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Stephen Joseph Plog

Divorce and separation Attorney at Greenwood Village, CO

4.1   17 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 3 years
    Colorado - CO 25 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2020
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce and separation cases are perhaps the most important area of law in that the financial futures of our clients are at stake. Divorce cases include both financial and child custody issues and are taken extremely seriously by me and all of the attorneys at Plog & Stein.

    25 years, 500 cases

  2. Family
    My family law practice includes not only divorce and custody cases, but also child support, modifications, spousal support, and protection orders. Additionally, I offer unbundles services including advice drafting and advice.

    25 years, 700 cases

  3. Child custody
    Ensuring that children are safe, nurtured, and in the best possible situation is the cornerstone of any custody action. Clients come to us looking for answers and solutions. We provide those in and out of the courtroom. Almost all custody cases also include dealing with child support matters.

    25 years, 200 cases


As one of the co-founders of Plog & Stein P.C., Stephen J. Plog is a highly skilled Denver divorce lawyer who truly cares about helping his clients successfully resolve family law issues. The Chicago native has handled cases in all the district courts of the Denver metropolitan area, which has allowed him to gain unique and invaluable experience in regards to how judges tend to rule on certain matters. If you need help with a family law case, he is the kind of lawyer you want advocating on your behalf. He is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for District of Colorado. He creates unique strategies to reflect the unique nature of each case he accepts.



A graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, Attorney Plog is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Douglas / Elbert Bar Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling. Wish to speak to Attorney Plog about your family law case? Contact our firm today for an initial consultation! He can help you better understand the options that are available to you before you decide to move forward with your family law matter. 


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Plog & Stein, P.C.
6021 S Syracuse Way
Suite 202
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111-4747


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  17 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very honest and hard working attorney!
We came to Mr. Plog 6 years ago with a custody battle which needed swift action to protect our grandparents rights. Stephen Plog gave us the truth of the pros and cons of our case. He is very honest and tells you if you're going to be spending money needlessly on unjustified court costs. If you need a good lawyer with integrity and will work hard for your case...then he is your attorney!
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Response from Stephen Plog September 5, 2016
Thank you for the Great Review. Our goal at Plog & Stein is always the best possible outcomes for our clients, whether through court or settlement!
Posted by Iwa | January 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience!
I am very glad I found Stephen Plog. I had a pretty simple case needing a document review. I called lawyers all day and couldn't get clear information from anyone concerning the time and cost of the case without doing a consultation first. I understand that there is a process for these things, but my case was simple and I was looking for some basic information that I couldn't get. I called Plog & Stein at the end of the day and Stephen answered the phone. He agreed that my case was simple and that it could be done quickly at low cost. We discussed a timeline, hourly fee, and had a pleasant conversation. I got the information I had been looking for all day in a short phone call and felt like I was finally being heard. Stephen is professional, friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. We spoke on the phone, through email, and in a virtual meeting, and he always found time to follow up with me, even when he was traveling. In our conversations he was always clear and honest, and he made sure that I understood everything. He answered all my questions and updated me with every step in the process. Thanks to Stephen, the entire experience was simple and stress free. If I ever need legal help in his area of practice again, he will be the first one I call!
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Posted by Briana | December 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stephen Is Great to Work with!
I have used Stephen for a matter of years on different issues but same family case. He is always truthful and very helpful. He is very thorough with follow ups and on top of your case. He seems to put every case first and I have never felt like I was on the back burner. Thank you for all you do!
Posted by Sean | December 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful during stressful times
Stephen and his firm came highly recommended. He had looked over my divorce and gave me an honest recommendation and advice. He explained things simply enough for me to fully understand everything. something that was much needed when going through a stressful divorce. I would recommend him to anyone needing help. You won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by Damien | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Approach in times of need
Plog and Stein, LLC went above and beyond in a lengthy custody situations that our family was faced with. Stephen personally kept in contact with us every step of the way with accurate information and provided a much more personal approach to our very sensitive situation. With his firms expertise and relentless approach to finding the truth we were graciously awarded full custody of my oldest son. In most situations attorneys are more focused on the hours billed instead of the personal effects of the case to the individuals at hand. Stephen and his team were able to guide us with facts at times when we thought there was nothing that could be done. Stephen found a way to keep us afloat and ultimately victorious. Highly recommended for the personal approach with communication levels and taking the extra steps needed to ensure safety when it mattered most and a fair and just outcome. Thank you for everything!!!
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Posted by Kortni | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE best Family attorney in the Denver metro area
Plog & Stein is THE best Family Law firm in the Denver Metro area. I had gone through 2 other family attorneys prior to finding Plog & Stein. The only regret I have is not hiring them sooner. This is the first time I have ever felt that I truly had an ally and have an attorney who really has my families best interest and will work hard and tirelessly for me. I was involved in a very complex and contentious family law case and I am so grateful I had Stephen Plog of Plog & Stein on my side. The attorney's at this firm truly care about their clients. They do not nickle and dime their clients and they will give you honest and up front guidance. They are very responsive and easy to talk to. I cannot recommend them enough and if I could I would give them 100 stars.
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Posted by B.L. | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
After speaking with several Attorneys including Plog & Stein, P.C. It was clear that Mr. Plog was the Divorce Attorney that I was looking for. Mr. Plog is professional, knowledgeable, efficient, caring, understanding and his listening skills are excellent. Mr. Plog is very good at keeping you informed as to whats going on with your case. You're treated as though you're his only client. At one point doing my case Mr. Plog had a previous engagement. He assigned another Plog and Stein's Attorney to handle my case. Sarah McCain was knowledgeable, confident and well versed about my case. Sarah did an excellent job. I was also impressed with Plog & Stein's Paralegal, Sherry Westerman. Sherry is energetic, sharp and on top of things. She's always pleasant and has a great attitude. Thanks to Mr. Plog for going down this road with me and always looking out for my best interest. The world looks brighter and now I can move on and live a HAPPY LIFE! My case was one with some difficulties, however, that did not deter Mr. Plog. His negotiating skills are outstanding. I was very pleased with the Settlement Agreement. Mr. Plog scored a TOUCHDOWN!! If you're looking for the BEST I strongly recommend PLOG & STEIN, P.C.
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Posted by Lisa | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, Professional, Knowledgeable, Caring, Fair, Honest, Attentive and moreď
I met Stephen about 8 years ago through previous client of his.  I was very impressed with his work. A few years later, I ended up in need of a lawyer, I had no doubt or hesitation to contact Stephen right away. Stephen is a very smart and compassionate family attorney who knows his stuff. He was available on the phone/email and respond to my queries promptly. If he wasn't, he would quickly let you know, set up a day and time that worked for both.  Above all he is a great human being who genuinely cares for his clients. I not only found an excellent attorney but a great friend as well. He'll fight for you as if you are a part of his family. He always keeps you up to date on everything.  Stephen is very reassuring and has always made me feel very at ease with any concerns and such. I would not hesitate to use this law firm again should I need further assistance in the future. I personally and strongly recommend Plog & Stein, PC  firm for all your divorce and family matters. *Happy Client*
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Posted by Gi | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I came to this firm at a low point in my life. My divorce had been completed and my ex was looking to move away with my child. They helped me understand my rights and the law. I was able to keep my visitation and get orders for her paying for travel. I used other lawyers in the past and spent a whole lot more money. They treated me fairly and I got what I paid for. I will use them again when new changes come.
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Posted by JP | September 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Intelligent and helpful law firm
I met with one of the lawyers at Plog & Stein a few months back. I wasn't looking for a lawyer for my case, just some advice. I did a meeting and received an analysis of my case. The information I got helped me to make the right decisions about how to get things settled. If I need other help I know where to go for family law advice.
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Posted by M | July 25, 2015
Excellent divorce lawyer
I came to Plog & Stein two weeks before my final hearing. I was not happy with my first lawyer and knew I needed a change. They were able to see me quickly and were fully prepared to fight for me in court. I know they are there for me if I have more problems later on.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2014
Save the best for last!
My divorce case took 2 years to be done. I went through two other lawyers before I found Plog & Stein. Steve was my attorney. Having had a bad experience twice before, I was hesitant when it came to finding a new lawyer. Steve sat down with me, explained the process, explained what he would do differently, and went to working. He helped me to understand the court system and where my case was really at. We were ready to go to court, but were able to get thing settled in the end. I was able to move on with my life with my dignity and wallet intact. I can't say that would've been the case without Plog & Stein.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Plog helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. My case was exceptionally ugly. He was there to give me the advice and support I needed. In the end I ended up with a fair financial settlement. He also fought for me and my kids and made sure they had a voice in the process. He was knowledgable and friendly. HIs staff was too. I hope I don't need a lawyer again, but if I do I know where to go.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Biggest Mistake
If your ex hires these fools - you've already won! My lawyer cost half as much and embarrassed them in court. I almost felt bad for my ex after the Judge reamed them. Almost!
Posted by Gabrielle | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan Elkins
I almost lost my child because of Susan Elkins from your attorney Jessica's recommendation! Thank God I hired a new lawyer to defend me against Susan Elkins recommendation!!!!! The judge saw through her lies and laziness I almost lost my son because of your recommendation of Susan and had to pay her 1400. Programs and stein I terrible and reckless just like Susan Elkins! I can't believe I hired your terrible horrible firm thank God I found a good lawyer after you turds almost destroyed my relationship with my son! Get it together! Really Susan Elkins! She told my brother during the "investigation " her abs were so tight! I thought this was about the safety of children?
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2013
Horrible and Unprofessional!
Mr. Plog is unprofessional and does not seem to have a clear understanding of the laws. He seems to be more interested in dragging out the case for no one's benefit but his own. In our case he advised me that I did not have to provide tax returns or bank statements to my ex that are required under 16.2. This was of course incorrect and costs me thousands of dollars in delays. If you need an attorney I would look elsewhere.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2012
Search Elsewhere ... QUICK!!
Worked on a divorce case for me that turned ugly. Everytime I sent him info that he needed for backup/support, I had to keep resending to him & I would get billed for the inconvenience. When the court would issue an order for my ex to pay her share of bills or grant me phone conversations with my son, he didn't follow through with the court when she violated the order. The words "remind me again" are common from his mouth, and his finance department is unreachable when you have issues with their billing (but they're quick to remind you when your payment is due). The case is no farther along than it was one year ago. He will use words like "if memory serves" or "I believe my client said this, i'll have to double check" when he submits emails to opposing counsel and sometimes in motions rather than go back and research items that have been sent to him NUMEROUS times which backup what he's actually trying to convey. His arguments come out sounding wishy-washy, and his phrases are chosen so that if the other lawyer comes back with an argument to the contrary, he doesn't come out looking stupid ... you do. If you still choose to have him represent you, try to time it around his daughter's swim meets because that's where he's at most of the time. He's a nice guy (one you could have a beer with), but nice doesn't win cases. He says he's not a pit-bull; he's a listener who reacts and goes from there. However, in the majority of family law cases where the ex is being unbelievably mean and nasty, you need a lawyer who's ready to fight for you. Stephen Plog isn't it.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Co-Founder
  • Plog & Stein, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Plog, Plog, & Tillman, P.C.
  • 1998 - 1999


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • New Mexico State University
  • B.A.
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Hogsett, 2018COA176
  • District Court ruling upheld in favor of Appellee (our client)


  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arapahoe County Domestic Relations Best Practices Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Douglas/Elbert Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • BBB
  • 2016


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (36)
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Child custody Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Plog on a handful of cases. My personal observations of Mr. Plog are that he is very knowledgeable in the field of family law, has a good demeanor that allows for efficient representation, and tries to obtain the best result for his clients. I would strongly recommend Mr. Plog to anyone that is seeking representation in family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Stephen as opposing counsel on an emotional and difficult family law case. Despite the difficulty of the case, Stephen was both a fierce advocate for his client and able to balance a reasonable outcome that was best for the parties' child. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephen has been opposing counsel on several cases over the years. He advocates for his clients while seeing the "big picture" of the case. Both sides get more value, and matters are less-expensive overall, when cases are handled by skilled attorneys. Stephen Plog is a certainly a skilled attorney and worthy adversary."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"If I had to choose my opposing counsel, Steve would be in the top three. I have had several cases with Steve over the years. Steve is a pleasure to work with. He has the ability to balance zealous advocacy of his client with professionalism and cordiality towards opposing counsel. Steve is a reasonable, intelligent and skilled attorney who doesn't waste time or money getting the job done. In fact, I referred one of my closest friends to Steve when she was looking for a divorce attorney. That says it all!"
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve Plog is an excellent attorney. He zealously represents his clients while maintaining a friendly, professional and productive relationship with opposing counsel. I have handled domestic relations cases with both Steve and with other members of his firm. I have always appreciated the high level of competence and professionalism which is the hallmark of this law firm."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked opposite Mr. Plog on several occasions over numerous years and can attest to his professionalism and high level of competence."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Plog is an effective attorney and a well respected member of the legal community. I have both settled and litigated a number family law cases with Mr. Plog. In each instance, Mr. Plog was an advocate for his client while maintaining professionalism."
Child support Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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