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Denise M. Minish

Family Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   7 reviews

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About Denise

Learn Denise’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%

    15 years, 300 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    40%

  3. Litigation
    5%

    21 years, 500 cases

  4. Mediation
    5%
    Family Law Mediator

Denise understands the importance of family law having experienced divorce herself and raising her child as a single mother. The impact that the process of divorce can have on peoples’ lives is profound. Her experience brings compassion, professionalism, and understanding to the table while guiding our clients through the process.

 

While in law school, she was a Juidical Law Clerk for the 18 Judicial District.  Upon passing the bar exam, she began working at the 4th Judicial District Attorneys Office as a Deputy D.A., Public Information Officer and liaison to the FBI. During her six years there she gained vast trial and litigation experience prosecuting high profile and complicated cases, arming her with the ability to take her clients’ cases confidently to court if the need arose. She then spent time representing the Colorado State Child Support Enforcement Unit, working with the State and courts to ensure that child support issues were resolved. This gives her valuable insight into the process of determining child support and enforcing payment. After her time working with the Child Support Enforcement Unit it was a natural transition into family law.

 

She is able to successfully arrive at amicable resolutions with opposing counsel, but is ready to go to court if an agreement couldn’t be reached. She has experience working with complex divorces involving multiple assets and businesses. Denise’s years of experience with trials, litigation, family law, and child support issues make her an attorney that you want on your side of the courtroom. She has experience working with opposing counsel to find common ground and an agreeable solution, while also being prepared to go to court if necessary. She understands how hard the process is, and will work to ensure that your divorce or family law issue is handled professionally and as smoothly as possible.

Denise is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Colorado Bar Association and is an effective family law mediator.

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Licensed for 20 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Pollart Miller LLC
102 S. Tejon St., Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Pollart Miller
5700 S. Quebec St.
Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111
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Posted by Greg | November 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and fair!
Ms. Minish did an outstanding job in representing me during what seemed to me a very challenging divorce process. She kept me on task and fought for my rights. I am very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Denise in any family law matter.
Posted by Luis | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMEND! THANK YOU DENISE
Denise took great care of me during my divorce process, I will highly recommend her to represent anyone going through a divorce. During times of uncertainty you need someone that is solid and is willing to go the extra mile and fight for you. From the moment I stepped in her office I knew I wanted her on my corner and she didn’t disappoint me, Denise is kind, honest and responsive. After working with a different attorney in the past and having a horrible experience, Denise steeped in and moved my case swiftly and got me the time with my kids I wanted, she also negotiated a great settlement for me. Thanks to Denise I can breathe easier and move on with my life. THANKS Denise. P.S If I wasn’t just recently divorced I will marry you, just kidding I know you’re married. LM
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Colorado!
She will give you your life back, although you may not recognize it for a year or two. She is always poised, always professional and always sincere. She displays the confidence and dedication that you need at this time in your life. Trust and listen to her and do what must be done (what she says) and you will get through this. They come no better, I promise.
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Posted by Carly | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU DENISE!
I was going through a very emotional and difficult divorce. Denise showed such care and empathy for me during this time. She handled my case very professionally and made the whole process much easier. She always returned my calls and emails within a day. She never minded my numerous questions. She answered all of them even when I asked multiple times. Denise never once made me feel as though I was bothering her or an inconvenience. Denise did a wonderful job for me.
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Posted by Carol | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and great person
Denise worked tirelessly on my case. It was complicated and had a lot of "assets". However, the most important were my children and once I explained that to Denise she work so hard to meet my goals. I followed her advise and she was right on with the issues. She seemed to plan out 3 moves in advance and was prepared at whatever came her way. I believe she understood me, talked to me not at me, and really cared about my situation. That is hard to find
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
Great representation - divorce
She really helped me through a difficult time. Recommend
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
Highly recommend
Ms. Minish was extremely helpful to me on my divorce case. She was honest and responsive to all of my questions throughout the process, keeping in mind my ultimate goals and objectives. I was able to feel at ease during a very difficult time. She really fought hard for me and my children, got the results I was hoping for and explained the process to me. I highly recommend
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pollart Miller
  • 2017 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Thomas Pollart & Miller, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Assiciate
  • Johnson Sauer Legal Group, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney III
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Senior Associate
  • Child Support Enforcement Unit
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Deputy District Attorney and Public Information Officer
  • 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • 18th Judicial District
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Balanced Legal Careers
  • Committe Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member - Family Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member - Family Law Section
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best - Colorado Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Colorado Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2 years
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Colorado Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Regional Overall Top Performer
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Client Presentation
  • Determining Dependents for Death Benefits and Common Law Spouse Issues
  • 2018
  • Citizen's Academy
  • Medial Relations, CORA and FOIA
  • 2008
  • Citizen's Academy
  • Medial Relations, CORA and FOIA
  • 2007
  • Citizen's Academy
  • Medial Relations, CORA and FOIA
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Denise
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Denise is incredibly patient and understanding in her interactions with Clients, opposing counsel, and experts. Denise has a deep knowledge of the aspects of divorce and custody cases. She uses that knowledge to find individualized solutions to the issues in each case. Through her professionalism, Denise has earned respect throughout the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is a dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable attorney. It has been my privilege to work with her in the past and she is a mentor and resource with a deep understanding of the law."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Denise is an incredible resource as both a colleague and litigator for her clients. She is a highly skilled litigator and yet maintains a demeanor and approachability that enhances her negotiation skills."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is a lawyer that brings not only a extraordinary knowledge of the law to her family cases but also a sense of compassion, which is rare in this field. I would recommend Denise without hesitation."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. Denise is a highly committed attorney. She advocates strongly for her clients, yet is solution oriented. I have worked with Denise on several cases and have found her to be highly competent."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would highly recommend Ms. Gonzales as a family law attorney. She is very knowledgeable, and she is a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Denise is a fearless advocate for her clients and experienced litigator. Her years as a District Attorney make her court room ready for even the most contested family law case. Her experience in family law provides guidance and counsel to her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Denise is an excellent advocate and lawyer. I met her in law school and we worked together on several matters. I have total confidence in her legal acumen and skills. Have faith she is an ethical and hard working attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Denise is a first-class family law attorney. She is extremely competent, and highly experienced. She is aggressive, yet practical. She is compassionate, wise, and analytical. I have referred my own clients to her, and she has always delivered. She is my first and highest recommendation whenever anyone needs the best family lawyer around."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is a pleasure to work with and always fights diligently for her clients. She is ethical and strives to obtain professionalism in her dealings with not only her clients but other professionals."
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