Family Law , Divorce Law
Courtney Leathers Allen is a shareholder and founding member of Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP, practicing exclusively in all aspects of family law. Courtney has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for each year since 2009, for her professional achievement and high-degree of peer recognition.
With a decade of experience in family law, Courtney brings diligence, compassion and respect to address complex financial issues, support, parenting time and decision making issues, and international custody disputes.
Courtney believes that she can best serve her clients, especially those who are parents, by attempting settlement and collaborative negotiation first. When that is not possible, Courtney tirelessly advocates for her clients at trial. In addition to cases involving parties in Colorado, Courtney has represented families from five continents in matters related to international child abduction, international child custody and parenting time, habitual residence, and aspects of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
After growing up in Rochester, New York, Courtney moved to Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in psychology and Art History in 2000. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Michigan State University in 2005. There, she also achieved the American Jurisprudence Awards in Matrimonial Practice and Decedents Estates and Trusts, both in 2003. Courtney is licensed in the Colorado State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Courtney began her career at Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C. (then Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Epstein, P.C.) in 2006 and has been exclusively practicing family law since then.
Courtney is the President of Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, and has served on the executive board to the last four years. She is a member of the American Bar Association, and Colorado Bar Association.
She has been an author/co-author/presenter for the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Judicial Conference Domestic Relations Institute, the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, Arapahoe Bar Association, Boulder Bar Association, El Paso Bar Association, Colorado Free University, Fall Family Law Institute, Young Lawyers Family Law Section, and other bar-related functions.
Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP offers clients a diversified group of experienced family law attorneys whose primary focus is the handling of complex legal issues regarding domestic relations matters involving divorce (dissolution of marriage), litigation, property, debts, maintenance and allocation of parental responsibility (child custody) issues, and many other areas of family law.
Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP is an established and highly respected family law firm that is committed to working with every client to achieve the best possible outcome. Through a wide range of experience and knowledge, we are able to meet our clients’ unique needs and provide the highest level of representation. Our attorneys bring extensive experience in family law, litigation, appellate practice, and alternate dispute resolution. This wide range of experience allows the law firm as a whole to provide progressive solutions and effective legal representation for those navigating through divorce and other family transitions.
If you are getting a divorce in Denver, CO and need the best divorce attorneys available to help you, we are here and ready to support you and guide your case.