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John B Ciccolella

John B Ciccolella

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John Ciccolella is a sole practitioner in his law firm, Ciccolella Family Law, P.C., Colorado Springs, Colorado.  John has a significant practice in custody, including intrastate, interstate, international custody and parental abductions.  He specializes in high conflict divorces, including complex property division claims. John has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubble. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – Present; and his law firm is listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Law Firms (Colorado, Family Law). He is a member of the El Paso County Bar Association and Colorado Bar Associations, 1973-Present; National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), 1978 - Present (Member Board of Directors, 1979-1980, 2005-2013); Colorado Municipal Judges Association, 1975 – Present; ABA Child Custody and Adoption Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee; and Colorado Child Abuse Ombudsman Advisory Committee, 2012 - 2013. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Juvenile Law, NACC, 2014; The Lohman Award, El Paso County Bar Association, for Improving the Lives of Children, 2014; the Stephan Cahn Award, Career Achievement in Juvenile Law, NACC, 2002; the Seraph Award, Pikes Peak Children’s Advocates, 1987; Special Recognition Single Accomplishment Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Child Advocacy, Pikes Peak Children’s Advocates, 1981.  He is the author of “A Study of Colorado Law and Procedures in Dependency and Neglect Proceedings,” Portland State University, 1979; Editor, “Legal Representation of the Maltreated Child”, NACC, 1980.  He has been presenter in family and juvenile law for the El Paso Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Professional Education Systems, Inc. and NACC.  Topics of his presentations included Representing Abused Children, Child Custody, Interstate Custody, Marital Property Division and related divorce issues.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($330-375/hour)

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  • Matthew B. Drexler

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a pioneer in the field of divorce and separation and is very well respected by his colleagues. John is committed to his clients, a strong advocate and a formidable opponent.


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Contact info

2519 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

Ciccolella Family Law, PC

2519 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, CO, 80904



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms, Family Law, ColoradoUS News and World Report2016
Best Lawyer, Family Law, ColoradoBest Lawyers2016
Best Law Firms, Family Law, CoradoUS News and World Report2015
Best Lawyer, Family Law, ColoradoBest Lawyers2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Lohman Award, Improving the Lives of ChildrenEl Paso County Bar Association2014
Lifetime Achievement Award in Juvenile LawNational Association of Counsel for Children2014
Best Lawyer, Family Law, ColoradoBest Lawyers2014
Career Achievement in Juvenile LawNational Association of Counsel for Children2002
Seraph AwardPikes Peak Children's Advocates1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
JudgeTown of Monument2000 - Present
JudgeTown of Palmer Lake, Colorado1995 - Present
Managing AttorneyCiccolella Family Law, PC1972 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel CommissionMember2015 - Present
Colorado Child Abuse Ombudsman Advisory CommitteeMember2012 - 2014
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMember1978 - Present
Colorado Municipal Judges AssociationMember1975 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
NACC Conference Materials 1980Legal Representation of the Maltreated Child1980
Portland State UniversityA Study of Colorado Law and Procedure in Dependency and Neglect Proceedings1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Colorado State University-PuebloGeographyBS - Bachelor of Science1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenParent Alienation2008