|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Divorce Lawyers||Divorce in Denver Magazine||N/A|
|Recognition||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Recognition||Colorado Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Colorado Family Superlawyer||5280 Magazine||N/A|
|Shareholder||Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Heckenbach Carlton Ammarell, LLP||1997 - 2008|
|Attorney||Sole Practitioner||1990 - 1997|
|Associate Judge||Aurora, Colorado||1983 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Colorado Chapter)||Past President||N/A|
|Arapahoe County Bar Association||Past President||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Board of Governors||N/A|
|Douglas/Elbert Bar Association, Judicial Performance Committee||Member||N/A|
|Arapahoe County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Douglas/Elbert Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Denver||Law||JD||1977|
|Family Law Basic Skills||Trial Preparation||2014|
|Family Law Institute||How to Handle Unrepresented Parties||2010|
|Continuing Legal Education||Direct, Cross and Objections in Family Law||2007|
|Lawyers Public Information Foundation||Post Decree Motions Regarding Property||2006|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Alternatives to the Maintenance Status Quo||2003|
|CLE||Deposition Strategies that Work- Handling the Elusive Witness||2001|
Posted by anonymous
Diane did a fantastic job navigating a reasonable divorce settlement with my now ex-husband. The opposing lawyer was very rude and dishonorable and my ex continually tried to avoid turning in financial documents. Diane handled this with perfect equanimity and without a lot of wasteful back and forth. The financial documents finally arrived on Easter Sunday...the day before our court date...nonetheless, Diane was fully ready for trial the very next day. We fought a clean fight just as I had asked to do. We won each point that mattered. She was well-prepared, pleasant to work with and absolutely charged appropriately for the work she did. Best of all, I know if the case got tougher, she had the knowledge and will to bust out some serious legal fire-power. This is not a lawyer that opposing lawyers want to see in court. She's smart, tough, well-spoken and unerringly moral. The judges know that and they listen.
Posted by anonymous
I used Diane for my divorce. In the very beginning she seemed attentive. Shortly thereafter - not any really work seemed to get done. Even to the point we were coming in for our final hearing and was told she forgot that we needed to go to mediation. Child support is pretty standard in Colorado - so her charges and time in this area were no help here either. Just trying to get the divorce - one should be more actively involved and not forgetting proper steps. She was paid well for her time - i feel I could have navigated through this on my own and saved a pretty penny.
Posted by anonymous
Failed to help me obtain a restraining order against my abusive spouse.
Failed to present an offer of settlement to opposing counsel.
Failed to resolve multiple issues, in a timely manner, resulting in high fees to me.
Waited 10 months to file a motion on my ex, for failing to comply with "Discovery".
Abandoned me 2 weeks before my divorce hearing.
Failed to submit expert testimony 60 days prior to my hearing.
Failed to inform me of the 60 deadline, for expert testimony.
Failed to obtain the plan discription of my ex's pension plan, giving me erroneous information, in regards to the plan.
William King, Child support Attorney
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.