Success

suc·cess: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

Recent Successes

We have been very successful in obtaining the best possible results for our clients. Recent successes:

  • Successfully argued in the Colorado Supreme Court in opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari in estate litigation matter, which preserved our very favorable results in the trial court and Colorado Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully argued in the Colorado Court of Appeals on behalf of Wife in divorce case involving Husband’s appeal of trial court’s property division and maintenance award to Wife. The Court of Appeals ruled in our client’s favor on all issues.
  • Successfully defended an appeal in the Colorado Court of Appeals in probate litigation action in which the personal representative of an estate attempted to require our client to sign a sweeping release of liability prior to distributing our client’s share of the estate. After extensive litigation, the trial court determined that the personal representative’s actions constituted a breach of fiduciary duty, ordered the personal representative to immediately distribute our client’s share of the estate, and assessed sanctions and fees in favor of our client against the personal representative. The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s rulings in favor of our client.
  • Successfully argued in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of an injured meat cutter who suffered debilitating injuries due to his employer’s decision to maintain the meat freezer at an unsafe low temperature. The trial court ruled that our client’s claim was barred by the statute of limitations. We appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals and argued the trial court’s decision was improper. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and reversed the trial court’s decision in its entirety. We subsequently obtained a very favorable settlement for our client.
  • Successfully defended appeal of contempt order on behalf of Mother based on Father’s failure to pay child support and reimbursement for the children’s extraordinary medical expenses. The Court affirmed the order we obtained for our client in all respects.
  • In a highly contested contempt trial, successfully obtained order on behalf of Mother requiring Father to pay over $75,000 in child support arrearage (including statutory interest at 12% compounded monthly) under penalty of imprisonment.
  • After several evidentiary hearings, successfully defended a mother against the father’s emergency motion for a change in parenting time and decision making based on unfounded charges of abuse and neglect.
  • After a bench trial in a contentious high-conflict divorce in which we represented Husband, court ruled in our client’s favor on all major issues, including: awarded marital home to our client and denied Wife’s demand for allocation of the marital home to her; denied Wife’s demand for allocation of a portion of our client’s interest in high-value irrevocable trusts; denied Wife’s demand for sole decision-making for the parties’ child and awarded our client joint decision-making authority; adopted our proposed parenting time arrangement and denied Wife’s proposed parenting time arrangement; adopted our vocational expert’s opinion that Wife was voluntarily underemployed, resulting in the court imputing significant income to Wife; denied Wife’s demand for an award of statutory “guideline” maintenance; denied Wife’s demand for payment of her attorney fees; and, rejected Wife’s position that Husband’s entire 401(k) was marital property and awarded significant premarital component of 401(k) to our client.
  • After a bench trial, successfully obtained a significant increase in child support for a single mother, which included a substantial retroactive child support award.
  • After a bench trial, successfully obtained a very favorable maintenance and child support award on behalf of Husband which resulted in Husband paying significantly less in maintenance and child support than the “presumed” statutory amount demanded by Wife.
  • After a bench trial, successfully defended a mother against the father’s motion for a change to the parenting time arrangement.
  • Successfully challenged Personal Representative of mother’s estate who wrongfully withheld legacy from estate beneficiary. After extensive litigation and several court hearings, obtained order of immediate distribution, award of statutory interest on the withheld funds, and a rare award of attorney fees payable by the Personal Representative personally.  Also obtained an order prohibiting Personal Representative from recouping his attorney fees from the estate.
  • After contentious divorce litigation and trial, successfully obtained a very advantageous post-judgment settlement of maintenance, child support, and property division for Wife.
  • Successfully removed a contentious child proceeding from Nevada to Colorado on behalf of Father, and thereafter obtained an advantageous child support order resulting in Father paying significantly less in child support than the presumed amount under Colorado’s child support guidelines.
  • In divorce action in which we represented the Husband, the judge included this commendation in the Court’s final orders: “The Court is impressed by the successful cooperation between parties and counsel in minimizing the parties’ attorney’s fees and costs and solving problems with professionalism and a thoughtful compromise. Congratulations.”
  • Successfully defended Father against Mother’s emergency motion to restrict his parenting time based on unfounded charges of drug abuse. Mother dismissed all claims just prior to trial.
  • Successfully defended ex-wife against petition by ex-husband for remedial and punitive contempt based on missed payments on joint debt. Negotiated favorable settlement terms on morning of trial resulting in dismissal of all contempt charges against client.
  • In action brought by the County Attorney against our client to reduce the amount of our client’s monthly child support entitlement, negotiated very advantageous settlement agreement that provided our client with significantly more monthly child support than the presumptive statutory amount sought by the County Attorney.
  • Our client was sued for breach of contract. We obtained a complete dismissal of the lawsuit based on the doctrine of claim preclusion. The court ordered the Plaintiff to reimburse our client for all litigation costs.
  • Successfully represented father against ex-wife’s attempt to relocate out of state with the parties’ two young children. After litigation and court-ordered mediation, ex-wife withdrew her Petition to Relocate in its entirety.
  • In a divorce action, negotiated a very advantageous Separation Agreement for the higher-earning husband which included a permanent waiver of maintenance (alimony) by the wife and the preservation of the entirety of the husband’s retirement savings.
  • Obtained very advantageous outcome for Wife in a highly contentious divorce case. Obtained court order awarding our client sole decision-making authority for their young child, and secured a favorable maintenance and child support award on behalf of our client.
  • Negotiated very beneficial settlement agreement in divorce case on behalf of higher-earning Husband in which our client received the majority of the parenting time with the children, the bulk of the parties’ retirement assets (including 100% of the marital pension), and none of the parties’ substantial marital debt. Also negotiated very favorable maintenance terms for our client.
  • Negotiated very advantageous settlement agreement in highly contested divorce case in which our client (Wife) received over 70% of the funds and equities in the parties’ financial accounts, the real estate, and reimbursement of a portion of her attorney fees incurred in the divorce.
  • Successfully renegotiated Separation Agreement on behalf of Wife to avoid multiple hazards contained in their initial Agreement which was drafted with the “help” of a non-attorney mediator. Significantly, we helped Wife avoid the possibility that Husband could foreclose on her home. We also renegotiated the parties’ initial agreement regarding maintenance (alimony) resulting in Wife receiving significantly more maintenance from Husband.
  • In a divorce action, negotiated very favorable settlement on behalf of Wife in which she received the majority of the assets and very generous non-modifiable maintenance.
  • In highly contested divorce case in which we represented the Wife, we obtained an advantageous financial settlement which awarded the majority of the marital assets to our client. The assets awarded to our client included the entirety of a substantial inheritance that Husband received several years earlier and deposited into a joint marital account.
  • In a divorce action, successfully obtained a very advantageous division of PERA retirement benefits for Wife.
  • Successfully represented a family law attorney sued for legal malpractice based on the attorney’s representation of a wife in highly contentious divorce case; negotiated a very advantageous settlement which included a complete dismissal of the case and a substantial payment by the Plaintiff to our client.
  • Negotiated advantageous Separation Agreement on behalf of Wife in divorce action in which she received the bulk of the parties’ tax-advantaged retirement assets.
  • Negotiated advantageous Separation Agreement on behalf of Husband in divorce action which included a very favorable maintenance (alimony) provision.
  • Negotiated advantageous Separation Agreement in divorce case on behalf of Wife which included a very favorable maintenance (alimony) provision and the allocation of the majority of the equity in the marital home to our client.
  • Negotiated advantageous Separation Agreement on behalf of Wife in a divorce action which allocated the marital home and 100% of the home equity to our client, resulted in our client retaining the entirety of her retirement savings, and allocated responsibility for the bulk of the marital debt to Husband.
  • Negotiated very advantageous Separation Agreement in divorce case on behalf of higher-earning Husband in which Husband received 100% of his lucrative business and the bulk of the parties’ retirement assets, and which resulted in Husband paying much less spousal maintenance than the statutory guideline amount.
  • Negotiated advantageous Parenting Plan on behalf of Wife in divorce action in which Wife received sole parenting time with child.
  • Successfully defended class action on behalf of major health insurer based on alleged billing improprieties; obtained pre-Answer dismissal of complaint with prejudice.
  • Successfully represented property owner in zoning variance dispute brought by neighbor. After extensive litigation and briefing, the neighbor dismissed all claims against our client shortly before commencement of oral arguments to the court.
  • In automobile litigation matter in which we represented the injured driver, successfully negotiated with at-fault driver’s liability insurance carrier for maximum policy limits; thereafter, successfully negotiated with our client’s underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance carrier for maximum policy limits.
  • Successfully represented condominium owner in real estate title dispute as well as in the subsequent legal malpractice claim against the estate planning attorney who drafted trust documents that resulted in the nullification our client’s title insurance coverage. Plaintiff in title claim demanded over $100,000 from our client based on defective warranty deed, but we successfully settled the claim by tracking down the last surviving officer of the corporation that developed the condominium over thirty years prior to the title claim and obtaining a corrective deed. Thereafter, we obtained an advantageous settlement of our client’s legal malpractice claim against the attorney whose actions resulted in the nullification of our client’s title insurance coverage that would have provided indemnity to our client in the title claim.

The above results do not in any way imply the same results will be able to be obtained in the future and there is no guarantee the results will be the same for any specific type of case or client.