As we begin this New Year and we look back on the last, we know that we wouldn't have been able to do any of it with out the support of every one of you - our clients, colleagues, co-workers, family and friends. We appreciate each and every one of you. We also would like to take some time to look back on everything that has happened around our firm as we look forward to another fantastic year!
Attorney and Shareholder William E. Smith attended this year’s
Family Law Institute
as a faculty member where he spoke about different trial techniques. The Family Law Institute’s annual conference is the largest family law conference in Colorado, put on by the Colorado Bar Association’s nonprofit educational arm.
In 2019 two of our shareholders, Kathlyn A. Laraway and William E. Smith, were selected to the
Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star List
. This prestigious selection is given to only 2.5% of all attorneys.
Two of our shareholders, Douglas Thomas and Emily Ahnell, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in
The Best Lawyers™
in America 2020
Divorce Matters® is active in supporting and investing back into our local community. Our firm donates to several non-profits in our Colorado community throughout the year.
- Attorney Justin J. Oliver led the charge last year with Knights of Heroes, volunteering his time to this charity twice up in the mountains at their camp. To learn more about the Knights of Heroes and their mission, you can visit their website here.
- Our donations to both Knights of Heroes and Maria Droste are collected from our Jeans Friday. Employees at our firm that wear jeans on Fridays donate money to do so and this money is collected over the course of the year to be donated.
- Each year our firm sponsors the Divorce Matters Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has been touched by divorce to help support them in their education. Each year several Divorce Matters attorneys and staff volunteer their time to evaluating and choosing the scholarship winner. This past year shareholder and attorney Emily Ahnell, attorney Justin Oliver, and paralegal Kirstin Frolich volunteered their time.
- Our firm looks to give back to families during the holidays and this year our team participated in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, donating gifts to families in need.
Shareholder Kathlyn Laraway and Senior Attorney David Kalisek both dedicated their time each month to educate the public on some of the most frequently asked questions on TV.
Attorney William Taylor volunteered his time as the
Head Coach of the University of Denver’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Program
. He led his mock trial team to 4th place in the region.
Divorce Matters, in conjunction with KMGH-TV, won the
Colorado Broadcasters Association Award of Excellence for the Best Television Commercial for an Advertiser in Colorado
for our television commercial this year.
Paralegal Molly Damrow participates in the annual
Cupid Charity Run
every year, raising money and awareness for those diagnosed with neurofibromatosis. She will again be raising money and running this year.
Attorney Justin Oliver's article
“The Best Interest of the Child”
Law Week Colorado