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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Brighton, CO

Kathryn Tolison
Family Matters - Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC
195 Telluride Street, Suite 5
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone Work 303-500-7706
Fax Fax 303-500-5155
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Practice Areas: Family Law


Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2016

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Kathryn Renee Tolison is a partner and co-owner at Family Matters-Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC, located in Brighton, Colorado. Mrs. Tolison dedicates her law practice to family law litigation, mediation, legal separation actions, dissolution of marriage (divorce) actions, post-decree modification actions, domestic violence, allocation of parental responsibility actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and adoptions.

With a true passion for family law, Ms. Tolison works closely with her clients to ensure that each one understands his or her legal rights and options and receives the information needed to make sound legal decisions. Mrs. Tolison is also a strong advocate for providing free legal services to underprivileged individuals, as evidenced by the many volunteer and pro bono activities she has participated in throughout the Denver and Boulder areas.

Ms. Tolison graduated with her B.A. and cum laude honors from the University of Colorado. While earning her J.D. at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, she was a member of the prestigious Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity, and she was selected to be a Student Attorney, where she began to develop her passion for domestic law in the Student Law Office.



“Katie is a hands on, problem solver dedicated to her clients' needs.”
This comment was made by a fellow attorney during the annual nomination process.

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About Kathryn Tolison

Law School: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Admitted: 2006, Colorado

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Honors and Awards:

  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Phi Delta Phi-Legal Honors Frat, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2006
  • Alpha Pi Eta

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified to provide Collaborative Law services, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, 2008
  • Colorado, 2006
  • Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-Habitation, Colorado Bar Association, 2010
  • Colorado, 1996
  • Chairperson Elect, Adams County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2008 - 2011
  • The Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, City of Brighton, 2009 - 2015
  • Governing Board, Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL), 2010-2014
  • Mentoring and Education Subcommittee, MVL, 2012-2014
  • Governing Board, The Senior Hub, Present
  • Member, Executive Committee (Director of Communications), Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Denver Affiliate, 2009 - 2010
  • Serves as a judge for the Adams County and Colorado Regional Mock Trial Competitions
  • Gives pro-bono legal services at the Family Tree clinics
  • Participated in drafting efforts and meetings between MVL, the office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, DU and CU Law School, and the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Faculty, Family Law Institute, 2012
  • Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-Habitation, Colorado Bar Association, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected as 10 Best Under 40 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Selected as one of Colorado's Top Ten Family Law Practitioners by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, B.A. in Communications, Deans List, 1997 - 2000, Chancellors Scholars and Leaders Scholarship 1999 - 2000, Cum Laude, 2000
Last Updated: 1/11/2016
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