Nicola Winter

Top rated family law attorney in Denver, Colorado

Wells Family Law PC
Nicola Winter
Wells Family Law PC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2016

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

Wells Family Law PC

1660 Lincoln Street
Suite 1525
Denver, CO 80264 Visit website

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Family law attorney Nicola Winter serves clients in the Denver metro area from her office at Wells Family Law in Denver, Colorado. Her practice is primarily focused on:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Child custody and support
  • Domestic violence
  • Property division
  • Spousal support
  • Post-decree issues

Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international relations from Bucknell University, Ms. Winter went on to pursue her legal studies at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (DU Law). She gained her Juris Doctor degree in 2017 and was licensed to practice the same year in Colorado. In 2018, she was admitted to practice in the state of Montana. 

During law school, Ms. Winter was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honor society and part of DU Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic. With a passion for trials from her first year at law school, she interned at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and at the Family Violence Unit of the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Winter has been recognized by the legal community for her fierce advocacy and vast knowledge of the law. She was included on Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch list in 2022, and the Colorado Supreme Court has honored her with the Pro Bono Achievement Award. Moreover, she holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo and has received five-star reviews from grateful clients and positive endorsements from fellow attorneys.

Active in her legal circle, Ms. Winter is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, the Colorado LGBT Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Florence Crittenton legal clinic and Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Furthermore, she mentors students through DU Law’s Professional Mentoring Program. She is also a part of Denver Pet Partners, a nonprofit therapy dog team that helps children and victims prepare for and testify in legal proceedings.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2016, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://wellsfamilylawcolorado.com/nicola-winter/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Denver Pet Partners, volunteer therapy dog team assisting children and victims prepare for and testify in legal proceedings, 2022 - present
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, providing pro bono representation and legal clinic assistance, 2017 - Present
  • Florence Crittenton Legal Clinic, volunteer 2018 - present
  • Santa Fe Dreamers Project, providing pro bono representation to transgender woman seeking asylum 2018 - 2022
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMAIN), providing pro bono representation for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) proceedings, 2019 - 2020
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law Criminal Defense Clinic, student attorney 2013 - 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Montana 
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association 
  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association 
  • Denver Bar Association 
  • Colorado Bar Association 
Educational Background:
  • Bucknell University - B.A, 2009
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Panel CLE at CU Law, Panel Speaker, Redefining Love: Polyamory and Family Law, 2020
  • This two-part article discusses executive compensation issues in Colorado dissolution of marriage proceedings. Part 1 set forth a multi-step process for characterizing and dividing stock rights such as options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance-based awards, and nonqualified deferred compensation. This part 2 addresses limitations on dividing executive compensation awards, looks at tax issues to be aware of when the awards are divided, and analyzes whether the awards are income for support purposes., Co-Author, A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce - Part 2 , Colorado Lawyer, 2022
  • This two-part article discusses executive compensation issues in Colorado dissolution of marriage proceedings. This part 1 covers the multistep process for characterizing and dividing executive compensation., Co-Author, A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce - Part I, Colorado Lawyer, Family Law, 2022
Honors/Awards:
  • , Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers , 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award, The Supreme Court of Colorado, 2022
  • , Superb Rated Attorney, Avvo, 2022
  • , Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers , 2022
  • , Member, Phi Delta Phi Academic Honor Society, 2014

Office location for Nicola Winter

1660 Lincoln Street
Suite 1525
Denver, CO 80264

Phone: 303-309-1077

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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