Alexandra P. Smits, JD

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



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Harrington Brewster Mahoney & Smits

1623 N. Washington St Denver CO 80203

303-831-0808 FAX: 303-831-0143

About ME

Alexandra (Ali) Smits provides traditional, unbundled, and Collaborative Law representation in all areas of family law including complex divorce, child custody, child support modification, and adoption. Ali is also a trained mediator and regularly mediates family law disputes for pro se and represented parties. Understanding the financial and emotional toll of family law disputes, Ali strives to move her clients through the transition of divorce while minimizing conflict and expense.

Ali is the current President of the Board of Directors of Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC), a non-profit organization comprised of attorneys and mental health professionals focused on Family Law issues. Ali also served on the Board of Directors of Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals (CCDP) from 2014-2016 and is a founding member of the Denver Source for Collaborative Divorce (DSCD), a Denver-based collaborative law practice group.


  • University of California at Davis (BA)

  • The London School of Economics (MA)

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law (JD)


  • Denver Source for Collaborative Divorce

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee

  • Denver Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section


  • Collaborative Divorce Law Level 2 Training, 2015

  • Collaborative Divorce Law Level 1 Training, 2011

Presentations Given

  • "Dispute Resolution and Unbundled/Limited Scope Legal Representation – Challenges and Opportunities for ADR Practitioners," Colorado ADR Conference, November 17, 2017.

  • "Standards for 3rd Parties in Domestic Relations Cases," CBA Family Law Section, May 19, 2017

  • "Divorce Overview and Options," Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, 2016-218

  • "Mediation and Collaborative Law," Blue Iris Divorce Workshops, 2015-2016

  • "MS and Employment Law: Protecting Your Rights," National MS Society - Colorado Chapter, May 2008.

  • "Cancer and Employment Law," Rocky Mountain Cancer Center Employee Training,December 2007.