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Heidi S. Whitaker

Family Attorney at Fort Collins, CO

4.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 1 year
    Colorado - CO 10 years
    Texas - TX 17 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State WY
    Acquired 2022
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Heidi

Learn Heidi’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Includes all areas of family law including pre-nuptial agreements, ante-nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, adoption, and child custody.

  2. Divorce and separation
    This is a subset of Family Law, which Avvo lists separately.

  3. Child custody

  4. Estate planning

Combining a solid business background with legal knowledge and skill, I approach your case with empathy, tenacity and determination.  I constantly strive to add more value for my clients, which is often the key to success.  I am admitted to practice before the U S Supreme Court, and give every case a "constitutional question" level of attention.


Licensed and actively practicing in both Colorado and Texas.  Call to schedule a consultation.

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Burnham Law Firm, P.C.- Ft Collins
2900 S. College Ave., Suite LC
Fort Collins, CO, 80525
Burnham Law Firm- P.C- Boulder
2760 29th Street
Suite 1E
Boulder, CO, 80301
Burnham Law Firm, P.C- Colorado Springs
8610 Explorer Drive
Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO, 80516
Burnham Law Firm- P.C- Denver
5990 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111
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4.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Heidi is a Winner!
We contacted Burnham Law 4 days before our hearing. They assigned Heidi S. Whitaker for our case. She won the case and my child was returned to me right away. She is brilliant, smart and good, professionally and humanly. I recommend Burnham Law to all who need help for family legal issues in Colorado! M.E.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Litigator in High Conflict Custody Issues
During a treacherous high conflict custody battle, Heidi was an aggressive litigator with an eagle-eyed approach to dealing with an antagonistic opposing counsel. She was highly strategic and proficient in every aspect of the services she provided. My wife along with her counsel with the intent to gain leverage to remove my rights as an active father in my child's life filed for a Protective Order with the court with false claims against my character. As a result of Heidi's aggressive approach to litigation her expertise and services is what lead to my false allegations being dismissed. Heidi conducted herself at the highest level of transparency, professionalism and integrity from start to finish. I highly recommend Heidi for any client faced with false allegations or struggling with a high-conflict custody issue. As a result, I know that I will be able to experience a healthy relationship with my son. Being a father is the highest priority in my life.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend this attorney!!!
I can't say enough about how impressed I was/am with Heidi. I was in a higher conflict child custody case, had been through two PRE's, and was using a different attorney. I was getting nowhere, and being treated horribly by my attorney in the process. I decided I needed new counsel. I called a lot of offices, wanting to get the absolute best fit for me to get this resolved. When I spoke to Todd at Burnham Law, he immediately know who he wanted me to work with. From the beginning, Heidi was exactly what I needed. She was real. She was smart, and personable. And she was honest. And she was compassionate. She made me see things how I needed to, without making me feel bad for being upset or emotional. She also reassured me that the decisions were mine, and if my case went to court, she would fight as hard as she needed to. My only regret was that I hadn't been working with Heidi from the beginning. I would recommend her to anyone dealing with a custody case, no matter how small or big the conflict. She will make it productive and worth it!
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Posted by David | May 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Timely, Efficient
Completely help me in moving my divorce decree from Illinois to Colorado and setting forth a new parenting plan in Colorado. Could not have received better help. Heidi met and exceeded all expectations. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Shannon | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
I hired Heidi to help with a legal family matter. She was straight forward and honest about what I could and could not expect from my case. She did an excellent job and I would recommend her, and if need be I would use her again.
Posted by Linda | October 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very good divorce attorney
She did my divorce for me. She was very good, thorough, did exactly what she said she was going to do. It all was done very quickly. If I ever needed an attorney again I would use her again.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great with grandparents rights!
Heidi skillfully guided us through the legal battles to obtain grandparent visitations. Her advice was spot on, and her ability to work with opposing counsel and judges was key in us getting visitation rights. Her knowledge and experience was a tremendous asset in our case. We especially appreciate the time she took to explain the legalese and our options throughout the entire process.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Don't hire her.
Heidi Whitaker has been a nightmare to work with. She kept stalling the case by submitting incorrect paperwork multiple times, charged me for her mistakes and overcharged for everything. It was hard to get a hold of her, yet I kept being billed, it was very stressful. I wish I had done better research, as there are similar complaints about her on her Colorado profiles. I filed a complaint against her with the Wyoming board and was rewarded a partial refund, but I still wasted over ten thousand dollars, in addition to the stress and delay of the whole case. Went to a different attorney who was very knowledgeable and absolutely amazing and wonderful to work with. Hopefully my review will guide you to a better attorney so you don't have to go through the stress I went through
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2013
Poor Family Attorney, more intersted in arguing then action.
Upon my initial consultation, I was told many things by Ms. Whitaker, but all of it came up empty and she never listened to me. She felt she always had the answers, but when questioned, she would get defensive and could not justify herself. She seems to be more fit for litigation then negotiation. Would not recommend to anyone. But if you do hire her be careful about the billing, she will bill for just saying hello and she does most of the talking.
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Response from Heidi Whitaker October 8, 2015
When you hire an attorney, hire them for their legal knowledge and skill. If you prefer to act as your own attorney, please don't hire me. This client has identified themself to me. They handled their own divorce then wanted to change the terms less than 6 months post divorce. They kept changing what they wanted to accomplish and the strategy they wanted to use. Then they tied my hands by negotiating directly with the former spouse and making agreements that they did not communicate to me.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner - Domestic Relations
  • The Burnham Law Firm PC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • The Burnham Law Firm PC
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • The Burnham Law Firm, PC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • The Culpepper Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Brotherton Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2015
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  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jasmine Montgomery v Wanda Mattucci
  • Won on summary judgment, affirmed on appeal.


  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Flower Mound Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Chairperson
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Flower Mound Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Volunteer On Bench Bar Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Wesleyan Fraud Conference
  • Government Contracting and Committing Fraud (Unknowingly)
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Heidi
Guardianship Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heidi is an amazing attorney. I have had the opportunity to work with and for her on a couple of matters, and she de-mystifies the process while skillfully advocating for her clients and their goals."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heidi is experienced and strategic. Her passion and advocacy for her clients is unsurpassed. She is brilliant and thorough. You could not ask for a better attorney to fight for you and your family."
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heidi is an effective and compassionate advocate who I respect and appreciate. Her professionalism and mentorship are invaluable assets to our workplace. Oftentimes, clients involved in dissolutions attorneys who understand and are able to advise them about estate planning and business concerns. Heidi's background and expertise make her a perfect match for anyone who wants a diligent and savvy advocate to guide them and protect their financial futures."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heidi has a keen intellect and cares deeply about her clients. She takes exceptionally good care of them and ultimately gets them great results."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heidi is a strong advocate for her clients in and out of the courtroom, and has earned great respect from her peers in the legal community. A rare combination of intelligence, skill and compassion. l highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Heidi is smart and hard working. She rolls with punches and thinks on her feet. Heidi is a fierce courtroom advocate and I have no hesitation recommending her."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heidi is an experienced, knowledgable, and compassionate lawyer. She zealously represents her Clients while maintaining professionalism and respect. If you are looking for representation in any family law matter, I highly endorse Heidi."
Business Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heidi is an extremely knowledgeable and hardworking attorney. She always has great advice and she is dedicated to looking at every aspect of the case and how she can get the best result. She is good at anticipating and avoiding problems. I highly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heidi is a rare breed of attorney that is able to not only clearly communicate to her clients the expected results but able to approach opposing counsel with reason when needed or determined protection of her client's rights. This along with her writing/drafting abilities make her an incredibly impressive attorney. One that I would recommend to a friend or family member in a heart beat."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Heidi Whitaker personally and professionally for over 10 years and have found her to be among the most passionate, informed, and honest people I've ever met. Heidi consistently demonstrates courage and conviction, and she can always be trusted to protect your interests."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, and not just for Family and Business Law either. Take a look at her website and you'll see she has a terrific background and years of experience. Her business background gives her an edge up on others in the very practical application of the law to business problems. Her mediation experience gives her the skill to handle disputes and see both sides, and that is exactly what you need in and out of the courtroom. And her accounting background gives her a keen attention to detail that, frankly, doesn't come easy for most lawyers. If you have a busienss law question, family law dispute, or litigation problem, she is your answer. If her office is anywhere near you, I recommend her to you."
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Fort Collins Family Lawyer Heidi S. Whitaker
Heidi S. Whitaker
Family Attorney
Fort Collins, CO
Licensed for 17 years