Joi G. Kush

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Colorado Springs, CO

Johnson Kush PC
 | 24 South Weber St, Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-627-5972
Fax: 719-471-1663
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a partner with the Johnson Kush, P.C., law firm in Colorado Springs, Colorado, attorney Joi Kush provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the area who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families. A highly rated attorney with more than nine years of legal experience, she has achieved significant success representing the rights and interests of her clients in highly contentious child custody cases, high net worth property distributions, post-decree modifications and enforcements, and other related matters.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Kush has gained a reputation for the compassion she shows when dealing with her clients and the personalized attention she provides to all she serves. Passionate about helping people through the most challenging and difficult times in their lives, she fosters an environment of open communication with her clients. She also works hard to help them find the solutions they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, whether that is through traditional litigation or through mediation and arbitration.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Denver, Ms. Kush obtained her Juris Doctor in 2010 from Albany Law School. While in law school, she was the senior editor of the Albany Government Law Review as well as the New York State Bar Association's Government, Law and Policy Journal. She was also a legal fellow with the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Vehicular Crimes Unit, and she completed an internship with the Honorable Robert Littlefield of the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court.

A leader in her legal community, Ms. Kush is a 2016 graduate of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training class, and she once served as chair and as an executive council member for the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

In addition, she currently serves as representative of the ABA House of Delegates for the Colorado Bar Association, and she has served on the organization's board of governors since 2016. She has also served on a number of committees with both the Colorado and American Bar Associations, and she has conducted numerous lectures across her region on a variety of topics.

Honored for her success, Ms. Kush was a Top Lawyer nominee in Family Law by Colorado Springs Style, and she received the Brian S. Gardner Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the El Paso County Bar Association in 2017. She has also received designation from Best Lawyers* along with many other accolades from her peers, and her law firm received the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year award in 2018 from The Justice Center.

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Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About Joi Kush

Admitted: 2011, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.johnsonkush.com/joi-g-kush/

Honors/Awards:

  • US News & World Reports, Best Lawyers, 2019 & 2020
  • Kate Stoneman Student Award Winner, 2010
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018 - 2020
  • Colorado Springs Style, Top Lawyer Nominee: Family Law, 2019
  • In recognition of significant contributions to EPCBA, the legal profession and the community, Brian S. Gardner - Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, El Paso County Bar Association, 2017
  • Recognized for providing pro bono services throughout the year, The Justice Center Pro Bono Firm of the Year Award, El Paso County Bar Association, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York
  • Colorado
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Family Law Trial Advocacy, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Institute, 2015 - 2017
  • Pikes Peak Leadership NOW! Class, 2015
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Family Law Associates, 2015
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Program, 2016
  • Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court, Member, 2015-present
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Family Law Day, Planning Committee, 2017-2018
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Trustee, 2016- 2018
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2017
  • Western State Regional Summit, Chair, 2017-2018
  • Colorado Bar Association, Representative to the ABA House of Delegates, 2019-2020
  • Colorado Supreme Court, Wellness Task Force, Member (Sept. 2018-2020) American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, GPSolo Committee, Chair (Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019) Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division Executive Council, Chair (Aug. 2018- July 2019) El Paso County Bar Association/CBA - Board of Governors (2016-present)  El Paso County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair (2018), 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyer Division, Executive Council Member, 2014-2020
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training, Class, 2016
  • Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance (2019-present); American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, National Conference Team (2019-2020); American Bar Association, Law Student Debt Taskforce (2019-2020); Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Young Lawyer Taskforce (2019-present), 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2016-present
  • El Paso County Bar Association’s Annual Habitat for Humanity Project, Team Captain, 2015-2018
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2019-present
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Mentoring Committee, 2016-2017
  • Colorado High School Mock Trial, Scoring Panelist for Regional and State Competition, 2013-2016
  • Volunteer Attorney for the 4th Judicial District Family Law Day (2017-present day), 2017
  • Colorado Springs Teen Court, Mentor Attorney, 2011-present
  • Colorado Supreme Court - Pro Bono Achievement, 2018
  • Recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for providing 50+ hours of pro bono service each year since 2014 (2014-present day), 2014
  • Volunteer attorney for Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project (2011-present day), 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Annual Conference, Panelist, How to Plan a Successful Regional Summit, 2019
  • Third Party Rights in Custody Cases, El Paso County Bar Association, Family Law Conference, 2015
  • AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop, Deposition Preparation for CPA’s, 2016
  • The Generation Gap: Fostering Professional Communication, Panelist, 2016
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Stepping Out of the Corner: An Introvert Lawyer’s Guide to Networking, 2019
  • Presented on relevant case law involving common law marriage.  Also presented on invalidity of marriage and the putative spouse, Co-presenter, When Family Law & Immigration Intersect "Common Law Marriage", Colorado Bar Association, 2019
  • El Paso County Bar Association Newsletter, Contributing Author, 2015-2016
  • Provided training to new and seasoned mediators on how to effectively mediate a family law case, Co-presenter, Mediation Training: Parenting Issues and Property Disputes at Mediation, 4th Judicial District - Office of Dispute Resolution, 2017
  • Provided an overview of the most common objections at trial, Co-presenter, Common Courtroom Objections, Colorado Bar Association, 2018
  • Explained certain ethical considerations when providing unbundled legal services, Presenter, The Ethics Behind Unbundled Legal Services, El Paso County Bar Association, 2017
  • Provided marketing and business planning advice, Co-presenter, Creating a Business Development Plan for Success, American Bar Association, 2018
  • Provided specific considerations for family law practitioners that handle cases involving special needs children, Co-presenter, Custody Battles Involving Special Needs Children - The Need to Think Beyond the "Best Interest", National CLE Conference, 2019
  • Provided young lawyers advice on how to effectively network and find mentors/sponsors, Panelist, Mentorship & Sponsorship: How Young Lawyers Can Use Their Network to Bolster Their Career, American Bar Association, 2019

Educational Background:

  • The University of Denver, 2007
  • Beijing University, Beijing, China, 2006
  • China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China, 2008
  • Temple University, Tokyo, Japan, 2009
  • Albany Government Law Review, Senior Editor ▪ N.Y.S.B.A. Government, Law & Policy Journal, Student Editor▪ Women’s Law Caucus, Co-Chair▪ Kate Stoneman Student Award▪ Applied Legal Reasoning, Teacher Assistant, 2010
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Office Location for Joi G. Kush

24 South Weber St
Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-627-5972

Fax: 719-471-1663

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