John is a seasoned and experienced litigator who practiced for 20 years at some of the nation’s leading litigation firms, representing clients in federal and state courts on complex litigation matters involving significant commercial disputes, mass torts, product liability claims, and securities fraud. John concentrates his practice on complex family law litigation and appeals, especially those involving significant assets, businesses, and challenging legal issues. In addition to his extensive trial experience, John has also worked on corporate transactions, mergers, and acquisitions, and for private equity fund formations, including portfolio company acquisitions, sales, and corporate governance.
Based on his trial experience, John has served as a faculty member for the Family Law Advocacy Institute of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). John has also published several articles in professional legal journals, and in 2020, with co-authors and business valuation experts Ronald L. Seigneur and Kevin R. Yeanoplos, published Financial Expert Guide for Family Law Judges and Attorneys: Colorado Edition.
John is a graduate of Wichita State University, a former Teaching-Research Fellow in Political Science at the University of Iowa, and a graduate of the University of Denver College of Law. He was a member of the Political Science faculty at the University of Houston and, later, a public policy and government relations specialist at a large, multinational oil company.
John and Laurie moved to Denver in 1985. Their daughters, Erin and Beth, are both graduates of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, working in the Colorado hospitality industry.
After growing up in Rochester, New York, Courtney moved to Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in psychology and Art History in 2000. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Michigan State University in 2005. There, she also achieved the American Jurisprudence Awards in Matrimonial Practice and Decedents Estates and Trusts, both in 2003. Courtney is licensed in the Colorado State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Courtney began her career at Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C. (then Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Epstein, P.C.) in 2006 and has been exclusively practicing family law since then.
Courtney is the President of Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, and has served on the executive board to the last four years. She is a member of the American Bar Association, and Colorado Bar Association.
She has been an author/co-author/presenter for the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Judicial Conference Domestic Relations Institute, the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, Arapahoe Bar Association, Boulder Bar Association, El Paso Bar Association, Colorado Free University, Fall Family Law Institute, Young Lawyers Family Law Section, and other bar-related functions.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, skiing, biking, traveling and cheering on her beloved Colorado Buffaloes.
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