Ann Gushurst

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lone Tree, CO

Griffiths Law PC
 | 10375 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 520
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: 303-858-8090
Fax: 303-858-8181
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2021
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ann Gushurst is a Senior Counsel of the Littleton, Colorado, family law firm of Gutterman Griffiths PC She earned her law degree at the University of New Brunswick in 1994 and quickly established herself as a leader in family law litigation, mediation and collaborative law. Her belief that families should attempt to minimize the emotional fallout from a divorce has established her as a leading practitioner of collaborative law in the state of Colorado. Her experience includes handling cases in state and federal court, as well as in the complex field of international child custody under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  She also is well known for her work in LGBTQ cases, including same-sex common law marriage, and has an active practice in the crossover between Domestic Relations and Protection Proceedings.

    Included among the many family law cases that Ms. Gushurst has handled in her career is a lawsuit involving the unconstitutionality of the State of Colorado's ban against same-sex marriage.  Additionally, she has had  cases involving same-sex parents in courts have issued landmark rulings regarding parental rights that have had a significant impacts on  similar cases in the state and across the country.

    Ms. Gushurst lectures and writes extensively on issues related to family law mediation and collaborative law and has served as a past chair of the Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals. She also currently serves on the Family Law Section Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association and as editor of the Family Law Section newsletter. Her commitment to collaborative law includes her membership in the Academy for Collaborative Practice and on the Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals Board.   addition to speaking at seminars to educate her fellow members of the bar on collaborative and family law, Ms. Gushurst has also appeared as a guest on a segment of the "Dr. Phil Show"dealing with divorce in America.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2021

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    About Ann Gushurst

    Admitted: 1998, Colorado

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    • This award is given to a Straight Ally who "work to advance equality and make a substantive difference.", Ally of the Year , Colorado GLBT Bar Association, 2015
    • This award is given to recognize service to the legal community., Special Recognition Award, Colorado Lawyer's Committee, 2015
    • AV Rated Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating
    • Received a 10 out of 10 Rating on AVVO
    • Colorado Bar Fellow

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Colorado Chapter of the AFCC
    • Metropolitain Denver Inderdisciplinary Committee
    • Past Chair, Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals
    • Chair, Women in Law, University of New Brunswick
    • Family Law Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Co-Chaired, UNB Association of Women in Law
    • LGBT Bar Amicus Committee Member
    • Kids and Court Committee, Colorado Bar Association
    • Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers program
    • Board Member, Maria Droste Counseling Services
    • Member, Colorado Judicial Institute

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • AFCC Presentation, Alienating Parents, Alienating Attorneys, June 2010
    • AFCC Presentation, Ethical Issues in Collaborative Law, June 2010
    • "Treat Your Divorce Like a Business", ColoradoBiz Magazine
    • "Low Conflict Divorce", ColoradoBiz Magazine
    • Collaborative Ethics Opinion
    • MDIC Presentation, Collaborative Law + Ethics, March 2007
    • Discovery Collaborative Law + Ethics for NBI, December 2005
    • Cobar Presentation, Collaborative Law + Ethics, September 2006
    • Cobar Presentation, Collaborative Law + Ethics, September 2007
    • Chairperson, "Women in Law" conference for New Brunswick, 1993 - 1994
    • Separation Agreements Practitioner's Guide to Domestic Relations, 2010
    • Treat Your Divorce Like a Business ColoradoBiz Magazine
    • Low Conflict Divorce ColoradoBiz Magazine
    • Ethics and Collaborative Practice International Annual Conference, 2010
    • Alienation International Annual Conference, 2010
    • Advanced Family Law Elder Law Institute, 2010
    • Collaborative Civil practice for privately held Business Law Group Collaborative Civil Practice, 2010
    • The Use of Child Evaluators and ENA Utah Regional Conference, 2009
    • Colorado breakthrough for children!

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2018
    • Received the University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1994
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    10375 Park Meadows Drive
    Suite 520
    Lone Tree, CO 80124

    Phone: 303-858-8090

    Fax: 303-858-8181

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