Carolyn C. Witkus

Top rated Family Law attorney in Denver, Colorado

The W Law
Carolyn C. Witkus
The W Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2007

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2022
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1720 S Bellaire St
Suite 1010
Denver, CO 80222 Visit website


Carolyn is easily one of the most formidable family law litigators in Colorado. She honed her trial skills over 13 years at Gutterman Griffiths, (later Griffiths Law,) where she and co-founders Emily Warren and Tia M. Zavaras decided to collaborate and form a different kind of law firm. What resulted holistically integrates traditional practices with proven modern methods, starting with addressing supporting their clients so that they can get the best possible outcomes for their families. Carolyn's exceptional skills in economics and English make her an extremely persuasive storyteller. Carolyn is known for tipping the scales back to equity simply because she is smart, fearless, and can tackle any financial or emotionally complicated domestic relation matter with the client's best interest first.

Carolyn is known to be her client's voice, their ally, and their safe sounding-board through a combination of ferocious courtroom advocacy and nuanced settlement tactics as they navigate every challenging family law issue.

Carolyn has written many articles about the financial aspects of divorce. She has also lectured for the National Business Institute, Metro-Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, and the Family Law Institute on family law topics. A dedicated member of the community, she is a founding member, Steering Committee Member and Circle Member for Bayaud Enterprises' Enterprising Women Giving Circle, which supports women with barriers to employment in establishing careers and economic independence, while also supporting local bar associations and Colorado Cares.

In 2019 alone, Carolyn was recognized in the legal community as one of the Colorado Women's Bar Association's Raising the Bar recipients, as well as by the broader business community as a Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree and ColoradoBiz Gen XYZ Top 25 finalist.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2007, Colorado

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Colorado Judicial Institute Young Professionals Division Leadership Committee
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Judicial Institute
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Denver University Law Review
  • Lecturer, Family Law Institute, National Business Institute and Metro-Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
Educational Background:
  • Marquette University, 2003
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Founding member, Steering Committee Member and Circle Member for Bayaud Enterprises' Enterprising Women Giving Circle, 2017
  • The ColoradoBiz Magazine Annual GenXYZ Awards celebrates the professional achievements of ColoradoBiz magazine's 50 top young professionals. , Gen XYZ Top 25 Finalist, ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2019
  • The Denver Business Journal honors 40 outstanding local professionals under age 40 for their business success and community contributions., 40 Under 40 Recipient, Denver Business Journal, 2019
  • Order of St. Ives
  • Each year the CWBA Foundation honors women lawyers who have made a difference in our communities and have "raised the bar" for all women in the Colorado legal community. , Recipient of CWBA Raising the Bar, Colorado Womens Bar Association , 2019
  • Colorado Judicial Institute
  • Phi Beta Kappa

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Carolyn is the best trial attorney I know. She can handle extraordinarily complex financial issues with aplomb, and it an ace at eliciting testimony (whether on direct or cross) from seasoned experts. Carolyn is creative and strategic in her advocacy.”

“Carolyn is a tremendous combination of brains, great advocacy, and tenacity.”

“A strong and very successful advocate especially with respect to highly contested parental responsibility issues.”

“Carolyn is the most outstanding litigator I've had the pleasure to observe. She is quick on her feet, articulate, and extremely smart. She has the ability to unravel even the most skilled financial expert on cross examination, clearly and succinctly demonstrating the weakness in the expert's testimony. She has a deep understanding of complex business and financial issues. Carolyn is also very compassionate and an ally to her clients. She has the ability to put clients at ease and empower them through the very difficult process of divorce. Carolyn is also an outstanding business owner, as an equity partner at Gutterman Griffiths PC and truly is the future of family law in Colorado.”

“Carolyn is often underestimated by those who do not know her well. But when it comes to young attorneys, she is amongst the very best. Her intelligence, her writing skills, her ability to think on her feet, and her practical approaches all mean that she is destined to be one of the best family attorneys in the state.”

Office location for Carolyn C. Witkus

1720 S Bellaire St
Suite 1010
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 303-647-4222


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2022

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