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Emily Patterson Koekkoek

Family Attorney at Greenwood Village, CO

4.7   13 reviews

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About Emily

Learn Emily’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    Divorce, Separation, Child Custody Issues, Child Support, Adoption, Dependency & Neglect.

Emily advocates for outcomes that will enable families to make the smoothest possible transitions during difficult periods of life. Emily’s practice is devoted to family law litigation. She handles a variety of cases within the discipline of family law, which include divorce, child custody, adoption proceedings, modification of child support/maintenance/parenting time, dependency & neglect cases, paternity actions, and family law appeals.

Emily graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts . She attended the University of Oregon Law School.



Licensed for 10 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact Emily

Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb, PC
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 430
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111


4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, aggressive
Emily was able to take over the case, quickly review all the materials, then efficiently identify the issues and get the case dismissed. Other lawyers had said this would be impossible, and I'd need a miracle. I got Emily. I am so glad I did.
Posted by Nate | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emily did a very good job. She’s pragmatic , intelligent and honest. Emily plans the next steps while still being present in the current step. Very organized and thorough. I felt like I could trust her and the direction she wanted to go. Also Emily is very patient and kind. I found that helpful because I felt like so may people we had to deal with in the court system just didn’t get it. Emily got us a deal that far exceed what the courts would of agreed to. Both in scope and duration. This firm as a whole is very good. And I’m a group of very good lawyers Emily stands out. Thank you for helping be and my family Emily.
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Posted by Casey | February 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emily was perfect for my needs and was attentive to every detail. She is confidant and opinionated when needed. If you are looking for a highly responsible and capable lawyer, she is it!
Posted by Mike | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emily is a fantastic Attorney and Partner
I was faced with an extremely litigious divorce situation with over-the-top conflict. In addition, my previous lawyer got fired from their firm for missing deadline after deadline. I was left with escalating legal fees, a never-ending list of bogus filings against me and no attorney that I could count on. Emily stepped in and partnered with me, brought order to the chaos I was dealing with and provided expert, professional advice and representation. In a matter of only a few months, Emily established my rights, represented me in a court hearing and got the accusations I was facing thrown out. Emily was able to separate what was important under the law and help me not overreact to the emotion of the moment. Emily knows the law cold, cited all relevant case precedent that was relevant to my case, provided calm, rational guidance when I was at the end of my rope and knocked it out of the park strategically with the Judge and her Attorney counterpart. I am extremely thankful that Emily is my attorney and I highly recommend Emily to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by Christina | July 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One step ahead
Emily did an amazing job! From start to finish of my divorce Emily was always one step ahead, and was patient and took into consideration of the emotional stress any divorce can bring. Emily was understanding, but also stressed and stayed on track of trying to resolve the issues in my case.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody Battle
Emily is a great family lawyer. I have been through the court battle now for 3 years. She has been my lawyer for two of those years. She started out at a different Law Firm and than moved. I followed her on the journey to a different firm. If I didn't approve of her as my lawyer I wouldn't have stayed with her through this transition. Emily gives great advice as well not thinking of what's in my best interest but what is in my daughter's best interest. She has fought for my daughter and me. Emily is well organized and stays well researched and knowledgeable of the Laws concerning parental rights. Very easy to talk too and not hesitant on asking the tough questions. I'd recommend Emily to anyone in need or in search of a lawyer.
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Posted by Aaron | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Talented Attorney
Family court is scary. Especially for a Dad. Emily really made me feel like she cared about what was going on with my case and always acted as the "sane" voice of reason when I would get too emotional with things. She stuck to the facts and kept the emotion out of the courtroom even when I wanted to bash the other parent for the terrible things she had done to me and our child in the past. I can't say enough good things about Emily's professionalism and style of litigation. I would hire her again without any reservations whatsoever.
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Posted by Kathryn | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend Emily Koekkoek!
Emily was extremely professional, diligent and timely to help in a difficult child custody situation. She helped me secure an increase in custody for my daughter which was immensely needed for her well being. Then, she also facilitated a substantial child support increase as well to align with the increased parenting time and income differentials. I definitely recommend Emily!
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Posted by Cindi | July 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relocation Hearing
Emily was wonderful to work with and the outcome met every expectation! She exhibited a professionalism that outshined any of the other lawyers we watched while waiting for our case to be called.
Posted by Luciano | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emily Will Fight for You
I was in a custody battle for my daughter and it took a turn for the worst. I had hired a different attorney, at a different law firm and my case just kept going downhill. I felt lost and hopeless. After 8 months of anguish, I fired the previous lawyer and hired Emily (She had worked on a separate, smaller case for me previously and had done a phenomenal job). She came in and worked hard from the very first day. She was able to pull my case together and accomplish everything that should have been done during the previous 8 months, in under a month. For the first time in a year, I had hope and the weight of the world was taken off my shoulders. I can honestly say it was because of Emily. She took care of everything and kept me informed at all times. My family and myself cannot thank Emily enough for all the hard work she put into my case. She listened to me and never made me feel uncomfortable. I could ask her any question and she was able to explain the answers in terms I could understand. She was always patient and understanding with me as well as my family. The outcome of my case was what I wanted and it was all because of Emily's dedication and hard work. She presented such a great case, even the Judge had thanked her for her hard work in court. Emily is honest, compassionate, prompt and very knowledgeable. I couldn't have hired a better attorney and I would recommended her to anyone.
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Posted by Jessica | July 7, 2015
Excellent Support
Emily has been kind and helpful with all aspects of my case. She is calm and introspective and understands what needs to be done to get the job done. I have recieved great results due to her standing with me when others were not willing. I am very grateful for having Emily as my lawyer.
Posted by Denice | March 10, 2015
DLL Review
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Emily Koekkoek, her knowledge in family law is strongly recommended. The preparation of my case was very well organized, she assisted me and educated me during the entire process. Throughout the process of my case she demonstrated professionalism, integrity, dignity, and respect keeping me well informed and well updated. I feel fortunate to have found Ms. Koekkoek she is an efficient and reliable attorney. My sincerely appreciation and gratitude to Ms. Koekkoek for the work done on my case, and I am truly pleased and happy with the outcome. Thank You so much!!!! You are an exceptional, prominent, and outstanding lawyer! Sincerely, DLL
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not recommended
I was disappointed with the lack of help and lack of guidance. People hire lawyers for advice and honesty along with support. I'm unhappy that I had to do my research and ask her to advocate in a way that somewhat would better my divorce. No divorce is ever going to end in a way we want. She could have tried better and supported her clients. Perhaps she's just not experienced enough and perhaps my research was not done thoroughly before I hired her. She also overcharged me wrongfully. Which is not okay.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Goldman Law LLC
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith, Shellenberger & Salazar
  • 2013 - 2014


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012


  • Sierra Club
  • Legal Liaison
  • 2014 - Present
  • Project Safeguard
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Emily
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is an incredibly skilled, competent attorney. She is very well-versed in the fields of family law and juvenile law, and she provides top-notch legal representation to her clients. She is very talented in both her legal writing and her advocacy skills in the courtroom, and she always maintains her professionalism. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Emily for the better part of almost 5 years. During that time i was able to witness Emily's approach to her family law cases. Emily embodies a strong work ethic and makes every effort to put her client's at ease during such an emotional and stressful process. Emily is very easy to speak with and is very knowledgeable on case law and statutory law, and can provide her client's top notch and effective representation. I strongly encourage anyone who is seeking a true professional, and that needs help with their family law matter, to give Emily a call."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Emily is an excellent family law lawyer with superb litigation skills and drive to help clients resolve their cases in an effective and professional manner."

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Greenwood Village Family Lawyer Emily Patterson Koekkoek
Emily Patterson Koekkoek
Family Attorney
Greenwood Village, CO
Licensed for 10 years