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Heather M. Coleman

Child support Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   16 reviews

also known as Heather M. Landauer


Licensed for 9 years

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About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

Heather Landauer is Of Counsel at GEM Family Law. Heather is an experienced attorney, having practiced almost exclusively in family law since her admission to the Colorado State Bar in 2013.

Heather is creative and insightful, assisting her clients to identify their goals such that she begins working with them on a strategy to achieve their desired outcome at the outset of her representation of them. Heather encourages her clients to keep the “big picture” in mind, and to reduce the impact of emotions during their family law proceedings, in order to help them maintain focus and direction. She is compassionate, as she understands family law matters can be fraught with anger, frustration, and fear. Heather is patient with her clients while directing them to take action that will help them make the best decisions for their case and achieve their best results.

Heather is an experienced litigator who has tried hundreds of cases and is skilled in bringing matters before the Judge. However, she also recognizes the benefits of settlement, which is, quite often, the better option. The facts of each case, as well as the client’s goals, will determine which route to take, and Heather provides her family law clients with strategic advice every step of the way.

Heather has authored numerous publications, to include publications on lawyer ethics. Heather supports the community through pro bono services with Metro Volunteer Lawyer’s Family Law Unbundled Program, providing legal advice with LawLine 9, and promotes animal adoption through her foster work with 4 Paws 4 Life.

Heather received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and, during law school, was a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Jack Berryhill in the 1st Judicial District. Heather additionally demonstrated her commitment to children’s issues as a certified student attorney through the University of Denver Child Advocacy Practicum and the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Also during law school, Heather interned with Metro Volunteer Lawyers, assisting clients in the Family Law Court Program, where she first developed her commitment to family law.

In addition to representing clients in Domestic Relations matters, Heather is also a trained Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker and Child and Family Investigator.

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Licensed for 9 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Heather

Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonanno LLC
650 South Cherry Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO, 80246

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Brian | April 26, 2016
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child relocation
Heather was a great attorney. I had no idea what to expect during my proceedings, but Heather was reassuring and very professional. She was available and answered all questions I had in a timely manner and kept me informed during the whole process. Heather is knowledgeable of the law and very thorough in her preperation.if needed again I will definitely contact Heather to represent me.
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Posted by Sheila | March 27, 2015
I definitely recommend
Very supportive and she went the extra mile to get me additional provisions on my case. It worked out great. I would definitely recommend Heather plus she was very assuring which a lot of people need when going through court. Thanks again for being awesome!!!!
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
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Attorney in Divorce with Minkr Child
Heather knew I was willing to fight the long fight in seeking the solution needed for my child's best interest and safety in my divorce case. I appreciate her knowledge-base, resources, and communication. She's not here to coddle you, but she will get you results.
Posted by Jason | June 14, 2021
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Divorce and Amendments to Divorce 1 year later
Heather was absolutely amazing through my initial divorce process and I re-hired her about a year later to assist with changes and amendments to parenting plan. Heather is always very timely with communication and explainations, stays realistic and level-headed with expectations of outcomes, and does not waste any time or charge unreasonable fees. Both the divorce and later renegotiation were difficult and Heather made both processes much easier and streamlined to get through. I am absolutely pleased with all the outcomes Heather was able to accomplish in both proceedings. Heather seeks for peaceful and fair resolutions, but also is not a push over. I always felt like she was in my corner and advocating for me in the most professional and intelligent ways possible. I would highly recommend Heather!! Hiring her was the best decision I made!!
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Posted by Daniel | May 10, 2020
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Divorce lawyer
I hired heather for a really difficult divorce. She was compassionate and level headed. She was very responsive to my calls and emails. In addition she didn’t waste ANY time. When opposing counsel would email us, we would send a response same day. I highly recommend.
Posted by Aldo | December 11, 2019
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Great communication and highly professional - Divorce
Heather did a wonderful job during the entire process of my divorce. I appreciated her quick responses, effective communication, fairness in billing and overall high-degree of professionalism. As emotionally difficult and draining that my divorce was on me, I truly appreciated that the legal portion of it was seamless and went forward as smooth as possible thanks to Heather's service.
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Posted by Mirna | December 5, 2019
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Prenup
I was really nervous about finding a lawyer to help me with my prenuptial agreement but Heather made it so quick and painless! She explained everything perfectly and made me feel very comfortable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Steve | August 22, 2019
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Look no further ...
You can stop looking, You have found a great divorce attorney. Heather is fantastic. The emotions of going through a divorce are unbelievable. And even though I was all over the place emotionally, Heather was able to keep things calm and focused. I really appreciate her communication. She was always prompt with a reply to any questions that I had. Many times I got emails after hours showing that she was concerned about my case. When we got to mediation, Heather was very professional and organized. And when the other party try to do something unfairly she would put her foot down and do everything she could to protect my interests and rights. Also need to compliment Katie who works in the billing department If I ever had any questions she would, patiently worked with me so that I understood everything. Several times she was also a comforting ear when I needed to vent. I cannot recommend Heather highly enough. Talk with her. Hire her to represent you. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Matthew | February 27, 2019
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Child custody case
Heather did a great job for me. She was very responsive whenever I had questions or needed help with what to send the other party. She really went to bat for me and I will be forever grateful. Thank you, Heather.
Posted by Adam | February 6, 2018
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Allocation of parental rights
I had the pleasure to work with Heather for about 4 months. I had to find an attorney quick, and randomly came across modern family law. They set me up with Heather, and I had no idea who she was nor did I have time to look at her reviews. I was a little on edge not knowing her or having any recommendation at that time. Heather worked hard from beginning to end for me. She got the ball rolling immediately and thankfully the case closed in 4 months due to Heather not wasting any time and staying on top of her game. I walked Into this whole situation blind, but Heather was there with me every step of the way and answered any questions i had. Communication is a must on my end and she defiantly delivered that. Heather respected all of my wishes and backed me up on all of them. I truly feel like I was in good hands and I was confident if anything would have got out of control with my case she would of handled it with no problem. She is very professional and I definitely would recommend her. I wanted to hire the best, and that I believe I got!
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Posted by Gabby | February 3, 2018
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Amazing
Heather was very kind, professional and did and amazing job with my case, she communicated with me in a timely manner always letting me know what was going on. I've already recommend her to all my friends. She was truly great!
Posted by Marissa | January 23, 2018
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Best decision I made...
I am so thrilled that Heather represented me in my recent divorce. It was a highly contested case, most of which wasn't settled right away or in mediation. In court, she handled our case professionally and courteously. Heather assisted me throughout the whole, unbelievably drawn-out case. She helped me keep a clear focus, even through many stressful events during my divorce. Hiring her is the best decision I made. The outcome was very positive too.
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Posted by Paul | July 1, 2017
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Awesome
Well she helped make my daughter safe she is not only a great lawyer she is a great person and that is not a easy combination to find she was very up front with what she thought could or could not happen always was responsive even on weekends and nights my work schedule made this nice for me which I'm sure at times was not easy for her she was always on top of everything and her staff great lawyer great person would hire her and her firm anytime but I hope I won't need to again good luck Heather my daughter and I are family thank u for your excellent service
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Posted by Birhan | March 15, 2017
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Divorce, Separation, and Custody
Heather is the type of attorney to go above, beyond, and out of her way to insure smooth proceedings for a case. There was an issue with documents during my case and she was very patient in explaining what was required and walked my through the process. She was always quick to answer emails which was helpful for peace of mind during a very stressful divorce. I'll definitely be recommending her to others in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
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Definitely recommend
Heather was a great attorney. She fought for me and I received a favorable outcome. She kept me informed every step of the way. Thanks again.
Posted by Ebere | September 28, 2017
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Client
She was not the person in charge of my case, when the company found out that the person in charged of my case was not performing as expected, Heather was brought on board, and she performed excellently.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonanno, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Lawline 9 Volunteer
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Marquez Law
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Modern Family Law
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cordell and Cordell
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lubchenco, Kendrick, and Baldridge, LLP
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Fellow
  • 2nd Judicial District
  • 2014 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Peace and Conflict Studies Certification
  • 2010
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • DOM Matter
  • Client requested and court granted equal parenting time.
  • APR Matter
  • Successfully defeated relocation request.

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Colorado
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Nominated as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" for Colorado
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rated "Superb"
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Bar Association 5 Minute Mentor Series
  • Giving Legal Advice to Non-Clients - How Far is Too Far?
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (25)
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Heather is a smart and hardworking attorney who uses collaborative approaches in order to settle for advantageous outcomes for her clients but isn't afraid to take a case to trial, if it would better serve her clients. She is both empathetic but sets reasonable expectations that allow for positive outcomes in settlement and court. I highly endorse this attorney,"
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is a smart, compassionate and capable attorney who can handle any family law matter presented to her. I am fortunate to work with Heather."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Heather is a smart and hard working family law attorney. She is reasonable as well, meaning you won't be in court unnecessarily. However, she is always ready for the courtroom as well. She is a dedicated and knowledgable family law attorney and I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is a passionate, hard-working attorney who fights for her clients while always maintaining her integrity. I am proud to know and endorse her."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather has an amazing ability to be compassionate with her clients, yet still be a zealous advocate in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather always goes above and beyond for her clients. She is an excellent attorney and advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heather is an excellent attorney who strives for the best outcome for her clients. She is knowledgeable of the law as well as the practical impact Family Law Cases have on her client."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Heather is a bright individual who represents her clients with compassion, skill, and integrity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a thoughtful attorney who represents her clients well and zealously fighting for a great outcome in their case, with positive outcome to show for it."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a competent and very experienced attorney who protects her clients rights and interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a caring and compassionate attorney who zealously advocated for her clients wishes."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather has a special talent for family law. I've enjoyed working with her as a fellow colleague. She is compassionate, intelligent, and dedicated to her clients. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather compassionately guides her clients to achieve the resolution they seek."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a zealous advocate who works well with experts in the community to achieve great outcomes for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Heather. She is a bright and knowledgeable and is a compassionate and aggressive advocate for her clients."
General practice Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Heather Coleman. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community. She works extremely hard on all of her matters to achieve the best result and has the knowledge, experience and integrity to succeed."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Heather is dedicated to her clients, committed to doing the research and work necessary to advocate on their behalf, and willing to negotiate or fight for them to help them achieve a positive outcome in their case. I'd encourage anyone to meet with her to see if she could help with their case."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I've had the privilege of knowing Heather for several years and witnessing the passion and dedication she puts into her work. She is an intelligent, driven, and compassionate lawyer which makes her an excellent advocate for her clients. I endorse this attorney without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent, smart and effective lawyer."
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