John Eckelberry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denver, CO

Eckelberry Law Firm, LLC
 | 1888 N Sherman Street, Suite 350
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-434-1131
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    John Eckelberry is the founding member of Eckelberry Law Firm, LLC, established in 2006 in Denver, Colorado. He is in charge of the firm's family law practice as well as bankruptcy matters, including a focus in bankruptcy litigation when divorce issues exist.

    During his 20 years of practice, Mr. Eckelberry has provided dedicated representation to clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area, helping them to make personal and financial fresh starts.  Mr. Eckelberry is a strong supporter of alternative representation models and thus provides both limited scope representation and a sliding scale hourly rate to provide options for clients who don't want traditional representation.

    After graduating in 1994 from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, Mr. Eckelberry went on to earn his Juris Doctor at Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver in 1998.

    Frequently called upon to speak at legal seminars and conferences, Mr. Eckelberry has contributed his insight and background to numerous publications as well, and served as editor of the 2006, 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2018 editions of the Domestic Relations Bench Book published by the Colorado Bar Association. In recognition of his successful record and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its AV-Preeminent* rating.

    An active participant in numerous professional and community organizations, Mr. Eckelberry is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, where he is a Former Chair for the executive counsel of its Family Law Section, and is also a member of the Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver County bar associations. He is a former board member for Metro Volunteer Lawyers, an organization that provides pro bono legal services to low-income residents in the Denver area.

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Eckelberry Law Firm, LLC, is a debt relief agency. The firm helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Family Law
    • 20%Bankruptcy: Consumer
    • 20%Bankruptcy: Business
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Bankruptcy Law, Appeals

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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    About John Eckelberry

    Admitted: 1998, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: http://www.eckelberrylaw.com/about/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Family Law., Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
    • Avvo Rated "Superb" since 2013, 2019
    • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2011, 2019
    • Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation, 2019
    • One of the Ten Most Dependable Family Law Attorneys of the West, Forbes Magazine, November 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Council
    • Past Chair, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Mentoring Committees
    • Member, Jefferson County Bar Association
    • Past Member, Board of Directors, Metro Volunteer Lawyers
    • Member, Arapahoe County Bar Association
    • Colorado, 1998
    • Past Chair, Colorado Bar Association's, Family Law Section, 2013 - 2014
    • Member, Denver County Bar Association
    • Past Board Member, FACES

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Non-teaching faculty for the Family Law Evidence Practicum, May 23, 2019, 2019
    • Nuts and Bolts: Practical Considerations for Integrating Unbundled Legal Services, Colorado Legal Education, May 31, 2017
    • Mentoring, Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 11, 2016
    • Bankruptcy Basic Skills, Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 11, 2016
    • Non-teaching Faculty for the Family Evidence Practicum, May 6, 2016
    • Death of a Party: Probate Implications for Domestic Relations Cases, Family Law Institute, August 5, 2016
    • Collection Strategies in Domestic Relations Cases, Family Law Institute, August 7, 2015
    • Bankruptcy Basic Skills, Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 12, 2015
    • Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know for Domestic Relations Cases”, Judicial Domestic Relations Institute, June 2, 2015
    • Mentoring, Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 12, 2015
    • Collection Strategies in Domestic Relations Cases, Family Law Institute, August 7, 2015, 2015
    • Moderator for the "Judges Panel on New Spousal Maintenance Statute," Family Law Section Luncheon, March 21, 2014
    • Hearsay Evidence in Domestic Relations Cases, Judicial Education, State Judicial Institute, September 11 , 2014
    • Impact of Bankruptcy on Domestic Relations, Judicial Domestic Relations Institute, June 6, 2014
    • Editor for the Domestic Relations Law & Orders Bench Book, released in June, 2014
    • Mentoring, Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 6, 2014
    • Bankruptcy Basic Skills, Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 6, 2014
    • "Mentoring," Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 7, 2013
    • "Bankruptcy Basic Skills," Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 7, 2013
    • "Hearsay Evidence," Family Law Evidence Practicum, March 13, 2013
    • Program Chair, Family Law Institute, 2013
    • "Mentoring," Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 24, 2012
    • "Unbundled Representation," National Pro Bono Celebration Training, October 24, 2012
    • "Bankruptcy Basic Skills," Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 24, 2012
    • "Judges' Panel on Business Valuations," Family Law Section Luncheon, February 10, 2012
    • "Montclarion," a Denver, Colorado magazine: 4-part article, Fall 2010 - Summer 2011, 2011
    • "Mentoring," Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 18, 2011
    • "Judges Panel on Attorney Fees," Family Law Section Luncheon, February 11, 2011, 2011
    • "Impeachment Evidence," Family Law Evidence Practicum, May 14, 2011
    • Same Sex Rights & Family Law -- Protecting the Non-Traditional Family in a System of Tradition," University of Denver College of Law, April 4, 2011
    • "Immigration at the Crossroads," ALIA conference, September 16, 2011
    • "Bankruptcy Basic Skills," Family Law Basic Skills Program, February 18, 2011
    • "Basic Evidence Fundamentals for Use in Family Law Cases," National Pro Bono Celebration Training, October 26, 2011
    • "Family Law Issues Affecting Your Immigration Practice," ALIA Luncheon, October 13, 2010
    • "Bankruptcy 101," Family Law Institute, August 9, 2009, 2009
    • "Anatomy of a Family Law Case," National Pro Bono Celebration Training, October 23, 2009
    • Editor for the Domestic Relations Law & Orders Bench Book, released in 2009, 2009
    • "Bankruptcy 101," Family Law Institute, October 23, 2009, 2009
    • "Allocation of Parental Responsibilities," MDIC Luncheon, February 5, 2008, 2008
    • "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces," National Business Institute, September 27, 2007, 2007
    • "Equitable Divorce Settlements," National Business Institute, December 10, 2007, 2007
    • "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces," National Business Institute, September 27, 2007, 2007
    • "Working with the Imperfect Client: The Ten Commandments of Client Management," Colorado Bar Association Colorado Legal Education, August 12, 2007, 2007
    • "Dissolution and Bankruptcy," Family Law Section Luncheon, March 2007, 2007
    • Editor for the Domestic Relations Law & Orders Bench Book, released in 2006, 2006
    • "The State of Voluntary Unemployment and Underemployment in Colorado"  The Colorado Lawyer, November, 2005, 2005
    • "Domestic Law in Colorado," National Business Institute, June 2005, 2005
    • "Relocation," Arapahoe County Bar Association, October 27, 2005, 2005
    • "Exploring Essential Issues in Domestic Law," National Business Institute, March 2003, 2003

    Representative Clients:

    • In re Marriage of Boettcher, 2018SA287 (Colorado Supreme Court 9/23/2019), 2019
    • In re Marriage of Boettcher, 2018COA34 (Colorado Court of Appeals, April 8, 2018), 2018
    • In re the Marriage of Ikeler, 148 P .3d 347, Colo. App. 2006
    • In re the Marriage of Ikeler, 161 P .3rd 663, Colo. 2007
    • In re the Interest of S.N.V and Concerning C.A.T.C., No. 10CA1302, Colo. App. December 22, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. in History, Political Science; Honors: Member, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1994
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    Office Location for John Eckelberry

    1888 N Sherman Street
    Suite 350
    Denver, CO 80203

    Phone: 303-434-1131

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