David W. Heckenbach

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Greenwood Village, CO

Heckenbach Malara P.C.
 | 7400 East Orchard Road, Suite 3025N
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-858-8000
Fax: 303-858-8001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Dave Heckenbach is a founding partner of Heckenbach Malara P.C.. He has been a trial lawyer for over 41 years and has achieved the highest possible rating in the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating system: A-V, Preeminent lawyer. Dave devotes his energies to complex financial, custody, and high-conflict cases. He is well known for his courtroom skills and no-nonsense approach. He has conducted well over 1,000 trials and hearings. His reputation as a formidable advocate and litigator makes him a significant asset to clients who need that assistance. He has also been qualified as an expert witness on a number of family law issues and has been appointed as a Special Master in particularly difficult or complex matters. Dave has been named in the Super Lawyers list for 10 years.  He commands respect with his presence and is well-known and well-received by the many judges before whom he has appeared.  He is a past president of the Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association, was a prosecutor for 12 years and was the Chief Deputy District Attorney in charge of Complex Prosecutions for 7 years before leaving for private practice in 1992.  He is best known for his strategic skills and his commanding presence in the court room. 

    Dave has also co-authored a book entitled "The Guide to a Smart Divorce" which can be purchased at Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle format.  Or, you can contact Dave directly to purchase one of the books at a discounted price. 

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Securities Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2017 - 2021

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    About David Heckenbach

    Admitted: 1979, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: http://htsdlaw.com/lawyers-and-staff/lawyers/david-w-heckenb...


    • Top Ten Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
    • Recipient of the Pacemaker Award
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former member of the Executive Council for the Colorado Bar Association's Family Law Section
    • Arapahoe Bar Association, Member
    • United States District Court for District of Colorado, 1979
    • Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association, Member, Past President
    • Denver Bar Association, Member
    • Colorado, 1979
    • Colorado Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • American Heart Association of Colorado, Past Board Member/Former Chairman of the Board
    • Alzheimer’s Association, Past Board Member
    • Cross and Clef Ministries, Past Board Member, Volunteer
    • Leukemia Benefit Top Fundraiser
    • Toyota Celebrity Ski Challenge, Co-Chairman

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Guide to a Smart Divorce, Co-Author, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • Honors in Psychology (Psi Chi the National Honors Society for Psychology)
    • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1976, cum laude
    • Forensic Sciences Graduate Course Work, New York University Medical School, 1982
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    Office Location for David W. Heckenbach

    7400 East Orchard Road
    Suite 3025N
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Phone: 303-858-8000

    Fax: 303-858-8001

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    Last Updated: 2/9/2021

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