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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2016|
|Fellow||Colorado Bar Foundation||2016|
|Best Lawyers||Who's Who Legal||2015|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top 40 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Colorado||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Pro Bono Commitment||Colorado State Supreme Court||2013|
|Pro Bono Commitment||Colorado State Supreme Court||2012|
|Pro Bono Commitment||Colorado State Supreme Court||2011|
|Pro Bono Commitment||Colorado State Supreme Court||2010|
|Pro Bono Commitment||Colorado State Supreme Court||2009|
|Pro Bono Commitment||Colorado State Supreme Court||2008|
|Pro Bono Commitment||Colorado State Supreme Court||2007|
|Shareholder||Pickard & Ross, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Pickard & Associates, P.C.||2007 - Present|
|Senior Licensed Legal Intern||Oklahoma County District Attorney||2006 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Abel, Musser, Sokolosky, Mares and Kouri||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|First Judicial Bar Association||Board of Trustees||2013 - Present|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Metro Volunteer Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect||N/A||N/A|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||President||2016 - 2017|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||President-Elect||2015 - 2016|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||Secretary/Treasurer||2014 - 2015|
|In re the Marriage of Ensminger||N/A|
|People In the Interests of P.M.H., et. al.||N/A|
|See all legal cases|
|Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations||Criminal Issues Related to Family Law||2013|
|Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law||Criminal Issues Related to Family Law||2012|
|Colorado Bar Association CLE: Legal Connection||“I think it’s going to be okay” – The Value of Continually Encouraging Your Client||2012|
|University of Oklahoma College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||Criminal Law & Family Law Intersection||2016|
|First Judicial District Bar Association, CLE||Advisor vs. Advocate: How to Increase Your Effectiveness At Mediation||2015|
|Family Law Institute||Family Law and Collateral Proceedings||2015|
|First Judicial District Bar Association Winter CLE||TRAILS: Understanding the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry||2014|
|Family Law Institute||Joint Trial Management Certificates and Trial Briefs||2013|
|First Judicial District Continuing Legal Education||Considerations of Alternative Income for Child Support Purposes||2010|
Posted by Jay
I strongly recommend Justin as a solid attorney who helped me successfully navigate my divorce case. With his support, I moved from a very negative situation with my wife (disallowing any contact with my kids, allegations of abuse, and arguments against my fitness as a father) to a 50-50 parenting-time schedule with my kids and a reasonable co-parenting relationship with my (now) ex-wife. I recognize that everyone's case is different, but I am very confident in Justin's knowledge, experience, and approach.
If you'd like a little more detail about my case, read on. My divorce case started out in a seemingly hopeless situation. My wife of 15 years filed for divorce without my knowledge, insinuated that I might be abusing my kids, and highlighted several reasons why she didn't think I was a fit father. So when I started looking for an attorney, I could only see my kids once every two weeks for a few hours (and with my wife present). My immediate and primary concern was how to continue to be a part of my kids' lives.
While struggling with how to approach my situation, I found that seemingly everyone had an opinion about what I should do. And most people encouraged me to fight my wife every step of the way. For some reason, I decided to wait until I found an attorney before taking any approach. And Iâ€™m glad I did.
I asked friends, family, and co-workers for their recommendations, and I started interviewing attorneys. I quickly found out what many people already know: all attorneys are not the same. In my interviews, I talked with attorneys who would approach my case in a variety of drastically different ways.
I chose Justin because of his measured and confident approach. From our first meeting, he took the time to understand my situation and to explain each item I needed to consider in my case. He almost always gave me his thoughts on specific questions, and then he always asked me what I wanted to do. Best of all, he recommended a long-term view and approach to my case. Yes, I could fight my wife in the process, but at what long-term cost? If I started the fight now, I would likely be fighting for a very long time.
Several other things I appreciated about Justin include: his advice and continued consideration of ways to minimize my attorney's fees, his availability (I could always reach him when I needed to), and his continued support and encouragement to care for myself in this very emotional process.
Now, a little over a year and a half after being served the divorce papers, my case is closed. As mentioned above, I now have 50-50 parenting time with my kids, I have shared decision-making rights with my ex-wife, and (believe it or not) I have a reasonable co-parenting relationship with her. I am very hopeful that although our marriage ended, we can continue to raise our kids together. I am incredibly grateful for Justin and for his help throughout the divorce process.
Posted by Natalie
I highly recommend Pickard & Associates, specifically Justin Ross. He handled my legal matters with professionalism and knowledge that exceeded my expectations. Mr. Ross made me feel comfortable in an otherwise stressful situation. I felt at ease knowing he had the ability, background, and knowledge to get me the results I needed. It's rare to find a lawyer who takes personal pride in getting a positive outcome. As previously stated and from personal experience, I highly recommend Justin Ross.
Posted by Chris
Being typical suburban parents our assumptions of the law were completely inaccurate. Human services follows a set of rules and guidelines that to this day I still do not completely understand. That is where Justin exceeded my expectations as a family lawyer. His knowledge and experience were critical in achieving such a positive result in this whole situation. I will not go into the specifics of the case but as a father of two beautiful boys my emotions were all over the place and Justin took the time to address all my questions; no matter how sensible or unreasonable they were. He was nothing but a perfect example of what I required in a lawyer, not just to my family but also in the court room. His attention to detail when it came to arguing against opposing council was astonishing. Again, without going into great detail, our case was dismissed. Human services backed out and let us resume what would be considered a normal family life. This could not have occurred if Justin had not been involved. He was a crucial element in bring my family back together.
Posted by Jeff
As someone relatively new (3-4 yrs) to Colorado, Justin and his firm were recommended to me by a good friend of mine that is himself, an attorney and his wife, a Judge. Needless to say, my friend's recommendation did not disappoint, therefore, it is with great pleasure that I now pass along my own recommendation of Justin.
I first met with Justin for consultation purposes as my spouse and I were attempting to execute our divorce without formal representation. After several failed attempts to make progress with my former spouse, I retained Justin to represent me and more importantly, to facilitate my divorce. WIth the guidance and support of Justin, I was able to reach a fair settlement without having to appear in court.
In considering my recommendation of Justin, I would tell you that he is honest, ethical and that he works with the highest degree of integrity. I valued his transparency and am grateful for his unyielding support.
Maureen O'Brien, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I would highly recommend Justin in any area of the law, but especially in family, dependency and neglect, and criminal law. He is extremely knowledgeable and ethical, and works very hard for his clients. He is someone I look to when working in an unfamiliar area of the law, and he is always willing to give his time and expertise. You could not find a better lawyer than Justin.
Robin Beattie, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
There is a good reason Justin has so many endorsements and positive reviews--Justin is a great lawyer. He represents his clients diligently, and sticks to his position when necessary. But, he also knows when to suggest that his clients compromise on a particular issue. In addition to his positive traits as a lawyer, Justin is professional and has a good sense of humor.
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