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Terri Harrington

Family Attorney at Denver, CO

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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About Terri

Learn Terri’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, same sex couples, collaborative law, mediation, custody, alimony, prenuptial agreements, child support, modification of child support, modification of parenting time, financial disputes, unbundled legal services

    42 years, 9,000 cases

  2. Mediation
    Divorce, collaborative law, custody, alimony, prenuptial agreements, child support, modification of child support, parenting time, financial disputes, division of assets, limited legal advice, unbundled

    27 years, 2,000 cases

Terri Harrington  has received the 2016 and 3017 Super Lawyer award. and has been a litigation attorney for over 35 years.   She has  dedicated herself to  conflict resolution since 1997 and Collaborative Law since 2001.  She specializes in helping couples divorce in an amicable manner. She is a dedicated mediator who helps couples reach full agreement and helps them with the divorce paperwork.   She  teaches non adversarial communication, peacemaking for lawyers and mediation skills.  Terri has the  highest peer review rating for both legal ability and ethical standards with Martindale Hubbell and believes she was put on this earth to help families.  She is very knowledgeable about family law but also about conflict resolution and is a trained conflict coach and mediator.  She  provides unbundled legal services so that her clients get only the help they need in the most efficient way.


Terri has served as President of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals for two years, as President of the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, and President of the Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law Professionals. She has been a  board member of the family law section executive council for over 8 years. 

 Terri is a frequent speaker at the University of Colorado Law School, the Family Law Institute and the collaborative law organizations.

Terri has served as a guardian ad litem for many children and has represented thousands of parents.

Areas of practice include: Family Law, domestic disputes, child support, custody, parenting time, children, visitation, domestic partnerships, prenuptial agreements, collaborative divorce, high net worth divorce, modifications of parenting time and child support, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, mediation, and collaborative practice.


Terri Harrington
1623 Washington St
Denver, CO, 80203
Harrington Brewster & Clein, P.C.
1623 Washington Street
Denver, CO, 80203
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Posted by Carolyn | November 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Harrington, Brewster, Mahoney, & Smits
This law firm is outstanding. My husband and I just had our wills updated and we were so impressed with the care, professionalism, and current knowledge displayed by this law firm. We would especially like to recommend Emma Fletcher for estate planning. Thank you Terri Harrington for building such an outstanding law firm.
Posted by Luc | July 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The right support, great knowledge, and someone who clearly cares about her clients
Divorce is not fun for anyone. It's particularly hard when people get unpleasant and can't cooperate with each other. This is why I love Terri's approach. She's very focused on an approach where conflict and nastiness are avoided in favor of collaboration and cooperation. I have felt like my needs were met as I have worked through this process - Terri has made herself available to me as I needed support or had questions. I've always walked away from our interactions with a clear understanding of what I needed to do to make sure I was taken care of while still maintaining that sense of collaboration. I'm grateful that I was referred to Terri and will continue to refer others to her.
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Posted by Lori | September 28, 2016
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Premarital Documents
Terri was recommend to me by a friend and she was very supported through the process of reviewing the premarital documents for my upcoming marriage. It was also in a short timeframe that we had to complete the documents. I am a retired women and she was able to explain the details and made me feel like I did come to the table with a stake in the relationship. Her staff is very friendly and helpful when you email or call into the office. I would recommend her for supportive and kind and very up front attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
Fair and caring opponent.
Terri represented my wife in a friendly divorce; I represented myself. Everything was amiable enough, though stress levels and emotions spiked in different ways at various times. Terri and her staff were patient, friendly, and professional throughout. During our joint mediation sessions Terri was helpful and patient, able to provide simple emotional as well as legal support. It was a pleasure — though that's probably not the right word, given the situation — working with her.
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Posted by Stephane | January 1, 2015
Collaborative Divorce - My best ally
Terri was amazing to work with - her patience and understanding kept me going through a very difficult time. At times I wanted to give up on the collaborative process but she was always able to remind me why I took that path (my children) she was able to empathize with my situation and yet be firm and honest with me when I needed it. Her humor also kept me going through a long difficult mediation process. Her staff was excellent and was always there to answer questions or get me the info I needed. Terri was highly praised by the additional folks we had helping us through the process - counselors and financial people. She was highly respected by the attorney we worked with and I feel the same. I have given her name to many people who have asked for referrals. Terri also has a true commitment to helping children through divorce and strongly believes the collaborative process is the best way for children to thrive after divorce. I have to agree - many people I know have gone through the standard court system and ended up with hard feelings and outcomes they did not want. The collaborative process really helps ensure that everyone agrees on the outcomes and the children are put first in all decisions. As Terri said - 'It's like giving birth - you think you can't stand it anymore and you want to give up and then it's done.' The result was worth every moment of pain and suffering. My ex and I are not best buddies but I think we were able to get out of the marriage and recognize the need for us to work together for our kiddos even if our feelings were hurt. Can't imagine doing it without Terri - thank you Terri.
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Posted by Suzy | December 31, 2014
Terri is AMAZING!
Terri was the most supportive, kind, powerful and effective attorney that I could ever imagine having during my divorce. I would recommend her with no reservations to anyone going through a divorce. The whole process actually brought healing and growth during what I expected to be an incredibly difficult time. Don't hesitate to use Terri, you will be in very capable/ compassionate hands.
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Posted by Kristy | December 31, 2014
I recommend Terri Harrington as the Best Lawyer!
I needed an Attorney that specializes in divorce/mediation. Terri came highly recommended from another great Attorney who does not deal with divorce. I have never hired an Attorney in my life and I was scared, upset and didn't know where to start. After only being married for two years I never thought I would be going through a divorce, I thought I would live happily ever after. Terri Harrington was absolutely wonderful! She was knowledgeable and kind, she constructed a document I needed and she advised me every step of the way. She was patient when I was emotionally upset about the divorce and she kept me on track with the legal information I needed. Terri and her entire staff are very professional. I felt so carried for, I felt like I was supported legally, as well as personally. I would highly recommend Terri Harrington to anyone seeking legal advice! I feel very Blessed to have found her.
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Posted by Sudeep | December 30, 2014
Authentic, Knowledgeable And Pragmatic
I sought Terri's expertise for some post-dissolution parenting time and other issues.Terri is smart, very knowledgable and understands the law, and was able to rightly guide me based on her immense experience as a lawyer and a mediator.She is a great listenener, and gives good recommendations based on client's positions and the law, and I trust and respect her expertise. She always considers children's best interests as a very high priority. I recommed her without hesitation for any family-law related matters.
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Posted by George | December 11, 2014
Successful Mediation
I recently used Teri for binding arbitration. However she was able to get the parties to agree on what to do because her mediation skills are excellent. She is a great listener, has good feedback technique, clearly knows the law, and in the end very helpful in getting to a fair settlement. Strongly recommend her.
Posted by Diane | October 31, 2012
Smart, Authentic, Understanding
Terri is smart and understands the law, as well as she understands the emotional, personal and financial needs of her clients. She helped me through a complex divorce with strength and knowledge, but also with great coaching. I have recommended Terri to many other friends and colleagues, as I trust and respect her expertise.
Posted by Joe | April 16, 2012
Very unimpressed
Very expensive and unproductive attempt at divorce mediation. Felt like she was there "punching the clock" and just billing the hours. Follow up was extremely dissapointing.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/ Partner
  • Harrington Brewster and Clein and the Denver Center for Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • 1987 - Present


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Executive Council
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Board member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer 2017
  • Terri Harrington
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer 2016
  • Terri Harrington
  • 2016
  • Pioneer Award
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • 2009
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  • Bradford Publishing Co.
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (15)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When Terri is involved in a case, you know that she will bring the best her client has to the table. She is unfailingly well-informed about the facts and legal concepts of the case. Plus, she works hard. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My experience with Terri has been 100% positive. She maintains a high level of professionalism and works to find the best possible outcome for clients. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a family law attorney, particularly in collaborative law and mediation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer in mediation and collaborative family law. Terri is energetic and creative in working with clients to resolve issues. As an attorney and mediator she helps families find the right solution to their legal issues. I recommend Terri all the time."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Terri is a preeminent Colorado family law attorney. She is a well respected mentor to other Colorado attorneys in the areas of collaborative law and mediation. Her intelligent and compassionate approach has effectively transitioned hundred of Colorado families through the divorce process. Terri is one of the best."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Terri is one of the most respected family law attorneys in the Denver Metropolitan Area. She is an expert in collaborative law as well as a talented, sought-after mediator. Her warmth and positive attitude bring out the best possible outcomes for all clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. A true expert in her field."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Terri has dedicated her career to assisting families through the difficulties inherent in domestic relations cases and is truly one of the very best at what she does. Terri is unwaveringly positive, compassionate and resolution-focused. I highly recommend Terri as a family law attorney and mediator."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Terri is kind and caring on every matter. She works with her clients to achieve the best outcome for the family. She is calm and uses her mediation skills to focus everyone on the important issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terri resolved a case of ours that seemed impossible to settle. We are very grateful for her talent, hard work, and caring demeanor."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically recommend Terri for any family law matter. With special strengths in collaborative law practice (a unique alternative to litigated divorce), Terri sees the big picture and approaches divorcing families as a holistic system. Her clients are well-served by her focus and passion - in any divorce or family law matter!"
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Terri is a great mediator and able to help parties resolve difficult issues."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Terri. I have used Terri as a mediator on family law cases with complex legal issues and difficult family matters. She is caring and intelligent and her legal and mediation experience provides the parties an invaluable service."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My experience as opposing counsel with Terri was 100% positive. She was very, very diligent on behalf of her client, while maintaining a professionalism with me throughout our dealings. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a family law attorney, especially if the case involves sensitive issues regarding children."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terri is one of the best family law attorneys and mediators that I have every encountered in 21 years of practice. I refer to her weekly and try to set up all of my mediations with her. Simply the best."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Terri is highly experienced, reasonable, professional at all times, and has an excellent understanding of family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terri is a brilliant lawyer and a tenacious advocate of the collaborative process in her personal practice and the legal community. I highly recommend this lawyer.."
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