David W. Heckenbach

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Greenwood Village, CO

Heckenbach Suazo LLP
 | 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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Dave Heckenbach is a founding partner of Heckenbach Suazo & Dave LLP. He has been a trial lawyer for over 36 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 five 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 seven 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Securities Litigation (10%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2017 - 2020

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About David Heckenbach

Admitted: 1979, Colorado

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


  • Recipient of the Pacemaker Award
  • Listed in the Denver Social Register and Record since 1993
  • Top Ten Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • Forensic Sciences Graduate Course Work, New York University Medical School, 1982
  • Honors in Psychology (Psi Chi the National Honors Society for Psychology)
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1976, cum laude
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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: 10/4/2019

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