Carrie Chaille Eckstein

Top rated Family Law attorney in Denver, Colorado

Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
Carrie Chaille Eckstein
Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2006

Education: University of Dayton School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
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Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.

1660 Lincoln St
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80264 Visit website


Carrie Chaille Eckstein is a dedicated family law attorney and a partner at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., located in Denver, Colorado. 

Divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions and prenuptial agreements are just some of the family law matters she handles. She represents many complex and high net worth families in Marital Agreement contracts and family law litigation. Throughout her career, she has analyzed a wide variety of partnership agreements, closely held family businesses and sophisticated trusts as part of divorce and separation proceedings. She also has experience handling criminal defense and personal injury cases. 

Through her work as a guardian ad litem and child and family investigator for the Colorado courts, Ms. Eckstein has gained considerable knowledge of the judicial system and the needs of children and their families. She is certified as a child and family investigator (CFI) as well as a mediator. With the keen insight gained from her job as a parenting coordinator/decision-maker, she is able to provide clarity to emotionally complicated situations while preserving families.

Ms. Eckstein earned her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2006 and clerked for an Indiana Circuit Court Judge; and earned her B.A. from the University of Arizona in 2003 in Tucson, Arizona and was an intern for the Arizona State Legislator. She has been licensed in Colorado since 2006. She gained valuable experience working with several other family law firms in Colorado before partnering with her current firm.

A distinguished professional, Ms. Eckstein has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in several categories such as Family Law, Family Law Mediation and Best Women in Law. She has also been listed by Lawyers of Distinction and rated 10 out of 10 through Avvo. Moreover, in 2009, the People's Law Project and the Colorado Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation for her work.

Former clients attest to Ms. Eckstein's efficacy as an advocate and a family law attorney. She defends her clients with all her heart and soul when they face danger to their personal or family safety. Clients trust her for her dedication, compassion and legal prowess.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2006, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2023, Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2021, Super Lawyer
  • AVVO Superb Rating 10 Out of 10, AVVO
  • Colorado Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2011 – 2020, Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers, Best Women in Law, 2020, Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019 – 2022, Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Mediation, 2023, Best Lawyers
  • Top Peer-Nominated Lawyers, Women In the Law, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Peer Review, Best Lawyers Colorado, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Recognizing Excellence in Family and Divorce Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Recognizing Excellence in Family and Divorce Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Selected by Peer Recognition, Best Lawyers Colorado, The Denver Post, published, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Rising Star, 2011, Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Rising Star, 2017, Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Educational Background:
  • University of Arizona, B.A., 2003
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado, 2006
  • Denver Bar Association, Family Law Division & Young Lawyer Liaison
  • Colorado District Court Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, 2019
  • CBA Family Law Section: Young Lawyer liaison
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center Volunteer
  • Family Tree
  • Mi CASA volunteer
  • Family9NewsHealthFair:  Wellness Coordinator for the Barnum Rec. Center Fair, 2012
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Rotary, Denver Mile High Club, 2009
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The Intricacies of Relocation Cases: A Win or Lose Situation., Author, Law Week--Family Law Edition, 2011
  • “The Union of Colorado Family Law and Estate Planning,” The Union of Colorado Family Law and Estate Planning – Three-Part Educational Series, 2016
  • “Prenuptial Agreements, Trusts, Dissolution of Marriage, and Replanning,” The Union of Colorado Family Law and Estate Planning, 2017
  • “Family Law Mediations: Knowing Your Limits,” Alternative Dispute Resolution Annual Seminar, 2017
  • “Family Law Mediations: Best Practices,” Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Update, 2018
  • “Family Law and Immigration Considerations,” Family Law Institute, 2019
  • “Privilege Quagmires for Attorneys and Judicial Officers Working with Therapists in High Conflict Divorce,” Advanced Family Law Institute, Co-Presenter with Honorable Arkin, Jane Irvine, 2020
  • “The Art of the Consultation:  Best Practices,” Family Law Institute, 2021
  • “I Signed A Premarital Agreement, What Did I Do?” Family Law Institute, 2022
  • Post-COVID Financial Issues,” Advanced Family Law Institute, Co-Presenter with Cyndy Ciancio, Jordan Fox, and experts, 2022
  • “Intricacies of Relocation Cases,” Law Week Colorado, 2011
  • "Are Divorces Less Costly Using Online Self-Help Tools?" - Denver Business Journal Article, Author, Are Divorces Less Costly Using Online Self-Help Tools?, Denver Business Journal, Family Law
  • “Saving Money With Online Self-Help Tools” - Denver Business Journal, 2015, Author, Saving Money With Online Self-Help Tools, Denver Business Journal, Family Law, 2015
  • Denver Business Journal "Fiduciary Responsibilities of Parents for Children’s College Education Accounts," 2016, Author, Fiduciary Responsibilities of Parents for Children’s College Education Accounts, Denver Business Journal, Family Law, 1900
  • Denver Business Journal - "How do I collect unpaid support?", 2016, Author, How do I collect unpaid support?, Denver Business Journal, Family Law, 1900
  • An opinion regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution trends in Family Law cases., Author, Family Law Trends—ADR—what’s (still) hot and what’s not, Law Week, 2012
  • Marijuana Laws and Family Law, Author, “Court Considerations for a Parent’s Use of Marijuana: Does it endanger the child?, Law Week Colorado, 2016
  • Adoption and terminating rights., Author, Clarification from the Colorado Supreme Court for Adoption Cases: Terminating Biological Parental Rights, Law Week Colorado, 2016
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Guardian Ad Litem, 2011
  • Certified Mediator, 2008
  • Child and Family Investigator, 2008

Office location for Carrie Chaille Eckstein

1660 Lincoln St
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80264

Phone: 303-622-0210


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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