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Elizabeth Bonanno, JD

Counties served: Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson

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Attorney

EMAIL

Griffiths Law PC

10375 Park Meadows Drive Littleton, CO 80124

(303) 858-8090

About ME

Elizabeth’s practice has focused on asset and business valuation, income valuation, complex divorce, parental responsibilities, child relocation, and child support matters, among others. Elizabeth speaks both Spanish and Italian and uses these skills to assist non-native speakers in navigating through domestic matters.

Elizabeth’s outstanding legal work and professionalism has been recognized by her selection as a 2017 Colorado Super Lawyer® “Rising Star”, the judicial officers of Arapahoe County, who invited her to serve on their Best Practices Committee, and by Law Week Colorado, who named her as one of only seven “Up and Coming Lawyers” for 2015.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Colorado Law School with Honors in Juvenile and Family Law. She received additional family law experience as a law clerk to Judge Norman D. Haglund on the domestic docket in Denver District Court, at Boulder County Legal Services, and at the Harris Law Firm. Elizabeth trained in trial advocacy under Colorado Supreme Court Justice Nancy Rice (Ret.) and displays confidence and poise in the courtroom. However, she is a firm believer in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, assisting clients in settling matters before they reach the courthouse. Elizabeth is trained in Collaborative Law, whereby parties commit to resolving their dissolution of marriage cooperatively and without the court’s involvement.

EDUCATION 

  • University of Colorado Law School; JD, 2012

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

  • Denver Source for Collaborative Divorce

  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Treasurer

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Circle of Minerva

  • Doyle American Inn of Court

  • Arapahoe County Domestic Relations Best Practices Committee

COLLABORATIVE TRAININGS Taken

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals Training, 2015

Presentations Given

  • "The Holistic Divorce: How to Separate the Family Unit Without Destroying It," CoBiz Magazine, Dec. 10, 2018, http://www.cobizmag.com/Trends/The-Holistic-Divorce-How-to-Separate-the-Family-Unit-Without-Destroying-It/.

  • “Trial Tips – Pet Peeves and Best Practices,” Colorado Judicial Institute, co-presenter, March 1, 2018

  • “How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out),” National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Program, co-presenter, December 2017.

  • “QDROs Boot Camp,” National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Program, co-presenter, July 2017; July 2016

  • “Calling All Spanish-Speaking Lawyers” by Elizabeth Bonanno, The Docket, February 2015, Vol. 37, No. 2

  • Our Courts of Colorado, Presenter for the Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Judicial Institute’s joint public education project