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William Davis Thode

Divorce and separation Attorney at Denver, CO

4.3   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    34%
    Contested divorce and child custody cases, domestic and international child relocation and abduction, adoption

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    33%
    Contested divorce and child custody cases, domestic and international relocation and child abduction.

    26 years, 500 cases

  3. Family
    33%
    Contested divorce and child custody cases, domestic and international relocation and child abduction.

    26 years, 500 cases

Recognized as a Top 10 family lawyer in Colorado for the past three years and top 100 trial lawyer in 2016 and 2017.   

Over 20 years of trial experience.  Successfully represented thousands of clients in Colorado and other western states.  Specialize in contested divorce, child custody, relocation and adoption/termination cases.  

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, distinction for trial advocay.  

 

Economics, cum laude, University of Colorado at Denver

 

I live Denver with my beautiful wife, Fabiola, and my youngest of four children.   Denver native!    

 

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3801 East Florida Avenue
Suite 201
Denver, CO, 80210

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Tyler | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision i couldve made
I hired Mr. Thodes firm to represent me in my custody. My attorney brian boney, is oustanding in taking time to understand my needs. my daughter is the most important aspect of my life and Denver family Laywers made sure to take my evidence to court and show the courts just how much she means to me. Im extremely happy with my decision to hire this firm. Custody court can be a very intimidating and scary place especially for fathers. Denver Family Laywers take the time to explain things in a way i can understand and move through my case with less stress. knowing i have someone who has the knowledge and drive to represent me in my case has made this transition into my new life with my daughter so much easier.
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Posted by Chris | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good counsel at good rates
If you have a situation that requires legal help it can be stressful to find someone that can represent you. It is a pleasure to recommend the Thode Law Firm as a non-stressful alternative to help with your legal situation. You can count on them to work as a team to address your conflict and lower your stress level.
Posted by Paul | August 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great law firm Great people
Bill and his team really helped me through a tough spot in my life. Family court is not where you want to wind up, but if you find yourself headed there then you better believe you’re going to need the best legal team you can have in your corner and I couldn’t recommend this law firm enough. Not only did they help me navigate through this difficult process but they also were able to obtain a better result than i ever thought possible. This is the team you want backing you when so much is at stake. Don’t hesitate to hire Bill Thode and his team !
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hire Thode Law Firm
If you want a lawyer who knows how to negotiate and have peace of mind that you're in good hands, hire Bill.
Posted by Carmen | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful
Bill, helped my friend Jackie to recover custody of her two children. He is a great lawyer.
Posted by Danny | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want Bill in your corner!
Hired Bill after consultations with other attorneys due to his confidence, and knowledge in family law. He Actually seemed like he WANTED to help me not just that he was willing to help me. I had a classic yet complicated case of ex wife hates new girlfriend and therefore used the kids as weapons and made up false accusations to try and have them taken from me. Bill was sympathetic of my case and after hiring him got right to work giving me a list of to do's and a game plan that saved me money in the end by allowing me to do some of the legwork myself to save on costs if I wanted to. There was times he could be a little hard to get ahold of which is understandable as he's very busy. However when it came down to crunch time he was 100% devoted to my case. In the courtroom he was fierce and definitely knew his stuff as he had opposing counsel backing down with his tail between his legs all the while staying cool and composed like it was just a walk in the park. In the end he not only got what we wanted and cleared our name, but I actually ended up getting MORE parenting time than I previously had with my kids and restrictions put on their mom to keep this from happening again. Overall I'd definitely recommend Bill to anyone who's serious about winning their case.
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Posted by Jeff | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I hired Bill Thode
Bill is great and very personable. I interviewed three attorneys prior to hiring Bill, and I connected with Bill far more than any other. I like that Bill not only knows the laws inside and out so we could brainstorm various approaches, he also knows the practical application of the law in Colorado so we can think through potential outcomes. I also like that Bill listens and never pushed an agenda or outcome, he wanted to do what was in my heart and what I thought was best for me. While Bill has a solid background in the courtroom, he was able to help me mediate to resolve the issues as cost effectively and peacefully as possible, despite the challenging nature of divorce cases with children involved. He really helped me meet my goals by keeping this out of court. I highly recommend Bill. He's a good guy, knows what he is doing, is honest, and was very fair with costs. While he gets busy like any attorney out there, when you have his attention, he is very productive and truly fantastic to work with. If you are looking for an attorney for family law, be sure to meet with Bill.
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Posted by Tim | May 8, 2014
Awesome Attorney
I had a very unusual case in a child support matter and I had interviewed several attorneys with responses that included “I can’t help you, We can help but it will be time consuming and costly, and How could that happen”. My initial consultation with Bill was ”I’m not sure I have seen this happen before, let me review your documentation. We may have to think out of the box on this one”. After retaining Bill my 30 year very stressful battle was over in 3 months.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2008
Client Review
THIS LAWYER ITS NOT ONLY A GOOD PROFESSIONAL. HELPS YOU WITH YOUR MISTAKES. HE IS ALSO A VERY GOOD PERSON.HE CHARGES FARE AS WELL.
Posted by Matt | May 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attempted charge of 263% of agreed amount, then stopped responding
I spoke with Bill in February, 2023. After a quick discussion, we agreed to move forward with a review of documents. After his review, he informed me that $300 would be charged for an hour of consultation. I received a receipt confirming this amount, $300 for 1 hour 'flat rate'. However, a week later I noticed a charge from Thode Law Firm for $790. I contacted them immediately and asked for help to fix the situation. After 5 days without a response, I disputed the charge with my credit card company. A MONTH later, still without responding to my email asking for help, Thode Law then disputed the charge with my credit card company, again trying to overcharge me $490. Again I wrote to Bill directly, asking for help and informing him I would be disputing the overcharge amount. They have STILL not replied to any of my emails. The lacking email responses show an absent commitment to communication and transparency. The repeated attempts to collect an amount that was not clearly communicated or agreed to by both parties resembles deceptive business practice at best and borders on fraud. If you still plan to hire this firm, please be cautious. I would suggest actively documenting all communication (through writing or voice recording where legal) to protect yourself. Bill agreed to an amount on the phone, charged me more than double, and then ceased all contact. They only replied to the credit card company after I disputed the amount.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor Representation and Customer Service
First, I was shuffled between 3 different attorneys with the firm which delayed my case and cost money for others to read in. My counsel failed to argue several of the key points in my case while we were at trial. This resulted in unfavorable judgements and fees. The owner Bill agreed to reduce my final bill and then proceeded to aggressively attack any negatives I shared. They also messed up my billing consistently and blamed me for late balances on invoices that were never sent.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • DENVER FAMILY LAWYERS
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Longacre
  • Father and son live together in Kansas
  • In re Marriage of Ptak
  • Divorce

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2021
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lifetime Achievement--Colorado
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best--Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Premier 100 Attorney
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Colorado
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Family Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawline 9
  • Lawline 9
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a highly competent attorney and I enjoy sharing ideas with him regarding different types of legal situations. I would recommend Bill Thode to anyone seeking a competent and hard working attorney."
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