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Bailey White Mahoney

Divorce and separation Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   8 reviews

About Bailey

Learn Bailey’s areas of practice.

Bailey W. Mahoney is an experienced domestic relations attorney and partner with Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits, P.C., who specializes in assisting families throughout the state of Colorado that are going through dissolution of marriage and child-related cases.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Bailey received both her MBA and undergraduate degrees in business administration from Oklahoma State University, during which, Bailey completed extensive coursework in finance and accounting. With this unique educational background, Bailey is exceptionally well suited to handle the financially complex issues that frequently arise in divorce and child-related cases, such as determination of income when a party is self-employed, business valuation, executive compensation, child support and equitable distribution in marital settlement agreements.

Additionally, during law school, Bailey interned for the Honorable Angela R. Arkin in Douglas County District Court, where she acquired perspective on how judges handle the complexities of domestic relations cases. Bailey also clerked for the Honorable Dana Wakefield, a retired judge and then court-appointed Child and Family Investigator (CFI), where Bailey assisted in making recommendations to the Court regarding children involved in high conflict cases.

While Bailey excels in the area of written advocacy and is an experienced family law litigator who has successfully tried numerous complex and highly contentious disputes in a courtroom setting, Bailey is dedicated to helping parties resolve their divorce and family law disputes whenever possible outside of court via the negotiation of amicable settlement agreements. In addition to the traditional representation of clients in family law cases, Bailey offers unbundled representation services and is trained to represent clients in Collaborative Law cases (cases in which both parties commit up front to resolving their family law disputes outside of court in a cooperative manner). Bailey also regularly serves in a neutral capacity as a privately retained family law mediator where Bailey draws upon her years of experience to help parties resolve their disputes in ways that are personalized and cost-effective.

Bailey is a passionate advocate with a dedication to assisting families and brings both practical experience and personal understanding to her practice, while prioritizing preparedness, attention to detail and professionalism. Bailey works diligently to obtain customized solutions for her clients and strongly believes in the importance of developing close professional attorney-client relationships. While Bailey has substantial experience with all family law related issues, Bailey is also experienced with premarital agreements; marital agreements; cohabitation agreements; contempt and collection-related proceedings; dependency and neglect cases; adoption; and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), including gestational surrogacy agreements and donor agreements.

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Licensed for 10 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/04/2022

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

Contact Bailey

Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits, P.C.
1623 N. Washington Street
Denver, CO, 80203

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Bailey is a fantastic attorney. I would highly recommend her as your divorce lawyer. She is thorough, extremely intelligent, and confident. Everything she said would happen in my situation, did, so in hindsight, there were no surprises; I was in good hands the entire time. If I need anything in the future, I will be calling her!
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Posted by Cathlin | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bailey Mahoney
Bailey never gave up on my case. She was the reason I got my children back from a very troublesome divorce. Bailey is a professional and understands the law very well. I have learned a great deal from her and I trust her completely to hire all the aspects of my divorce.
Posted by Raquel | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, Effective, Compassionate
I had spoken to several attorneys before hiring Bailey Mahoney to represent me in my Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and child support case. The other attorneys used the "guidelines" to explain why I shouldn't even bother to ask for more. I was told that since we were never married, I could only expect a small fraction of what my son and I had been living on since his birth. Bailey took the time to really listen to the facts of my case. She thought outside of the box and offered a fresh solution. I am forever grateful to her for the kindness and compassion she offered me. My case required knowing how to uncover and reveal hidden income from self-employment. Bailey's financial experience, fearlessness, and creative thinking was key to presenting a more accurate assessment of his assets. Throughout my case, the opposing party seemed intent on stirring up litigation (and fees). Bailey remained calm and levelheaded and was focused on reaching a fair agreement with the opposing party. Unfortunately, the other side persisted in drawing out the case, which necessitated going to court. In the courtroom, Bailey was simply and utterly awesome! Although she continued to work diligently to come to a fair agreement with the other side, they refused to settle. Her methodical approach at revealing his "untruths" was impressive. Ultimately, through Bailey’s tireless efforts, skill, and experience, I received a very favorable order from the court, awarding attorney's fees and an amount much greater than what the "guidelines" suggested.
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Posted by Carley | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, efficient, and caring
Bailey Mahoney went out of her way on a last minute request to help my wife and I draw up and execute a prenuptial agreement. She was extremely thorough while still being efficient. She took the time to explain things, and did well in doing so. I know she crammed my request into her already busy schedule and we could not thank her enough. She truly is a one-of-a-kind in the profession. Thanks Bailey for being so great on all levels. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Kacie | December 3, 2014
She is amazing!
Bailey has been an amazing attorney. I had to hire her to clean up the mess of my previous attorney. She has worked with my finical situation her firm is a understanding group. She responded in a timely matter, she listened to my needs and wants, she cared about my case and I felt she cared about myself and children. She was personal and warm. Unlike my previous attorney who was not very educated in law, She is very smart and knows the laws this is appreciated. She also respected my money unlike my previous attorney. She produced and worked for a positive result in my case. I would recommend her to any of my friends that where needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by Jaimie | September 30, 2014
True advocate and consummate professional
I hired Bailey after an extremely negative experience I had with a former lawyer/law firm who I fired. I was very weary of lawyers at that point, and had very little faith or trust in the profession. Bailey took my case and ALWAYS had my and my daughter's best interests at the forefront, even when I didn't. There was a point when I was ready to give up, give in and just let the case close early so we could all get on with our lives. I was exhausted and was about to act against my best interests. Bailey got me back on track and focused on what really matters, my daughter. She was responsive and considerate in all her communications with me. She worked very hard for me but also made me work and think by challenging me and asking tough questions, which I really appreciate. She is a smart, strong and also caring attorney who I recommend to anyone seeking a family law lawyer!
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Posted by Lucy | September 18, 2014
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Bailey's professionalism and expertise are second to none. She not only pursues her clients best interests but genuinely cares about their wellbeing. When working with her, I was extremely impressed with her quick response time, attention to detail, and ability to stay calm in high-pressure situations. She's a terrific attorney and I recommend her with the utmost confidence!
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Posted by Jay | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bailey Mahoney Review
Bailey was great. Very compassionate and driven to do what was in my best interest and reasonable. She was very supportive and her guidance was invaluable to me in a very trying time that helped me manage and understand it all much better. I would highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Harrington Brewster & Clein, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Sauer & Petterson Family Law, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Johnson Marquez Legal Group
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk & Researcher
  • the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Willoughby & Eckelberry, LLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Intern to the Honorable Angela Arkin
  • the 18th Judicial District
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Wakefield & Wakefield PC
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Modification of Child Support
  • Successfully defended against Father's Motion to Modify Child Support and Father was ordered to pay all of Client's attorney's fees and costs.
  • Complex Dissolution of Marriage Case With Minor Children
  • Successfully settled dissolution of marriage case with complex financial and child-related issues in a manner that was fair, equitable and in the parties’ minor children’s best interests.
  • Modification of Parenting Time
  • Client's Motion to Modify Parenting Time was granted by the Court following a contested hearing.

Associations

  • Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Denver Source for Collaborative Divorce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • MBA Student Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Officer
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Colorado for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Honor's College
  • Oklahoma State University
  • 2007
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Publications

  • The Colorado Lawyer
  • Securing Future Child Support Obligations
  • 2022
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Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Securing Family Support: Family Law and Trusts and Estates Perspectives
  • 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • PC/DMs Tips and Tricks for the Practitioner and the Neutral
  • 2019
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 3rd Parties in Domestic Relations Cases: Standards for Joinder and Intervention
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (26)
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bailey is a reputable attorney that is highly-skilled in the area of collaborative divorce. Bailey is well-versed in Colorado family law, and she makes a valuable asset to anyone needing representation on a family law matter. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bailey is a top-notch attorney who works extremely hard for her clients. She demonstrates compassion in addition to legal skill; she is a pleasure to work with and I feel that her clients are fortunate to have such a dedicated attorney to assist them."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bailey is a highly effective advocate who is well respected within the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bailey works hard to get good results for her clients. She is very professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bailey Mahoney is a level headed and talented attorney. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bailey is one of the best. She provides her clients excellent advice and works to minimize conflict outside of the courtroom. Bailey is also skilled litigator, producing great results in court when settlement is not an option."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bailey is an amazing attorney! She is brilliant, hardworking, dedicated to her clients and always puts in 150%. You can be sure if you hire her that she will do everything possible to ensure the best outcome in your case!"
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Mahoney is a talented family law attorney that puts in countless hours to ensure that you and your children are protected. She is experienced in complex divorce litigation and in child custody issues."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bailey is an excellent attorney who approaches her cases professionally and practically. I highly recommend her for any type of family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Education Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Denver Divorce and separation Lawyer Bailey White Mahoney
Bailey White Mahoney
Divorce and separation Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 10 years