Suzanne Griffiths

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: 303-858-8090
Fax: 303-858-8181
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Suzanne Griffiths is the Managing Shareholder, CFO, and co-founder of Griffiths Law PC (formerly Gutterman Griffiths PC.) Superlawyers has listed Ms. Griffiths as a Superlawyer for the past 12 years and as one of the top 50 women and top 100 lawyers for the Superlawyers list in 2017 and 2018. She received the Outstanding Women in Business award in the large business category from the Denver Business Journal in August 2016. She was voted a Lawyer of the Year by CO Law Week in 2016. Additionally, Ms. Griffiths was voted as Barrister’s Best “Family Law Lawyer” in Colorado in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2018 she was named Colorado Law Weeks Best Family Lawyer (Editors Choice). CO Law Week described Suzanne as a "tenacious litigator and advocate" and also called her a “financial wizard and skilled negotiator.” In Denver, 5280 Magazine selected Ms. Griffiths as one of Denver's Top Lawyers for 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America as a top family lawyer. In 2017 she was featured in the Women’s Roundtable, a special edition of Women’s CO Law Week. Not to mention, her law firm, Griffiths Law PC (formerly Gutterman and Griffiths PC), was voted as the Top Company for professional services in 2015 by Colorado Business Magazine, and COMPANY OF THE YEAR in the small business sector in 2015 by Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Griffiths has earned the highest possible AVVO rating, 10 out 10. She also holds a pre-eminent AV-rating, the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell rating. In addition to authoring numerous professional articles, Ms. Griffiths appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show" numerous times during the series “The Anatomy of Divorce”, a three part series filmed in Hollywood and Denver. She has also given several presentations on family law to national audiences. She is featured in the Oprah Magazine under the section "Leading Women in Business-Denver."

In addition to representing clients in the Denver and Colorado courts, she has been admitted to practice in federal court. She is a member in good standing of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, where she is also a Foundation Fellow, and the American Bar Association. Lastly, Ms. Griffiths was a finalist for the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

 Ms. Griffiths received her degree from the University of Cape Town in 1978. She practiced in South Africa for 15 years before coming to the United States where she was granted permanent U.S. residency on account of her extraordinary ability in the field of family law. With 38 years of experience, Ms. Griffiths’ unrivaled focus, creative case strategy, and attention to detail make her a very highly sought after litigator in her the field of family law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Suzanne Griffiths

Admitted: 1994, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.griffithslawpc.com/attorneys/suzanne-griffiths/

Honors/Awards:

  • Winner-Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business. Large Business Category., Outstanding Women in Business Award, Denver Business Journal, 2016
  • Barrister's Best 2010 Best Family Law Firm
  • Recognized by 5280 Magazine/Denver Post as one of Denver's Top Lawyers - 2005-2014
  • Received a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO
  • Gutterman Griffiths was voted Top Company in the category of professional services., Colorado Business Magazine , 2015
  • 5280 Magazine Top Denver Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2018
  • Awarded in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018., Barrister's Best Family Lawyer, Colorado Law Week, 2015
  • Nominated for Denver Business Journal's CFO of the year competition - 2010 and 2017
  • Finalist, Law Week Colorado Top Women Lawyers - 2010
  • Top Divorce attorneys in Denver, Divorce in Denver Magazine
  • Finalist CWCC Lifetime Achievement Award finalist, 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year, Law Week Colorado, 2016
  • AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell 2004-2018
  • Gutterman Griffiths awared Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce award for COMPANY OF THE YEAR in the small business sector. , Top Company, 2015
  • Foundation Fellow, Colorado Bar Association
  • Forbes "Colorado Legal Outlook" Recognition as Outstanding Family Law firm.
  • Top Women Owned Companies, Colorado Business Magazine, 2014
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers in America , 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CBA Family Law Section - 1995-present
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association - 1995-present
  • Colorado Bar Association - 1995-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • CBA Steering Committe on Domestic Violence 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Feuding Families: Trusts and Divorce, 2012
  • Co-Author, Valuing Goodwill and the Danger of the Double Dip, 2014
  • I gave a presentation to a national audience on the  subject of Divorce and Dissipation through the National Business  Institute., Speaker/presenter, Dissipation of Marital Assets, 2015
  • I wrote an article for potential divorcing couples on how to prepare for their divorces., The Top Ten Things to Do Before a Divorce , Colorado Business Magazine, 2015
  • This is an article on severance packages and the allocation thereof in divorces, Author, Who Gets the Severance Package in the Divorce, Colorado Business Magazine , 2011
  • Significant domestic relations cases decided in the past year, Speaker , Arapahoe County Bar Association's Case Law Update, 2006
  • Hot Topics Lightning Round , Reproductive Techniques and Issues in Family Law , Family Law Institute
  • Co-presented with James Wade on the topic of trusts and divorce., Co-presenter, The Irrevocable Family Trust: When Grandma Gets Dragged into the Divorce, Family Law Institute, 2009
  • Gave a presentation on software for solo practitioners, Technology to Serve Your Clients Effectively, Denver Solo Conference
  • I wrote an article on the danger of sharing ICLOUD devices and passwords with co-author and tech specialist Nick Nyberg., Co Author, Cheaters: This is how you're going to get caught, Colorado Business Magazine, 2016
  • 10 Tips for Surviving a Divorce in a Downturn, ColoradoBiz Magazine (Online Version) January 3, 2010
  • Article, Determining When Trusts Are Property for the Purposes of Equitable Division, The Colorado Lawyer, 2010
  • Assisted Reproduction and Colorado Law: Unanswered Questions and Future Challenges, Colorado Lawyer, November, 2006 edition
  • Living Together: Don't lose your business to an unplanned common law marriage, ColoradoBiz Magazine March 15, 2006
  • Divorce and Dissipation: Hidden Assets and Spending, ColoradoBiz Magazine March 7, 2006
  • When the Gloves Come Off: The Litigation Option for Divorce Cases, ColoradoBiz Magazine May 9, 2006
  • Switching Attorneys, Divorce in Denver, March/April 2006
  • Cohabitation: Maintaining Boundaries and Avoiding Common-law Marriage Claims, Divorce In Denver September/October 2005
  • The Marital Stock Exchange - Who gets the restricted stock in a divorce?, Colorado Biz, March 8, 2011
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference in Chicago , Speaker, Technology and Family Law
  • Colorado Bar Association's continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • American Bar Association's Annual Convention, Speaker, Technology and Family Law
  • National Business Institute, Speaker/Author, Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client, 2011
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' conferences in Orlando, Speaker, Hot Tips from the Experts
  • Hague Convention pertaining to International Child Abduction
  • Family Advocate, American Bar Associations'
  • Fairshare, American Bar Associations'
  • No Sympathy for the Unemployed or the Underemployed in Family Courts, ColoradoBiz Magazine, September 4, 2007

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Received an award valued at $70 million for Wife in a hotly contested divorce in 2014. I routinely run some of the largest and most complex divorce cases in Colorado., 2017
  • In re Roddy Father's appeal from the child support order was dismissed and the post-decree order was affirmed., 2014
  • In re Marriage of Ohr. The biological father was awarded no parenting time with the child once the husband was determined to be the legal parent of the child. The husband, who was the psychological father of the child was awarded legal rights with respect to the child to the exclusion of the biological father.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Requested to participate in The Anatomy of Divorce. a 3 part series on the Dr. Phil Show filmed in Hollywood and Denver CO.
  • Top 250 Privately Owned Companies, Colorado Biz Magazine Top 100 Woman Owned Business, Colorado Biz Magazine, 2017
  • South Africa's Top Divorce Lawyers-financial mail magazine 

Educational Background:

  • University of Cape Town, LL.B., 1978
  • University of Cape Town, B.A.

Industry Groups

  • Legal Services/Family Law
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Office Location for Suzanne Griffiths

10375 Park Meadows Drive
Suite 520
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Phone: 303-858-8090

Fax: 303-858-8181

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Last Updated: 3/13/2019

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