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Kelley Rider Goodwin

Child custody Attorney at Denver, CO

4.8   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 14 years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

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Denver lawyer Kelley Rider Goodwin, just awarded the 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Colorado Bar Association, and the Rider Goodwin Law Offices provides clients the assistance and tools necessary to thrive in divorce and child custody cases along the Front Range.

She has worked in the legal field for a number of years, always focusing on a "child first" approach to Family Law.

The Rider Goodwin Law Offices is guiding by its core values in all legal representation from client-centered advocacy while empowering and fostering the futures of their clients through teamwork and collaboration, never losing site of the social impact. 


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Rider Goodwin Law Offices LLC
950 S. Cherry Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO, 80246

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Posted by Gabriela Ortino Stear | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Family Law Attorney!
After working with many divorce attorneys, I can say without hesitation that Kelley Rider Goodwin is an outstanding family law attorney. Her focus is firmly on her clients' futures, not on dwelling in the past. Kelley is passionate about helping families and children get through this difficult time in their lives with the least amount of animosity. Kelley skillfully explains the consequences of her client's decisions without increasing tensions and fueling conflict between parties. I highly recommend Kelley Rider Goodwin and her firm!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful divorce attorney
Kelley did a wonderful job helping me navigate a difficult divorce. Her office did a good job keeping me as calm as possible and not over responding to my former partner and driving up the costs. She helped us find and amazing realtor that also kept a calm demeanor. I am happy with the outcome and the process.
Posted by Beth | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's got your back!
I met with Kelley about an issue my husband was having with his ex-wife. Kelley could have really created a lot of work and drama, which would have only upset us more. She calmly suggested a course of action that made so much sense. We agreed, and Kelley got to work. She delivered what she promised on time, and the ex-wife complied. Kelley could have also charged a lot of money, but her fee was extremely reasonable. The world she works in isn't entertaining or exciting. She obviously has a heart and passion for helping families and kids. Should you need someone to help you navigate through divorce, child custody, etc., I'm confident she will be someone you can count on.
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Posted by Julie | November 6, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable & Caring
I appreciated the time Kelley took with me to discuss my case. She is very knowledgeable and truly cares about her clients. When I am ready to proceed with my case, I will be using Kelley.


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rider Goodwin Law Offices LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Colorado Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2014


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Convention Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • James E. Doyle American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • 1st Judicial Access to Justice
  • N/A
  • Adams County Domestic Violence Task Force
  • N/A
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyer
  • N/A
  • Family Tree
  • N/A
  • Women in Crisis
  • N/A
  • Project Safeguard
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Community Atty
  • Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Gender Roles in the Law
  • 2017
  • ReMax
  • Working with Divorcing Clients
  • 2017
  • Business Networking International, location chapter
  • Core Values of Rider Goodwin Law
  • 2017
  • Business Networking International
  • Emergency Situations in Family Law
  • 2017
  • Annual Family Law Institute
  • Discussion regarding the effects of Marijuana on APR in Colorado
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Endorse Kelley
Child custody Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kelley approaches every case and every client with integrity and compassion. She is dependable and effective in her representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I could not speak highly enough of Ms. Rider Goodwin. She is an excellent attorney and anyone who asks me about divorce cases immediately gets her number."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kelley. She is both committed to and passionate about what she does. She also is exceptionally generous with both her time and resources for her favorite charitable causes."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kelley as a family law attorney. She is very passionate, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients, and believes in meticulous preparation of her cases. Kelley is very personable but never the less professional, which is why I continue, and do not hesitate, to refer clients to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelley is an excellent attorney. She is professional, intelligent, and effectively assist her clients without unnecessarily increasing conflict."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kelley is a talented and dedicated attorney. She and I worked together previously, and I worked with her as opposing counsel. She is always very thorough and she cares deeply about getting good outcomes for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelley is an exceptional lawyer. She has represented many more clients with domestic relations matters than most attorneys with comparable years of experience who do not have her legal services background. Her reputation in the community is stellar because she is a consummate professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelley is an excellent attorney who competently handles her cases, cares for her clients, and seamlessly runs her practice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelley is a true professional- she is passionate and knowledgable in her area of practice and, more importantly, she genuinely cares about her clients. I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone seeking representation for family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelley is a tremendous attorney who tirelessly advocates for her clients. If I have a client with a family law need, I send them to Kelley. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kelley is a thoughtful attorney. She is client focused and thorough in her representation. Kelley provides excellent representation to her clients, while also considering the family's needs."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kelley since law school. She is a hard-working, hard-charging, advocate for her clients and I endorse her without hesitation."
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