Skip to main content

Cindy Marie Perusse

Family Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Perusse Family Law, PLLC

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 12 years
    Minnesota - MN 28 years
    California - CA 21 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1994
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Cindy

Learn Cindy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Also includes child support

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Family
    Includes divorce, spousal maintenance, child support, property division and post-divorce modifications

  4. Mediation
    Mediation and Early Neutral Assessments and Evaluations

I have been practicing entirely family law for almost 3 decades now.   Family law became my focus early on just because there were a lot of people who came to my office with those kind of matters. I learned that I liked this area law because I was not afraid of the emotions that go along with it. As a business owner, a mother and a wife, I understand the things parents have to juggle on a daily basis. Adding a legal proceeding to the mix can feel overwhelming. The most important thing I can do for my clients is to protect their interests in a legal proceeding so they can continue to focus on their children and their jobs.

I litigate divorce cases from the simple to the complex. I have handled countless motions hearings and trials all over the metro area. Determining income and cash-flow, tax consequences and valuing of real estate, personal property and businesses are a regular part of my practice. Child custody and parenting time disputes can be ongoing. I represent many new and returning clients in modifying parenting time and child support. I partner with CPAs, therapists and other professionals to get the best results for my clients.

I have active licenses in Minnesota and Colorado. Our two offices allow me to handle a steady stream of interstate divorce and family cases.

I received my bachelor’s degree from UCLA and my law degree from Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell-Hamline School of Law). I was a law clerk in the 3rd judicial district in Minnesota for a year right after law school. After my clerkship, I was an associate for small and medium law firms in Minnesota and California. I completed advanced training in Family Law Trial Advocacy through (NITA) and I have 40 hours of training in family law mediation.

I like to volunteer. You can find me at the military veterans legal clinic and domestic relations self-help clinics around the metro area. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) helping kids in the foster care system. My husband and I are former foster parents.

I am a member of:
• Minnesota Bar Association -family law section
• Colorado Bar Associations-family law section
• W.O.L.F. (Women Owned Law Firms) a fantastic group of lawyers in Colorado

Photos and videos

View more

Contact Cindy

Similar lawyers nearby

Perusse Family Law, PLLC
7887 East Belleview Avenue
Suite 1100
Denver, CO, 80111
Perusse Family Law, PLLC
7900 International Drive
Bloomington, MN, 55425
Hide locations


4.9 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Tateng | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Legal Services!
Cindy is outstanding! She is very professional, fast at responding and is always clear with guidance. Cindy is extremely knowledgeable in her work and she resolved my issue so quick. Her care and determination gave me hope again and there were absolutely no doubts in the process. I would definitely recommend her to others!
Posted by Mac | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No nonsense and reliable
Cindy helped me with my divorce this past year and helped prevent me from being railroaded by my ex' lawyer. Dedicated and intelligent all the way down to the details. 10/10 recommend.
Posted by Paul | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Client Advocate!!
Cindy was fantastic throughout the divorce proceedings. She understands the stress that these things can cause and worked diligently to get a resolution in a timely manner. She is a deal maker is is not in it to stretch things out for more fees. I would recommend her to anyone looking for fair, quality representation.
Posted by Rosalind | August 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Honest
Cindy represented me in my divorce. I was not the best client as I was angry and headstrong. Cindy was thorough and no nonsense the entire time. I received a great outcome due to Cindy's efforts. She is definitely trustworthy and fair.
Posted by Penny | July 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
Cindy did a fabulous job handling my case. It was pretty straight forward, not a lot of complex issues. When there were a couple of issues that had to be updated, prior to resolution, she provided all the necessary legal support and information. The process took a little longer than originally anticipated, but she counseled me every step of the way.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely professional, excellent
When I was filed for divorce, my life become upside down. I have two children and had no job. Cindy went through every detail of my case and I got back on my feet again!! I am very happy now because of her! Thank you!!
Posted by John | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Cindy!
Cindy helped me through a very complicated custody battle with and unruly ex. We ended up settling out of court. I will be reunited with my daughter next week.
Posted by Heidi | October 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cindy Perusse is the lawyer you want when things are tough
Cindy Perusse was the perfect person to work with during one of the most challenging times of my life. I knew from the moment I started working with her that I would not need to worry about being taken advantage of by my ex-husband and his lawyer. Cindy's clear and direct communication style is powerful and effective. Her interactions with my ex-husband's lawyer were professional, yet I always knew she was my biggest advocate. She will not put up with nonsense and knows how and when to turn the pressure up to get things resolved. Cindy helped alleviate the immense amounts of stress and fear I felt while facing such uncertain times. She gets the job done while demonstrating empathy and compassion for her clients. Cindy was my rock when I felt like most areas of my life were falling apart. I couldn't have been happier with how things turned out.
Read less
Posted by Donald | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney for veterans in divorce court
This is in regard to Ms. Cindy Perusse. I am a disabled veteran and seeked her out for her divorce court knowledge as well as military laws pertaining to civilian divorce courts. She helped me out immensely. She worked with myself and my ex to ensure a smooth custody change. I highly recommend her to all divorcees, but primarily to disabled military divorcees...
Read less
Posted by Kirsten | January 19, 2015
Excellent Attorney
After 18 plus years of marriage, going through a divorce was tough. Cindy Perusse worked hard to protect my interests while continually advocating for my children and my future. Perusse remained committed to my case, was accessible and understanding during the entire process. Perusse made sure to include me in all decisions and worked hard to make sure I was protected in and out of court. I would highly recommend Perusse, she is smart, professional and knowledgable.
Read less
Posted by Matt | July 16, 2013
Consummate Professional
Cindy is a consummate professional who is diligent and attentive to my concerns. She is driven to win and puts her client’s interests ahead of everything else. Her direct approach in solving my problems by listening and asking probing questions eased my apprehensions. Cindy’s legal wherewithal is undoubtedly why she is the best in her field of Family Law. I highly recommend Ms. Perusse and her law firm for any family matter that needs expeditious legal resolution.
Read less
Posted by Carl | July 16, 2013
What an Attorney Should Be!
Cindy Perusse is what an attorney should be: Straightforward, direct, honest, and reliable. At the same time, Cindy was warm and supportive which I needed at that time. She handled herself, the client (me!), and the opposing attorney with grace and integrity. There was none of that incomprehensible legal mumbo jumbo to explain why we couldn't do what made perfect sense to me. If it made sense to me and didn't violate the law, that's what we did. If she had another idea, she would made her point, explaining the legal aspects clearly, and patiently answer my questions. In the end, it was still up to me. Cindy listened to my thoughts and desires and made them reality to the extent the law allows. Her rates are reasonable when compared with the market and especially reasonable given the very conservative way she counts her time. I several times found myself wondering how she could accomplish so much in the amount of time she had listed on the invoice. When I needed some legal help outside of Cindy's area of expertise, she didn't do what attorneys have done to me in the past, which is to just grab a name from their law school alumni book or some other association to score some networking points. She recommended an equally talented attorney with whom she has actually worked in the past and offered a substantial and detailed endorsement. That also worked out well for me. A very close (male) friend recommended Cindy as she had handled his divorce as well. He's not with us anymore and I don't propose to speak for him but his enthusiastic recommendation was a big factor in my decision to hire Cindy. I recommended Cindy to another (female) close friend who was also extremely pleased with the work Cindy did for her. Cindy is warm, personable, very smart, strong when necessary, and a lady with class. I unreservedly endorse and recommend her.
Read less
Posted by Miriam | February 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responding to a registration
She was great, helpes us and went above and beyond. What we are going through is very difficult and she was very helpful.
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 385-385 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Perusse Family Law, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
Endorse Cindy
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is a great attorney and I just can't sing enough praises. You absolutely can't go wrong retaining her. She is kind, knowledgeable and professional."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Perusse is incredibly intelligent, client-focused, and dedicated to providing the best legal services for her clients. She will be prepared and professional."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Cindy on a number of cases. She is very diligent and professional. Cindy zealously presents her clients' arguments and truly cares about getting results that will be best for them in the future."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is well respected by family law attorneys. In fact, she is so well regarded that newer lawyers ask her opinions on her cases. She works tirelessly for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is highly intelligent, extremely experienced, and most importantly, singularly focused on achieving the best long-term results for her clients at all times."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is an experienced attorney who is very knowledgeable. She has helped me when I have have come across difficult issues in family law. I highly recommend her work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is a widely published attorney with significant experience. Having come in only recently from Minnesota, and having practiced in California, not many Coloradans have witnessed her in action, but she's got impressive organization skills, which combine with flawless writing and very persuasive arguments. She can politely get her client's objectives met while avoiding significant mud-slinging. I'm impressed with her skills and look forward to working with her more. She seems well-appreciated for her academic work by the bar and in judge's circles."
View more endorsements
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Personal injury
Divorce and separation