Suzanne Griffiths

Top rated Family Law attorney in Lone Tree, Colorado

Griffiths Law PC
Suzanne Griffiths
Griffiths Law PC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1994

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Griffiths Law PC

10457 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124 Visit website


Suzanne Griffiths is the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Griffiths Law PC.  With over 40 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. Superlawyers has listed Ms. Griffiths as a Superlawyer for the past 17 years and as one of the top 50 women and top 100 lawyers for the Superlawyers list for 2017-2023. 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. She is listed in Best Lawyers. Additionally, Ms. Griffiths was voted as Barrister’s Best “Family Law Lawyer” in Colorado in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. 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 2016-2023. The 2022 5280 list compromises the magazines' selection of a very limited number of family lawyers in the state. She is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America as a top family lawyer. In 2019 she was selected as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce.  Not to mention, her law firm, Griffiths Law PC was awarded a small business award by Denver Business Journal in 2022 (mid size business winner),  Champions of Change by CWCC in 2019, the Top Law Firm in 2020 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. 

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1981

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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. Placed at 42 in 2019., 2019
  • South Africa's Top Divorce Lawyers-financial mail magazine 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • CBA Family Law Section - 1995-present
  • Cape Bar in South Africa- 1994
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association - 1995-present
  • Colorado Bar Association - 1995-present
Educational Background:
  • University of Cape Town, LL.B., 1978
  • University of Cape Town, B.A., 1976
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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
  • Represented a client and divided an estate of approximately 1 billion. , 2021
  • 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.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • I was a co-presenter with Duncan Griffiths at the FLI. , Presenter-The Intersection of Family Law and Civil/Commercial LItigation. , Presenter at the CBA Family Law Institute, CBA , Family Law Attorneys And Mental Health Professionals, 2020
  • Presentation on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Family Law., Speaker , How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects Family Law , 2019 LEI Family Law Conference in Snowmass, Lawyers In Family Law, 2019
  • Speaker, Feuding Families: Trusts and Divorce, 2012
  • Legal article on the tax consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Co-Author, How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects Divorce, Colorado Lawyer , Lawyers, 2018
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Finalized extremely complex pro bono case with numerous Petitions for Review. , 2021
  • CBA Steering Committe on Domestic Violence 
  • , The Best Lawyers in America© Family Law, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2022
  • , Denver Business Journal's Most Admired CEO, Denver Business Journal, 2022
  • , 5280 Top Lawyers, Family Law, 5280 Magazine, 2022
  • , Super Lawyer, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Recognized by 5280 Magazine/Denver Post as one of Denver's Top Lawyers - 2005-2021, 5280 Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2021
  • Received a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO, Avvo 10 rating ,, 2021
  • AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell 2004-2021, Martindale Hubble ,, 2021
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers in America , 2021
  • Awarded in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018., Barrister's Best Family Lawyer, Colorado Law Week, 2022
  • Selected as one of 25 most powerful women in business by Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce in 2019., The Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business of 2019, Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, 2019
  • Top Women Owned Companies, Colorado Business Magazine, 2019
  • Winner-Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business. Large Business Category., Outstanding Women in Business Award, Denver Business Journal, 2016
  • Gutterman Griffiths was voted Top Company in the category of professional services., Colorado Business Magazine , 2015
  • 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
  • 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.
Industry Groups:
  • Legal Services/Family Law

Office location for Suzanne Griffiths

10457 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Phone: 720-773-6459

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