Cynthia L. Ciancio

Top rated family law attorney in Denver, Colorado

Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
Cynthia L. Ciancio
Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family law, Alternative dispute resolution; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1996

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.

1660 Lincoln St
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80264 Visit website


Cynthia L. Ciancio is the managing director and shareholder of Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.  Ms. Ciancio also serves as the head of the firm’s Family Law Group specializing in high asset divorces, particularly those involving businesses and retired high net worth individuals as well as and complex family law litigation. This year she was thrilled and honored to be selected as the newest member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Colorado Chapter). She is a certified mediator conducting both mediations and arbitrations for parties with or without lawyers.  With over 15 years of experience exclusively in family law, and another four years prior as a Deputy District Attorney in Adams County, Ms. Ciancio possesses top notch litigation skills and substantial time and experience in the Courtroom, making her stand out among her peers as a highly skilled negotiator and litigator who is able to reach favorable results or limit damage/liability in the most difficult and complex domestic relations matters.

Cynthia has represented hundreds of people with a wide range of issues.  She is a vigorous advocate for her clients’ interests, staying highly involved with every aspect of their case but also utiliizing a team approach in an effort to keep fees down and provide a diverse set of people/skills with each client.  She prides herself in knowing how to move a family matter forward, whether by reaching an agreement or litigating the matter.  Cynthia has appeared in all of the Denver Metro Courts (Broomfield, Boulder, Adams, Denver, Douglas, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties) and several outlying counties such as Larimer, Weld, Summit, Lincoln, Larimer, Routt, Grand, Mesa, and Archuleta.

Cynthia is dedicated to the practice and improvement of family law and the industry as a whole.  She recently finished her five year term as an officer in the Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Section.  She has for several years been selected by her peers as a Super Lawyer and honored the past three years as one of Colorado’s Top 50 Women Attorneys and one of Colorado’s Top 100 Attorneys as featured in 5280 Magazine, the Denver Post, and in the Colorado Super Lawyer’s Magazine.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Colorado Chapter, Member (2013-present); Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section: Executive Council, Chair (2012-2013); Graduate of COBALT Leadership Training Program;Board President, Bal Swan Children’s Center in Broomfield, CO; Colorado Bar Association - Family Law Newsletter - Editor (2010); Recipient of the ABBA Amicus Award, 2005; Recipient of the County Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award, 2001; Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (Treasurer, 2000-2002; Vice-President, 2002; President, 2003-2004; Executive Director, 2004-2005); Colorado Bar Association (Member, Board of Governors, 2002-2004; Executive Counsel, 2003-2005); Colorado Woman’s Bar Association (Member).

Cynthia has written for the Colorado Lawyer, Law Week, and the CBA's Family Law Section Newsletter and has been a presenter at several local and out of town CLE seminars on various topics related to Family Law.

Practice areas

Family law, Alternative dispute resolution

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights, Arbitration, Mediation

  • 90% Family law
  • 10% Alternative dispute resolution

First Admitted: 1996, Colorado

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
Educational Background:
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Stetson University, B.A., 1992
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator, 2008-Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President, Bal Swan Children's Center Board of Directors, 2011 - Present
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL), Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, Bal Swan Children's Center, 2008-Present
  • Board of Directors, Adams Community Mental Health
  • Recipient of the ABBA Amicus Award, 2005
  • The Primo Award of Excellence:  Service to the Community Award, 2012
  • Recipient of the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association's Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award, 2001
  • Cynthia was named a Top Women Lawyers finalist by Law Week Colorado, in 2010 & 2011. The editor's note reads: The following women attorneys in Colorado, many of whom were nominated by their colleagues and associates, deserve recognition for their extensive and varied accomplishments in law and life.
  • Nominated for Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business Award, 2011
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, "Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-habitation", Colorado Lawyer, June, 2009
  • Modification of Maintenance, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February, 2010
  • The Changing Practice of Law, Law Week Colorado, 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Secretary of Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2019
  •  Treasurer of Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Executive Council, 2003-2005
  • Board of Directors, Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Past Chair - Family Law Section of Colorado Bar Association, 2012
  • Family Law Institute (FLI), Chair, 2012-2013
  • Editor, Family Law Newsletter, Colorado Bar Association, 2008-2010
  • Former Deputy District Attorney, Adams County Colorado, 1996
  • Supervised Parenting Time and Exchange Commission, Member
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA)
  • Colorado Bar Association Judicial Committee, 2012-Present
  • Participant, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program (COBALT), 2009
  • Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association, 2002-2004
  • Executive Director, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, 2000-2005
  • Adams Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Member, 2012-Present
  • Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2008-Present
Industry Groups:
  • Family Law

Office location for Cynthia L. Ciancio

1660 Lincoln St
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80264

Phone: 303-622-0210

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