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Dane Torbenson is a Denver Native, and grew up in the Park Hill neighborhood in east Denver.  After attending Denver East High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  After a number of years as a starving actor, and jobs ranging from waiter to stuntman to private investigator to paralegal, Dane enrolled at the University of Denver College of Law, and received his J.D. in 1998.  Dane began practicing criminal defense law at the law firm of Newell and Martens, and eventually became partner in the firm then named Newell and Torbenson.  In 2003, Dane decided to broaden his practice to include other areas of the law, and joined the firm of his law school classmate and trial and appellate competiton partner Randy Corporon.  Since 2003, Dane has been engaged in a general litigation practice, with primary emphasis on family law and criminal defense litigation.  In 2015, Dane joined The Law Office of Alexandra White. where he is proud to be part of a great team helping clients and their children.  Dane's most frequent areas of practice include dissolution of marriage, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, and complex family law matters. 

Dane has frequently been involved in Denver theaters as both an actor and a fight choreographer over the last 20 years, but his most recent role is as father to two amazing daughters adopted from China in 2005 and 2007.  Dane lives with his wife and family in Denver, Colorado.  


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    13 years
  2. Family: 20%
    13 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    13 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    13 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lucy Hojo Denson

    Dane is a strong advocate for his client. We had a difficult and complicated case which included divorce filings in two different states. Dane has the intellectual ability to understand difficult and complex cases. Dane has a calm demeanor. This assists him in negotiating settlement which saves clients money. However, if the case requires trial, he is more than capable of representing his client well at trial.


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  • Michael Andrew Zywicki

    Mr. Torbenson and I have worked on several cases together ranging from divorce to modification of child support. Mr. Torbenson is incredibly knowledgable and focuses on minimizing the contentious nature of divorce and custody cases. He is highly recommended!!


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Contact info

Law Office of Alexandra White PC

500 FIllmore Street, 5th Floor
Denver, CO, 80206


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor / Top AttorneyAvvo2016
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Certificate of Appreciation - Flood Relief HelplineColorado Bar Association2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo.com2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2014
Best Brief - Barrister's Cup Appellate AdvocacyUniversity of Denver College of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Alexandra White PC2015 - Present
Senior AssociateThe Law Center P.C.2012 - 2015
AssociateLaw Offices of Randy B. Corporon , P.C.2003 - 2012
PartnerNewell and Torbenson1997 - 2003
Chief InvestigatorInvestigative Reporting Services1992 - 1995
ParalegalLaw Officers of Thomas C. Miller1992 - 1995
ActorSelf Employed1989 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Liberty Day InstituteVice Chair, Board of Directors2016 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of ColoradoSpeakers Bureau2016 - Present
Liberty Day InstituteCurriculum Advisory Council Member2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A1998 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ColoradoAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Naekel, 181 P.3d 1177 (Colo. App. 2008)Award to client upheld on appeal
People v. StandiferdAcquittal
Ramsey v. HalloranProtection Order Granted for clients
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Colorado LawyerReview of The Articulate Witness2015
Denver Divorce Law BlogBlog entries on family law topics2015
National Business Institute SeminarThe Criminal Trial from Start To Finish2008
National Business Institute SeminarThe Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage in Colorado2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Denver Paralegal InstituteN/AParalegal Certificate1993
University of Colorado - BoulderTheatreOther - Bachelors1989
Denver East High SchoolN/ADiploma1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Unitarian Universalist Life FestivalConstitutional Law and Social Justice2016
Evergreen High School Diversity Day speakerReligious Liberty and Religious persecution2016
Colorado Symphony OrchestraNarration with music by Francis Poulenc2016
Wake Up! with Randy Corporon - 560 KLZ"Have a Liberal for Lunch" - Weekly hour-long radio segment2015
Visiting Scholar Video InterviewThe Fourth Amendment2015
Morning ConstitutionalsThe Importance of Education regarding the Constitution2015
In-Studio Guest - Peter Boyles Show, November 12, 2015Missouri Protests and Transgender Rights2015
A Marked ManTheatrical Performance2015
Wake Up! with Randy Corporon - 560 KLZ"Have a Liberal for Lunch" - Weekly hour-long radio segment2014
Animal FarmTheatrical Role2014
Watershed II - SoiledTheatrical Role2013
Watershed I - The Sea is Not FullTheatrical Role2013
The Jimmy Sengenberger Show - 710 KNUSDiscussion of Colorado Civil Rights Laws2013
Adult education programCivil Unions and Marriage Equality2013
Adult education programConstitutional law for social justice2012
The Criminal Defense Trial from Start to Finish - National Business Institute CLEExamining witnesses, closing arguments, and concluding the trial2008
The Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage in Colorado - National Business Institute CLEEthical Considerations and Dischargability of Debts2005