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Maha Kamal

Family Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   37 reviews
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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Maha

Learn Maha’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    90%
    Divorce, parenting time, child support, decision-making, guardianship (minors), foreign decrees, abduction prevention of minors.

    10 years, 35 cases

  2. Appeals
    10%
    Family Law Appeals

    7 years

QUALITY FAMILY LAW SERVICES, INCLUDING MEDIATION AND UNBUNDLED SERVICES, STARTING AS LOW AS $150.00. CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION!

I practice family law because it is both rewarding and personal to me. Family law isn't like many other fields of law because it requires genuine compassion and empathy. My clients come to me during their toughest times. They are often confused and intimidated by the legal system. As an attorney having overcome my own family struggles, I understand this stress and the need for a compassionate, savvy lawyer to help them make informed, thoughtful decisions about their futures. 

Family law is also an interesting field of law intellectually. I love keeping current with the latest cases in my field. I also enjoy legal writing and appellate work in this area. 

And while I am always up for litigating a good family law case before the court, I understand that family law cases are often cost prohibitive to many Coloradans. This is why I am very mediation and settlement-focused. I also offer sliding scale services and am a big advocate of unbundled services. To me, it's extremely important that a client have at least some input from counsel, even if they can't afford full representation. 

When I'm not being so lawyerly, I love creating art, traveling, and writing short stories!

 

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Location

Colorado Family Law Project

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond thankful. A force to be reckoned with!
I'm beyond thankful for hiring Maha after a recent turn of events with my previous lawyer, who I should have replaced with Maha at the very start of my high conflict case. I finally found a lawyer who has my back and understands. Maha understands the phycological hellhole of coparenting with a narcissist and their impact upon shared parenting and the Family Court. Within 15 minutes into our first meeting it became clear how proficient she is in seeing right though and beyond the depths of my ex's manipulation tactics and intimidating efforts to control and undermine me as a parent. Maha made it clear to the judge that my ex was abusing the system, false in his attempts to vilify me, and successfully put him and his bully lawyer in their place. It was truly a rewarding feeling to finally feel heard, understood, and to regain control of a quickly spiraling situation. For once I didn't feel pressured to give in or backed into a corner, which is how my first lawyer made me feel, and which is in fact only enabling to the narcissistic and high conflict behavior of my ex. Maha understood and made this clear during our hearing, which is what needed to happen in order to successfully mitigate future conflict. I will continue to rely on Maha for professional advice and legal representation. She is a gift to Family Law, brilliant, down to earth, yet undeniably fierce.
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Posted by Alex | January 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pitbull in the best possible way
Maha was my divorce attorney this year. She is smart, kind , efficient, tenacious, and fearless. I’d put her up against any attorney from any big-name law firm any day of the week. She doesn’t dazzle you with unrealistic babble. She makes a plan with you and then works through the steps to get there - without wasting your time or money unnecessarily. She was my advocate and I trusted her. And we did very well at the end of negotiations.
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Posted by Isabel | March 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
I am an attorney who has been practicing for 28 years. I don't often write reviews, but I write one now because I am so impressed with Maha Kamal. She is talented in every aspect of the law. She deeply cares about her clients, she is impeccable with her legal research and writing, she is assertive in court, well prepared, and effective! She sees the arguments and prefails in her appeals. She is fair, just, dedicated and loves the profession. She deserves all the stars, and she is a star!
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Posted by Alexis | August 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bulldog attorney, 10/10 recommend
Maha Kamal at the Colorado Family Law Project is an outstanding attorney! I am incredibly grateful to have Maha represent me throughout my child custody case. She demonstrated her professionalism and expertise as a highly competent and meticulous attorney and will always work tirelessly on your case. Maha treated my scenario with integrity, follow through and care, and my finances were treated with respect. She empathized with me, counseled me, and supported me through this process. I highly suggest scheduling an initial consultation. This firm offers full representation and unbundled services too. I think very highly of Maha Kamal and I am reminded of her every time I enjoy my parenting time with my children. I will be returning to Maha Kamal for all my legal needs. There is no reason to look anywhere else!
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Family Law Attorney, detail oriented, compassionate, outstanding in front of judges
Maha represented me on a case of blatant parental alienation, abuse of parenting time, and modification of child support after my ex, who is also a Colorado attorney, filed motions to modify parenting time and child support after nearly a year of not making child support payments or following our parenting plan. Maha stood firm with integrity and outstanding character in dealing with my ex-husband. Maha's commitment to practicing law with superb ethics and professional composure was apparent after two judges recused themselves in my case due to my ex being an attorney in the county where my case was being heard in District Court. After being assigned a retired, visiting judge from another county, I cannot speak highly enough in regards to the level of respect and appreciation I personally observed each judge demonstrate toward Maha due to her tremendous legal presentation, preparation, guidance, and outstanding knowledge of the law. Maha's exquisite and timely legal decision making on how to handle my case against an outright bully of an ex who thought he was above the law is what ultimately brought my teenage son and I justice. Maha's legal mentoring skills and exceptional ability to educate me on the law and how I was being taken advantage of is what emotionally supported me through each step of the legal process. Maha was not only my attorney, but presented as a down-to-earth human being and friend who advocated for legal justice for those up against a relentless ex. My ex attempted to humiliate me via the courts by filing unnecessary documents in an attempt to discredit and slander me in a desperate attempt, which wound up backfiring on him. Maha stepped in and filed appropriate responses to the outrageous filings from my ex. Maha Kaml is exceptionally knowledgable when it comes to parental alienation, child support, and parenting time, in addition to dealing with ex's who are tricksters of the law. She executed a detail oriented plan for my case, which was an outstanding success. I was awarded attorney fees, back child support with interest, and most of all, my relationship with my teenage son can no longer be threatened by my ex due to successful therapy. Finally, my ex-husband was investigated, disciplined and held accountable for his unethical actions in the State of Colorado for his blatant abuse of the law as a practicing attorney. Thank you, Maha Kamal, for your outstanding representation, compassion, and the plethora of knowledge and wisdom that you bring to the courtroom in the state of Colorado. I will forever be grateful for what you did for my son and I.
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Posted by Teah | March 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Life saver
Maha was very straight forward all the way end. The case ended with more than I asked for, even though Maha tried to fight for more. She always paid attention to my wishes based on her opinion. I was so lucky to be on her sliding scale and the case ending was invaluable.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Maha is a great lawyer and advocate. I really appreciated her hard work and help throughout my whole divorce process. She was always on top of things. Maha was always prompt in her responses and took initiative in dealing with opposing counsel. Even though she is very busy and had other cases to deal with, I always felt like I was important and my case was a priority. She was very professional and followed through with everything. She was firm and advocated for me in strong ways during my mediation. This was important because it was a very emotional and personal process for me and I needed her advocacy and firmness to make sure I was not taken advantage of and that my needs and priorities were addressed and met. I was very pleased with my experience with Maha. I am grateful that I found her and for all her services. Maha Kamal is someone I would gladly recommend to anyone who needs her services.
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Posted by Tamar | December 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She is so wonderful!
Maha is by far the most amazing attorney! She is gifted in her field and the best advocate. I highly recommend Maha. She is professional and she stands up for you and is truly one if the most amazing people! I can't speak more highly of her! She keeps you updated and discusses everythingwith you so as you understandevery step of what is happening. I appreciate her so much!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PHENOMENAL Representation
Maha is EXCEPTIONAL! Her level of expertise and professionalism is unrivaled. Maha not only knows the law uncommonly well, but she is articulate and skilled at the way she presents cases to the court. I worked in Colorado courts for almost 3 years and had the opportunity to work with and observe countless attorneys. I intentionally chose Maha to represent me in my custody case because of how well-prepared she is and how well she presents cases on behalf of her clients. I know firsthand that Maha is highly respected by Judges and other attorneys. Her superior caliber of work speaks for itself. Being in a custody battle was the most stressful and emotionally taxing experience of my life. I can never thank Maha enough for the way she advocated for my daughter and I during that difficult time.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney and Advocate
Excellent family law representation. Knowledgeable on current trends and case law, good advocate when needed, and great at explaining complex matters in simple terms.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Diligent efforts made to get the best outcome for me, it being an old case! Thank goodness, I had her referral it was God sent! She truly lives her Super Lawyer title
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I worked with Maha on a potentially high conflict case. Maha worked to minimize conflict, she provide excellent legal strategy and advice. Maha resolved my case in a quick and efficient manner with a very good resolution. The opposing law firm was much bigger than Maha being a solo practitioner, but her outstanding legal skills and knowledge proved superior.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful
I hired Maha's legal representation back in 2018 when my ex and I were disputing child custody. It was the worst period of my life. I had never been to court for anything in my entire life. I was lost, scared, and emotional to say the least. My ex filed in a different county than the one we lived. Maha fought hard to get us moved to the correct county (and won!). Her knowledge of the law took alot of my fear away. She is also kind, compassionate, and empathetic. It was like working with a friend. It was an awful situation battling my ex for our baby, but I trusted Maha 100% that she had my best interest. I was able to express my concerns and emotions, and she would thoroughly explain every step making sure I understood the process and what my legal rights were. I thank 2 people for getting me through that custody battle: God and Maha. I'm forever grateful!!!
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Posted by Alex Gaytan | August 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
FIVE START LAWYER!
Maha is an amazing and smart Lawyer. She has been my lawyer for the last 4 years! I consider her a friend because she has been caring, understanding and very supportive from the beginning of my legal battle. Through it all, she stood by me, advised me, and always encouraged me. She fought for me with integrity and 100% knowledge of family law. As difficult as my case was, she never gave up. She was on point and present for 4 years of ongoing issues. I could not have my life back without Maha. I am forever grateful. I have no doubt that she will have a successful career. I highly recommend Maha. She is smart, fair, genuine, assertive and will always be up front no matter how challenging the situation. She is the best of the best! Sincerely, Alex Gaytan
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Active Listening and Excellent Communication
I am blessed to have found Attorney Kamal. I didn't want a divorce, as much as I needed a divorce. I knew it could be emotional, scary and some unknowns had the potential to arise . I know there is a do it yourself option but I knew this process was one that required knowledge and skill. One mishap in paperwork or missed deadline and the entire process can be in jeopardy. Attorney Kamal took time to listen to me, consult with me and get an understanding of what my needs were. She has excellent communication and is timely. I am grateful that she worked with me financially to get me through this. I do not refer lightly. I am so pleased with her service.
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Posted by Tracy | March 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny
After reaching out to a handful of lawyers, I finally felt like I found someone who cared enough to hear me out. Maha not only returned my initial phone call but gave me more than 5 minutes to explain my situation. I felt like she was truly listening to me. She asked questions and had empathy for my situation, as well as my child. In addition, she provided me action steps that no other lawyer I'd spoken with offered. Once I was able to hire her, she worked diligently and carefully to get me the end results I had hoped for. She was kind in her approach, but yet ready to fight when necessary. Hiring Maha was the best decision I ever made for both my son and myself.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire this woman!
Maha gave me great advice on getting an appraisal for my house that led to me getting $30,000 more out of the divorce than I thought I was going to get. So worth it to hire a good lawyer. With her help, I was able to get a fair settlement with a minimum of hassle.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Feel empowered with Maha
Maha's approach to law is right-sized. She focuses on the client's needs and wants which makes her a trustworthy attorney. Before I started divorce filings, I was scared and overwhelmed. Maha helped me navigate the process (unbundled services) to feel informed and empowered! This made all the difference for me. 
Posted by Blake | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Fathers Lawyer
Retaining Maha with the Colorado Family Law Project was the best decision ever! All the little details that fall through the cracks got brought to the light and dealt with. I have a lot more time with my child and all the stipulations met. Im a very happy Father!
Posted by Amelia | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She listened to me
I was so thankful to have Maha on my side. She started each conversation by listening well and was able to recommend a strategy based on what she heard. She was always spot-on. I also felt she was advocating for my kids and being fair and realistic with me. In the end, everything worked out because Maha helped me know the best next steps in a very, very difficult situation. I don’t know what I would have done without her. Thank you Maha!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Colorado Family Law Project
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Johnson Márquez Legal Group
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Frost & Beck
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Student Attorney
  • DU Law Civil Rights Clinic
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Leiden University
  • Investigating & Prosecuting Int'l Crimes (Coursera)
  • 2017
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Harvard University Extension School
  • Professional Certificate
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Colorado Supreme Court - Subcommittee on Paraprofessionals and Legal Services
  • Co-Chair
  • 2020 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association - Family Law Section EDI Committee
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Lighthouse Writer's Workshop
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Humanist Association, Humanist Legal Society
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Supreme Court - Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Robert C. Rhone-Ava M. Brackett American Inn of Court
  • Associate Barrister
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Leadership Training Program
  • Sessions Committee Member
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Hindi
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist
  • Public Justice
  • 2017
  • Fiction Winner - 201 7 Docket Arts & Literature Contest
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Mixed Media Winner - 2015 Docket Arts & Literature Contest
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 2015
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (20)
Endorse Maha
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Other
"Maha has been my family law practice mentor for a few months and I've also observed her advocating for a client in a mediation. In my experience, Maha is very knowledgeable in family law and civil procedure, and she gives great legal advice. However, I think what sets Maha apart from other attorneys is that she's so passionate about her clients and their interests. Also, as her mentee, having Maha's support has been invaluable in building my practice and my confidence. Whether you get to know Maha as her client or as opposing counsel, I'm confident that you will come out better for it."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maha is an excellent attorney and a strong, yet mindful, advocate for her clients. She is a skilled negotiator and well-trained litigator. I fully endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maha is a talented attorney who dedicates herself to her clients and their cases. She is knowledgeable about the law and excellent in the courtroom. I would recommend her for any family law case."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Maha is energetic, knows the law, and takes great care of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maha is an incredible family law lawyer. She is compassionate, intelligent, and trustworthy. Maha zealously advocates for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I found Maha Kamal to be very knowledgeable and very savvy about strategy both in court and in mediation where negotiation was tricky. Maha is a wonderful family law attorney because she is first and foremost a wonderful human being. I recommend her and endorse her wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Her clients will tell you that she changed their lives and made sure they "would be okay." This is a huge compliment when people are emerging from the trauma of divorce. Definitely a go-to family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Exceptionally smart and personable. A tireless advocate. Thorough and knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maha is a hardworking and knowledgeable attorney who seeks the best outcomes for her clients. She's also flexible in her practice, creating methods to help as many people as possible."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maha Kamal is a talented, intelligent, and hard working attorney that I've worked with while at the same law firm. Her knowledge of the law, excellent case analysis, and compassion for her clients allows her to achieve positive outcomes for her clients. Maha is a wonderful advocate and legal counselor."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maha is a phenomenal, compassionate, and brilliant family law attorney. She is truly focused on creating accessible legal services to Colorado families of all income levels. Do not let her sliding scale fees or low hourly rates fool you - Maha can go head to head with the big firm attorneys. Rather than charge the equivalent of a small mortgage as her retainer, Maha has instead chosen to provide her legal services in a way that does not break the bank for families and their children. I endorse Maha and have referred several clients to her in the last year. I cannot speak highly enough of Maha and the Colorado Family Law Project."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maha is an extremely smart and competent attorney who is a zealous advocate for her clients. Highly Recommend."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maha is a smart, organized, and efficient attorney who truly cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Maha is brilliant and will get the job done to make sure her clients are happy."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She is a brilliant, zealous advocate for her clients. I endorse her without equivocation."
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