James M. Cordes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denver, CO

Kaplan Law L.L.C.
 | 4601 DTC Boulevard, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-302-1829
Fax: 303-964-1900
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

James M. Cordes is an attorney at Kaplan Law L.L.C., located in Denver, Colorado. With a practice devoted exclusively to family law, he provides the trial and appellate representation to clients throughout the state in cases involving divorce, child custody and support, spousal maintenance, complex property division, order modification and paternity. Mr. Cordes also handles these types of issues through negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Cordes attended the University of Colorado Boulder and received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 2006. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2010. While in law school, Mr. Cordes served an internship with the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps as well as a clerkship with a Denver law firm. After graduation, he spent several years with another Denver firm before joining Kaplan Law L.L.C. in 2015. Mr. Cordes is admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts, and he has received an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The National Advocates: Top 100, an invitation-only professional organization.

In order to stay abreast of current family law developments as well as to forge connections with fellow attorneys, Mr. Cordes is an active participant in several legal organizations. A member of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, he is also a member of the Denver Bar Association. Mr. Cordes has had several articles published, including one on retroactive child support that appeared in The Colorado Lawyer, a magazine issued by the Colorado Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About James Cordes

Admitted: 2010, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.kaplan-law.com/Our-Team/James-M-Cordes.shtml


  • Top 100 Lawyers - The National Advocates, 2015 - 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 - 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CBA Family Law Section Young Lawyers, Committee Member
  • CBA Family Law Section, Member
  • Colorado, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Child Support Essentials, 2012 Annual Family Law Seminar, 2012
  • Annual Family Law Institute, Attorney's Fees, Liens, and Malpractice: Strategies and Ethical Considerations, 2017
  • Retroactive Child Support: Conflicting Decisions and Practical Advice, The Colorado Lawyer, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, B.A., 2006  
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Office Location for James M. Cordes

4601 DTC Boulevard
Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80237

Phone: 303-302-1829

Fax: 303-964-1900

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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