. I would recommend hiring him to anyone.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2015|
|Associate Attorney||Shapiro Family Law||2011 - Present|
|Fellow||Colorado Department of State||2011 - 2011|
|Policy Director||Committee to Elect Theresa Spahn||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Kissinger & Fellman, PC||2009 - 2010|
|Legal Intern||United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (Jag) Corps||2008 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|In re Marriage of Kazazian and Stackpool, 13CA1531 (Colo. App. 2015).||Appeal Dismissed in Part and Order Affirmed|
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|The Colorado Lawyer||Retroactive Child Support: Conflicting Decisions and Practical Advice||2012|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|2012 Annual Family Law Conference||Child Support Essentials||2012|