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Lesleigh Wiggs Monahan

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lakewood, CO

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lesleigh

Learn Lesleigh’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    65%
    high asset / high income divorce, business valuation / maintenance and alimony/ family trusts and separate property issues

    10 years

  2. Family
    25%
    paternity and parental responsibility allocation, common law marriage, same sex marriages

    10 years

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

    10 years

Lesleigh Monahan is a Partner with Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC. The firm exclusively focuses on the practice of Family Law. In 2016, Ms. Monahan was the recipient of the “Lawyer of the Year” award by “Best Lawyers in America”. Only one attorney per practice area per metropolitan zone is granted this distinction. She has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for thirteen consecutive years.

Ms. Monahan enjoys skiing, golfing, fly fishing and hiking with her family and their Labrador Retriever. Her volunteer activities include mentoring University of Colorado School of Law students, providing supportive relationships to peers in the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program and previously serving on the International Baccalaureate Parents Board at Lakewood High School. Go Buffs! Go Tigers!

Location

Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC
550 S Wadsworth Blvd #300
Lakewood, CO, 80226

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Posted by Jan | January 28, 2014
Family Law
Lesleigh Monahan, while remaining professional was also very kind and concerned for my emotional well being through out the whole process of my separation and divorce. She communicated the steps and the process we would be following in a manner that was easily understood and continued to communicate every step of the way.
Posted by Janet | January 27, 2014
Great Lawyer
Lesleigh is a very good lawyer, professional, to the point, and represented me very well. In a State with 50/50 parenting time, she managed to have the children remain with me 70% of the parenting time as the other parent, even though requesting 50/50, played a minimal role in parenting until our separation. She also garnered a settlement that was far more than I was told I would get by other lawyers. She is pleasant to deal with but can be hard enough to deal with opposing counsel efficiently.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, L.L.C
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • Polidori, Gerome, Franklin and Jacobson
  • 1989 - 1996

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re marriage of Connell ( colo. ct of appeals 1992)
  • IN RE MARRIAGE OF ROTH( colo. ct of appeals 2000)
  • In re marriage of Modglin ( colo. ct of appeals 1997)
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Associations

  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Ten Year Committment Fellow
  • 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Colorado Chapter)
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Legislative Committee
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Judicial Education Committee Chair
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Colorado Bar Association,
  • Pro Bono Flying Squad Committee Co-Chair
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Amicus Committee Chair
  • 1996 - 1999
  • The Colorado Lawyer
  • Co-Editor
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 1993 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in Family Law
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year (Colorado/Family Law)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Family Law
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Colorado's top 50 lawyers
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Colorados's Top 25 Women Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Co- Editor
  • Colorado lawyer
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Institute
  • Divorce, Disability and Dementia “…Not So Happily Ever After…”
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law Institute
  • Balancing the Clients Interests with the Best Interests of the Child
  • 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Domestic Relations
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law Institute
  • Domestic Relations
  • 2012
  • Colorado State Judicial Conference
  • Complex Property Division Issues: Business Valuation, Trusts and Tracing Separate Property
  • 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Basic Skills in Colorado
  • 2011
  • Family Law Institute
  • Domestic Relations
  • 2008
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Family Court Task Force Update
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Lesleigh
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Lesleigh for 30 years. I have had numerous cases against her. She is knowledgeable, professional and always does the best for her clients. I highly recommend her!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the community."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lesleigh is an amazing family law attorney. She listens to her clients and carefully builds their cases so that each client can achieve his goals or, if the goals are not realistic, adjust them accordingly. Lesleigh is an experienced litigator and brilliant negotiator. Additionally, she is always professional, courteous, and familiar with the applicable law."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lesleigh Monahan for many years. She is one of the most respected attorneys in our profession. Her skills and expertise are at the highest level. She would be an excellent choice for representation in any dissolution marriage, division of assets and debts and parental responsibilities case."