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Dianne A. Van Voorhees

Child custody Attorney at Westminster, CO

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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I represent clients who are going through difficult times in the most cost-efficient and harmonious way that I possibly can. I want to see my clients and their families transition peacefully into their new relationship dynamics.

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Family Harmony Law, P.C.
9975 Wadsworth Pkwy, Unit K-2269
Westminster, CO, 80021

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4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by M | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, thorough representation
Dianne is very experienced and knowledgeable. I found her to be extremely compassionate during a time that I needed support, and she understood that there was a human in the equation from the start. I interviewed several attorneys and I found that Dianne was the most relatable, intuitive listener in the interview process. She answered my many questions about legal processes and documents, helping me understand the construct of what I was going through. I was more confident with her on my team, and while I believe no one wins in divorce, I think she helped me wrap my head around my own situation and take control of my outcome.
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Posted by Mario | February 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Firstly thank you so very much Dianne for your exceptional ability to not only be an amazing lawyer but an even better friend! Honestly I can’t imagine enduring for what felt like an eternity and the end of the world (At the time) with any other lawyer. For anyone reading this trust me there’s honestly no need to look any further. I highly doubt that you’ll find any one as passionate and caring as Dianne, thank you once again!
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Posted by Scott | January 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
So fortunate to have found Dianne
Dianne came into my case post-decree and helped tremendously with a child support matter in which I suspected the other party wasn't disclosing their income accurately. It was a complex motion to respond to. Dianne handled it with assertive grace, leading to resolution in mediation and without the judge needing to make a ruling. A handful of other motions or issues have arisen in my case over the past couple of years, and Dianne has consistently managed to put the fires out while minimizing the impact to both parties. She has helped turn my case from high-conflict to relatively cooperative and stable - something I didn't think was ever going to happen. Overall, Dianne has advocated for me in a way my previous attorneys weren't able to. She is highly knowledgeable of the law but helps me understand legal concepts in plain English. She acts with integrity, and I've always felt that she cares about me as her client and as a person. I highly recommend Dianne.
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Posted by Ryan | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and knowledgeable
Diane is an amazing attorney, that always has her clients best interest in mind. Would absolutely recommend!
Posted by Dan | October 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Dianne represented me in my recent divorce and was wonderful. Her legal work was excellent and timely. Her fee was reasonable. Perhaps most importantly for me was her personal encouragement and moral support throughout a very difficult time. She is a wonderful person and an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Chris | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Big fortune to hire her :)
Dianne is very patient and sweet attorney. She was always with me going through my divorce process. She always replied me fast no matter email or text messages, with her professional acknowledgement. Sooo lucky to have her!! ;)
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A wonderful truthful expert that I absolute trust!
Dianne has been an asset to me and my family for years. She has always given me great advice that is helpful and wise. From the time she worked on my motor vehicle accident to the questions I have radomly about contract and pretty much anything to do with legal advice, she is my go to Lady. I would highly recommend her she is wonderful at her job!
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Posted by Sherryn | August 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Competent, Compassionate, Can't Go Wrong with Dianne
Dianne was my first stop as a consult in my divorce. She was a compassionate friend and extremely knowledgeable in family law and well connected within the legal community. If I had a question, she always had a great answer and as she was unable to represent me at the time, referred me to several very qualified colleagues. Over the years she has been a voice of wisdom and advocacy for a variety of causes. Dianne is a good listener, a tenacious negotiator, and a compassionate advocate. She truly cares about and fights for her clients.
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Posted by Hussein | August 1, 2015
Highly recommend Dianne,she listen ,she give me time to talk about my case ,she call Ed me even on the weekend when we have court on the felllowing day,she always return my call,she took my case for free in 2002
Posted by April | July 21, 2015
Compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable & absolutely relentless on opposing counsel.
I had a very involved, very unusual case. Ms. Van Voorhees was not only the only lawyer willing to take my case, but she did it pro-bono. She listened to me, my needs and my wishes very sympathetically. She came up with creative and intelligent solutions. She didn't back down to the opposing counsel. She is fierce! She worked WITH me every step of the way. I don't know what I would have done without her. She is by far the best lawyer in Colorado. Compassionate, understanding & knowledgeable. If you get the opportunity to have her represent you, count yourself blessed.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
Nobody I'd Trust Better to Help Me Protect My Son
I was in an extremely high-conflict situation that was frightening and very stressful. Dianne was recommended to me by another friend who told me she may be the very best family lawyer in Colorado. She was responsive to my concerns, helped ease my anxieties, and most importantly handled my case with professionalism and great care. I had the sense she was not working for money, but working to help me achieve justice in my scary circumstances. I would recommend her in a heart-beat to anybody. I am in a different state now and only wish I could have taken her with me!
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Posted by Thanh | April 27, 2024
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Absent and Unresponsive
Dianne was referred to me through Legal Shield, a service offered through my employment to help me with my Child Support Modification initiated by my ex-wife. We established a client-attorney relationship after a short phone consult in late December 2023. There were some technical difficulties submitting my retainer payment of $3,500 online into her preferred MyCase Client Portal. I ended up paying her first invoice of $1,423 by credit card for services she had already completed. Shortly after that transaction was paid, my inital retainer payment of $3,500 was finally withdrawn from my checking account. I figured I might as well keep it there since my case was still open. Dianne ghosted me days before a scheduled telephone pretrial hearing with the Courts. My repeated calls, texts, and messages were unreturned until the day before the meeting! I was so stressed and panicked thinking that I am no longer represented. Fortunately, we were able to settle my case prior to our court appearance. But the opposing counsel also had difficulties getting a response from Dianne near the agreed deadline. We were able to eventually finalize and signed everything through the Courts on February 29, 2024. Dianne has now ghosted me again after numerous requests to have her send me the final invoice for her services and still has my $3,500 retainer captive for nearly 2 months!! I'm not sure what is going on now. I see multiple 5 star reviews early on but this is not my encounter with her recently.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Domestic Relations Attorney
  • Family Law Harmony, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • The Burnham Law Firm
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Senior Associate
  • Teddy Ann Barry, P.C.
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • The Harris Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Dianne A. Van Voorhees
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Executive Director
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2007 - 2016
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  • University of Colorado
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Fort Lewis College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People ex rel. M.D., 338 P.3d 1120 (Colo.App. Div. 6 2014)
  • Successful representation of Foster Parent-Intervenors.


  • Colorado Supreme Court Lawyer Well-Being Task Force
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • University of Colorado School of Law LILAC Mentor
  • Mentor
  • 2018 - Present
  • Law School, Yes We Can! (Si Se Puede)
  • Mentor
  • 2018 - Present
  • Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees
  • Trustee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
  • member
  • 2017 - Present
  • 1st JD Access to Justice Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sam Cary Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado GLBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • 17th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2008 - Present
  • First Judicial Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Colorado Indian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • 18th JD Access to Justice Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Denver Mayor’s Diversity Award
  • Denver Mayor's Office
  • 2015
  • Local Community Impact Award
  • Denver Indian Center, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Adams Broomfield Bar Association
  • 2012


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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Transition: Preparing/Planning for Life's Obstacles When All You Wanted to Do Was Plan Your Career
  • Small Firms, Big Success
  • 2016
  • PISA Week: Dianne Van Voorhees and Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • PISA Week
  • 2013
  • DU Tribal Wills Project
  • The Native American population in Colorado and access to justice issues that they face
  • 2013
  • Colorado Access to Justice Commission Hearings
  • Denver Metro Area Access to Justice
  • 2013
  • Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference
  • Core competencies that entry-level lawyers need
  • 2013
  • Faegre Baker Daniels CLE training for MVL Post-Decree Clinic Volunteers
  • Overview of Contempt Prosecutions and Enforcing Orders and Judgments in Family Law
  • 2012
  • E-RACE Conference “Eradicating Racism and Colorism Everywhere!”
  • “Indian Child Welfare Act, and the Racial and Political Distinctions at Play”
  • 2009
  • Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action
  • “Voices of Resilience - American Indian Genocide”
  • 2009
  • The Coalition of Colorado Civil and Human Rights Leaders conference
  • Health Disparities in the Native American Community
  • 2007
  • DU Law CLE Symposium
  • Issues and Perspectives on the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dianne is strategic and always a step ahead of the other side. She is a passionate advocate and a fighter. An amazing legal mind only surpassed by her dedication to her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dianne is an exceptionally knowledgeable and talented family law attorney who works with compassion and respect for her Clients. Her reputation in the legal community is outstanding, and anyone seeking representation for a family law matter would be lucky to have her. I highly endorse Dianne for your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dianne is a very competent, hard-working and caring lawyer. She is knowledgeable about the law and works tirelessly to get the best results possible for her clients. I highly recommend Dianne to handle any family law matter, simple or complicated."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dianne is a great mentor and advisor. Her knowledge, work-ethic and passion for clients is unmatched. She has a unique breadth of experience in family, landlord tenant, real estate and Indian law. I highly recommend Dianne for anyone seeking a diligent and compassionate attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dianne is a wonderful person and attorney. Smart, efficient, and easy to work with."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dianne is an outstanding lawyer and a wonderful person."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Dianne is very knowledgeable and truly cares about her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Dianne for many years in a firm environment. She is well suited to the areas of law she has chosen to practice. Her assertive nature is of great benefit to her clients and her thoughtfulness ensures that no client’s rights are overlooked."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dianne for about seven years. As executive director of MVL, she's had to know many different areas of the law and changes in all those areas. As she moves on to a new challenge, she will continue to be a huge asset to the legal community."
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