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Danae Dawn Woody

Divorce and separation Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Danae

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Danae is the principal attorney at Woody Law Firm, LLC, specializing in family law and domestic violence matters at county, district, and appellate court levels. Danae is also actively involved with the Colorado Bar Association as a member of the Modern Law Practice Initiative as well as the Executive Councils of the Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division. Danae holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.  

Danae was awarded the 2014 Top Contributor Award from Avvo and has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2017. 

 

 

 

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Danae Dawn Woody
140 E. 19th Ave.
STE 600
Denver, CO, 80203

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond Expectations... Wow!
I was sent to Woody Law firm as part of the Colorado Bar Association’s (CBA) Appellate Pro Bono Program for the appeal of a family court outcome. Danaé and Jenna worked with me on my appeal. Danae was very straight forward about what to expect with the appeal process. She clearly explained the potential outcomes, the parts of the case that were appealable, and the process that would be used. Prior to my appeal, I worked with a few different family law attorneys, and I have never worked with any so competent as Danaé and Jenna. Their knowledge of the law is incredible, and the research performed by Danaé and Jenna was flawless. All documents were extremely well prepared. It was obvious the amount of hard work and dedication they put toward my case. We won our appeal, and I have opted to hire Danaé and Jenna as my attorneys for the post-appeal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Woody Law Firm provides Confidence, Reassurance, and Relief!
Hello: I have worked with several legal teams in my career and life experience; however, the Woody Law Firm and specifically Danae, have provided a world class level of Confidence, Reassurance, and Relief. I never anticipated needing a family attorney, nor the reasons why, but life happens. My experience is not unique, but I found myself fearful, lost, and concerned for the well being of my child. Danae, and her team at the Woody Law Firm, are overtly compassionate, strategically competent, and emotionally and inquisitively intelligent. This cumulative quotient has more than satisfied my expectations, and has provided me with a salient trajectory that poises me for a prosperous future for my child and I. While there is a perceived choice of options for a family attorney; the solace Danae and her team have brought me; unequivocally have bench-marked any of my expectations. Danae is a genuine leader and I can recognize my own growth and maturity through her coaching. Parenting isn't easy; especially when combated by the other parental, however, when lost in the emotional struggle; Danae has always been the beacon I redirect my frustration to; and that light that has helped me see through the fog.
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Posted by Mike | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Be a champion
I was asked for a divorce in April of 2016. As a father of two beautiful children and the primary breadwinner in the home I was terrified of potential outcomes. I discovered Danae and her team performing an online search of top rated attorneys in Colorado. I could not have made a better choice in hiring The Woody Law Firm to support and protect me as a Dad in the state of Colorado. The Woody Law firms attention to detail, punctuality in hitting deadlines, professionalism in and out of court, extensive knowledge of the law and just the right amount of empathy helped to make my very sensitive and contentious divorce; manageable. Danae and her team listen to and fight hard for their client needs and desired outcomes. Woody Law strives to get you the very best deal they can and in the end, they do. I am extremely happy with the Woody Law firms services and will continue to recommend Danae to anyone that may find themselves in the unfortunate world of divorce. If there is such a thing for attorney's I am certain that she will be "Living in the Hall of Fame" As one of the greatest and one of the best! Thanks Woody Law Firm!!
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Posted by Kelli | August 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely wonderful
Danae was fantastic to work with. She is caring, professional, and incredibly knowledgable in her field. She exceeded my expectations in every way, and I was so impressed with the way my case was handled. I felt confident that I was in good hands. The peace of mind that comes from having an attorney in your side that you know you can trust is invaluable. I would not have made it through the this process without her. I would highly recommend Danae to anyone.
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Posted by Michael | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I hired Ms. Danae Woody to represent me in my divorce and her and her staff were excellent, all phone calls & emails were answered promptly and professionally. She made sure I was fully informed throughout the entire process and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend her and her staff.
Posted by Nicole | May 15, 2015
Your search for the perfect attorney ends here!!!
I hired Danae to represent me on a very painful family law issue after filing an emergency motion on my own. Due to the fact we had less than 5 days to prepare I was terrified that I would not be able to convey my story in it's entirety. Danae jumped right in and exceeded my expectations in the amount of effort she put into preparing for the hearing. Danae had the perfect balance of empathy for my situation, without allowing me to wallow and was there to remind me we were there to get a job done. The entire time she remained nothing less than professional and had a no-nonsense approach to my case. Having hired attorneys in the past, I was blown away at the amount of organization and preparation she put in to my case; given the fact she had less than 5 days to prepare for the hearing! I have to say she put in more effort than previous attorneys I had hired in the past, who had MONTHS to prepare. I felt nothing less than confident that she was going to fight for me and do her very best. One thing that stood out was how much information she provided me for the stipulations when giving testimony, She also spent a lot of time coaching me on my demeanor as well as the magistrate who would be hearing the case. She remains confident, yet humble and never mislead me or gave me false hope on the outcome. She was 100% honest with me from the beginning and she kept me prepared for the next step. In addition to this, Danae was on her toes during the hearing and when she was thrown for a loop she never stumbled in changing her game plan. She was able to transition and remain flexible while under pressure and appeared confident throughout. We had 2 cases, equally important to present and were only allotted 25 minutes per case. Danae was more than prepared and when she learned of the time crunch at the time of the hearing, she changed her course of action and was able to prioritize and strategize without hesitation. Never again will I have to worry about finding another attorney, I am a client for life. Danae is so knowledgeable in issues relating to domestic violence and many attorneys do not understand the manifestation of trauma, and how it can cause the victim to forget certain pieces of what has happened to them. Although Danae was aware of this, she never once wasted time in allowing me to stay stuck in the trauma I experienced. She did her best to help me remember what important pieces I needed to convey and what pieces I needed to leave out. Danae helped me to move through the emotions I was experiencing into a more productive state. The best part of course is we succeeded in both cases and the next day Danae had the courtesy to call and check up on me and prepare me for what was to come next.I cannot emphasize enough how pleased I am with her service and I will recommend Danae without hesitation to anyone I meet who is in need of a good, honest, dedicated and no-nonsense type of attorney. If you are on here reading this review, I highly encourage you to stop your search and trust that Danae will handle your case with the same care and amount of effort that she did with mine. I have no doubt that as Danae continues to serve clients she will also continue to be recognized for her outstanding achievements in improving the lives of her clients and their families. Danae is a total rock star and I am fully confident no other attorney could have competed with the quality of work she performed on my behalf. Thank you so much Danae I am forever grateful for your knowledge, dedication and help with my case!
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2014
Professional Lawyer Who Cares
Danae is highly professional but also caring. She takes the time with cases, even after hours, to get her clients the best results. She offers great legal advise, and she is capable of playing nice or mean, whichever is needed to get the results she needs. I would recommend her any day.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Attorney
Danae was very incredible and such a hard worker. She was very involved and was excellent during the time I had her. The only thing I would mark down for is although decently affordable to those who have money, there was no option for a payment plan built around income. They had requested very high pay and due to the high pay not according to the actual monthly costs acquired, they requested to pull off the case. A retainer had to be replenished within 30 days. If I had more money and more of an option I would made efforts to keep her on my case as she is very detailed and on point. Her law firm in general were on top of responses and on top of deadlines. Her associate attorney Katie Ahles is also very good as well. Wonderful staff. I do look forward to possibly retaining her again once I can catch up.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 1-270 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Woody Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Inman Flynn Biesterfeld & Brentlinger, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Volunteer Guardian ad Litem
  • Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Willoughby & Eckelberry, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • 18th Judicial District Court
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Kent
  • Outcome in favor of client.
  • In re Allocation of Parental Responsibilities of T.D.L.
  • Outcome in favor of client.

Associations

  • Colorado GLBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Modern Law Practice Initiative
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • CBA CLE Board of Directors
  • Director
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Co-Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • 8th Annual ADR Conference Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Rotary Club 31
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 9th Annual ADR Conference Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Denver Bar Association, Access to Justice Commission
  • Lawline 9 Volunteer
  • 2013 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Directories
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

  • The Colorado Lawyer
  • Nicole Marie Black – Reestablishing the Bar as a Home for Young Lawyers
  • 2015
  • The Colorado Lawyer
  • Legal Resource Review, Dr. Amy L. Jarmon’s Time and Workplace Management for Lawyers
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • CU Boulder CDO Conversations Series
  • Career Paths in Family Law, University of Colorado
  • 2018
  • Colorado Bar CLE
  • Ethical Courtroom Conduct Through a Contemporary Lens
  • 2018
  • Colorado Bar CLE
  • Hanging Your Shingle, “From the Trenches: Practical Advice and Traps to Avoid
  • 2017
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • Child/Therapist Privilege Issues in Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2017
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • What Judges Should Know About Unbundling
  • 2017
  • Colorado Bar CLE
  • Striking the Balance: Ethical, Rewarding Law Practice and Present, Participating Parent
  • 2017
  • 14th Judicial District CLE
  • Unbundled Legal Services
  • 2015
  • Unbundled Legal Services: An Avenue for All to Gain Access to Justice
  • Nuts and Bolts of Unbundling a Case: Differences in Rule 11 practice and Rule 121 Practice
  • 2015
  • 10th Judicial District CLE
  • Unbundled Legal Services
  • 2015
  • 18th Judicial District Bar CLE
  • Unbundled Legal Services
  • 2015
  • Courts Orientation
  • Modest Means/Moderate Income Client
  • 2015
  • 9th Judicial District (Garfield County) Access to Justice CLE
  • The Practical and Ethical Considerations to Integrating Unbundled Legal Services into Your Practice
  • 2015
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Successful Starts for Solo or Small Civil Litigation Practice
  • 2015
  • Ralph Carr Judicial Center Conference
  • Starting Your Own Divorce
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law Practicum (Guest Lecturer)
  • Access to Justice
  • 2014
  • Juvenile and Family Law Club, University of Colorado
  • Family Law Careers Panel
  • 2014
  • Cherry Creek Business Women's Network November 2014 Luncheon
  • Annual Panel of Business Women
  • 2014
  • Rocky Mountain Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat
  • Bridging the Gap: Every-Person Access to Professional Legal Representation
  • 2014
  • Family Law Institute
  • Unbundled Services/Limited Representation as an Effective Business Model
  • 2013
  • 6th Annual ADR Conference
  • "What is Unbundled Legal Services/Limited Representation?"
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (37)
Endorse Danae
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danae is an extremely intelligent, honest and compassionate attorney. She will go above and beyond for her clients and always provides zealous representation to obtain the best results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Danaé is a professional, experienced attorney who dedicates herself to obtaining the best possible results for Clients based on their goals. I steadfastly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Danae is extremely professional and client-focused. She has the ability to be a strong advocate for her client without having a "scorched earth" mentality. She is a fantastic problem solver and is a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Danaé for over a year. She is an incredibly intelligent, resourceful, and passionate attorney who represents her clients with skill and care. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Danae is a true professional, that is, she sets her standards high, remains current on legal developments, and of course, seeks efficient resolutions to her clients' issues. I never hesitate to refer an individual to Danae. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Friend
"Danae is a highly competent attorney who is savvy, intelligent, and quick on her feet. I have had the chance to deal with her as opposing counsel before and found her to be very professional and reasonable."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danae is resourceful, focused, and delivers results for her clients. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danae is an excellent family law attorney. I would strongly recommend her to anyone. She is a powerful advocate for her clients and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome in every case."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danae is strong, passionate and competent attorney. When you meet her you will notice her strength and confidence. She is capable and smart. I have absolutely no hesitation in endorsing Ms. Woody and would recommend her to everyone I know."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danae is a very competent and capable attorney who is able to handle her cases with the appropriate level of compassion for her clients and attentiveness to the legal detail. Ms. Woody is clearly an attorney with a bright future ahead of her. I have no hesitations in recommending her to anyone that has a legal family matter."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Danae and I previously worked together and she is a great attorney. I was always impressed with her knowledge and dedication to her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Ms. Woody is a young attorney, her depth of understanding of the law by the answers that she provides in her responses on Avvo reminds me of my fellow colleagues that have practiced for 25 years. Her responses show her keen intellect, great common sense, and a true compassion for people that most attorneys are not known for. I would highly recommend Ms. Woody to anyone needing a good family law attorney and I would not think twice about referring clients to her, knowing that they would be in very capable hands. Hiring her might very well be the best decision that you ever make."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Danae is a very sharp attorney who can both aggressively advocate for her clients and offer common sense solutions. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Danae is an excellent attorney who works very hard and is eager to learn more. She is great to work with and pushes those around her to continually improve. She has a great career ahead of her. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Danae is a passionate and dedicated attorney with a great sense of drive and an unwavering desire to advocate on behalf of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Danae is a hardworking attorney who brings passion for the law and a willingness to go the extra mile to the table. I endorse this lawyer."
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