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Christelle C Beck

Family Attorney at Centennial, CO

3.7   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
    California - CA 33 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Christelle

Learn Christelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Colorado and International Family Law: divorce, child custody, relocation, child abduction, child support, alimony, recognition of foreign decrees,

    30 years

  2. Appeals
    Family Law

    30 years

I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years.  Most of my legal career has been focused on family law; however, I started my litigation experience in San Diego as a prosecutor.  I also worked as an attorney for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and taught International Law at the University of Denver.  I converted my love of family law and international law into a practice of International Family Law.  About 30% of our practice at Frost & Beck, PC, involves an international component; 60% of our practice is domestic family law inclucing child custody and divorce, and 10% of our practice is family law appeals.  I have won appeals in the 10th Federal Circuit; Colorado Court of Appeals and California Court of Appeals. As of January 18, 2016, I have never lost an appeal.

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Frost & Beck, PC
6898 South University Blvd., Suite 110
Centennial, CO, 80122


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Posted by Shelby | February 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally Strong
Christelle Beck represented me for a child custody and child support case. She was phenomenal and the opposing counsel didnt stand a chance. She was organized, prepared and ready for the fight. I went from barely seeing my children and having to pay child support to getting nearly full custody, and receiving child support. She also obtain back child support and parenting time that was stolen from me by the other parent. Ms. Beck is amazing and I offer my fully confident recommendation of her.
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Posted by Martin | November 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Exemplary work on my child support case
Christelle handled my child support case and opposed a renowned Colorado "Super Lawyer". I actually feared my ex's attorney until Christelle took the reins. In the process she won the case with flying colors, and in an expedited fashion. She really exceeded my expectations. I would, and do, recommend her to everyone who needs a fabulous family law attorney!
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Posted by Janet | November 17, 2015
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Parking Lot Incident
A grocery store cart slammed into my car due to high winds and the grocery store tried to deny liability (saying it's an "at risk" parking lot!) Their employee was running after the cart but couldn't catch it, causing considerable damage to my vehicle. They kept denying liability for the incident and weren't going to pay anything at all! Ms Beck wrote a letter to them, citing cases and stating facts, she went out to the site, etc. and the grocery store paid for the damage $1,000.00. I was very pleased!
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Posted by Greg | July 29, 2015
Do yourself a favor...
If you are dealing with the prospect of going to family court do yourself a favor and hire the Frost & Beck law firm. We have worked with Christelle for three visits to family court. Each time she has helped ease our anxiety by providing personalized experience and advice. I suppose most cases in family court aren't "easy." However, our case was particularly complicated by the special needs of my step-son and his dad. Christelle was able to apply her past experience and passion for helping my step-son have as much emotional stability as possible to gain the outcome that is best for him. The perspective and guidance she provided not only helped with the court, but also helped to put my wife's mind at ease throughout the difficult process. I am very grateful that we found her and her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
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Less than 1 Star isn’t possible
I too had Christelle Beck represent me in my child support case. This woman is a complete idiot. She dragged my case on for years, alleviating me of $70,000. This was a simple child support case that a later attorney settled for me for under 10k when she resigned from my case. The judge called her to her bench without microphones on and when she walked back she started packing up her papers and stuffed them in her briefcase and hustled out of the courtroom. I seriously question the “Super Lawyers” panel for giving her this title of Super Lawyer” she is a fraud... she is weak... she is only there to take her clients money. If you hire her, this will happen to you as well. I speak from experience as she ruined me financially. These reviews on here about how great she is, are fake. This woman is a complete joke. I watched her lunch get eaten for her by opposing counsel. She got embarrassed over and over. It was sad to watch as she was confused and lost in the process. Do not hire this incompetent excuse for a lawyer.
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Response from Christelle Beck November 2, 2023
I have no clue who you are but we are very sorry that you had a bad experience.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
Not a well informed lawyer
Christelle was the attorney on my case a couple years ago. She created problem after problem, costing both sides over 100k in attorney fees each! She refused to settle at the multiple mediations we had. She wrote countless emails erroneously detailing the facts of the case. Most of the time, I wondered if she knew what case she was on. Instead of accepting a deal of 15k to settle (with arrears and attorney fees, they were looking at 100k), she continued to refuse to settle, stating if they were ordered a dime, they would appeal. She appealed a ruling in our case 2 years prior, costing over 20,000 to both sides, that she failed to win, and she continued to threaten appeals, regardless of how expensive they were, often times exceeding the amount in question. When we went to court she was asked if she could ethically continue, due to fraud and she resigned from the case.
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Response from Christelle Beck June 8, 2015
We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Frost & Beck, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Johnson Sauer Legal Group, LLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Donalson Ciancio & Grant
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney in Kosovo Mission
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Denver College Of Law
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • University of Westminster
  • MADS-Masters of Diplomatic Studies with Distinction
  • 2003
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Grandparent Rights
  • Grandparents have full custody
  • Return of Child
  • Full APR to Father


  • Ohio State Alumnae Association London
  • President
  • 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Boulder County Women's Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • International and Comparative Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Bar Committee
  • International Family Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Endorse Christelle
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ms. Beck for the last several years. She is an exceptional attorney. She is knowledgeable, professional and a zealous advocate for her client's. I endorse Ms. Beck with enthusiasm."
International law Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christelle is a rare expert in this obscure intersection of family and international law. Highly recommend in any matters concerning registration of foreign domestic/civil or otherwise judgments in Colorado."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has rightfully earned her reputation as an authority in family law issues, especially international family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Beck. Whenever I have an international family law issue, Attorney Beck is the person I consult. She is an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Christelle is extremely intelligent and is a tenacious advocate. I like her litigation style very much. I turn to her often, in particular for clients who are headed for complex issues that have a high liklihood of appeal and I don't hesitate to contact her for second opinions on my own tough cases. She is fair and strong. I haven't seen her make a bad call yet."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christelle Beck is an amazing advocate for her clients. She is knowledgeable and thoughtful in her representation of clients in all areas of Family Law and Employment Law."
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