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Diane shares the firm's commitment to excellence in family law. She brings over 30 years of courtroom experience with her as a family law lawyer, former public defender and municipal court judge. She is frequently engaged as an expert witness in the area of family law. Diane is dedicated to making the divorce experience a productive one for clients. She devotes her considerable energies to strategizing and finding creative solutions to problems. She specializes in handling complex cases involving large financial estates, custody disputes and those with unique issues. Diane enjoys working with clients to find the best possible outcome in a case, whether the resolution is through settlement or trial.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Bruce King

    I have known Diane Carlton both personally and professionally for many years. By reputation of her peers she is acknowledged to be one of the premier attorneys in family law. On many occasions I have had the good fortune to be able to discuss cases with her and treasure that opportunity.


    William King Child support Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • William Benjamin King

    Diane Carlton is a very skilled and experienced family law practitioner. I am incredibly fortunate to have Diane as a mentor and highly recommend her legal services.


    William King Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C.

1900 Grant St
5th Floor
Denver, CO, 80203-4301


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top Divorce LawyersDivorce in Denver MagazineN/A
RecognitionBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
RecognitionColorado Super LawyersN/A
Colorado Family Superlawyer5280 MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLitvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C.2008 - Present
PartnerHeckenbach Carlton Ammarell, LLP1997 - 2008
AttorneySole Practitioner1990 - 1997
Associate JudgeAurora, Colorado1983 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Colorado Chapter)Past PresidentN/A
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Douglas/Elbert Bar Association, Judicial Performance CommitteeMemberN/A
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Douglas/Elbert Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Criminal Defense AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Basic SkillsTrial Preparation2014
Family Law InstituteHow to Handle Unrepresented Parties2010
Continuing Legal EducationDirect, Cross and Objections in Family Law2007
Lawyers Public Information FoundationPost Decree Motions Regarding Property2006
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersAlternatives to the Maintenance Status Quo2003
CLEDeposition Strategies that Work- Handling the Elusive Witness2001