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My goal is to provide clients with a balance of advocacy and sound practical advice.  When going through a divorce -- one of the most difficult times in anyone's life -- people need compassionate representation, guidance from someone who can weigh the costs and benefits of pursuing a legal remedy, help in reaching a mutually agreeable resolution, and an aggressive advocate on their side when the situation warrants it.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce: 50%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nancy Lou Peterson

    I highly recommend Kristi for her professionalism and integrity.


    Nancy Peterson Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Rufus Garts III

    Kristi Wells has a diverse practice history and variety of legal specializations which make her particularly suited as an effective litigator in the field of domestic relations.


    James Garts Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Gutterman Griffiths, PC

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
Peer Review AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 50 Colorado Women LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Colorado Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Client Distinction Award 5.0 out of 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2012
Washington Bar Review, Contributing EditorWashington Bar Review1997
Phi Beta Kappa (fka Elizabeth Kristin Anderson)Phi Beta Kappa1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Judicial InstituteFamily Law Committee2013 - Present
Denver Bar Association, Access to Justice CommitteeLawline 9 Volunteer2013 - Present
Colorado Collaborative Divorce ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Domestic Violence and Legal Issues Committee, Colorado Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2012 - Present
Alternative Families Committee, ABA Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Taxation Committee, ABA Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2007 - Present
Western Pension Benefits ConferenceSecretary of the Board of Trustees2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section1997 - Present
Seattle Pension RoundtableMember2002 - 2007
Washington Law ReviewContributing Editor1996 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
CBA-CLE Legal ConnectionsSupreme Court Ruling on DOMA Raises More Questions Than it Answers for Colorado Families2013
The Colorado LawyerBenefits Issues Arise When Same-Sex Relationships End2013
Willoughby & Eckleberry LLC UpdateUntying the Knot - Tax Aspects of Divorce2012
Serenity MagazineDisgracebook: How Technology and Social Networking Inform the Divorce Process2011
Sherman & Howard Client AdvisoryCOBRA Subsidy Program Extended2010
Sherman & Howard Client AdvisoryNew Notice, Disclosure and Special Enrollment Rights in CHIPRA2009
Sherman & Howard Client AdvisoryCongress Extends COBRA Premium Subsidy2009
Faegre & Benson Practical 409AContinued Insurance Coverage, Reimbursement and In-Kind Benefit Commitments Under 409A2007
Faegre & Benson Practical 409AThe Impact of Disability on Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Under Code Section 409A2007
National Public Radio, Morning EditionComplex Taxes (fka Kristi Anderson Bjornerud)2002
Maine Business and Employment lawImplementing a Domestic Partner Benefits Program (fka Kristi Anderson Bjornerud)2001
National Public Radio, Morning EditionTax Time Commentary (fka Kristi Anderson Bjornerud)2001
National Public Radio, Morning EditionEstate Tax (fka Kristi Anderson Bjornerud)2001
National Public Radio, Morning EditionNew Tax Law (fka Kristi Anderson Bjornerud)2001
Maine Business and Employment LawDomestic Partner Benefits: Legal Issues (fka Kristi Anderson Bjornerud)2000
Washington Law Review, 71 Wash. L. Rev. 1069Comment: The Uncertain Scope of Sovereign Immunity in Washington After Savage v. State (fka Kristi Anderson Bjornerud)1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1998
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of WashingtonJournalism/ CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2014 Fall Family Law UpdateTrial Preparation and Practice2014
Strafford Family Law WebinarDivorce: Classifying, Valuing and Dividing Executive Employment Benefits2013
Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee LuncheonSame Sex Issues in Family Law: When it isn't "Husband and Wife"2013
Family Law Institute in Vail, CO, August 10, 2013Attorney Fees in Family Law2013
Family Law Institute in Vail, CO, August 10, 2013The Duty to Confer2013
Family Law Institute in Vail, Colorado, August 11, 2012Unveiling the Mysteries of Dividing Executive Compensation, Stock Rights and Severance in Divorce2012
Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section February MeetingModerator on Judge's Panel re Business Valuations in Divorce2012
Colorado Bar Association Family Law Update CLESpoils of War: Dividing Deferred Compensation in Divorce2011
Van Gilder Breakfast ClubNew COBRA Premium Subsidy Rules2009
Southeast Metropolitan Law ClubNew Administration: New Issues in Employee Benefits2009
Integrated Delivery Systems RoundtableWhat’s Up With Your 403(b) Plan in 2008?2008
Seattle Pension RoundtableSEC’s Proposed Rules on Executive Compensation Disclosure2006
Seattle Pension RoundtableNew COBRA Notice Requirements2004
University of Washington School of LawA Brief Summary of Taxation of ISOs and Nonquals2003