David W. Heckenbach

Top rated Family Law attorney in Greenwood Village, Colorado

Heckenbach Law P.C.
David W. Heckenbach
Heckenbach Law P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1979

Education: University of Colorado Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2017 - 2023

Heckenbach Law P.C.

7400 East Orchard Road
Suite 270 S
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Visit website


David W. Heckenbach is the founder, owner and president of Heckenbach Law P.C., based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He fiercely fights to protect the rights of his clients and their children across the Denver metro areas in cases that include but are not limited to:

  • Divorce and legal separation
  • Post-decree modifications
  • Paternity actions
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Pre- and postnuptial agreements
  • Same-sex relationship/cohabitation issues
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Guardianships
  • Adoptions
  • Child custody and support modifications
  • Domestic violence and protection orders
  • Contempt/enforcement
  • Unmarried parents’ rights
  • Appeals
  • Wills and probate
  • Criminal charges

Using a client-centered approach, Mr. Heckenbach has handled thousands of cases, from jury trials to court trials, mediations and arbitrations. His knowledge, strategic skills and desire to deliver superior service have earned him the trust of his clients, peers and judges. He demonstrates an exceptional level of dedication and determination while representing each of his clients. He has co-authored and published a book titled “The Guide to a Smart Divorce.”

Mr. Heckenbach graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in psychology and accounting in 1976 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he was a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. In 1979, he obtained his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. He was a quarter-finalist in the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition and worked as a research assistant for a professor of corporations and real property.

To engage with fellow attorneys professionally, Mr. Heckenbach has associated himself with several organizations such as the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Colorado, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

A former chief deputy in charge of the Denver District Attorney’s Office’s Complex Prosecutions Unit, Mr. Heckenbach enjoys contributing his time to the community. He served as a board member of the Alzheimer’s Association, a board member and former chairman of the American Heart Association of Colorado and co-chair of the Toyota Celebrity Ski Challenge.

Mr. Heckenbach has been honored with an AV Preeminent* rating, the highest possible by Martindale-Hubbell, and a “Superb” rating on Avvo. A recipient of the American Heart Association of Colorado’s Pacemaker award, he has been featured as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Wills

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 1979, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://familylawcolorado.com/team/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The Guide to a Smart Divorce, Co-Author, 2011
  • Top Ten Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Recipient of the Pacemaker Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer
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
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
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
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Best Lawyers, 2021

Office location for David W. Heckenbach

7400 East Orchard Road
Suite 270 S
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 720-784-6118


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2017 - 2023

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