There are a lot of attorneys out there who claim to practice family law because they think it is easy. Anyone can handle a divorce or custody case, right?
Wrong. Unlike those other attorneys, Allison did not find herself drawn to family law because it was allegedly easy; she knew she wanted to be a family lawyer before she even started law school because it was hard. Family law is challenging in every aspect. It involves nearly every area of the law and is inextricably woven into the daily lives of its participants. Family law cases are about more than just the outcome; they are about how the process of getting to that outcome affects your life.
Many legal cases deal exclusively with events from the past without incorporating the present. Family law is not like that. Family law is about the emotional roller coaster of daily existence past, present, and future, where the process of getting to the outcome is often more memorable and impactful than the outcome.
Not every lawyer understands that perspective, but Allison does. As a child Allison dreamed of holding multiple, simultaneous careers as an adult. She had a hard time choosing from all the options because every option spoke to her insatiable curiosity. Archaeologist, architect, statesman, artist, writer, professor… you name it, Allison dreamed of it. Over time, Allison recognized the common thread in all of these aspirations: she wanted to help people overcome challenges. Being a professor in history could help people understand the past in order to improve the future. Innovation in architecture could change how people interact with their surrounding environment. In the end, Allison found a career which enabled her to incorporate all her ambitions from these other potential careers: becoming a family law attorney.
Some of the notable points along Allison’s journey to her current role include:
- Graduating summa cum laude with distinction from the University of Colorado at Boulder with her B.A. in History;
- Earning her American Montessori Society teaching certification from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies;
- Working as a primary-level Montessori educator for several years prior to entering law school;
- Working as a fully-licensed property and casualty insurance agent to financially prepare for entering law school;
- Clerking in both judicial and private practice positions as a law student, to see the law from both sides of the bench; and,
- Earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School, along with a certificate in Juvenile and Family Law, with honors.
All of those rest stops have brought Allison to where she is today: ready to help you embrace the past, present, and future challenges of your life in order to guide you through the many challenges that your family law case may bring.
Outside of her legal work, Allison remains a devout bookworm, taking particular interests in the areas of history, cognitive neuroscience, civics, and education. She loves baseball, though not nearly as much as her husband does, and she also enjoys gardening, cooking, baking, and doing anything artistic. In short, she loves finding beauty and satisfaction in finding a way to create something new out of something old or dull.
Let Allison help you create something new in your life by guiding your through your family law dispute. Schedule your free consultation today.
Bar Admittance and Memberships:
-Colorado Bar Association (CBA)
-Family Law Section, CBA
-Denver Bar Association
-Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts (AFCC), Colorado Chapter
-Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Colorado
-American Montessori Society (AMS)
-University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A., 2003, summa cum laude with distinction
-Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, AMS primary level teaching certification, 2006
-University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2003, with Certificate in Juvenile and Family Law, with honors