Jim has been a lawyer for 37 years representing over 1,900 family law clients.  His years of experience in litigating and negotiating family law cases has honed his ability to achieve success in mediation.  Jim was a Municipal Court Judge for 22 years.  His experience as a judge has provided him with the demeanor and temperament to arbitrate family law cases.  Jim has mediated and arbitrated a myriad of issues including decision-making and parenting time, child support, complex property division, maintenance/alimony, paternity, and the award of attorney fees and expert fees.  He has mediated over 500 family law cases with a 90% success rate.  Jim knows how to settle a case in mediation.

Jim has earned the respect of his clients, his peers, and judges.  He has been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America in family law and mediation.  He was named by Law Week as the Barrister’s Best, People’s Choice for Best Mediator in 2019.  Jim has been named as a Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law for 12 years and a Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyer in 2019.  Jim has received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell for the past 28 years and has a Superb Rating from AVVO (10/10) for the past 10 years.

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  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

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