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Sameh Afifi

Construction and development Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Sam Afifi

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  • Licensed for 4 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2019
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About Sameh

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I bring 25-years experience as a civil and environment engineer working in the construction, water, environmental, and human development sectors into the legal field. My life and professional experience enable me to help my clients reach their objectives through contested litigation in the courts and/or through agreements/setllements with their opposing parties. I focus my practice in all areas of family law in addition to construction defect and environmental law. I am licensed to practice law in Colorado and has been awarded Avvo Client’s Choice 2021 Award. I am specialized in litigating highly contested divorces and child custody cases in the District Courts of Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson. I earned my Juris Doctor from Sturm College of Law in Denver. I received my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 1994.



Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice

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McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C.
4725 S. Monaco Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO, 80237


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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Shahla | August 29, 2023
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You are a Champion !!"
Dr. Sameh Afifi is an example of a great Attorney; he has responsiveness, (analytical, great research, speaking, and listening) skills. He invests loyalty in his clients. He is a dedicated, knowledgeable professional with a practical yet creative approach to family law negotiations. He makes progress in challenging situations while protecting and caring for his clients." I was fortunate to have Dr. Sameh Afifi and his team Ms. Charmain & Mr. Jose represent me in my divorce case. I highly recommend Dr. Sameh Afifi and his team to anyone who is looking for an educated, straightforward, and honest family law group. Dr. Afifi, there are no words to thank you enough for helping me through my challenging situation. I wish this group the best in their future, success, lives, and careers!
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2023
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Well Versed
Sam is very well-versed with the law, kind, calm, and highly educated. I highly recommend him :)
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2022
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Honest and Trustworthy
Working with Sameh has been a pleasant experience. He is a very truthful and honest person. Sometimes legal advice can be hard to hear, but Sameh always tied together the pieces of my case with the applicable law while still leaving room for our emotions.
Posted by Liliana | March 25, 2022
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Quality guidance
Couldn’t have asked for better guidance and representation for my divorce case. Mr Afifi, Charmain Rivera, and everyone else in the office that assisted were very professional, responsive, & amiable.
Posted by Karla | March 21, 2022
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Child Support
I am very pleased with Sameh and his office. They are very professional, and Kind. They explain everything in detail, the response time for them to get back to you for any questions is same day.
Posted by Van | December 9, 2021
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Can't go wrong with this team of outstanding attorneys!
I'm someone who, through the years, has had nothing but negative experiences with lawyers and the system. I was skeptical going in to get help with my legal issues. However...what a great experience! From the first time I met Kama, Sam, and Charmain, I felt I had hit the lottery! They made me feel so comfortable and at a part of their family. They listened to me and understood my past and my present, and what I needed for my future. They worked hard and in a timely manor to get my case resolved and in my favor. You just can't go wrong with this team! They made me a believer that a good lawyer can help get justice through this crazy system.
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Posted by Ed | December 8, 2021
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Senior Administrative Law Judge
Sameh Afifi was one of my outstanding Administrative Law students. Also, he worked s a law clerk, under my supervision, in the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts where he functioned above and beyond. I highly recommend him for the highest rating.
Posted by Dusty | September 7, 2021
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True Blessing!
I hired Mr. Afifi after I had a court case final custody hearing in December and the prior attorney left ALOT of things undone. I was hoping that my ex and I could co-parent post the hearing, I was wrong! I really appreciated ALL the hard work and support he provided to me. He quickly realized I was a wonderful mom, who loves my son and keeps his best interest in mind. He also quickly realized the toll it was taking on me and my son while we were being harassed by my ex's "team" (ex's attorney, ex and his gf). He quickly understood how these last 3 years have been totally draining on us and have really worn us down. It is so comforting for us knowing that I had FINALLY found an attorney that has our back and will fight for us. He also could see everything I was trying to convey over the last three years that had fallen on deaf ears. He had a battle that was less than easy at times but he was able to do what no-one else was able to do and stop the harassment from the ex's team. He assisted me with over coming unfair treatment, judgement made by others. Through his hard work and dedication we now obtained a PC which is what I originally wanted back in December with the other attorney, the ex fought that. This law firm is one that I would highly recommend, I wish I would have hired him originally when my ex decided to not be part of my son's life for the first half of his life! Mr. Afifi and Kama are VERY detail orientated and go above and beyond for those they represent. I feel they actually care about their clients and it's not just a pay check. Lastly, I feel regardless the future....I now have someone I can trust and a friend for life.
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Posted by Veronica | August 6, 2021
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Thank you so much!
Sam was my attorney for my Allocation of Parental Resources hearing and he did a great job of listening to me and understanding my goals. He communicated professionally between myself and my son's father which enabled us to move through the process very smoothly. We were able to agree on our stipulated parenting plan before the hearing and present a straightforward case to the judge. The judge accepted our parenting plan as it was and the whole thing was over in eleven minutes.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2021
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Great family law attorney.
I had searched for a family law attorney. After speaking with a few different firms, I was lucky to come across Sameh Afifi. He really listened to me, and my concerns. From that first phone consultation I knew he was the attorney for me. I hired Sam to take our case. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. My case was a bit complicated as I'm a grandparent seeking full parental responsibility of my grandchildren. Sam did a terrific job! If you are in need of a family law attorney, I'd recomend Sam. Without a doubt I'd difentaly hire Sam again.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McConaughy & Sarkissian
  • 2021 - Present
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Lisa Arnolds
  • Colorado District Court
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Project Manager, then Regional Water Specialist
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Assistant Professor
  • Colorado State University
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Tenured Professor
  • National Water Research Center
  • 1988 - 2013
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  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Master of Legal Studies - Natural Resources & Env Law
  • 2016
  • Colorado State University
  • PhD - Doctorate in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 1994
  • Colorado State University
  • MS - Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 1990
  • Cairo University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • 1987
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice 2021
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Public Good Distinction Certificate
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2018
  • For best interest in Water Law
  • Judge Roger Klein Scholarship
  • 2017
  • Tolba Award for best Environmental Research
  • Ministry of Water Resrouces
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • MVL Bootcamp
  • Procedural Process in Divorce
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Afifi is one of the few attorneys who has drive, knowledge, and direction that allow him to put his clients first and ensure obligations related to litigation are timely and professionally addressed. This is as opposed to the many attorneys I see who believe the volume of their voice is all they need. It has been a great pleasure to work with Mr. Afifi."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sam is a true problem solver. In a world where too many family law attorneys choose aggression over solution, Sam is committed to a respectful, solution-oriented case approach. I was honored to have him on the other side of the table. As a result of his actions, our clients were able to divorce with dignity. Thanks Sam!"
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Sam is an amazing attorney with a vast range of professional experiences and knowledge, which make him one of a kind. Sam is one of the most thorough and thoughtful attorneys I have ever worked with and his legal skills both in and out of court are exceptional. I highly endorse Sam Afifi for all family law matters."
Construction and development