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I am a graduate of the Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah and of the University of Denver College of Law. My practice focuses on all aspects of family law, including pre-divorce legal counseling, complex divorce litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, preservation of financial assets, negotiation of child custody arrangements, child support, maintenance, and protection of parental rights.  I help women and men going through divorce navigate the process as smoothly as possible, working to minimize the impact of this difficult family time on the children involved. My experience includes case evaluations and legal counseling for parties considering divorce, as well as representing – in negotiations and trial – men and women in divorce disputes. Further, I help my clients negotiate child custody and support arrangements, as well as spousal maintenance. I also help my clients with alternative resolution of marriages, the protection and preservation of financial assets and the modification of prior orders related to maintenance, child support and child custody


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    1 year
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    1 year
  3. Litigation: 10%
    1 year
  4. Child Support: 5%
    1 year
  5. Family: 5%
    1 year



Hourly ($225-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elizabeth Elaine Christy

    I endorse this lawyer. Emily is an effective and experienced attorney who cares about her clients.


    Elizabeth Christy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Darius Tyson Dugas

    Emily was a formidable opposing counsel on a highly contested case her and I recently had together. She strongly represented her client and was highly professional to work with in our attempts to resolve many of the issues encountered on this matter. I endorse this lawyer.


    Darius Dugas Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, PLLC

1014 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA, 98660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer Appreciation for Colorado Flood ReliefColorado Bar Association2014
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Volunteer Appreciation AwardMetro Volunteer Lawyers2008
Volunteer Appreciation AwardArvada Teen Court2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyElizabeth Christy Law Firm, PLLC2015 - Present
Associate AttorneyDivorce Matters2010 - 2015
Associate AttorneyThomas Pollart & Miller, LLC2010 - 2015
Associate AttorneyWedgle & Kukreja2005 - 2009
Associate AttorneyCiccarelli & Associates2003 - 2005
Law ClerkCiccarelli & Associates2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arraj Inn of CourtExecutive Council2011 - Present
Adams/Broomfield Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Robert C. Rhone-Ava M. Brackett American Inn of CourtMember2002 - 2010
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of the Petition of S.D.H. for the adoption of J.C.B. and Concerning W.T.T.We won at the Court of Appeals and then at the trial court. The trial court determined the step-parent adoption was obtained by fraud.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law WeekNeutral Assessments Offer New Divorce Approach2011
Methods of PracticeMethods of Practice - Adoption Chapter2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Westminster CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Panel on Inns of CourtInns of Court2014
Women in TransitionHelping Women Navigate the Legal Process of DivorceN/A

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