|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2015|
|Attorney-at-Law||Kaplan Law, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Shapiro Family Law||2011 - 2015|
|Fellow||Colorado Department of State||2011 - 2011|
|Policy Director||Committee to Elect Theresa Spahn||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Kissinger & Fellman, PC||2009 - 2010|
|Legal Intern||United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (Jag) Corps||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|CBA Family Law Section Young Lawyers||Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Retroactive Child Support: Conflicting Decisions and Practical Advice||2012|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|2012 Annual Family Law Conference||Child Support Essentials||2012|
Posted by Charles
James is a smart, strategic lawyer who knows what a reasonable outcome in divorce looks like. He helped me negotiate end of spousal support upon my retirement at age 62. He was a strong advocate on my behalf with the judge, opposing counsel and arbitrator, but also a voice of reason when counseling me. Ultimately we were able to negotiate a final cash settlement that was reasonable during a non-binding arbitration, terminating support and resolving all issues in a divorce that had been extremely lengthy and difficult eight years prior. James also did a good job negotiating with opposing counsel a confidentiality agree related to an employment separation agreement with my former employer, that was satisfactory to my somewhat rigid former employer and me.
All-in-all a very good job by James.
Posted by Michael
James worked on my case, partnered with Laura. He is very professional and right to business. Opposing council for my case was very abrasive even toward James who was merely representing me. He brushed it right off and stayed focused on my case. He gave me the straight scoop whether I was going to like it or not. James is part of the Shapiro Law Firm and he is one of the latest additions to the team of outstanding people there. I highly recommend James; he is a solid asset in anyone's corner.
Posted by anonymous
Being a client in a divorce case is never a fun experience. However, James made the experience as painless as possible. He was always willing to discuss my case with me, even when it was the second or third time we discussed something. The other important thing to note was that I was happy with the how the case ended. I would recommend James to anyone.
William King, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
James was opposing counsel on a very difficult matter. At all times, James was easy to work with, reasonable, and a strong advocate for his client. James' extensive knowledge of family law issues is truly an asset for any client seeking representation.