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John Loren Eckelberry

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Denver, CO

4.5   8 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    35%
    Consumer bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, Adversarial Proceedings, Domestic Support Litigation

    25 years, 300 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Post-Decree Modifications, Child Custody, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Child Support.

    25 years, 520 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Post-Decree Modifications, Child Custody, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Child Support.

    25 years, 520 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Post-Decree Modifications, Child Custody, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Child Support.

    25 years, 520 cases

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Appeals to the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court.

    19 years, 18 cases

I HAVE BEEN PROVIDING PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL "FRESH STRARTS" TO MY CLIENTS FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

John has been practicing law in Colorado since 1998.  He the founding member of Eckelberry Law Firm, LLC, established in 2006, in charge of the family law and bankruptcy practice areas for the firm.  During his almost 20 years of practice, John has helped hundreds of client's achieve personal and financial "fresh starts", while developing short and long term life plans.  In addition, John has had experience in many other areas of the law, including real estate, personal injury, employment, landlord/tenant, business, criminal, and contract law.

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Contact John

Eckelberry Law Firm, LLC
1888 N. Sherman Street
Suite 350
Denver, CO, 80203

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Alyson | April 15, 2013
Great attorney; highly recommend
John is very good at what he does. He offers practical advise, clearly gives you the pros and cons of everything, provides advice in terms of assisting you with what is in the best interests of the children. Does not file motions just to create fees. If he does not believe filing something is in your and your children's best interest he will advise accordingly.
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Posted by George | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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George Saponas
Hired John to represent me in a divorce case. John is a no nonsense individual and an excellent lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
John did an amazing job helping me navigate an extremely long and difficult situation! He is very professional and knowledgeable and was an invaluable asset for my divorce.
Posted by ShaRon | December 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Sued for Property Settlelment
I feel like John Eckelberry did an excellent job for me and results were as good as anyone could have expected.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Smart & no-nonsense with an empathetic side
John represented me through an extremely difficult and drawn-out divorce that included bankruptcy representation to protect me from my ex's filing, probate court to overturn a trust, and two days of trial. John is straightforward and no-nonsense. He tells it like it is, and is very smart. I never found him to be anything but professional and empathetic, but he's not the lawyer who will hand you a tissue and pat your hand. Ultimately, we made it through an 18 month slog, and I always felt John had my back. At times, he imparted humor, which helped lighten the mood and kept me moving forward.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No nonsense, problem solver
John has a very no-nonsense way about him. He may not tell you what you WANT to hear, but he will advise you as to what NEEDS to happen to resolve your case. After speaking with him for about an hour, I realized that there was a lot I needed to do before he could help me with my case. Will definitely retain him when the time is right.
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Posted by Kevin | December 11, 2017
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Expert in Contested Divorces
John was an excellent partner to work through a highly complex contested divorce. My situation centered on several unique issues ranging from hidden income, false statements on employment and financial disclosures, real estate fraud, and financial manipulation. Throughout, John was an attentive advocate who came up with unique solutions and approaches. In comparing who to hire, it was clear to me that not all family law attorneys are comfortable in the court room, but John was fully capable when my case required extensive hearings. John's experience in both family and financial law were critical to my successful outcome. The contested nature of my case did mean that it dragged on for over a year, but John was with me the entire time and implemented solutions to control and limit that timeline as much as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Condesending, Very Rude
I only got as far as phone call where he was laughing at me. He asked questions but then wouldn't let me answer. This is inappropriate behavior. I had a judge rule on an eviction even though I had already declared bankruptcy and so I was looking for help and he was just very rude through the entire few minute conversation. He was very cocky. I would really suggest looking elsewhere because he gives the impression that nothing is good enough for his time.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 290-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Eckelberry Law Firm, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Special Counsel
  • Inman Flynn Biesterfeld & Brentlinger, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Member/Partner
  • Willoughby & Eckelberry LLC
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Polidori, Franklin and Monahon
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Robert Eckelberry Law Office
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Denver
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Colorado
  • Bachlors of Science
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • In Re Marriage of Boettcher
  • In re Interest of S.N.V., and Concerning C.A.T.C., 10CA1302 (Colo. App. December 22, 2011
  • Outcome in favor of client.
  •  In re the Marriage of Ikeler, 161 P.3rd 663 (Colo. 2007)
  • Verdict in favor of client
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Associations

  • FACES
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Board Memeber
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Executive Council Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Past Chair
  • 2005 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Colorado SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Preeminent AV Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Ten Most Dependable Family Law Attorneys in the West
  • Forbes Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Colorado Lawyer
  • The State of Voluntary Unemployment and Underemployment in Colorado
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Access to Justice Seminar
  • Nuts and Bolts: Practical Considerations for Integrating Unbundled Legal Services
  • 2017
  • Family Law Institute
  • Death of a Party: Probate Implications for Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2016
  • Family Law Evidence Practicum
  • Evidence - Non-teaching Faculty
  • 2016
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Bankruptcy Basic Skills
  • 2016
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Mentoring
  • 2016
  • Judicial Domestic Relations Institute
  • Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know for Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2015
  • Family Law Institute
  • Collection Strategies in Domestic Relations Cases
  • 2015
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Bankruptcy Basic Skills
  • 2015
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Mentoring
  • 2015
  • Judicial Domestic Relations Institute
  • Impact of Bankruptcy on Domestic Relations
  • 2014
  • Family Law Section Luncheon
  • Judges Panel on New Spousal Maintenance Statute
  • 2014
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Mentoring
  • 2014
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Bankruptcy Basic Skills
  • 2014
  • Family Law Institute
  • Program Chair
  • 2013
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Mentoring
  • 2013
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Bankruptcy Basic Skills
  • 2013
  • Evidence Practicum
  • Evidence
  • 2013
  • National Pro Bono Celebration Training
  • Unbundled and Limited Representation
  • 2012
  • Family Law Section Luncheon
  • Judges Panel on Business Valuations
  • 2012
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Mentoring
  • 2012
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Bankruptcy Basic Skills
  • 2012
  • National Pro Bono Celebration Training
  • Evidence
  • 2011
  • Family Law Luncheon
  • Judges Panel on Attorney Fees
  • 2011
  • Family Law Basic Skills Program
  • Bankruptcy Basic Skills
  • 2011
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Mentoring
  • 2011
  • Evidence Practicum
  • Evidence
  • 2011
  • 2011 Fall Conference
  • Family Law Issues in Immigration Cases
  • 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Luncheon
  • Family Law Issues Affecting Your Immigration Practice
  • 2010
  • 2014 Annual Judicial Conference
  • Hearsay Evidence
  • 2010
  • National Pro Bono Celebration Training
  • Anatomy of a Family Law Case
  • 2009
  • Family Law Update
  • Bankruptcy 101
  • 2009
  • MDIC Luncheon
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
  • 2008
  • Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces
  • Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces
  • 2007
  • Family Law Luncheon
  • Dissolution and Bankruptcy
  • 2007
  • Family Law Institute
  • Working with the Imperfect Client: The Ten Commandments of Client Management
  • 2007
  • Equitable Divorce Settlements
  • Equitable Divorce Settlements
  • 2007
  • Spring Update
  • Relocation
  • 2005
  • Domestic Law in Colorado
  • Domestic Law in Colorado
  • 2005
  • Exploring Essential Issues in Domestic Law
  • Exploring Essential Issues in Domestic Law
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse John
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is an extremely experienced, strong and dedicated family law attorney who always strives to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. When necessary, John acts swiftly and with sound judgment during contested cases and is a highly skilled advocate in the courtroom. John is also effective at resolving cases amicably by bringing creative, family-focused solutions to the table. I highly recommend John for all types of family law cases."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John's advice with regard to a bankruptcy matter proved invaluable and I am happy to endorse him as an expert in the field."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is an exceptional attorney, mentor, and leader in the legal community. John's passion for the law and commitment to his clients have been a source of inspiration to me and I am indebted to him for the superb training I received from him as I began my legal career. I highly recommend John to anyone seeking a great family law or bankruptcy attorney!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John's extensive family law & bankruptcy experience as well as his sterling reputation place his clients at a significant advantage both in the courtroom and out. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Eckleberry is an extremely talented attorney who provides great advice. Even though I have been practicing for 24 years and I am a former judge and magistrate, I learn from him every day. I would recommend him to anyone in his area."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a lawyer with a great reputation in the community. His reputation was earned with years of hard work, integration into the legal community, and results for clients in complex divorces."
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Denver Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John Loren Eckelberry
John Loren Eckelberry
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 24 years
Free Consultation
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