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Erika Alese Gebhardt

Family Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Erika Omer

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Erika

Learn Erika’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Family
    100%
    full service and unbundled legal services offered

    12 years, 400 cases

ERIKA IS A SEASONED FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY WHO OFFERS EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION.

Erika Alese Gebhardt is an attorney licensed in Colorado, who offers clients efficient and effective representation and tailors her services to the unique needs of each individual client. Ms. Gebhardts practice focuses exclusively on family law.

Ms. Gebhardt’s clients have the added benefit of her experience in the areas of employment law, estate planning, and complex commercial litigation. Her previous experience in these areas provides her with a unique perspective and skill set, which enable her to successfully navigate more complicated issues that may arise in cases involving business interests and trusts. Ms. Gebhardt has a wide breadth of experience in family law matters, to include unique parenting time issues, non-traditional families, and high net worth families and individuals.

Ms. Gebhardt works closely with her clients to ensure that their case is handled and resolved in a manner that enables them to transition smoothly beyond the legal system. Whether she is working as a mediator, collaborating with other professionals, or advocating for her clients in court, Ms. Gebhardt’s strength is her tireless dedication to making sure that each client is heard and their needs and goals considered in the pursuit of best possible results.

It is Ms. Gebhardt’s philosophy that resolving family law cases outside of the courtroom offers families the best opportunity to move forward positively, however, she is the vigorous advocate clients need and trust when litigation becomes necessary.

Ms. Gebhardt graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where, due to her academic achievement, she was awarded membership to the Order of St. Ives. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Gebhardt began her legal career as a judicial intern for the honorable Judge Nancy Hopf in a courtroom dedicated to a domestic and civil docket. She also interned for Denver District Court Judge Robert McGahey, Jr., of the Second Judicial District, where she was able to gain valuable experience in motions practice and courtroom procedure.

Ms. Gebhardt resides in Denver, CO with her husband, son, and two dogs. She hails from Milwaukee, WI and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College. Her hobbies include camping, travel, hiking, and skiing.

-Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Associate Board of Directors
-Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
-Accredited Child and Family Investigator
-Certified Collaborative Attorney
-Trained and Certified Parental Coordinator/Decision Maker
-Ms. Gebhardt is an involved member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, and the Family Law Section.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonanno, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by David | August 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Kept me Sane
Erika and her team did everything you expect your lawyer to do and did it very professionally. What they did that was unexpected was to keep my grounded, focused, and not panicked when the opposing side would start doing spiteful and unwarranted stuff. Looking back on my experience I see how the cost and emotional turmoil could have spun out of control. Erika was very good at keeping my focused on the important matters rather than wasting energy and money fighting. now when it comes to needing someone to fight for you...Erika is your choice!
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Posted by Blair | April 22, 2023
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Divorce Made More Painless
I don’t know if I can express how thankful I am for all for Erika and the team at GEM. When I met with Erika I was overwhelmed with the process and unsure how I was going to do it. She made me feel heard and supported. I felt powerful knowing she had my back. Mediation would not have gone that well without Erika on my side that’s for certain. Her team at GEM is so professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Erika and the GEM team.
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Posted by Anita | February 2, 2023
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Highly recommend
We used Erika Gebhardt to get custody of our grandson after our daughter passed away. Erika and everyone at Gem Law went above and beyond to help us. They would always explain everything each step of the way. They showed compassion, understanding, and made the whole thing a lot easier.
Posted by Jackie | March 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Around
Words can't adequately express how much Erika and the whole GEM family means to me. I say family because that's what they feel like at this point. Erika cares about me, but she also cares very much about my kids and their well being. As stressful as this has been, she has held my hand through it all, even working well past hours to work on my case. She is passionate about her work both as an attorney and CFI and she is phenomenal at both. She is a bull dog and will fight for you (and your children, if needed). She is well balanced and has the patience of a SAINT both with me and opposing counsel. She is professional, thorough, methodical, and appropriately aggressive. Look no further and trust that you are in good hands with her and anyone on the GEM team.
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Posted by Jason | May 27, 2020
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Erika should be your first call!!!
Giving 5 out of 5 stars in every field usually indicates a lack of thought and sincerity. This is not the case with Gebhardt, Emerson, Moodie, and Bonanno. They really are that good! Given the caliber of their work and the results achieved - they deserve 10 out of 10 stars!!! It has been said that "everything happens for a reason." Erika Gebhardt took over this case in the middle from another wonderful attorney who laid a very strong foundation, but was temporarily unable to continue practicing law due to a medical issue. Erika never once rested on her laurels and took the easy path. In fact, she worked passionately and tirelessly to re-frame my case to a point that the end result was more than I could ever hope for. To be honest, I was a stubborn and difficult client with a complicated case that included my child being the victim of abuse, neglect, and endangerment by the other parent. My goal was to save my child from this situation and protect her going forward. I was obviously worried and stressed, so I tried to control the steps and outcome of my case. Erika was firm, but also patient with me. She helped me realize that I needed to step back and trust her to handle everything. When I would rehash old issues, Erika redirected me to stay focused and not wasted money on things that were already discussed. She also helped me realize that settling would enable us to protect protect my child even more than going to Court. To be very clear, I am certain that I would have ended up with a similar outcome had we gone to Court. When it came to dealing with opposing counsel, Erika tried to work with them and cooperate from day one. When they refused, she was consistently more assertive, more professional, more skilled, more determined, and better prepared. Every step of the way it was clear that I had the better attorney. While I do not mean to be inappropriate, it always seemed like she "owned" opposing counsel and was able to settle with an iron clad parenting plan that protects my child and myself until my child is an adult. Make no mistake, Erika Gebhardt does not get intimidated or pushed around! The fact that Erika is a mother herself was evident. I felt like she put her heart and soul into this case and protected my child like her very own. Nothing seemed to ever rattle Erika or crack her confidence. When I was subjected to threats against my safety and life, Erika calmly and confidently assured me that one of her partners is one of the best restraining order attorneys in the state and we would effectively utilize those resources if and when it became necessary. Again, she refrained from spending any of my money when not absolutely necessary. As I said, my case settled better than I could have ever hoped for and Erika Gebhardt was worth every penny! Now, when I encounter other parents who need a family law attorney, I refer them to her without hesitation or reservation. I tell them she is tough, fair, passionate, and has amazing attention to detail. Her advice is ALWAYS spot on and she has NEVER steered me wrong. Even though my case is settled for the foreseeable future, I will keep Erika on retainer until my child is 19 years old. In fact, she is still on top of my file to this day and takes care of things before they become an issue. Gebhardt, Emerson, Moodie, and Bonanno should be your first call every time.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2019
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Honest
Divorce is typically not easy especially when lawyers are involved. Erika is one of the most knowledgeable and honest divorce attorneys that I know. What I really love about her is she will tell you if it is even necessary to retain her based on your situation. If you do end up hiring Erika you will have a pit bull to fight for you in court and you will be happy she is on your side. I highly recommend speaking to Erika if you are thinking about divorce.
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Posted by Amira | February 4, 2019
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Erika is compassionate, thorough and diligent
Erika took over my case after my previous attorney moved out of state. She took the time to get to know my case during the transition time. My daughter has been court ordered into therapy and at the very end of 2018, my daughter’s father purposely sabotaged the relationship she had with her therapist by threatening the therapist and making it impossible for her to continue seeing my daughter. He didn’t want her seeing this therapist anymore because the therapist would hold him accountable regarding emotional concerns for my daughter and he didn’t like that. Around that same time, my daughter’s father also banned my daughter from coming to his house and kept her half brother from her as a form of punishment for sharing her feelings with him. Erika immediatley jumped into action, shared her advice of how to move forward and took an assertive approach to dealing with my daughter’s father. She filed a very thorough motion on my behalf and the courts responded immediately with an emergency hearing due to my daughter needing to be in therapy, especially with what her father was doing to her. We were in court within a week and Erika worked diligently that whole week preparing for the hearing, trying to communicate with my daughter’s father and his attorney and keeping me calm with the stress of court while helping me support my daughter, on top of her other cases. She was so patient and compassionate during all of this, especially because I had just had a baby days before. Ever since my divorce 10 years ago, we have been in court numerous times and I have had three previous attorneys (one also from GEM Family Law that was also amazing but she moved out of state). The first two did the bare minimum and it showed when it came to their representation. Erika goes above and beyond, which also shows through her representation. I strongly recommend Erika, or any attorney for that matter, from GEM Family Law. I will keep Erika as my attorney for as long as I possibly can, which I’m hoping is at least until my daughter turns 18.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2018
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Client
Erika is kind, thorough, and professional. She was my lawyer through a very difficult divorce. She helped get the job done while still being sensitive to my feelings throughout. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Nathan | October 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Erika stepped in to a difficult situation and she resolved the issues very quickly. She was not phased by any of my requests and had so many creative ideas and backup plans. I highly recommend her and think she is well on her way to being Denver’s top family law attorney.
Posted by Lucas | August 29, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Erika was so knowledgeable that she was able to keep my costs low and get best case scenario result for me. She knew all the ins and outs, and could easily say "that's not an issue, move on" or "ok that is something, would you like to proceed with option A, B, C, or D" in all circumstances. I was very impressed.
Posted by Charles | August 25, 2018
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Nurse
Great job, It was always easy to get in touch with her, friendly, and responsive to my needs. I would recommend her to anyone that has similar legal issues.
Posted by Kat | March 20, 2017
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Excellent attorney!
Erika is an incredible attorney and has been especially helpful in crafting out of the box solutions, post decree, in an extremely high conflict divorce. Her help and legal support has been life changing particularly in helping me find solutions for where our separation agreement fell short. I highly recommend Erika!
Posted by Greg | February 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!!
Erika is the absolute best! We have a very high conflict case and Erika has been there every step of the way. I would recommend Erika for any Family Law issues. She is a pit bull when it comes to fighting for our family and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Posted by Victor | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Two time client
I had the honor of having Erika as my Attorney for my initial divorce. I left my Divorce with everything I wanted including 50/50 parenting time and decision making. As a father this was huge Victory for me especially sincr my case involved a lot of false accusation and very hard to work with ex. Erika was absolutely wonderful though, she really made the experience less stressful. A few years after the Divorce I had to relocate out of state and my first call was to Erika. She did an absolutely amazing job in representing me even when I was unable to return to Colorado for mediation. Again she was able to argue my side successfully and I recieved the parenting time and decision making time I was asking for. I recommend Gebhardt law to anyone in a Family Law case. I couldn't be happier with the work they have done for our Family! Thank you Erika!
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Posted by Mindi | February 7, 2017
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Professional and Amazing
Erika kept the integrity of our family in good standing making this a very peaceful process. She continued to follow up even after the divorce. I highly recommend her for your family law needs.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonnano, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Gebhardt Family Law, LLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Chipman Glasser
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Truhlar & Truhlar
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Johnson Marquez Legal Group (Previously Johnson Sauer Legal Group, LLC)
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Intern to the Honorable Robert McGahey Jr.
  • 2nd Judicial District
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Truhlar and Truhlar
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Intern to the Honorable Nancy Hopf
  • 18th Judicial District
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Colorado College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
  • Associate Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 40 Under 40
  • Denver Business Journal
  • 2022
  • Small Business Awards Finalist
  • Denver Business Journal
  • 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Family Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • AV Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Family Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Order of St. Ives
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2012
  • Scholastic Excellence Award - Sustainable Development
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2011
  • Scholastic Excellence Award - Trusts and Estates
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2010
  • Scholastic Excellence Award - Torts
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Virtual Town Hall Conversation
  • Parenting Time and COVID-19: A Virtual Town Hall Conversation
  • 2020
  • Succesfuly Launching & Running Your Own Practice
  • Panel
  • 2019
  • Second Saturdays
  • Legal Information for Those Contemplating a Divorce
  • 2018
  • Divorce Discussion Drinks
  • What you need to know if you're contemplating divorce
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (29)
Endorse Erika
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erika is a skilled family law attorney as well as a very well respected Child and Family Investigator. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had Erika as an opposing counsel on a highly-contentious case. Erika handled the matter with the utmost professionalism. Erika's knowledge of family law issues and legal acumen make her a terrific asset to her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erika is a strong advocate with an abundance of knowledge in family law. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erika and I were opposing counsel on a recent family law case. Erika is an aggressive advocate for her clients and was prompt in discovering and addressing issues for an efficient resolution. Erika is very professional and courteous, and I look forward to working with her again."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erika is a knowledgable, hardworking, and passionate family law attorney. I highly recommend her as a lawyer in the Denver Metro area."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erika is one of the smartest and hardest working attorneys I know. I would recommend her to everyone."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mrs. Gebhardt. She is a very intelligent attorney who can solve the problems that her client's case presents and work with them to develop a strategy that is most appropriate for their facts and circumstances. She is a gifted writer and understands Motions practice. She wants nothing more than the best for her clients. I recommend Mrs. Gebhardt."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Gebhardt is a bright and talented negotiator and litigator. She is able to advocate for her clients with compassion and a shrewdness that consistently produces positive results for her clients. Ms. Gebhardt is also very emapthetic attorney that is compassionate in her representation of clients going through difficult family law matters, especially if children are involved."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Denver Family Lawyer Erika Alese Gebhardt
Erika Alese Gebhardt
Family Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available