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Sheila Gutterman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Lone Tree, CO

Griffiths Law PC
10375 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 520
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: 720-773-6459
Fax: 303-858-8181
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Family Law (50%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Attorney Profile

Shelia Gutterman is co-founder and senior counsel of Griffiths Law PC located in Lone Tree, Colorado. Ms. Gutterman is a nationally recognized leader in educating legal and nonlegal communities about the options for resolving family crises. In her practice, she strategizes with clients as to which process, alternative dispute resolution or litigation, best achieves the goals of the client.

A pre-eminent, AV-rated* attorney, Ms. Gutterman has mentored thousands of new attorneys in family law. She has served on numerous Colorado state commissions working for children and families, held all offices of the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section, published hundreds of articles, and written a textbook on collaborative law. In 2012, she was the selected recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce for outstanding contributions to Colorado including being the “Mother of Collaborative Law” in Colorado

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Mediation


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About Sheila Gutterman

First Admitted: 1988, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Minimizing the Emotional Trauma of Divorce
  • The Good Divorce - Channel 9 Relationship Series
  • Jewish Divorce and the Get - Intermountain Jewish News
  • Wanted: Market Values in Divorce Cases, Colorado Real Estate Journal
  • Workshop and Lecturer, Back to Basics: 10 Fundamental Concepts in Family Law
  • "In Court and Out of Court Options" in Divorce
  • Collaborative Law: A New Model for Dispute Resolution
  • Collaborative Family Law - Part II (Vol. 30 No. 12; pp57-59), The Colorado Lawyer
  • Collaborative Family Law - Part I (Vol. 30 No. 11:pp57-60), The Colorado Lawyer
  • Basic Outline on Family Law in Colorado
  • Colorado Continuing Legal Education
  • Training workshops in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • National Council of Jewish Women, "Outstanding Woman in Business" Award
  • Top 250 Privately Owned Companies, Colorado Biz Magazine
  • Top 100 Woman Owned Business, Colorado Biz Magazine

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Fundraiser, Low Cost Legal Services, Barrister's Benefit Ball Chairperson
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Treasurer, Colorado Bar Association
  • Membership Chairperson, Colorado Judicial Institute
  • Budget Director, Denver Bar Association
  • Chair, Academy for Collaborative Practice
  • Past Chair, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Board Member, Colorado Judicial Institute
  • 1st Vice President, Denver Bar Association
  • Founder & Former Chair, Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals (CCLP)
  • Advanced Practitioner, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Past Chairperson, Colorado Judicial Institute
  • Secretary, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association
  • Steering Committee, Colorado Domestic Violence Advisory

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, M.A. in Guidance and Counseling; Honors: Cum Laude, 1967
  • University of Michigan, B.A. in Pre-Law; Honors: Cum Laude, 1965


  • , Super Lawyer, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Best of Bar Finalist, Denver Business Journal
  • Intermountain Jewish News: "Very Important Person"
  • Athena Award
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Association Foundation
  • CWCC Letter of Recommendation from Ellie Greenberg
  • Divorce attorney from Douglas County honored, Littleton Independent, November 2, 2012
  • Women's Vision Foundation Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Outstanding Women in Business, Denver Business Journal
  • Top Divorce Attorneys in Denver, Divorce in Denver Magazine
  • CWCC Letter of Recommendation from Suzanne Griffiths
  • Best Family Law Attorney (Barrister's Best People's Choice), Law Week Colorado, 2011 - 2012
  • Fellow, Colorado Women's Bar Foundation
  • CWCC Letter of Recommendation from Ann Gushurst
  • Top Women Lawyers, Law Week Colorado
  • Forbes "Colorado Legal Outlook" Recognition as Outstanding Family Law Firm
  • National Lecturer/Video/ Outline - Family Law, BARBRI Bar Review
  • Highest recognition given by the Denver Bar Association for contributions to the legal profession and to the administration of justice, Award of Merit, Denver Bar Association, 2017
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers – "AV" Rating, 1990 to Present
  • Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, Denver Business Journal, 2008
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation
  • Women’s chamber honors Gutterman with lifetime award, Denver Business Journal, October 12, 2012
  • Supreme Court Commission on Families and Children in Colorado
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Office Location for Sheila Gutterman

10375 Park Meadows Drive
Suite 520
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Phone: 720-773-6459

Fax: 303-858-8181

Last Updated: 12/1/2021

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