Attorney Lisa R. Shellenberger is a partner at Smith, Shellenberger & Salazar, LLC, located in the Denver-metro area and in Fort Collins. Ms. Shellenberger focuses her practice on family law and also handles matters related to tribal law and federal Indian law. She represents clients in the Denver area and in Fort Collins, as well as other District Courts throughout Colorado.
Over the course of her legal career, she has dealt with many family law-related matters, including divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, adoption, child support, dependency & neglect, guardianships, and more. Ms. Shellenberger is also well-versed in the special niche area of federal Indian law and tribal law. Along with being admitted to practice in all Colorado state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, she is admitted to appear before many tribal courts including the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Court, and the Ute Indian Tribal Court.
Ms. Shellenberger is actively involved in various court initiatives and belongs to many court-related committees. Specifically, she is invovled in the Colorado Court Improvement Program’s Indian Child Welfare Act subcommittee where she works alongside many Colorado Court judicial officers to improve the Colorado Court system. She also was selected to be a part of a committee dedicated to organization of the Denver Indian Child Welfare Act Court. Ms. Shellenberger is also a part of a committee that is redrafting the Colorado Children's Code as it relates to compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Ms. Shellenberger has authored articles that have appeared in publications such as Cengage Learning. Her legal work has also been mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post and on National Public Radio.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, Ms. Shellenberger attended and graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. Before entering private practice, she served as a clerk to a justice for the Colorado Supreme Court. Ms. Shellenberger has been in private practice for five years at Smith, Shellenberger & Salazar, LLC. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time in the outdoors with her husband, Kyle Doman, and their two dogs.
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Last Updated: 2/16/2017