Hannah Jannicelli Westmont

Hannah Jannicelli Westmont

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lakewood, CO

Polidori, Franklin Monahan & Beattie, LLC
 | 550 S Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-936-3300
Fax: 303-936-0125
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Education: Vermont Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Ms. Westmont is a partner with Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie LLC. She has concentrated her practice in the area of family law throughout her career, and is dedicated to assisting clients who are experiencing transition and conflict.

 

Ms. Westmont grew up in northern New York. She graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in History in 2007. Ms. Westmont earned her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2011.

 

Ms. Westmont handles domestic relations cases ranging from complex financial disputes to difficult child custody matters. Ms. Westmont is deeply aware that each family is different, and each case requires a personalized approach. Ms. Westmont is a strong advocate for her clients while always striving for an amicable resolution when possible. Ms. Westmont is also an experienced and skilled trial lawyer with experience successfully trying domestic relations actions throughout her career.

Ms. Westmont holds an AVVO “Superb” rating and was awarded the AVVO “Client’s Choice Award” in 2017 and 2018. Ms. Westmont was also given the distinction of Rising Star in the 2018 publication of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Ms. Westmont proudly serves on the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors, and has lectured on many family law topics. In 2016 Ms. Westmont co-wrote an article for the May 2016 Colorado Lawyer: “Who's Their Daddy: Navigating Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Paternity Actions”.

Prior to attending law school Ms. Westmont was a nationally competitive figure skater. Ms. Westmont strives to use the same persistence and dedication she used in her athletic career when advocating for her clients in their cases. In her free time, Ms. Westmont enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling with her family.

About Hannah Westmont

Admitted: 2011, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.pfmlaw.com/hannah-jannicelli/

Honors/Awards:

  • 2018 Client's Choice Award, AVVO, Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2018
  • Best Law Firms awarded by US News and World Report, Best Law Firms, US News and World Report, 2019
  • Best Law Firms, US News and World Report, 2016
  • Selected as a Rising Start by Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2017
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • The Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon is a joint initiative of the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority(FINRA). For two days, student teams from law schools around the country meet to test their advocacy skills in the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of a securities dispute., Negotiation Champion, Securities Dispute Resolution Triathalon, 2010
  • Distinguished as a Top Attorney by AVVO.com, Top Attorney, AVVO.com, 2018
  • Best Law Firms, US News and World Report, 2017
  • Distinguished as a Top Attorney by AVVO.com, Top Attorney, AVVO, 2017
  • Firm Selected as a 2018 Best Law Firm, Best Law Firms, US News and World Report, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Colorado Women's Bar Association, 2019
  • Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Assoication, 2019
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2011
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Women's Bar Association http://www.cwba.org/board, 2017
  • Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Assocation, 2017
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association, 2011
  • Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Women's Bar Association http://www.cwba.org/board, 2018
  • Denver Bar Association, Member, 2011
  • Public Policy Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Assocation, 2016
  • Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Assocation, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • First Judicial District, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Post-Decree Clinics, 2018
  • First Judicial District, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Post-Decree Clinic, 2019
  • First Judicial District, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Post-Decree Clinic, 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney, Denver Legal Night, Denver Bar Association, Colorado Lawyers Committee Denver Legal Night, 2017
  • First Judicial District, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Post-Decree Clinics, 2017
  • Post-Decree Clinic training. Lectured and created extensive materials for the Colorado Attorney General's Office to train volunteers as to how to provide legal advice at Mentro Volunteer Lawyer's Pro Bono Clinics.   , 2017
  • Volunteer Attorney, Denver Legal Night, Denver Bar Association, Colorado Lawyers Committee Denver Legal Night, 2011
  • First Judicial District, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Post-Decree Clinic, 2016
  • Second Judicial District Law Day, 2017
  • Law School Si Se Puede, Mentor Law School... Yes We Can, 2014
  • First Judicial District, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Post-Decree Clinic, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Journal article on paternity and allocation of parental responsibility actions in Colorado., Author, Who's Your Daddy: Navigating Paternity and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Actions, The Colorado Lawyer, 2016
  • Family Law Evidence CLE, Faculty, Family Law Evidence Practicum, CBA CLE, Family Law, 2019
  • Family Law Basic Skills Seminar, Lecturer, Family Law Basic Skills, CBA CLE, Family Law, 2019
  • Family Law Fall Update Self-Care, Settlement, Self-Employment, and Skills!     Co-Sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section   Program Description:   The leaves will soon be changing, but topical updates and practical skill refreshers are always in season! The Fall Update will focus on the needs of modern family law practitioners, addressing the new tax law, mediation preparation, stress management, and so much more.      Join us for the 2018 Family Law Fall Update – Register today!   Timely Topics Include: - The Ethics of Self-Care and Stress Management - Expert Alphabet Soup: How to Choose Between a PRE, CFI, ENA, and BFA - Challenges in Calculating Income: The Self-Employed Spouse - Family Law Mediations: Preparing for Success - Spousal Maintenance and the New Tax Law - Evidence Battle: Practical Application of Evidence Rules and Case Law, Co-Chair and Lecturer, Family Law Fall Update- Self-Care, Settlement, Self-Employment, and Such, October 2018, CBA CLE, Family Law, 2018
  • Critical Differences Between a Title 14 Paternity Action, and a Title 19 Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Action, The Nuts and Bolts of Representing a Party in a Paternity Action, http://cle.cobar.org/Seminars/Event-Info/sessionaltcd/FL102116L, 2016
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL), in partnership with the Colorado Attorney General's Office, is hosting a workshop on navigating the process of post-decree cases. Post-decree matters comprise approximately a quarter of MVL’s caseload, and are largely handled through consultation clinics in conjunction with local law firms and the AG’s office. Topics to be covered in the workshop include modification of child support and maintenance, modification and restriction of parental responsibilities, and enforcement of orders., Lecturer, Navigating the Post-Decree Maze, Metro Volunteer Lawyers and Colorado Attorney General's Office, 2017
  •  Annual Family Law Institute in Vail Colorado., Lecturer, Alternative Enforcement: Enforcing Orders Without Filing Contempt, Colorado Bar Association CLE, 2017
  • http://www.rockymtnparalegal.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=8, Lecturer, Alternative Enforcement: Enforcing Orders Without Filing Contempt, Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association- Family Law, 2017
  • Don't miss the opportunity to practice the elements of courtroom evidence that are most important for family law practitioners to know.   First, as a larger group, you will learn the evidentiary technique. Then you'll break out into small groups for role-playing and discussion. A faculty member will lead your small group as you practice the technique and give you individual attention and feedback.   Whether it's learning the hearsay rules, how to lay a foundation, expert testimony or electronic evidence, don't miss this chance for one-on-one learning from some of the most knowledgeable family law judges and litigators in the State.  , Lecturer, Family Law Evidence Practicum, CBA-CLE, 2018
  • This Sherlock-focused session will cover alternative means of enforcing orders without the need to pursue – or prove – contempt, such as motion for entry of support judgment, Rule 70 motions, motions to enforce parenting time, motions to enforce separation agreements and motions for status conference, as well as common pitfalls and missteps for each.           , Lecturer, Order Enforcement for Sherlocks, including Out of State Orders, Colorado Domestic Relations Judicial Institute , 2018
  • A comprehensive presentation on C.R.S. 14-10-129(4) Motions to Restrict Parenting Time Actions. Our presentation will guide practitioners through a CRS 14-10-129(4) action from start to finish., Lecturer, In Case of Emergency...File a Motion to Restrict Parenting Time Pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-129(4), 2018 Annual Family Law Institute, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
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Office Location for Hannah Jannicelli Westmont

550 S Wadsworth Boulevard
Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80226

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