Joe Pickard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Littleton, CO

Pickard Law, P.C.
 | 12712 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80127-6326
Phone: 303-647-1453
Fax: 303-989-6773
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

In Littleton, Colorado, Joe Pickard represents clients in cases of family law, personal injury and appellate law at Pickard Law, P.C. A former assistant county attorney in Jefferson County, Colorado, he also handles cases of medical malpractice, adoption, criminal law, juvenile law, dependency and neglect, civil litigation, and representation of attorneys in ethical matters.

Mr. Pickard has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to practice in Colorado and before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, he also has extensive legal teaching experience gained over the last three-plus decades.

As an active member of his community, Mr. Pickard is involved as a high school speech critic and a coach of the mock trial team, and speech and debate at Mullen High School, and works with the Boy Scouts of America and as a baseball coach for the Bear Creek Junior Sports Association. Throughout his career, he has tried close to 100 jury trials and loves to find a fair resolution to a complex problem.

He is involved in many professional organizations, including the Metro Volunteer Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Federal Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the National Association of Counsel for Children, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Former president of the 1st Judicial District Bar Association, Mr. Pickard also served as a board member for the Pinehurst Country Club and as vice president of the Colorado Bar Association.

* 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (40%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Civil Litigation (10%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Joe Pickard

Admitted: 1982, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://lawpickard.com/?page_id=18

Honors/Awards:

  • 3rd Nationally, National Student Congress, 1975

  • 10.0 Superb Rated, Avvo.com

  •  AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell 

  • The Linda T. Palmieri Award,  For Outstanding Service On Behalf of Children, The 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

  • Member, Federal Bar Association

  •  President, 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 2005-2006

  • Vice President, Colorado Bar Association, 2008-2009

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, American Association for Justice

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 1983

  • State of Colorado, 1983

  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Speech and Debate Coach, Mullen High School

  • High School Speech Critic

  • Mock Trial Team Coach, Mullen High School

  • West Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Member

  • Bear Creek Junior Sports Association Baseball Coach

  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Board Member, Pinehurst Country Club, 2006-2009

  • Supreme Court Pro Bono Commitment

  • National Association of Counsel for Children

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers

  • International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Colorado Children’s Records Law, for CLE credit, Denver, Colorado, 1998

  • Dependency and Neglect Seminar, for CLE credit on behalf of the First Judicial District Bar Association, Golden, Colorado, 1984
  • 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Seminar, for CLE credit, for the Colorado Chapter of V.O.C.A.L. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1990.

  • Panel Presentation: Legal Responsibility and Diagnosis for Physicians in Child Abuse Cases and Repercussions, panelist, Poudre Valley Hospital Continuing Medical Education, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 1992

  • Moderator for panel discussion, Child Abuse Investigations… Putting the Pieces Together, for CLE credit on behalf of the Juvenile Law Forum, Denver, Colorado, 1993

  • Presenter of free paper, Child Abuse Investigations… Putting the Pieces Together, 11th ISPCAN International Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 1996.

  • Civil Trial Practice “A View From the Trenches” for CLE credit on behalf of the First Judicial District Bar Association, Golden, Colorado, 2006

  • Colorado Children’s Records Law, for CLE credit, Denver, Colorado, 1999

  • Dependency and Neglect for Criminal Practitioners, for CLE credit on behalf of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Lakewood, Colorado, 2004

  • Abstract, Re: Expert Witness Issues in Child Abuse Cases, with C.B. Smith, Chosen for Presentation at 15th ISPCAN International Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 2004 (Did not attend)

  • Testimony For Experts and Those Who Testify From Written Reports, Law Enforcement Training for the Wheat Ridge Police Department, Denver, Colorado, 2011

  • Jefferson County Leadership Committee Training, invited speaker, annually, 2006 to Present

  • What is TRAILS?, for CLE credit on behalf of the Family Law Institute, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2008

  • What is TRAILS?, for CLE credit on behalf of the Juvenile Law Section of the CBA, Denver, Colorado, 2009

  • A Paralegal’s Guide, Preparing a Summary Judgment Motion, for CLE Credit on behalf of the Institute for Paralegal Education, Denver, Colorado, 2009

  • D&N and Criminal Law: What Family Lawyers Need to Know, for CLE credit on behalf of the First Judicial District Bar Association, Golden, Colorado, 2009

  • Deal or No Deal; Why Divorce Cases Don’t Settle, for CLE credit on behalf of the First Judicial District Bar Association, Golden, Colorado, 2010

  • Forensic Child Abuse Experts; Effective Reports & Testimony, presenter at 18th ISPCAN International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2010

  • No Reasonable Effort, for CLE Credit on behalf of the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative, Golden, Colorado, 2010

  • Forensic Child Abuse Experts; Effective Reports & Testimony, Training for the El Paso County Attorney’s Office, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of the Incarnate Word, B.B.A, Management, Summa Cum Laude, 1977

  • Mullen High School

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Office Location for Joe Pickard

12712 W. Ken Caryl Ave.
Littleton, CO 80127-6326

Phone: 303-647-1453

Fax: 303-989-6773

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Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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