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Kathryn Renee Tolison

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brighton, CO

4.9   97 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

About Kathryn

Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    All aspects of dissolution of marriage and legal separation (including same-sex marriage) actions. Property and debt division, allocation of parental responsibilities (parenting time, decision making and child support), spousal maintenance and post-divorce modifications to parenting time, spousal maintenance and child support.

    16 years

  2. Child custody
    40%
    Paternity actions and allocation of parental responsibility actions, establishment of child support, post-decree modifications of parenting time and child support.

    16 years

  3. Adoption
    5%
    Kinship and Step-Parent adoptions.

    16 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Pre-marital and nuptial agreements.

    16 years

  5. Mediation
    5%
    Certified mediator and certified Collaborative Lawyer.

    16 years

COMPASSION, EXPERIENCE & DILIGENT REPRESENTATION WITH ALL FAMILY LAW CASES. LET US HELP YOU!

Kathryn Renee Tolison is a partner and co-owner at Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC, located in Brighton, Colorado. Mrs. Tolison dedicates her law practice to family law litigation, mediation, collaborative law, legal separation actions, dissolution of marriage (divorce) actions, post-decree modification actions, domestic violence, allocation of parental responsibility actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and adoptions. Ms. Tolison is extremely dedicated to the practice of family law and has had the distinguished honor of being designated as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Family Law since 2011.

With a true passion for family law, Ms. Tolison works closely with her clients to ensure that each one understands his or her legal rights and options and receives the information needed to make sound legal decisions. Mrs. Tolison is also a strong advocate for providing legal services to underprivileged individuals, as evidenced by the many volunteer and pro bono activities she has participated in throughout the Denver area. Ms. Tolison is also a Volunteer Victim Advocate, provide advocacy to victims of crime for the Brighton and Commerce City Police Departments.  

Ms. Tolison graduated with her B.A. and cum laude honors from the University of Colorado. While earning her J.D. at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, she was a member of the prestigious Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity, and she was selected to be a Student Attorney, where she began to develop her passion for domestic law in the Student Law Office.

 

Licensed for 16 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact Kathryn

Tolison & Williams. LLC
203 Telluride St Unit 400
Brighton, CO, 80601-4358

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  97 customer reviews
Posted by Tracy | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Katie took me through the adoption process, made our journey less stressful. Very kind, caring and compassionate attorney. High recommend!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Katie is an amazing lawyer! She works hard and gives the best advance! She is very knowledgeable and will fight for what is best for you! I highly recommend Katie and I will continue to use her as my lawyer in my future cases!
Posted by Gabrielle | May 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Transparent, Knowledgeable
Katie is extremely knowledgable, professional, and had excellent insight into the sensitivity of my case. I appreciate her honesty, transparency, and overall care for me and my daughter. We just met once to discuss the details of my case, and she laid everything out for me. I will definitely be using her services if I decide to move forward. Thank you!
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Posted by Lisa | April 5, 2022
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Highly Recommend Ms. Tolison and her Team
I highly recommend Katie, she is very knowledgeable, has great communication practices and is very responsive to any questions or concerns you may have. She has a ton of patience and all in her office are extremely hardworking and persevering. I highly recommend Katie, you won't go wrong hiring her for your case. Thank you Katie, Cindy and Dana, you have no idea how much you all mean to me.
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Posted by Minna | April 4, 2022
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Katie made dealing with an unfortunate situation much easier.
Katie has been a Godsend to me! In the beginning, I was hoping that the situation with my baby's dad wouldn't get to the point where I'd need to go to court, but unfortunately it did. I wouldn't have gotten through this hard time without the help and assistance from Katie. From day one, when we had our first consultation she was very comforting and just had a genuine way about her. I had consulted with two lawyers before her and they left me feeling defeated and as if what I was asking for in the case and expecting from the court was unreasonable. Katie has been straight up and honest with me, from day one. She was very informative and let me know honestly on how the court would approach certain decisions. There has always been a warmness about her that let's me know she has my back and she's doing her best to help me. And I truly appreciate her for that. When court came, it was such a hard day for me but I was calm in knowing she had mine and my daughters best interest in mind and made me feel strong in my stance and where I stood. I recommend Katie! I feel comfortable in knowing that I'll know who to call if I ever needed a lawyer again.
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Posted by Mandi | January 20, 2022
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Highly recommend!
I started my divorce case on my own trying to save the expense of an attorney and ended up in way over my head. After consulting with several attorneys I hired Katie and I am so glad I did. Katie helped me navigate the very complicated legal system and made sure I didn't get taken advantage of. When things didn't make sense to me she took the time to explain them in a way that I could understand. Every time I was frustrated or angry Katie would listen and was very supportive. She understood my feelings and helped me get back to a place where I was ready to move forward and deal with whatever issue had come up. Katie not only explained the laws to me but referenced them in negotiations with my ex and statements to the court to ensure that the outcome of my case was fair and in keeping with the law. Finding yourself in a position to need a family law attorney is hard enough and picking the right one is terrifying and overwhelming. I really didn't want to have to hire an attorney however I now wish I had hired Katie from the beginning; she was worth every penny!
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Posted by Araceli | January 19, 2022
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Amazing Divorce Attorney Highly Recommend
I hired Kathryn Tolison and her team to help me with my Divorce. The team was very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate during this difficult process. Kathryn and her paralegal Cindy took the time to explain each step, option, and possible obstacles along the way. If she was unavailable, her paralegal Cindy was there to ease my mind as I naturally would get worried or anxious. The Tolison team worked hard to get me the best possible result with the best interest of my kids in mind. I cannot explain my gratitude for Kathryn,Cindy and team. I highly recommend them!!!! Would give more then 5 stars if i could.
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Posted by Dani | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Divorce and child custody review
I dealt with a pretty difficult divorce and child custody case. Katie was a great source of comfort and in my opinion very level headed and concise in how she handled my case. I did not always agree with Katie but she did listen to my concerns and always had a clear vision for how she wanted to proceed. Overall her instinct was right on track. I am thankful for her hard work and how she helped protect my sons and I from a bad situation.
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Posted by Stephen | November 11, 2021
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Professional Experience
Katie and her staff did an excellent job in helping with the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities of my case. This case was not easy and there was a lot of back and fourth between the other party and I. Ultimately we were able to come to terms without going to trail thus saving me from additional costs. Cindy ( Katie's Assistant ) was very responsive and patient with me as I didn't always get necessary documents to her in a timely manner and ( Zach ( Katie's Colleague ) was also very helpful in the trial preparation. The team was also able to help with "on the fly" requests when temporary parenting time orders were not followed and on multiple occasions Katie reached out Via text message and telephone calls outside of business to make sure the exchanges when well in the early stages of the temporary plan. Though we worked through the pandemic and they never got to meet my Vida face to face, they we able to connect through the pictures I provided and our willingness to fight together for our time. I would highly recommend Katie and her team for anyone going though a family litigation case.
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Posted by Barbara G | June 14, 2021
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Amazing and would highly recommend!!
If your looking for an experienced, professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate divorce attorney I would highly recommend Katie and her paralegal Cindy. I was going thru a difficult divorce and Katie was with me every step of the way. If you looking for someone who is honest and will do the very best for you don't hesitate to call her. I'm glad she had my back!!
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Posted by Celena | April 26, 2021
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INCREDIBLE!!
Katie and her team made me feel so at ease during my entire journey with them. They were thorough and patient, understanding and ready for whatever path I wanted to go with during my child custody battle. Katie never made me feel cornered or uneasy, she explained every option carefully and made sure that no matter what decision I made she was there to back me up and guide me through. I cannot thank her enough.
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Posted by Haley | March 9, 2021
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Extremely Personable
Katie was incredibly amazing! I was very nervous to embark on this new chapter and she made the divorce process as painless as it could be! There were many times where she kept me calm when I would start to think about the worst thing and she would tell me to only think about what's going on right now and not worry about what might happen in the future. She was so kind to my kiddo and made me feel like I really mattered and my voice mattered. I would HIGHLY recommend her!
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Posted by Leon | March 5, 2021
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Honest
Kathryn and her team were great! They got right down to business although I was late to the party. She was honest about what we should avoid to cost less money and what was necessary. Unfortunately I had to drop council and the day prior to my hearing she contacted me about what I had to do and helped me out with minimal billing as well as filed some documents for me. Thanks and I appreciate your help and kindness as a human being!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2021
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Completely Recommend!
Katie personifies everything I wanted and needed in an attorney and ensured my case was resolved quickly and in the beat interest of my child.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer and staff
I was in a very difficult situation and they helped me navigate my divorce. Every step we hit road blocks and Katie and her staff worked tirelessly to get the job done.
Posted by Verna | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and Compassionate
After interviewing several attorneys to help with my divorce, Katie and her staff made me feel comfortable and at ease. She was the attorney I wanted on my side. During this long 10 month divorce journey, Katie help me understand the laws and process. She and her team are the ones you want on your side to resolve a difficult divorce.
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Posted by Linda | September 6, 2020
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Highly recommend
I hired Katie Tolison, to represent me in my divorce. She listened to my needs and represented me. She protected my best interests. She was always available for questions. Her staff (Cindy) was always available as well for questions & concerns. Very professional, Katie handles herself very well in court. I was very impressed with this law firm.
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Posted by Shannan | August 19, 2020
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Amazing and knowledgeable attorney!
I hated the realization that I need to hire an attorney to fight for a child that I had taken custody of 11 years prior, but I was so lucky to be referred to Katie. She kept us informed of all of the details and change. She was professional, understanding and knowledgeable. Katie is an amazing advocate for her clients. I refer her to anyone who is going through anything to do with family law. My family was so lucky that we hired her as an attorney! I would never go to someone else!
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2020
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Kind, Compassionate & Knowledgable
Katie was a huge help to me in finalizing my divorce. We had matters that became complex regarding custody, spousal support, and just plain communication. She helped me fight for and get what was fair. In the end, I faired better than I’d anticipated. Her knowledge, experience and just plain compassion helped me navigate the legal piece of the most difficult thing I’ve been through. Thank you, Katie!
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2020
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Excellent
Katie is very proffesional and very knowledgable. Katie was able to take what is a difficult situation and get things done quickly
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ciancio Ciancio & Brown
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Walker & Associates
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Senior Hub
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Board of Directors-Education Subcomittee Chair
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Susan G. Komen Denver Race for the Cure
  • Executive Committee Member(Director of Communications)
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board-City of Brighton
  • Board Member, Co- Chair Elect
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Adams Broomfiled County Bar Association
  • Family Law Chairperson, Elect
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Family Tree
  • Volunteer Attorney/presenter
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American institue of Family Law Attorney's
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Family Law
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Initiating a Dissolution Action
  • 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-Habitation
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Kathryn
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Katie several times and she is always very professional. Katie is an aggressive advocate for her clients while also being courteous and reasonable in such a highly emotional area of law. I highly recommend Katie."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Katie as co-counsel and opposing counsel on cases. Katie is a very conscientious attorney who works hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katie is a great advocate for her clients and she works hard to ensure a just outcome."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katie knows the things that come only with years of experience. She's invested in her clients and the outcome of their cases. She's on my short list of family law referrals. I endorse her."
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Brighton Divorce and separation Lawyer Kathryn Renee Tolison
Kathryn Renee Tolison
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brighton, CO
Licensed for 16 years