also known as Kathlyn Bullis
My name is Kathlyn Laraway, and I have been practicing Family Law in Colorado for my entire legal career. I have represented clients in Dissolution Procedings, Child Custody Matters, Child Support Matters, Paternity Cases, same-sex union issues, civil matters regarding interpersonal relationships, at both the Distirct Court level and at the Appellate Level. I have practiced Family Law in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, La Junta, Gilpin, Larimer, Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, and Weld Counties.
My goal when working with clients in a divorce is to bring a positive attitude and disposition to the table. I know that when dealing with a divorce or custody action, people are going through possibly the hardest thing in their life. As well as representing my clients and helping them wade the waters of the Colorado court system, I try everyday to help them through the struggle in whatever way I can. I hope that my clients would agree that I try as much as possible to make the divorce process easy to understand and easy to deal with.
While most good divorce attorneys will tell you that often the best resolution is one that stems from mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution, and I would certainly agree with this, there is certainly a point in many cases when litigation is inevitable. As an attorney, I am both comfortable and at home in the Court fighting and advocating for my clients. There are many attorneys out there who will push settlement instead of litigation, however, I am prepared for either.
While I do not originally hail from beautiful Colorado, I certainly have come to enjoy it's many wonderful places and people. In my free time I coach Mock Trial at George Washington High School, which is very rewarding, and a wonderful way to give back to the community. I am also the Vice President of Ruff, Inc., which is a non-profit Flyball Dog Club dedicated to support dog rescue organizations both financially and by performing volunteer work.
Upon moving to Colorado, I took up snowboarding and golf. However at this time, I can not claim any expertise in either area. I usually spend most of my time on a mountain trying not to fall down (or trying to get back up), and most of my time on the golf course trying to find my ball in the rough. I have learned to golf with neon colored balls as a result.
Growing up in Michigan, however, my passion was always horses. I competed in horseback riding competitions from when I was 4 until I was 19, and am the owner of a wonderful, yet retired Appaloosa Gelding named Julio.
While in Michigan, I attended James Madison College at Michigan State University. I remain an avid Michigan State sports fan, and I can frequently be found at our alumni bar here in Denver on game days. GO GREEN!
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Completion of Mediation Training||Mares-Dixon & Associates||2016|
|Best Law Firm in Colorado||U.S. News and World Law Firm Rankings||2015|
|Top 50 Law Firms||Law Week Colorado||2015|
|Scholastic Excellence Award - Advanced Trial Practice||University of Denver Sturm College of Law||2010|
|Scholastic Excellence Award - Trial Practice||University of Denver Sturm College of Law||2009|
|Scholastic Excellence Award - Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy||University of Denver Sturm College of Law||2009|
|1st Place, Environmental Law Appellate Moot Court Competition||University of Denver Sturm College of Law Moot Court Board||2009|
|Senior Attorney||Thomas, Pollart & Miller, LLC dba Divorce Matters||2016 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Thomas, Pollart & Miller, LLC & Divorce Matters||2011 - 2016|
|Judicial Intern||District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann, Jr.||2010 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Leonard A. Martinez & Associates, P.C.||2010 - 2011|
|Mock Trial Coach||George Washington High School||2010 - 2015|
|Law Clerk||Denver Water||2009 - 2009|
|Judicial Intern||District Court Judge John Madden IV||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||C.E. Brooks & Associates, P.C.||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Divorce Master Mind Group||Attorney Member||2015 - Present|
|Robert C. Rhone-Ava M. Brackett American Inn of Court||Member||2014 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Ruff Flyball, Inc.||Vice President||2011 - 2015|
|George Washington High School Mock Trial Team||Head Coach||2010 - 2015|
|Arraj Inn of Court||Member||2009 - 2014|
|Post Decree Enforcement of Parenting Time||Court found in favor of Mother, that she had not withheld parenting time. Mother was awarded attorney fees and costs.|
|Post Decree Modification of Parenting Plan||Successful modification of parenting plan for client.|
|Representation of Wife in Dissolution of Marriage including partially owned assets||The Court agreed with Wife that Husband was only entitled to 1/2 of the equity that she actually owned.|
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|University of Denver Water Law Review||28th Annual Water Law Conference: Whose Spigot is it?||2010|
|University of Denver Water Law Review||Water Tables 2010: Across State Lines: Sharing the Resource||2010|
|University of Denver Water Law Review||Legislative Update of Water Issues||2009|
|University of Denver Water Law Review||27th Annual Water Law Conference: Change in the Midst of Constants: Adapting Water Law to Meet New Demands||2009|
|University of Denver Water Law Review||Water Court Committee: Designed to Evaluate the Functions of the Water Court||2008|
|University of Denver Water Law Review||Court Report, Maine v. Johnson||2007|
|University of Denver||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Michigan State University||Social Relations and Policy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Cambridge University||International Summer School||N/A||2005|
|Dealing with Divorce||Divorce/Child Custody Basics||2014|
|Morning Radio Show with KBPI||Divorce||2013|
|Experience Pros Radio Show||Divorce||2013|
|Dealing with Divorce||Divorce/Child Custody Basics||2013|
|Lawyers with Libraries||What to Expect in a Divorce||2012|
|Family Tree||Divorce/Child Custody Basics||2011|