Compassionate. Smart. Experienced.

Timothy R.J. Mehrtens

Tim’s practice has focused on large asset divorce cases, with specific expertise in business valuation analysis and understanding of complex asset division. His expertise also includes asserting and defending against common law marriage claims. Tim’s main focus is to settle his client’s cases, and in most cases, does so. However, if litigation is necessary, he has the experience and skills necessary in the courtroom. Tim has litigated cases in most jurisdictions in the State of Colorado and has the tools and expertise necessary to guide his clients to resolutions that are in their and their children’s best interest.

Tim recently added mediation to his practice emphasis. With 30 years of experience, he brings knowledge and compassion to the table in a way that gives parties the confidence and understanding necessary to successfully settle their cases.

Tim is a frequent lecturer to lawyers and judges in the family law field and has earned the respect and acknowledgment of his peers. Regarded as a leader in the field of family law, Tim is a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and former President of that organization in the 2009-2010 term.

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Voted by Peers as
  • Colorado’s Best Lawyer in the Practice Area of Family Law for 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyer in field of Family Law: 2006-present
  • Selected to be included in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 to the present
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Listed in “Denver’s Top Lawyers,” 5280 Magazine: 2015
  • Selected as One of Twenty Top Family Law Attorneys, 5280 Magazine, 2015 and 2016
  • Voted by Peers as Colorado’s Best Lawyer in the Practice Area of Family Law, 2014
  • Selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Designated as a Colorado Super Lawyer in field of Family Law, 2006-present

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D – 1987
    Western State College
    B.A – 1981
  • Major: Political Science and History

Representative Cases

  • In re Marriage of Bookout, 833 P.2d 800 (Colo.App. 1991)
  • In re Marriage of Payan, 890 P.2d 264 (Colo.App. 1995)
  • In re Marriage of Popack, 998 P.2d 464 (Colo.App. 2000)

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2003 to Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Colorado Chapter, President, 2009 to 2010
  • Denver Bar Association, 1987 to Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1987 to Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Counsel-Elected Member, 1999 to 2003
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, President, 2003
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, President-Elect, 2002
  • State Interdisciplinary Conference on Child-Related Issues: Spring, 2000, Co-Chair, 2002
  • State Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody, 1999

Published Works

  • Author: “Colorado Case Law Update”, Lawyers Public Information Foundation: 1993 and 1994

Classes & Seminars

  • Routine Lecturer for the Colorado Bar Association
  • Routine Lecturer for the CLE of Colorado
  • Routine Lecturer for the LPIF Conferences
  • Routine Lecturer for the Annual Family Law Institute

Past Positions

  • Denver firm of Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C., Shareholder, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Colorado, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1988

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