John’s practice covers a wide-breadth of family law issues including not only dissolution of marriage and allocation of parental rights issues but also marital agreements, child relocation, common law marriage and same-sex relationships. John is an experienced trial attorney and has settled and tried cases in all areas of family law.
John’s background in business law allows him to bring pragmatic and analytical problem-solving skills to his matters, when needed. John’s empathetic approach and emphasis on limiting the financial and emotional damage that can accompany family law matters brings a sense of calm and appreciation from his clients. John encourages parties and opposing attorneys to consider unique and client-specific solutions to problems; rather than simply applying a cookie-cutter approach to parties’ issues.
John’s practice emphasizes professionals of all types including business owners, management and sales persons, attorneys, physicians, pilots, professional athletes and the like. John is well-regarded by other attorneys and judges for his thorough preparation, legal and negotiating skills, and his firm but respectful interaction with others in even highly adversarial matters.
John graduated in 1994 from the University of Denver College of Law where he was a member of its Law Review, in which he also is a published author. John graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1986 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and in Marketing and was recognized by the Golden Key National Honor Society and the Order of Omega National Honor Society.
John is recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer in Family Law, is Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rated by his peers and has been acknowledged by his clients with a “10” rating on Avvo. John has been elected to the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association for multiple terms, and is a regular speaker at family law conferences, continuing legal education seminars to fellow attorneys and to judges and is a contributing author of the Family Law Bench Bar Book. In 2003, John was honored by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association as one of three finalists for its Case of the Year Award.
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