David Littman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denver, CO

Littman Family Law
 | 1772 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-832-4200
Fax: 303-832-9322
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Attorney Profile

Denver attorney David Littman, is the senior attorney at Littman Family Law. He has many years of experience as a trial attorney. He focuses his practice on family law, spending a significant portion of his time representing both parents and children in dissolution of marriages and custody matters. He is a highly effective trial attorney. He is an experienced Collaborative Lawyer who is also available for mediation and arbitration. He was a founder of the Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals, the state Collaborative Practice organization. He strongly believes that Alternative Dispute Resolution methods are valid options to litigation. These approaches enable people to maintain control of their case while minimizing both conflict and legal expense. David believes that child centered mediation enables parents to focus on the needs of their children while assuring that the children's voices are heard in the mediation process.

David Littman graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he also obtained advanced degrees in counseling psychology and behavioral science. This training and education enable him to address complex mental health issues, substance abuse issues and certain medical issues that arise in the context of family law matters.

David's experience allows him to frequently serves as special master, decision maker, arbitrator or mediator in divorce and custody cases. He frequently speaks at continuing legal education courses on collaborative law, mediation, representation of clients with capacity issues, parenting plans for infants and young children, jurisdiction, professionalism and children's legal issues.

David is a member of Colorado Bar Association and Denver County Bar Association. David has obtained AV Preeminent status with Martindale-Hubbell. He has attained a "Superb" rating (10.0) and received the Client's Choice Award from Avvo.com. These are Martindale-Hubbell's and Avvo's highest ratings.

This was my first time having to work with and attorney and I was truly amazed at the level of service I received from David Littman and his awesome staff!! He truly made what was a horrible time in my life so much better. He and his staff always treated me with respect and genuine concern! I always felt cared for and that he was looking out for me as a person and not just a client. I cannot say enough about the Littman Law office. I would totally recommend their services to anyone who wants a caring attorney!!

I interviewed a number of lawyers knowing my case would need someone with sensitivity and experience. I wrongfully decided to go with a lawyer that had a lower hourly rate and it cost me dearly. Desperate, I came to David and he graciously took my case and was able to resolve all of the problems my previous lawyer had caused and deliver a very favorable resolution for me. I would highly recommend him. He was conscientious to the economical side of things yet took the time needed to ensure a positive and timely resolution. His expertise with family law and experience with numerous kinds of cases made him a great advocate for me and my children.

David is one of the best attorneys and mediators in the state. I had a case that was very contentious, and with very strong personalities on all sides. We used David as a mediator, and were able (after lots of hard work from everyone) to come to agreements on the issues. I now highly recommend him as a mediator for tough cases that don't need to go to court. I have also reached out to him professionally, and he has been gracious, helpful, and genuinely willing to help. I highly recommend David to anyone.

David possesses many professional traits that need to be modeled in our area of practice. He is trustworthy, decent and dedicated. When I have worked with David on cases , I have found him to be dedicated to a reasonable approach that is fair to both parties. Most importantly, he skillfully represents his clients without resorting to the acrimonious tactics of many attorneys who practice family law.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (50%)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)

Family Law (50%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About David Littman

Admitted: 1980, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.davidlittmanpc.com/Our-Team/David-Littman.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Moot Court (1978-1980), Moot Court Board (1979 - 1980), American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts - Washington University School of Law,, Child Advocate of the Year, Colorado Foster Parents Association, 1994
  • Washington University Law Quarterly Review, 1979

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by State of Colorado as Child and Family Investigator
  • Certified in Mediation
  • Collaborative Law, Certified Level II and Advanced Practice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Issues, 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association GAL Sub-committee.  This committee meets regularly seeking solutions for persons who may lack capacity to participate in legal proceedings, lack capacity to understand legal proceedings, or to make decisions when involved in legal proceedings. , 2014
  • U.S. Federal Court, District of Colorado;  U.S. Federal Court, Tenth Circuit, 1980
  • Colorado, 1980
  • Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals, Past Co-Chair, 2007-2009, Treasurer 2008-Present
  • Chairman, Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section Executive Council (2008-2009)
  • Chairman, Family Law Institute, Breckenridge, CO, 2008
  • Member of CBA Ethics Committee, Colorado Bar Association, 2009-present
  • Externship Supervisor, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
  • Executive Council, Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Council on Child Custody (MDICCC) (1997 - 2002) (2004-Present)
  • Secretary, Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section Executive Council (2006-2007)
  • Treasurer, Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section Executive Council (2005-2006)
  • President, Colorado CASA (2005-2007)
  • Board of Directors, Colorado CASA (2001 - 2008)
  • Member, Children's Legal Clinic - Multi-Disciplinary Team (1985 - 1998)
  • Denver County Bar Association
  • President, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section (2008-2009)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Council, 1997 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Metro Volunteer Lawyers.
  • Member-Colorado CASA Board, 2001-2008; Board President 2005-2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This presentation focused upon the special developmental needs of infants and toddlers when creating parenting plans to maximum their emotional, social and neurological development., Lecturer, Parenting Plans for Infants and Toddlers, Child and Family Investigator Training Program, 2013
  • This presentation focused upon the legal standards applicable to pre and post-decree relocation cases., Lecturer, Relocation cases, Child and Family Investigator Training Program, 2013
  • This presentation was for lawyers new to the practice of family law and focused on educating the listeners to the pitfalls of not approaching their interactions with clients and other counsel from a professional viewpoint. , Presenter, Family Law Basic Skills- Professionalism, Continuing Legal Education Colorado, 2013
  • This luncheon presentation was to both younger and experienced lawyers and consisted of a presentation on how to represent clients diligently and maintain professionalism. , Presenter, Professionalism, Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Luncheon, 2012
  • Co-Presenter with Laura Monty, J.D., Presenter, Client Competency Issues, Family Law Institute, Vail, Colorado, 2012
  • Lecturer, The Use of Arbitration in Collaborative Cases, Academy For Collaborative Law Practice, 2012
  • Co-Author with Natalie Simpson, J.D., "Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse Cases", Advocates for Children: The CLR, CFI and PRE in Colorado, 2012
  • Lecturer, Alternatives to the Traditional Litigation Model in Family Law Cases
  • Lecturer,  The Role of the Child and Family Investigator
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Courses: Including High Conflict Dissolution and Use and Interpretation of Psychological Tests and Representing Victims of Sexual and Ritual Abuse
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Courses: Domestic Relations Issues
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Courses: Children's Legal Issues
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Courses: Domestic Violence

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2017
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Issues, 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2012
  • 2014 Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 2015 Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 2013 Colorado Super Lawyer

Educational Background:

  • Washington University in St. Louis; Doctor of Law (JD), 1980
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, M.A. Ed. in Counseling Psychology, 1973
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, M.A.T. (Social and Behavioral Sciences Tuition Fellowship), 1970
  • Washington University in St Louis, BA (Chancellor's Award,1967-1968), 1968

Industry Groups

  • Divorce And Family Law Attorney
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Comments

  • “David is not only a good attorney, but a very good person. He is the outgoing president of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar and he used his time to really guide us, as a section, to really consider how we do what we do. His impact will be felt for years as a result.”
  • “David is a pioneer in family law. He is an amazing mentor and wonderful person. He is a great lawyer and CFI. David has worked hard for the Family law bar.”
  • “David is the best blend of statesman and diplomat you could as for. He is mild mannered, but clients shouldn't be fooled - he is an excellent litigator.”

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

Office Location for David Littman

1772 Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80218

Phone: 303-832-4200

Fax: 303-832-9322

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Last Updated: 10/5/2018

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