Patricia A. Riley

Top rated family law attorney in Denver, Colorado

WZW Family Law LLC
Patricia A. Riley
WZW Family Law LLC

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

Licensed in Colorado since: 1992

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

WZW Family Law LLC

1720 S Bellaire St
Suite 1010
Denver, CO 80222 Visit website


Attorney Patricia A. Riley is the founder and owner of Patricia A. Riley, LLC, in Louisville, Colorado. Nationally recognized as among the top lawyers in the country, Ms. Riley focuses her practice solely on family law, and she provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson and Weld counties and the surrounding areas who are dealing with complex, pressing legal challenges involving any of the following:

·        Divorce

·        Domestic and family violence

·        Child custody and visitation

·        Child and spousal support

·        Parenting plans

·        Relocation issues

·        Modifications and enforcements

·        Marital property and separation agreements

Over the course of her nearly 30 years in practice, Ms. Riley has achieved considerable success helping her clients find the effective solutions and favorable outcomes they seek for their serious family-related legal issues as efficiently and affordably as possible. She has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when dealing with her clients, along with her unwavering dedication to their needs, and she works hard to ensure she has done all she can to assist and guide her clients through a very tumultuous time in their lives.

In honor of her outstanding professionalism, Ms. Riley has been listed among the Top 100 Lawyers by The National Advocates as well as received many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers. As a result of her exceptional client service, she has also received Superb, 10 out of 10, client ratings on Avvo along with the site's Clients' Choice Award for Family Law.

A recipient of the Hach Scientific Foundation Scholarship and the Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger Scholarship, Ms. Riley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. She then attended Southern Methodist University, where she earned her Master of Business Administration from the university's Dedman Graduate School of Business and her Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1991. She is licensed to practice in Colorado, Texas and California.

Practice areas

Family law, Alternative dispute resolution

Focus areas

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

  • 90% Family law
  • 10% Alternative dispute resolution

First Admitted: 1992, Colorado

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (BIDC), Treasurer and Vice President
  • Boulder County Bar Association Board of Directors, Member
  • Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (BIDC), President
Educational Background:
  • Dedman Graduate School of Business (Southern Methodist University), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), August 1991 Dedman School of Law (Southern Methodist University), Juris Doctor (J.D.), August 1991
  • Dedman School of Law (Southern Methodist University), Juris Doctor (J.D.), August 1991
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Biochemistry, December 1987, Awards: Hach Scientific Foundation Scholarship, four years Conrad & Marcel Schlumberger Scholarship, four years Dean’s List Alpha Epsilon Delta, pre-med honor society
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas
  • California 
  • Colorado
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • 40 Hour Mediation training and certification, August 2017, 2017
  • Guardian ad Litem (GAL), training and certification, August 2018, 2018
  • Child and Family Investigator (CFI), training and certification, February 2014, 2014
  • Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker (PC/DM), training and certification, May 2013, 2013

Office location for Patricia A. Riley

1720 S Bellaire St
Suite 1010
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 303-647-4222


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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