Bert Dempsey, JD

Counties served:  Boulder, Denver, Denver Metro

ATTORNEY, Mediator


The Collaborative Divorce and Mediation Center of Boulder

3775 Iris Ave, Suite 5, Boulder, CO 80301 

(303) 554-1415

About ME

Bert Dempsey is a former divorce litigator. Following his divorce in 1991 Bert realized how damaging a litigated divorce can be to families. He began his mediation practice in 1996 and participated in Colorado's first Collaborative divorce training in 2001. Bert feels that the Collaborative model offers his client's an opportunity to resolve their issues without court intervention and to also increase the likelihood for effective future co-parenting.

Bert is a member of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Boulder County, the Rocky Mountain Collaborative Divorce Professionals and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Bert has also served as a special advocate for Voices for Children and was a board member and chairperson for Blue Sky Bridge; an organization founded to thwart childhood sexual abuse.


  • B.S. Engineering, Michigan State University

  • J.D. Thomas M. Cooley Law School


  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Boulder County

  • Rocky Mountain Collaborative Divorce Professionals

  • International Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals


  • 2017 Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaboration with Linda Soloman

  • 2016 Multi-Modal Family Intervention with S. Friedlander & M. Walters

  • 2014 Dealing with Conflict in Negotiations with Brook Olsen

  • 2012 Interdisciplinary Training with Linda Soloman

  • 2011 Become a Full-time Collaborative Professional with Tessler & Mosten

  • 2008 Conflict Resolution Training with M. Bauman MSW & J. Goetz JD

  • 2007 Advanced Collaborative Law Training with CCDP

  • 2006 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training with P. Tessler & P. Thompson Ph.D

  • 2005 Non – Violent Communication Training with Marshall Rosenberg

  • 2003 Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training with Chip Rose JD

  • 2001 Basic Collaborative Training with Pauline Tessler, JD

  • 1996 Mediation Training with Bernard Mayer & Julie Mares-Dixon M.A.

Presentations Given

I provide free question and answer sessions, regarding divorce, on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at 3775 Iris Ave., Suite 5 in Boulder.

Call 303-554-1415, or email for details.