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Travis Shane Whitson

Child custody Attorney at Lakewood, CO

5.0   43 reviews
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Travis

Learn Travis’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%

    13 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%

    13 years

  3. Family
    20%
    All additional legal matters that affect the family unit, including step-parent adoption and pre-marital agreements.

    13 years

  4. Child support
    10%

    13 years

  5. Estate planning
    5%
    Wills, Medical/Financial Powers of Attorney, Probate, and additional estate planning needs for current and former family law clients.

    13 years

WHEN LIFE HASN'T LED YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, WE ARE HERE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR FAMILY. CALL (303) 989-4680

Travis S. Whitson, former associate attorney of W. Robert Montgomery, now proudly spearheads his own law practice, Whitson Family Law, building upon a foundation of dedicated legal service and a passion for supporting families. He is a Colorado native, raised on the Western Slope of Colorado, and moved to the Front Range in 2000. Travis is a Boettcher Scholarship Award recipient and graduated with honors from The Colorado College, obtaining bachelor degrees in both psychology and philosophy. Travis received his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2008, where he was staff editor of The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. Throughout his education, Travis has worked with organizations that focus on diverse family structures, youth at-risk, and children that have been the victim of severe abuse and neglect.

Travis continues a family tradition of volunteership to support local organizations that center on youth and building healthy families.  He was a founding member of the Mount Saint Vincent Home at-risk child mentorship program, volunteer teacher at Third-Way of Denver, and has worked numerous adoption events for children in need of loving parents. Travis brings this experience into his practice with the goal of nurturing diverse solutions that work for individual family situations. 

Travis is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado.  His practice centers on Family Law, including divorce and child custody, but also all legal matters that affect the family unit, from adoption to divorce.

Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Child Custody/Allocation of Parental Rights
  • Adoption
  • Child support
  • Spousal Support/ Maintenance
  • Restraining/Protection Orders
  • Contempt
Litigation Percentage
  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
 
 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2018 + 2 ...

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Location

Whitson Family Law
13701 W Jewell Ave Ste 251
Lakewood, CO, 80228

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  43 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dennis | January 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful for his knowledge and guidance!
My fiancé and I contacted Travis for a consultation to learn about any legal matters we should be considering before marriage. He helped us to understand what we should be thinking about and what questions we should be asking ourselves to set our goals and prepare for the future. We are extremely grateful for his guidance and he is now helping us navigate the legal matters that we’ve since decided are important to us.
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Posted by Morgan | September 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Travis represented me on a parental allocation case. I can’t even begin to say how thankful I am to have him by my side as my attorney. If I could give 10 stars I would. From the very beginning from the time of the consultation Travis was highly knowledgeable, professional and very upfront and compassionate about my case. Travis was highly efficient with negotiation and was able to have it settled with the best outcome. Travis and Nette always answered my questions and response time was absolutely amazing. I felt very comfortable and reassured of all decisions and questions I had and information to proceed forward with my case. Travis and Nette worked highly efficiently to ensure the correct steps were taken for the best interest of our child. I wouldn’t have wanted any other attorney by my side during the most difficult time of my life. Travis is one of the best attorneys in Colorado and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to work with him and would highly recommend
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Posted by Rickey | August 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support
He was very professional, and very compassionate and knowledgeable. I highly recommend when you need a lawyer contact them.
Posted by Darryl | July 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Tenacious Advocate for Truth and Justice!
I cannot express enough how grateful I am to have had Travis Whitson as my lawyer during one of the most challenging times of my life. If I could give him ten stars, I would. Travis went above and beyond in fighting for my rights, ensuring that the truth about my case was brought to light and giving a voice to fathers like me who faced an unjust system. My case was undoubtedly complex, involving multiple layers of legal intricacies and political aspects that cast an unfair shadow on my character. Travis fearlessly navigated through these complexities, showing exceptional skill and dedication every step of the way. It was evident from the outset that Travis genuinely cared about my well-being and the outcome of my case. He was not just a lawyer; he became a trusted confidant who kept me informed and involved in the process. From the very first consultation, Travis demonstrated a deep understanding of the issues at hand. He meticulously explained the legal processes involved in fighting the county's lack of father's rights protections, setting realistic expectations and outlining a strategic approach. Travis's expertise and knowledge in family law were nothing short of remarkable, and it was evident that he had a wealth of experience in handling similar cases. Throughout the entire journey, Travis and his paralegal! The entire firm it seemed, worked tirelessly, leaving no stone unturned. Their commitment to my case was unwavering, and they made sure to explore every possible avenue for success. They took their time to investigate the details, gather evidence, and build a strong defense that countered the wrongful assumptions against my character. The attention to detail and thorough preparation was outstanding. Travis's courtroom presence was truly impressive. He was articulate, persuasive, and demonstrated a deep passion for justice. Watching him advocate for my rights was inspiring and gave me confidence that I had the best representation possible. Travis's ability to navigate complex legal arguments and present them in a compelling manner was a game-changer. Beyond his legal expertise, Travis showed genuine empathy and compassion. He understood the emotional toll the case was taking on me and my family, and was always there to provide support and reassurance. Travis and his paralegal gave my family unwavering support and encouragement and were very instrumental in helping me stay as strong as possible, sharing my rights for support, throughout the process. In conclusion, hiring Travis Whitson, and Nette was the best decision I could have made and I fear what the outcome of my case would have been without their support. The hard work, dedication, and determination ultimately secured a favorable outcome for me, it allowed me to see the best possible outcome for my case and to prove to myself, that I’m more than assumption and opinions, and I cannot thank them enough. If you are seeking a lawyer who will fight tirelessly for your rights, bring truth to the forefront, and treat you with respect and empathy, look no further. Travis Whitson is an exceptional attorney, and I wholeheartedly give him my highest recommendation. Thank you, Travis, for everything you have done for me and my family.
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Posted by Greg | July 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Travis Whitson is an attorney you can trust.
I knew nothing about same sex divorce or common law marriage. Travis took the time to explain all of the in's and out's of both then went on to give me a complete understanding of my unique situation. He left no stone unturned. Unfortunately, I am unable to proceed with a divorce because of complications inherent to my situation but this didn't stop him from helping me. If I ever need a lawyer for anything, I will definitely hire Travis. I trust him completely.
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Posted by Danielle | April 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MOST EFFECTIVE LAWYER IN COLORADO
Travis is, by far, the most effective lawyer in Colorado. He was able to effectively negotiate an agreement after 7 years of a complicated custody/child support case. We truly feel like he was trying to help us get to the best resolution for our CHILD, which is easy to lose sight of when there are a lot of emotions involved. He is straightforward and focused in every phone call, email, and hearing. We really appreciate his honest answers to our questions and interpretations of all the legal language that comes along with family court. SO grateful for Travis and his expertise! He is truly the best family court attorney around!
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredible Lawyer
Travis is very kind and direct. He gave me insight with regards to a complicated out of state divorce. He shed light on jurisdiction issues no other lawyer I spoke to was able to do. He is very experienced and I would trust him without reservations.
Posted by Nicole | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An effective attorney you want on your side.
Travis represented me on a parental allocation case recently. He was very effective, knowledgeable and focused. He was able to get me the outcome I wanted. Travis and Nette worked so hard making a uncomfortable process so much more easier for me. First time hiring an attorney for anything and I highly recommend!
Posted by Candice | October 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great honest humble lawyer that cares
I saw Mr Whitson for a free consult and he did what other lawyers didn’t he actually listened and gathered information and waited to speak at the end. He didn’t sugarcoat anything he was real and honest and also knows his stuff. If I need to obtain I would definitely secure him.
Posted by Randy | June 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Honest
I contacted Travis for some help with a child support issue with the state of Florida that has been ongoing for decades. This was a free consultation and fact he can't practice law in Florida didn't deter him from helping me understand the system and gave me great advice. I recommend Travis to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and professional lawyer in family law.
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Posted by KB | April 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, compassionate and effective
Divorce is an unfortunate reality and Travis made the process as smooth as it could be. He knows the process very well which helped to navigate a difficult situation more easily. He listens well and is never afraid to tell you the truth, no matter how difficult it is.
Posted by Cody | March 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and helpful
Travis gave me a free consultation in regards to child support. He helped lay the groundwork for my next steps, and gave me useful advice.
Posted by Meraly | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce and advice attorney
Travis is effective and thorough. He make sure that there's no loopholes and lays it all out for you. just amazing at what he does
Posted by Kevin | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional
I'm glad I hired Travis to represent me in a divorce. He was always understanding and respectful with all parties involved. He constantly checked in with me to make sure he was representing me to resolve the divorce in the way I wanted. He takes pride in listening to his clients’ needs and wants, and advocates diligently to meet them. He always quickly responded to my panicked emails or phone calls when I didn’t understand what was happening. He worked hard to get a resolution that I can live with and I'm grateful I had him to help me through the process. I trust Travis without reservation and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Kaden | June 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation
Travis Whitson was very helpful and understanding of my situation. His free consultation was very insightful and he was not pushy for me to sign him for representation. Highly recommend.
Posted by Scott | November 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing consultation
I went in for a consultation for child support modification to see what's the best option would be. for the one hour consultation he answered all my questions concerns gave me a good advice and at the end of the console he told me the best option was not to hire him he gave me instructions and advice on how to do it on my own for free.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jo
I hired travis as my attorney for a child custody case back in 2015. He was amazing he answered all my questions an did exactly what I wanted him to do keeping in mind my son an not letting me get so upset about stuff. He was very honest and the other things he said would be true are very much true here 4 years later. I would hire him over anyone again if I needed to.
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Posted by Brian | February 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
To the point... a very good thing
Had a free consult with Travis, I had an idea of what to expect, but he brought up points that I hadn't considered. Very worth my time, if I need to retain an attorney, I would have felt confident in hiring him.
Posted by Joshua | January 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, caring, and informative
I had a consultation with Mr. Whitson regarding child custody, namely full custody. He listened to what I had to say. He asked questions to learn more about my situation. This is clearly this is a stressful situation to be in and his genuine care about me and my wants helped to calm me down. Travis proceeded to provide me with very detailed plans of action. I never realized I had more than one option. I have no doubt that I will be hiring him to help me with the custody of my child.
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Posted by Eric | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Travis guided me through a difficult divorce and while always looking out for my best interest, he was still always kind and professional with my ex-spouse, which made the process much easier. The process is never simple, but Travis did an amazing job of helping me feel like I could focus on other things while he ensured that all of the details were taken care of. I would highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  • Whitson Family Law
  • 2024 - Present
  • Associate
  • Montgomery Law Offices
  • 2013 - 2023
  • Associate
  • Jolein A. Harro, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Legal Analysit
  • Clayton
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Analysit
  • Promontory Financial
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Colorado College
  • BA - Psychology
  • 2004
  • Colorado College
  • BA - Philosophy
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Sioux Falls, South Dakota - AA-EC-11-19
  • Direct Compensation for Victims, Settlement
  • In the Matter of: ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Pasadena, California - OTS Docket No. 18129 - Order No.: WN-11-011
  • Compensation for Victims

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Boettcher Scholar
  • Boettcher Foundation
  • 2000
  • National Merit Scholar
  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • N/A

Publications

  • University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Jounrnal
  • Staff Editor for all Publications
  • 2008
  • University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Jounrnal
  • Staff Editor for all Publications
  • 2007
  • University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Jounrnal
  • Staff Editor for all Publications
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Family Law Institute
  • Annual Family Law Institute
  • 2021
  • Annual Advanced Family Law Conference
  • Annual Advanced Family Law Conference
  • 2021
  • Family Law: Practicing in a Pandemic
  • Family Law: Practicing in a Pandemic
  • 2020
  • Family Law Skills
  • Family Law Skills
  • 2020
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • Family Law Basic Skills
  • 2020
  • Family Law - Kids and the Courts in Colorado
  • Family Law - Kids and the Courts in Colorado
  • 2020
  • Advanced Communications Guest Speaker
  • Legal Profession and Representation
  • 2013
  • Yearly Basics Team Conference
  • Leadership and Networking
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (16)
Endorse Travis
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Travis is a thoughtful and responsive professional in all aspects of his practice. While we were on opposite sides of a case I was able to note he worked diligently to protect his client's interests without being unreasonable. We were able to exchange numerous offers directly without the need of a mediator and were able to effectively resolve our matter in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Consummate professional."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Happy clients, peers respect and like him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Travis is a passionate attorney who I have had the pleasure of knowing for years. He is dedicated, and he clearly cares about the needs of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Whitson is a compassionate and skilled family law attorney. Mr. Whitson is a dedicated advocate for abused and neglected children."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is clear that Travis is doing what he loves to do in his legal practice and that dedication and passion shines through his work."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional attorney who knows his business. I've seen him work miracles on some very difficult cases."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Travis has an exception ability to diagnose issues involved in all types of family law matters, discuss and find appropriate solutions for his clients. He really goes the extra mile to insure clients are properly represented and receive the best possible outcome for their case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Travis is knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective in his work. He consistently obtains favorable outcomes for his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Travis to be a good lawyer as well as a good and honest man. Professional in every way as well as warm, responsive and emotionally connected."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I was Travis' supervisor while we were doing independent contract review. Travis had a keen eye for analysis and picked up the system quickly. Based on my many conversations with him, Travis is extremely compassionate and passionate about helping children."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lakewood Child custody Lawyer Travis Shane Whitson
Travis Shane Whitson
Child custody Attorney
Lakewood, CO
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
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