I havebeen practicing exclusively in Family Law for most of my legal career. My... more
I havebeen practicing exclusively in Family Law for most of my legal career. My practice is currently a mixture of litigation, collaboration and mediation. I believe strongly that divorcing families should do everything they can to minimize the emotional fallout from divorce, so that the experience doesnt cripple them or their children.
I care about my clients and I fight extremely hard to make sure that they are fairly... more
I care about my clients and I fight extremely hard to make sure that they are fairly treated. I like to work closely with my clients and empower them to move on with their lives, confident that they were given an opportunity to be heard or to settle their cases. I settle most of my cases but I am not afraid to litigate if that is needed. I am meticulous and a perfectionist who likes to prepare ... view profile
Matthew Clawson is a second generation Colorado trial attorney. Matthew brings a... more
Matthew Clawson is a second generation Colorado trial attorney. Matthew brings a great amount of enthusiasm and energy to his law practice, focusing primarily on litigation. Since being in practice, he has tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges. He has also been very successful resolving cases without going to court. Matthew has represented doctors, lawyers, executives of fortune 500 ... view profile
An award-winning lawyer, author and cutting-edge mediator, Joan knows what it takes... more
An award-winning lawyer, author and cutting-edge mediator, Joan knows what it takes to bring parties together and foster solutions. She is a shining example of excellence and easily shares her tried and true methods with others. A mediator all of her life, Joan is an attorney who conducts a dispute resolution practice in domestic and commercial conflicts through her firm, McWilliams Medi... view profile
I am passionate about helping people find solutions and resolve issues so they can... more
I am passionate about helping people find solutions and resolve issues so they can reach agreement during what is typically the most difficult time in their lives. At the same time, I understand that in certain cases, it's necessary to go to court and have a judge make decisions about issues that simply cannot be agreed upon. I have practied mostly family law in Boulder, Adams, Broomfield,... view profile
My professional resume is shown below. Our firm is dedicated to estate planning,... more
My professional resume is shown below. Our firm is dedicated to estate planning, trusts and estates, probate and elder law issues. We're the only law firm in Colorado with all attorneys being Certified Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. We believe in client oriented representation, and remaining a small enough law firm that the client receives personal attention, while... view profile
EDUCATION: B.A. (University of Iowa 1981, Honors program, double major in Economics... more
EDUCATION: B.A. (University of Iowa 1981, Honors program, double major in Economics and Political Science in 3 yrs); M.A.P.A. (University of Iowa 1983, Master's Degree in Public Administration, cum laude); J.D. (University of San Diego 1986, juris doctorate). MEMBERSHIPS / CERTIFICATES / AFFILIATIONS: Licensed Attorney in CA (1987) and CO (1996); Licensed General Contractor CSLB CA (2007... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.