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I am a shareholder specializing in family law, where I bring both a strong technical writing background and financial background to my cases.  I graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with the high honor of Order of St. Ives, only conferred on the top 10% of the graduating class.  While in law school, I also served for two years on the Denver University Law Review, where I further honed my understanding of the law and drafting skills.  Since joining Gutterman Griffiths, I have drawn on my economics background to analyze complex asset cases, including separate property claims and dissipation of marital assets, as well as utilizing my extraordinary research and writing skills in drafting and finalization of motions and other documents.  I have represented clients both in Court and at the negotiating table.  I believe clients should be offered all options to resolve their family law matters, including negotiation, mediation and litigation.  Often clients come in for a divorce or parenting case feeling beaten by the system or disempowered and they need to be taught how to stand on their own feet and take ownership of their cases.  I believe in empowering my clients and I involve them in every aspect of the litigation or other resolution of their case.  I work with the best family law attorneys, although I am able to offer a lower hourly rate than my fellow shareholders, which is a great benefit to clients.  My particular specialties include cases with oil and gas assets, hidden assets and dissipation of assets claims, appeals, high conflict litigation, including post-decree cases, and relocation cases.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Neal Andrew Schanz

    Carolyn is an excellent attorney, outstanding litigator, and she will stop at nothing to help her clients meet their goals. Highly recommended.


    Neal Schanz
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kristi Anderson Wells

    Carolyn is an excellent attorney with terrific litigation skills. She has a knack for taking impossible cases and achieving great results for her clients. I endorse her enthusiastically.


    Kristi Wells Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

10375 Park Meadows Drive
Suite 520
Littleton, CO, 80124


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Academic Excellence Award (Contracts, Civil Procedure)University of Denver Sturm College of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGutterman Griffiths, PC2012 - Present
AssociateGutterman Griffiths PC2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
CBA Marijuana Law CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Colorado Women's Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
Women's Leadership FoundationMember2012 - Present
Colorado Women's Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
MDICMember2008 - Present
Colorado Judicial InstituteMember2008 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of RoddyPrevailed on Defense of Appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations LawChapter 6 “Relocation Issues in Family Law”2014
Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations LawChapter 12 “Determining When Trusts are Property for the Purpose of Equitable Division”2014
Stout Risius RossValuing Goodwill and the Danger of the Double Dip2014
Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations LawChapter 6 “Relocation Issues in Family Law”2013
Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations LawChapter 12 “Determining When Trusts are Property for the Purpose of Equitable Division”2013
Denver PostParenting and Pot: Legalization of Marijuana from a Divorce Lawyer's Perspective2013
Christian Science MonitorHow Legal Marijuna Will Affect Troubled Families2013
Colorado Business Magazine (Online Version)10 Tips for Surviving a Divorce in a Downturn2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/AN/A2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Using Technology to Win Your Case"Applying Technology to Settlement, Pretrial and Trial"2013
Happenings Q&A Radio Show"Pot and Parenting"2013
Family Law InstituteFeuding Families, Trusts and Divorce2012
Family Law CLESuccessful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client2011
MDIC LuncheonExpert Witnesses in Family Law Cases2009