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Dane Eric Torbenson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Englewood, CO

4.8   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
    Status
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About Dane

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Dane combines the courtroom skills developed over 25 years as a trial attorney with the empathy developed through as many years of helping clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.  Successfully navigating the legal system requires negotiations that recongnize that litigation is seldom the best option as well as the ability to bring client's cases to trial when necessary.   
 
Dane Torbenson is a Denver native, and grew up in the Park Hill neighborhood in east Denver. After attending Denver East High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After a number of years as a starving actor, and jobs ranging from waiter to stuntman to private investigator to paralegal, Dane enrolled at the University of Denver College of Law, and received his J.D. in 1998. Dane began practicing criminal defense law at the law firm of Newell and Martens, and eventually became partner in the firm then named Newell and Torbenson. In 2003, Dane decided to broaden his practice to include other areas of the law, and joined the firm of his law school classmate and trial and appellate competiton partner Randy Corporon for nearly a decade.  Dane has also worked with the Law Office of Alexandra White, and The Law Center with primary emphasis on family law and criminal defense litigation. In 2021, Dane was excited to join Kumpf, Charsley & Hansen where he currently practices. Dane's most frequent areas of practice include complex family law cases, criminal defense, contempt charges, and dependency & neglect.
 
Dane has frequently been involved in Denver Theatres as both an actor and a fight choreographer over the last 30 years, but his favorite role is as father to two amazing children adopted from China in 2005 and 2007.  Dane is a member of the Speaker's Bureau for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado LGBT Bar Association. He lives with his wife and family in Denver, Colorado.
 
Specialties: Family Law, Criminal Defense. 

Location

Kumpf, Charsley & Hansen, LLC
9565 S. Kingston Court, Suite 100
Englewood, CO, 80112

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2022
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DANE IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
Dane has been wonderful since day one!! He and Tamy have guided me through the hurdles and steps that were needed to get my divorce all taken care of. The big thing that he does is he listens to what the concerns are and will help guide you in the right direction. Overall, Dane is wonderful and I'm VERY VERY pleased with his work!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2022
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Supported Me
I appreciate the support that Dane provided to me during a difficult time in my life, helping me navigate the divorce steps.
Posted by Susan | September 19, 2022
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Great attorney to work with. Very professional
Mr Torbenson worked with me from beginning to end and helped tremendously with a difficult situation with my now ex-spouse on issues we could not resolve. He was always professional and courteous and I always felt he was in my corner which you should look for in a good attorney.
Posted by Debbie | August 25, 2022
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Excellent Divorce Attorney!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Dane Torbenson as a divorce attorney. He quickly guided me with practical and sound advice, worked hard to find a solution to my very difficult case, and he calmed my fears when the stress of the divorce was beating me down. Dane is very personable, kind hearted, and made me feel like my case mattered. I would highly recommend Dane to anyone, he is top notch!
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2022
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I highly recommend Dane
Dane was and continues to be a great resource and a valuable attorney and I couldn't be happier to have him on my side. I felt he understood my needs and had a very good comprehension of, in my opinion, a very complicated, drawn-out custody case involving a step and biological child. He understood the challenges associated with the case and kept me updated with any new information or deadlines, which was extremely invaluable to me in a time of great uncertainty. He was able to guide me through difficult conversations with the children's other parent and was very thoughtful and helpful when needing help on how to reply in a constructive manner. Many a times I would be frustrated at a conversation or situation, and he would help me deconstruct and analyze the situation to respond in the best way. He was thoughtful in the way where he knew I didn't come from a lot of money, and he would do what he could to help keep meeting or conversations short and to the point to reduce any unnecessary costs to myself. Custody cases are a costly experience, but I believe it would have been much more costly if it wasn't for Dane and his dedicated hard work, which to me was invaluable. To me it seemed it he wasn't working just for a paycheck and money, but he actually cared about me, my situation, and my family. During the trial, Dane knocked it out of the park in my opinion. He was determined, assertive, all the while appearing calm, confidant, and collected. (Which definitely helped me with my own confidence in the case, which was admittedly low at the time.) He was on point when hearing arguments and knowing when exactly to object or question a comment or situation. At no time did I feel lost or confused in the process, and he would continually keep me in the loop. He would offer advice to prepare and answer all the opposing attorney's questions which helped immensely. Keeping it simple and honest, which can be hard to find these days. I would recommend Dane to anyone dealing with either a high-profile or everyday regular person custody/family law case. Whether it be custody, divorce, or any family law issue, I firmly believe Dane will do all that he can to help you in getting what you need, and he'll do so with both passion and compassion. Thank you, Dane
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Posted by David | February 17, 2022
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Fantastic legal support!
I was very lucky to be able to retain Mr. Torbenson's services. My ex-spouse had filed many lengthy and confusing motions to try to intimidate me, remove my parental privileges, and keep my daughter from being able to see me. Mr. Torbenson quickly understood the situation and put together an effective game plan to protect my rights as a parent and keep me on track with the court's timeline for responses and appearances. Mr. Torbenson has extensive knowledge and experience in family law proceedings and made expert use of it to work with the court, and opposing counsel to reach a settlement for me and my daughter that was fair and made our lives considerably easier with future visitations. As a parent himself he was able to understand and empathize with the importance I placed on my role as a parent and continually made himself available and approachable for any concerns I had while maintaining consistent attention to my case for its entire duration. I am extremely grateful to have had the benefit of Mr. Torbenson's, and his supporting paralegal, Tami Pray's, legal assistance resolving such an overwhelming situation. I hope to rely on them again for any future family law concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2021
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Excellent help
We had a great experience with Dane and this law firm. He walked us through the steps of getting a maternal Action and always replied to my emails promptly! I would definitely recommend this law firm and Dane if you are looking at getting a maternal or paternal action or adoption docs. It was such a stress free experience and I always felt like he genuinely cared.
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Posted by Christina | February 11, 2020
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EXCELLENT
Dale Torbenson is an excellent lawyer. I had interviewed several lawyers via telephone for my case before speaking to Dale. Upon the initial call, I knew I wanted him to represent me with my case. He was completely thorough, non judgmental and very detailed in his explanations (which I needed because I ask a lot of questions.) He requested that I come into the law firm to speak with him that day, which definitely eased my anxiety. While in court, he again presented himself in the same professional, detailed manner and we achieved the desired outcome. I would definitely recommend Dale to anyone seeking a lawyer who specializes in Family law and Criminal law cases. He is the absolute BEST!
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Posted by Jeff | April 4, 2018
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Dane, helped me through my divorce and was incredibly helpful and profession I would absolutely recommend using this business.
Posted by David | March 19, 2018
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Highly recommended if you need a family law attorney
I highly recommend Dane Torbenson. Dane represented me during a challenging and complicated case with exceptional professionalism and expertise. Very quick to respond and always made sure I understood the situation.
Posted by Matthew | March 18, 2018
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Highly Recommended Attorney
Dane Torbenson is guiding me and my family successfully through a high-conflict divorce and child custody case. He has been well-prepared for court hearings and articulate in key motions which have resulted in favorable court rulings. Dane has maintained excellent attorney-client relations throughout and has always been very responsive to our questions and concerns. His calm, professional approach to a difficult case has been reassuring.
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Posted by Adam | March 14, 2018
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Retained for Divorce
Dane made quick work of my divorce. It was a pleasure to work with him. I’ve since referred two of my friends to Dane for family law issues and they both received the same experience. Thanks Dane.
Posted by Tony | March 31, 2016
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Contentious Divorce
I retained the Law Office of Alexandra White, PC to represent me in my divorce process in June 2015. I worked with both Alex White and Dane Torbenson. Dane made a difficult situation easier to handle. He responded promptly and thoroughly to all of my questions and concerns, was prompt and professional, and kept me informed every step of the way. When this contentious case went to trial, Dane did an outstanding job presenting the facts to the court. His experience, presentation and demeanor resulted in a reasonable and fair outcome. I am very satisfied with the resolution of the divorce. I highly recommend Dane Torbenson and the Law Office of Alexandra White, PC to anyone looking for knowledgeable, experienced representation.
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Posted by Chris | March 30, 2016
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Very Experienced
Dane Torbenson has represented me in custody battles and other cases with the same opposing person for over a decade. I wouldn't hire any other lawyer for numerous reason but ther is a concrete reason I stand firm on hiring Dane as needed. That concrete factor is through years of battle after battle against my child's other parent we prevail time and time again. I thought that as a man I would always end up losing going against my child's mother. With the experience that Dane brings to the table he does an amazing job bringing all of the facts to the courts attention and almost always ends up in a victory. If any of my friends or family asked for an attorney I would refer them to Dane. He will explain the battle ahead and will represent the client in an honest/ethical fashion for a very reasonable cost.
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Posted by Andy | March 29, 2016
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Get Dane on you side! Highly Recommend
Divorce is painful, complicated and lasting. Ensure you have a great team to support you every step of the way. In a 2016 divorce proceedings, Dane Torbenson provided great guidance, support and legal advice, including a court appearance that made all the difference for me. Thank you Dane for your help. It is greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Gregory | September 16, 2015
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EXCEPTIONAL DEDICATED ATTORNEY WITH GREAT WRITING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF COMPLEX MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL FAMILY LAW MATTERS
September 16, 2015 Law Office of Alexandra White PC Attn: PARTNERS Attn: Dane Torbenson, Esq. 12625 E. Euclid Drive Centennial, CO 80111 RE: RECOMMENDATION Salutations, This is to acknowledge your professional and legal services to myself as my former attorney of record regarding a highly complex multi-jurisdictional contemporaneous Family Law Matter (Colorado Invalidity of Marriage and Florida Divorce) proceeding. When I was looking for an attorney in the Denver-Metro area, I was looking for several qualities including: a genuine interest in my problems, knowledge and advice of what could and what should be done from a legal standpoint to get a fair or equitable conclusion, prompt and efficient response to my calls, personal attention and follow-up, and results that were favorable to our position. I found all those qualities in Dane Torbenson, Esq. who is now an attorney with Law Office of Alexandria White PC. Your hard work, dedication, endless energy, excellent litigation and writing skills and superior judgment resulted in a satisfactory conclusion. I want you and your staff to know how pleased I am with the favorable settlement reached in this case as well as the outstanding performance of Dane Torbenson, Esq.. Thank you very much Dane Torbenson. I would certainly recommend the Law Office of Alexandria White PC and Dane Torbenson, Esq. in all family law related matters. Sincerely, Gregory
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Posted by Richard | July 21, 2015
Great Family Law Attorney
Dane was very straightforward and patient. I was trying to modify my parenting time to include home visits in my home state. It was a pleasure working with him. Very informed and easy to speak to. Honest about the entire proceedings and he fought hard to get me everything I was asking for. Would definitely recommend and use Mr. Torbenson.
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Posted by Robert | August 5, 2014
Dane Torbenson client review
I am giving Mr. Torbenson the highest review of excellent because with my case he took time to explain the law as it pertained to my case and also what will be required as far as documentation for the case. Furthermore, Dane was always available for questions and consultation in this help put me at ease during a very difficult time in my life when a client is stress out and sometimes just needs a person to talk to. Mr. Torbenson, worked long hours and did an excellent job in preparation for the case in the area of fact finding, putting the facts together and client preparation in the case. I will highly recommending Mr. Torbenson for new clients and would like to say thank you for a job well done. Sincerely, Robert
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2014
An Excellent Attorney
Dane is an exceptional attorney. He worked with us for several weeks on a civil case involving a relatively "new" Colorado Revised Statute. He is a thoughtful and caring professional and a delight to work with. His expertise, attention to detail, and thorough research and preparation were key to our recent success in court. Even the judge remarked how well Dane had represented our case! Dane is trustworthy and responsive, clearly he cares about his clients. We recommend him highly, and unequivocally.
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Posted by Ron | March 18, 2014
Referral for Dane Torbenson - An attorney you can count on to give you his best.
Dane is a professional with expertise unsurpassed in the fields of law that he practices. He was successful in protecting me, asserting and proving my innocence in a complex case involving criminal charges against me. Through his expert legal representation, diligent research, and strategic planning, Dane expertly sets the stage of achieving successful results on whatever endeavor he chooses to become a part of. Whoever hires Dane will without a doubt receive the best possible legal representation possible. He is a man you can trust.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kumpf, Charsley & Hansen
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Randy B. Corporon, P.C.
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Alexandra White PC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Senior Associate
  • The Law Center P.C.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Randy B. Corporon , P.C.
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Newell and Torbenson
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Chief Investigator
  • Investigative Reporting Services
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Paralegal
  • Law Offices of Thomas C. Miller
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Actor
  • Self Employed
  • 1989 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Denver Paralegal Institute
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • 1993
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 1989
  • Denver East High School
  • Diploma
  • 1985
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re the Marriage of Hill
  • Obtained termination of client's maintenance obligation
  • In re Marriage of Alvarez
  • Reduced client's maintenance obligation
  • In Re Marriage of Johnson, 2014CA1279 (Colo. Ct. App. 10-22-2015)
  • Affirmed by Court of Appeals
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Associations

  • Colorado GLBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Liberty Day Institute
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
  • Speakers Bureau
  • 2016 - Present
  • Liberty Day Institute
  • Curriculum Advisory Council Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 1998 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys in Colorado for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor / Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Flood Relief Helpline
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Best Brief - Barrister's Cup Appellate Advocacy
  • University of Denver College of Law
  • 1998
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Criminal Trial from Start To Finish
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage in Colorado
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Redline Gallery 48 hours event
  • The Masterpiece Cake Shop decision
  • 2018
  • Performance of "The Cake" by Bekah Brunstetter
  • Panelist for after-show discussion
  • 2018
  • Working it Out Conference - Metro State LGBTQ resource center
  • LGBTQ Topics in Family Law
  • 2017
  • Volunteer appreciation gathering - Moveon.org
  • Current Issues in Immigration
  • 2017
  • Southeast Metropolitan Law Club
  • Free Speech and Freedom of Assembly
  • 2017
  • Prairie Grassroots Meeting
  • Civil Rights at Protests and Demonstrations
  • 2017
  • Prairie Grass Roots - Monthly Meeting
  • Current topics in Civil Liberties
  • 2017
  • OEID Learning Series
  • The First Amendment and Hate Speech
  • 2017
  • Littleton Neighborhood meeting
  • Voting Rights
  • 2017
  • Larimer Bar Association Law Day 2017
  • Voting Rights
  • 2017
  • In Studio Guest - Peter Boyles Show - 710KNUS
  • Religious Liberty and LGBT Discrimination
  • 2017
  • Civics 101 - Longmont
  • The Bill of Rights
  • 2017
  • Civics 101 - Denver
  • The Bill of Rights
  • 2017
  • Business for Breakfast Radio Show 1690 KDMT
  • Small Business Owners in Divorce
  • 2017
  • Business for Breakfast Radio Show - 1690 KDMT
  • The Economy under the Trump Administration
  • 2017
  • Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival
  • Constitutional Law and Social Justice
  • 2016
  • In Studio Guest - Peter Boyles Radio Show
  • Conversations across the political divide
  • 2016
  • Evergreen High School Diversity Day speaker
  • Religious Liberty and Religious persecution
  • 2016
  • CU Law School - Black Law Students' Association Meeting
  • Voting Rights
  • 2016
  • Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  • Narration with music by Francis Poulenc
  • 2016
  • Morning Constitutionals - Liberty Day Institute
  • The Importance of Education regarding the Constitution
  • 2015
  • Animal Farm
  • Theatrical Role
  • 2014
  • Watershed II - Soiled
  • Theatrical Role
  • 2013
  • Watershed I - The Sea is Not Full
  • Theatrical Role
  • 2013
  • The Jimmy Sengenberger Show - 710 KNUS
  • Discussion of Colorado Civil Rights Laws
  • 2013
  • Adult education program
  • Civil Unions and Marriage Equality
  • 2013
  • Adult education program
  • Constitutional law for social justice
  • 2012
  • The Criminal Defense Trial from Start to Finish - National Business Institute CLE
  • Examining witnesses, closing arguments, and concluding the trial
  • 2008
  • The Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage in Colorado - National Business Institute CLE
  • Ethical Considerations and Dischargability of Debts
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Torbenson. We recently worked on a matter with complicated financial and parenting time issues, and Mr. Torbenson was extremely professional and settlement-minded. He was obviously more interested in solutions than problems and did a great job of working out creative settlement options to work around the hurdles the Parties were facing."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dane is a strong advocate for his client. We had a difficult and complicated case which included divorce filings in two different states. Dane has the intellectual ability to understand difficult and complex cases. Dane has a calm demeanor. This assists him in negotiating settlement which saves clients money. However, if the case requires trial, he is more than capable of representing his client well at trial."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Torbenson and I have worked on several cases together ranging from divorce to modification of child support. Mr. Torbenson is incredibly knowledgable and focuses on minimizing the contentious nature of divorce and custody cases. He is highly recommended!!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dane Torbenon, who is an attorney in the community that I have known since 1996. He is brilliant and very ethical and well-respected."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Honest and hardworking attorney with an extensive amount of legal knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torbenson is an experienced and passionate attorney. Anyone needing legal assistance in or around Highlands Ranch, CO should seek his counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer do not hesitate to call Dane. Extremely competent and direct advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Dane is a thoughtful, analytical and intelligent attorney who sees alternatives when others see a dead end. A capable litigator, he nonetheless excels in settlement negotiations."
Litigation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have long admired his legal acumen and compassion for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Torbenson shows in his responses that he is an excellent, caring and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney that you would be fortunate to have as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dane for over 10 years and he is a very good criminal defense attorney with an excellent reputation."
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