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: 720-907-6777
Fax: 303-936-0125
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Education: Vermont Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Hannah Jannicelli Westmont is a partner with the Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C law firm in Lakewood, Colorado. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than eight years of legal experience, Ms. Westmont has focused on family law throughout her entire legal career, and she provides invaluable counsel and support to clients in the greater Denver metro and all across the state who are going through divorces or have some other serious legal issues affecting their families.

    Handling all aspects of family law, Ms. Westmont has achieved notable success assisting her clients with their contested and uncontested divorce proceedings while helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they seek for their child custody and support matters, property division, parenting agreements and more. She has extensive experience handling complex business valuations and high-asset property division, and she also helps establish and enforce effective pre- and postnuptial marriage agreements.

    Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Ms. Westmont is also well-versed in mediation and arbitration, and she has helped numerous clients resolve their matters outside of court and find the positive results they seek for their legal issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. In all cases, she delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support, and she has earned a reputation as a devoted legal advocate who passionately represents her clients to the full extent of her abilities.

    Honored for her professionalism and service, Ms. Westmont received the George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the 1st Judicial District Bar Association in 2019, and she has earned top rankings from her peers. She has also received "Superb" client ratings in Avvo along with the site's Clients' Choice Award. Moreover, U.S. News & World Report voted her practice among the Best Law Firms in the country, and her law office has received numerous testimonials from their satisfied clients.

    A 2007 graduate of the Colorado College, Ms. Westmont obtained her Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 2011, where she served as legal research writing assistant and won Negotiation Champion at the 2010 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon. A leader in her field, she has numerous publications to her credit, and she has conducted lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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    About Hannah Westmont

    Admitted: 2011, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: https://pfmlaw.com/hannah-jannicelli/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2018 Client's Choice Award, AVVO, Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2018
    • Selected as a Rising Start by Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
    • This is given to an attorney under the age of 37 or in practice for less than 5 years who is a member of the First J.D. Bar and is deserving of recognition for her or his activities with the Bar, the community and in the practice of law. The recipient is someone who reflects a strong commitment to the legal profession and to community service., George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, First Judicial District Bar Association, 2019
    • 2019 Client's Choice Award, Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2019
    • 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, 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:

    • Member, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2020
    • Co-Chair Programs Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Association, 2020
    • Board of Directors, Colorado Women's Bar Association, 2020
    • Colorado, 2011
    • Board of Directors, Colorado Women's Bar Association, 2019
    • Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Colorado Women's Bar Association, 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
    • Denver Legal Nights , 2020
    • 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:

    • Family law in Colorado is constantly evolving. This year’s Fall Update will provide you everything you need to know about recent developments from some of the area’s most esteemed practitioners and judicial officers. In addition to substantive updates, this course contains an ethics segment and a panel discussion featuring Colorado family law judges and magistrates.  , Co-Chair, Family Law Fall Update- Kids and the Court in Colorado, October 2019, CBA CLE, Family Law, 2019
    • Lecture on enforcement mechanisims in Colorado Family Law Cases., Lecturer, Alternative Enforcement: Enforcing Orders Without Filing Contempt , 1st Judicial District, Family Law, 2019
    • 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
    • Introduction to Client Intake, Lecturer, Family Law Basic Skills, CBA CLE, Family Law, 2020
    • 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, Colorado Bar Association 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

    Educational Background:

    • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, Juris Doctor Degree May 2011, Legal Research Teaching Assistant
    • The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, May 2007, Major: History

    Industry Groups

    • Family Law
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    550 S Wadsworth Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Phone: 720-907-6777

    Fax: 303-936-0125

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