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Meggin Rutherford

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Arvada, CO

Rutherford Law Center, LLC
8795 Ralston Rd, Suite 113
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-431-0415
Fax: 303-484-4888
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Family Law (50%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Elder Law (10%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
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Meggin is a leader in changing the way that families experience the law in their lives.  She was recognized as the 2020-2021 Colorado Young Lawyer of the Year (the Gary McPherson Award) because of her commitment to expanding client-focused legal solutions.  She has dedicated her career to serving families in the areas that they are most likely to need legal help: divorce, family law, estate planning, elder law, and probate.  Meggin is dedicated to helping families find out-of-court ways to resolve their family law issues.  She has helped families in divorce and probate with estates over 10 million dollars, and she has helped families living on mininum wage.  Meggin is active in changing the legislation and judicial system to promote solutions-focused divorce resolutions by testifying to the Colorado Legislature and state Supreme Court commitees about Collaborative Law and Divorce Options.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, among other organizations, to promote and expand solutions-focused resolution.  

Meggin graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kapa from Austin College, in Sherman, Texas, with a double major in political science and sociology, and a minor in history.  She attended the University of Colorado Law School on a full tuition scholarship and graduated in 2009.  

About Meggin Rutherford

First Admitted: 2009, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://mrutherfordlaw.com/meggin/

Educational Background

  • Graduated from University of Colorado Law school after receiving a full tuition scholarship.  Was named top speaker for the 2009 Carrigan Mock Trial., 2009
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Austin College with a double major in political science and sociology with a minor in history., 2006

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Advanced Mediator, 2015
  • Certified mediator--basic 40 hour training., 2013
  • Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney, 2013

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Meggin has developed the curriculum and agenda for the two day training.  She has reached out to professionals in all the fields to present, lead, and grow their respective industries in Collaborative Law. , Organizer/Trainer/Leader, Advanced Collaborative Law, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Legal, Financial, Mental Health, 2020
  • Meggin will be giving the Introductory Collaborative training to a much larger audience through Colorado Continuing Legal Education.  She is the chief organizer and presenter. , Trainer, presenter, lecturer , Introduction to Collaborative Law--Colorado CLE, Colorado Continuing Legal Education, Legal, Financial, Mental Health, 2021
  • Meggin organized, led, ran, and coordinated the training.  This included agenda, curriculum, interactive portions, and coordinating speakers. , Trainer, presenter, lecturer , Introduction to Collaborative Law, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Legal, Financial, Mental Health, 2019
  • I served as the assistant organizer of the Introduction to Collaborative Law training.  This included coordination of speakers and determination of the curriculum and agenda. , Assistant Coordinator/Trainer, Introduction to Collaborative Law, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Legal, Financial, Mental Health, 2018
  • I served as the assistant coordiantor to determine curriculum, agenda, and setting for the training.  I assisted in giving the training as well and was a presenter. , Assistant Coordinator/Trainer, Introduction to Collaborative Law, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Legal, Financial, Mental Health, 2017

Honors/Awards

  • The Young Attorney of the Year Award is given to a young attorney who has demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the legal community through service and professional growth.   Meggin was awarded this honor in recognition of her work to encourage families to find out-of-court solutions with the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals and helping secure the passage of the Uniform Collaborative Practice Act., Gary McPherson Young Lawyer of the Year Award, Colorado Bar Association, 2021
  • A member of the Golden community nominated me for the Golden Rotart Ethics in Business Award.  I consider this one of the highest honors I've ever been nominated for.  Ethics beyond the letter of the rules is a central part of my business.  We see ourselves as a member of the community, and strive to serve it in a way that helps make it better for us being here. , Golden Rotary Ethics in Business Award--Nominee, Golden Rotary , 2020
  • The Bar Association Award of Merit is the highest award offered by the Bar association.  I was nominated by several peers in the bar association for this honor.  , Nominee for the Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit, Colorado Bar Association, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Organize and present Introduction to Collaborative Divorce twice through Colorado Legal Education., 2021
  • Organize the Advanced Collaborative Divorce Training for Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals. , 2021
  • Testimony for the Colorado Legislature committees and houses to help pass the Uniform Collaborative Practice Act., 2021
  • Vice President for Education and Training and board member for the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals. , 2021
  • President of the Board for the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2020
  • Organize and lead two separate Introduction to Collaborative Law trainings, as well as an additional two day intermediate training. , 2020
  • Present at the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee for Families and the Courts regarding Divorce Options and Collaborative Law, 2020
  • Testify at the Colorado State House Judicial Committee regarding the Uniform Collaborative Law Act.  , 2020
  • Testify at the Colorado Legislature Uniform Laws Commission regarding the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, 2019
  • Executive Vice President of the Board for the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2019
  • Foothills Collaborative Divorce Professionals: Founder and President 2018-2019.  Member 2018-2020., 2018
  • Vice President for Training and Education--Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals 2017-2019, 2017
  • Board Member Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals 2016-Present, 2016
  • Colorado Women's Bar Associaiton 2015-Present, 2015
  • Mediation Advanced Certification Course--20 hours, 2015
  • Mediation 40 Hour Certification Course, 2013
  • Member of Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2013
  • Trusts and Estates Bar 2010-Present, 2010
  • Family Law Bar Association 2010-Present, 2010
  • First Judicial District Bar Association 2009-Present, 2009
  • Colorado Bar Association 2009-Present, 2009

Industry Groups

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Denver MAMAs
  • First Judicial District
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Office Location for Meggin Rutherford

8795 Ralston Rd
Suite 113
Arvada, CO 80002

Last Updated: 9/23/2021

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