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Christopher Michael McLane

Family Attorney at Golden, CO

4.9   73 reviews

also known as Chris McLane

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    20%

    18 years

  2. Child custody
    20%

    18 years

  3. Child support
    20%

    18 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%

    18 years

  5. Family
    20%
    I handle all aspects of family/domestic relations law in Colorado, including divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody), adoptions, pre-nuptial agreements, child support, appeals, modifications, enforcement of orders, and any other proceeding involving family law.

    18 years

I help families throughout Colorado navigate through the stress and anxiety encountered in difficult domestic relations cases.  I am here to help you protect your kids, assets, and pets.  I provide creative solutions to unique and difficult problems and always strive to minimize the cost of litigation while maintaining the highest standards.

 

When I'm not working you can find me in the mountains, especially on a powder day!

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2017,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 5 ...

Location

Family Law Center of the Rockies

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  73 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris McLane as my attorney was awesome.
So I wanted to take a second and say that Chris was hands down the best of the best. He won my case and got my kids for me! Chris showed great respect and character. He actually made things super easy. Communication, action, and follow-up were all great. He definitely went into the court room with the "I know we'll win attitude" and it felt great. All aspects of the case and afterwards were discussed with super great detail, which made me feel a lot better and that he cared. Another huge thing is that he never pressed me for money constantly like other attorneys do. If I could recommend and attorney it would be Chris. I'm one happy Dad. Thanks Chris!
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Posted by Tyler | September 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney!
Chris Mclane is an amazing divorce and custody attorney. His attention to detail and communication is amazing. He is very great with complex cases and a great guy unlike most attorneys. Have nothing but good things to say about him as a person and an attorney!
Posted by Lonnie | August 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney
I am so grateful to Chris for his excellent work on my case. He was professional, diligent, and compassionate throughout the whole process. He always kept me informed and answered all my questions. He fought hard for my rights and got me the best possible outcome. I can't thank him enough for his amazing service and support. I would definitely recommend him to anyone going through this situation.
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Posted by Fatma | May 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I will forever be grateful!
I finally found Chris for my ongoing extremely difficult divorce and appeal. He is the 4th attorney during the legal process. I really wish he was the only one from the beginning. Chris handled both appeal, and trial incredible well. There is not enough word to explain his personality, his intelligence, his professionalism, his expertise. If you are looking for one lawyer, he is the one for sure. I have been the only one support my two teenagers emotionally and financially. I was at the point that I couldn’t be able to read and/or hear anything about the case without having anxiety. Divorce had been drained me both financially and emotionally until I decided to give Chris a call. CHRIS SAVED ME! I trust him, I ONLY trust him. I had to mention how fair with how he charges. It was also another huge plus since I had really bad experiences with previous lawyers. I am so lucky to have him as my lawyer who is the best of the best. Thank you Chris for everything all you have done for me and my girls. I will forever be grateful! Highly recommended!
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Posted by james | May 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
recommended
sets a calm, firm and balanced tone which clearly displays/reflects his knowledge and commitment to the best outcome.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for my Divorce
Chris was my lawyer through my 1.5 year divorce process which was extremely difficult. He was so kind and patient with me and always had my best interest in mind. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Chris was the 3rd attorney I had on a difficult, contentious case and he did a great job! He helped after mediation with details and resolution the 2nd attorney didn’t bother to complete! His attention to detail helped immensely, and if anyone asks me for a referral I will send them to Chris!
Posted by Curt | January 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy
Not an ideal situation to find your self in, but this is the guy you want in your corner.
Posted by Lauren | December 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Man of Integrity
Chris McLane is a man of integrity and sincerity that is only bolstered by his years of experience, expert knowledge base and even-tempered demeanor. I can think of no better person to represent you if you find your self in a divorce process. In 2022, I was going through an extremely contentious divorce. I had went through several lawyers before finding Chris. Chris deftly supported me in navigating the divorce process so that all my primary needs were met in ways I never thought would be possible. Compounding this major success, I was terrified my rights to my children would be limited due to being a man and Chris ensured I was granted 50/50 custody. He did all of this without me incurring a fortune in attorney fees and intentionally made sure I did run my bill up when my emotions were running hot. I will forever be grateful for the service he provided me and my daughters in one of the most difficult moments of my life.
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Posted by Ashley | December 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only CO lawyer I trust
Waited years to write this, and everything held up amazing thanks to Chris and his chosen team. He worked magic even with the mess my former rep left everything in. When he took over, my situation had already dragged on for well over 6 months when it shouldn’t have, and he got us back to where I should’ve been from the start in short time. He kept his cool even when my emotions got the best of me while the opposition fought dirty. Now even my ex husband couldn’t help but like Chis after everything has blown over. We both agree (you read that right, my x APPRECIATES the attorney that beat him) that had I connected with Chris from the start; we would’ve had this wrapped so much faster. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Chris. You are by far the best I’ve ever met in the business (and that’s coming by a gal raised by lawyers)
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Posted by Tracie | November 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Calm, Cool, and Collected
I was feeling hopeless in the battle against my abusive ex-husband when I met Chris. My previous representation had done a poor job during my initial hearing, so I had little money to extend and even less trust. Unlike my first lawyer, Chris delivered on the commitments he made to me, and worked efficiently to keep the cost of my services low. He helped me keep calm by providing grounded perspective and all available options. Together we achieved my major objectives; we settled before a second hearing to secure the parenting time, decision making, and financial support I was seeking.
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Posted by John | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and effective
My divorce has languished in the courts for over four years. Chris came on to help me on recommendation from several other attorneys for a post-decree issue- and it was one of the best decisions I could have made. I only wish I would have made that decision four years ago! He listens, genuinely cares, and is super effective. I believe Chris got more done in a matter of months (and far fewer dollars) than my previous attorney got done over years of litigation. For anyone facing the challenges of divorce, maintenance, parenting time, or other family law matters, he would be the first person I would call.
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Posted by Missie | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST OF THE BEST!
Chris came to me in a long list of lawyers last year, and with a Prayer. Thankfully I found him & he listened to me. He GRACIOUSLY decided to Help me, & pretty much Pro-Bono. This is pretty much UNHEARD of these days. Most people are driven by money, but not Chris. He is driven to HELP Families get through some of the most trying & DIFFICULT times of their lives. A Navigator, A Guide, A BEACON in the DARKEST hours indeed. I am pretty sure I saw that written about him somewhere, I agree 1000%! If not, it SHOULD BE! He is AN AMAZING, down to Earth guy who really does treat his Clients as his own Family & Fiercely defends them when they really NEED IT the MOST! THANK YOU CHRIS MCLANE! From the bottom of my Heart, I Thank you Sir. I can't say enough positive things about Chris McLane! Thank you again. Best Regards, Missie R. Also known as, The Momma Bear
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Posted by Tara | June 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch attorney!
I can't say enough wonderful things about my attorney, Chris McLane. From the very first phone consult to the last day in court he has given 100% commitment to me and my case. He listens with compassion and takes action to achieve justice for his clients. Initially, I was so nervous to seek out a divorce attorney after years of being in a toxic, controlling marriage, with a person who was continually manipulating my every move, even after separation! And then, along came Mr. McLane who changed life and made me whole again. I was no longer a shell of myself. He made me feel empowered to take action for myself and want to fight for justice for myself and my children. For any perspective client out there on the fence about hiring an attorney, please consider a consult with Chris McLane; you won't regret it! Thanks Chris for all that you've done for me! God speed.
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Posted by Karen | May 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and compassionate
Chris was wonderful to work with. We were in a tumultuous situation As most people find themselves in during these times. Our conversations with Chris were very calming. I will have to add though that even though his communication with us was very calming, whenever we ran into a potential glitch he was ready to play hardball and I was impressed. He know his stuff and is ready and able to pull the plug on anyone not wanting to play fair. I would hire him again in a heartbeat but let’s hope I never have.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Worked in a Pinch
Mr. McLane in not my primary lawyer but when my primary lawyer was unable to appear with me for court due to a schedule conflict, my attorney referred me to Mr. McLane. I can see why. He did a great job and we were awarded for it.
Posted by Liz | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful
Over the last several years we have hired attorneys and had hard experiences. Then we found Chris. He took on a situation that many other attorneys wouldn’t in such limited time. Chris was kind and professional and honest and not only cared about us but about our son too. We couldn’t be happier to have found Chris and to work with him.
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Posted by Jason | February 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Smooth Divorce
Chris was on top of everything the whole time and was great at keeping me in the loop. He was quick to answer any questions I had and made sure I understood what was going on every step of the way. I highly recommend hiring Chris to represent you during your divorce. Thank you very much Chris.
Posted by Jacob | February 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I was recommended to Chris by my previous attorney, and I am very satisfied with how he has taken over and worked on my case. He has put a great attention to detail into helping me defend what is in the best interest of my children. When we are faced with making a decision, Chris does a really good job at explaining possible outcomes. Chris is very practical in his approach to each situation, and focuses on what my goals are in my case. I highly recommend Chris because of his skills, attention to my needs, and his professionalism is outstanding.
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Posted by Bryan | November 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!!!
I feel so lucky to have found Chris McLane!! He is an excellent attorney, extremely personable and just an awesome person!! Chris has a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding all aspects of family law and will truly do his best for you. Chris will also put aside as much time as you need to talk with him and is extremely fair with how he charges. He will take the time to make you feel comfortable as well as make sure you understand all aspects of your case. I really can't say enough good things about Chris, very highly recommended!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Family Law Center of the Rockies
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Denver
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • 7th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Southwestern Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Heart of the Rockies Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Community Relations Chair
  • 2014 - 2017
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Platinum Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Judicial AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Resource Day
  • Getting Custody: Parents and Non-Parents
  • 2021
  • Legal Resource Day
  • Stepparent Adoption in Colorado
  • 2021
  • CLE Event
  • The Use of Experts in DR Cases
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (28)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a true professional. From my experience with Chris, he gets right to the meat of the issue and focuses on solutions rather than litigating the litigation unnecessarily. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chris hired me at Family Law Center of the Rockies. He was an excellent boss who let me learn my own way and make my own mistakes, while providing gentle guidance on how to win points with the judges. He was patient and easygoing. He also gave me interesting projects to work on and let me go to court for the practice. Chris was an excellent boss and mentor!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a brilliant, zealous advocate; one who maintains his poise and professionalism while mopping the floor with the opposition. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As Opposing Counsel Chris was professional and knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the community."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a very skilled and knowledgeable lawyer in the field of family law. Not only must a skilled family law attorney know the substantive and procedural aspects of the law as it applies to a specific case, he or she must also have a developed sense of strategy and negotiation to assist parties in seeking alternative resolutions to their benefit. Chris has these skills. I would not hesitate in recommending Chris to a person seeking a great family law attorney."
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Golden Family Lawyer Christopher Michael McLane
Christopher Michael McLane
Family Attorney
Golden, CO
Licensed for 17 years
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