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Justin Steele Ross

About me

Justin graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2002 cum laude with a B.A. in English and from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 2006.  While in law school, Justin participated on multiple trial advocacy teams with success competing at the national level. 


Justin has court room and general litigation experience working as a licensed legal intern for the District Attorney in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma as well as with the highly regarded litigation firm Abel, Musser, Sokolosky, Mares, and Kouri in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Since admission to the Colorado Bar in 2007, Justin has litigated a varity of matters; including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, complex child custody matters (including dependency and neglect), child support/maintenance issues (pre and post-decree), civil litigation, felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, and personal injury/medical malpractice cases.


Justin is currently the co-editor of the Colorado Bar Association's Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law; having edited the section concerning the intersection of criminal law with domestic relations law in both 2012 and 2013.  Justin has presented to attorneys regarding child support issues, as well as trial preparation issues; including being invited to present at the annual Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute statewide convention in 2013. 


Justin is a member of multiple legal organizations and associations.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the First Judicial District Bar Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 28%
  2. Divorce: 27%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%



Hourly ($350/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Maureen J O'Brien

    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.


    Maureen O'Brien Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robin Lutz Beattie

    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.


    Robin Beattie Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Pickard & Ross, P.C.

12712 W. Ken Caryl Ave.
Littleton, CO, 80127


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2016
FellowColorado Bar Foundation2016
Best LawyersWho's Who Legal2015
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in ColoradoNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Pro Bono CommitmentColorado State Supreme Court2013
Pro Bono CommitmentColorado State Supreme Court2012
Pro Bono CommitmentColorado State Supreme Court2011
Pro Bono CommitmentColorado State Supreme Court2010
Pro Bono CommitmentColorado State Supreme Court2009
Pro Bono CommitmentColorado State Supreme Court2008
Pro Bono CommitmentColorado State Supreme Court2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderPickard & Ross, P.C.2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyPickard & Associates, P.C.2007 - Present
Senior Licensed Legal InternOklahoma County District Attorney2006 - 2007
Law ClerkAbel, Musser, Sokolosky, Mares and Kouri2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
First Judicial Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Metro Volunteer LawyersN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and NeglectN/AN/A
First Judicial District Bar AssociationN/AN/A
First Judicial District Bar AssociationPresident2016 - 2017
First Judicial District Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
First Judicial District Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People In the Interests of P.M.H., et. al.N/A
In re the Marriage of EnsmingerN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic RelationsCriminal Issues Related to Family Law2013
Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations LawCriminal Issues Related to Family Law2012
Colorado Bar Association CLE: Legal Connection“I think it’s going to be okay” – The Value of Continually Encouraging Your Client2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oklahoma College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Oklahoma Christian University of Science and ArtsEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
First Judicial District Bar AssociationCriminal Law & Family Law Intersection2016
First Judicial District Bar Association, CLEAdvisor vs. Advocate: How to Increase Your Effectiveness At Mediation2015
Family Law InstituteFamily Law and Collateral Proceedings2015
First Judicial District Bar Association Winter CLETRAILS: Understanding the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry2014
Family Law InstituteJoint Trial Management Certificates and Trial Briefs2013
First Judicial District Continuing Legal EducationConsiderations of Alternative Income for Child Support Purposes2010