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David Littman - Denver, CO

1772 Emerson Street Denver, CO 80218

Updated: 04/04/2018

Denver Divorce Lawyer


"I enjoy the challenge of resolving family law problems and the sense of mutual accomplishment I feel with clients when they can move forward with their lives. I really appreciate hearing from clients and knowing how they are doing long after our work together has been completed...

About David Littman

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Pre-divorce Planning
  • Collaborative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Parenting Plans
  • Child Support
  • Custody and Parenting Time
  • Spousal Support/Maintenance
  • Asset Preservation and Division
  • Military Family Law Issues
  • Child and Family Investigation
  • Early Neutral Assessment
  • Adoptions
  • Post-Decree Matters
  • Parenting Coordinator and/or Decision-Maker
  • Juvenile Law and Adoption

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner/Senior Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1980

Specialties and Certifications

  • Annual Symposium on Domestic Violence, The Office of the Denver District Attorney, October, 2016
  • Levels I, II and Advanced Collaborative Law Training
  • Mediation Skills Training and Advanced Mediation Training Seminars
  • Early Neutral Assessment
  • Hastings College of Law Trial Advocacy Program

Other Affiliations

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals , - 2016 (Executive Board)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Council, 1997 - Present, Chairman 2008 - 2009
  • Denver County Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on Families 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Committee on Client Competency Issues
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Council on Child Custody (MDICCC), Executive Council, 1997 - Present
  • Academy for Collaborative Law Practice, 2004 - Present, Treasurer 2007 - Present
  • Mediation Association of Colorado
  • Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals, 2001 - Present
  • Colorado CASA Board of Directors, 2001 - 2008, President, 2005 - 2007


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980
    Honors: Moot Court, 1978 - 1980
    Honors: Moot Court Board, 1979 - 1980
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts
    Law Review: Washington University Law Quarterly, Member, 1979 - 1980
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, 1969
    Honors: Chancellor's Award, 1968
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, 1973
    M.A. Ed.
    Major: Counseling Psychology
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, 1970
    Honors: Social and Behavioral Sciences Tuition Fellowship, Washington University

Past Positions

  • Denver County Court, Magistrate, 1989 - 1994
  • Jefferson County Court, Magistrate, 1981 - 1986
  • City and County of Denver, Special Prosecutor, 1991

Classes and Seminars

  • Co-Lecturer, Family Law Basic Skills Course "Professionalism in the Practice of Law, March 2018
  • Lecturer, Collaborative Arbitration, Colorado Collaborative Professionals, June 2017
  • Lecturer, Family Law Basic Skills Course "Professionalism in the Practice of Law, 2016 & 2017
  • Lecturer, Colorado Continuing Legal Education Courses: Domestic Relations Issues
  • Lecturer, Colorado Continuing Legal Education Courses: Children's Legal Issues
  • Lecturer, Family Law Institute, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Protecting Your Client at the End of Their Case
  • Lecturer, Family Law Institute Breckenridge, Colorado, on Parenting Plans for Infants and Toddlers (presented with Barbara Shindell, LSCW)
  • Lecturer, Colorado Continuing Legal Education Courses: Domestic Violence
  • Family Law Institute, Vail Colorado, Client Competency Issues
  • Colorado State ADR Conference, ADR and Client Competency Issues (co-presented with Ashley Emerson of Littman Family Law)
  • Colorado State ADR Conference, ADR, Collaborative Law and Client Competency Issues (co-presented with Ann Gushurst of Gutterman Griffiths)
  • Lecturer, Colorado Continuing Legal Education Course: Alternatives to the Traditional Litigation Model in Family Law cases
  • Lecturer, Colorado Continuing Legal Education Courses: Including High Conflict Dissolution and Use and Interpretation of Psychological Tests and Representing Victims of Sexual and Ritual Abuse
  • Lecturer, MDIC, Representation of the Mentally Impaired Client


Other Sources of Feedback About David Littman

Included on the 2024 Colorado list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers list

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  • Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Colorado Super Lawyers , 2012 - 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - 2017
  • Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Recognition Award, 2013 - 2017



Office Information


1772 Emerson Street Denver, CO 80218


  • 303-832-9322

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Parental Responsibilities/Child Legal Representative / Child and Family Investigator/ Parenting Coordinator/ /Arbitrator. Domestic Relations Law and Orders, 2016
    Written by: David Littman, Rebecca Baer and Ashley Emerson
  • Bench Bar Book, Family Law Section CBA [edited by Cynthia Ciancio and Angela Arkin, “Adult Guardian ad Litems,” 2014 [with Ashley Emerson]
  • Advocates for Children: “The CLR, CFI and PRE in Colorado Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse Cases," 2012 [with Natalie Simpson]
  • The Colorado Lawyer: “Child and Family Investigator Standards in Colorado," 2006 [with Robert Smith and Lael Montgomery]

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