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Kristi Anderson Wells, JD

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Hunnicutt & Appelman, PC

1660 Lincoln Street, Suite 2045, Denver, CO 80264

(303) 572-1900

About ME

Kristi Anderson Wells is an attorney at Hunnicutt & Appelman PC where her practice focuses exclusively on domestic relations issues. She has been practicing law for twenty years, eight of those in family law. Prior to her move to family law, Kristi’s areas of practice included taxation, benefits and executive compensation. Kristi served on the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Council from 2015 to 2017. In that role she was a member of the Mentoring Committee, the Scholarship Committee, and she continues to write the “Meet the Magistrate” column for the Family Law Section newsletter. Kristi has written and lectured extensively on family law topics as well as having been a tax commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Her presentations have ranged from Advanced Tax Issues in Divorce, Attorney Fees in Family Law, the Duty to Confer, to Classifying, Valuing and Dividing Executive Employment Benefits. She is currently the co-chair of the Colorado Judicial Institute Family Law Committee which went live with the Family Navigator Website this year to provide judges and families with resources to assist them in avoiding court. She provides over fifty hours per year in pro bono services to clients through the Metro Volunteer Lawyers and the Denver Bar Association Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic. As part of her commitment to collaborative law, Kristi is a member of the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Academy for Collaborative Law Practice.

EDUCATION 

  • B.A. Journalism, magna cum laude, 1994, University of Washington
  • J.D. (with honors), University of Washington School of Law, 1997
  • LL.M Taxation, University of Washington School of Law, 1998

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Colorado Judicial Institute, Chair of Family Law Committee
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Executive Vice President of Board of Directors
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Academy for Collaborative Law Practice, Fellow
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee

COLLABORATIVE TRAININGS Taken

  • CCDP Level 1, 2012
  • “Excellence in Interdisciplinary Collaboration:  Strengthening your Collaborative Skills,”  Linda Solomon, LPC, LCDC, LMFT, September 19-20, 2013, Lone Tree, Colorado - Sponsored by Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Other Relevant Trainings and Experience:

  • Completed 40 hours of hands-on mediation training at the University of Washington School of Law, Mediation Clinic, 1996-1997
  • “On Being a Child in a 50/50 Era:  Research and Developmental Perspectives on Shared Parenting After Separation,” Jennifer McIntosh, PhD, October 4, 2013, Westminster, Colorado - Sponsored by Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee
  • “Emerging Consensus Views on Shared Parenting:  AFCC Think Tank Findings and the Latest Thinking and Interventions,” Marsha Line Pruett, PhD, MSL and Herbie DiFonzo, JD, March 13, 2015, Westminster, Colorado - Sponsored by Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee and Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • “Caught in the Web – Risk Management for Mental Health Professionals and Attorneys,” Jane Irvine, MA, LPC, Chad Gillam, Esq., Hon. Angela Arkin, November 7, 2017, Denver, Colorado - Sponsored by Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • “Child and Family Investigators: Standards, Challenges, and Best Practices,” Michal Lord-Blegen, District Court Magistrate 2nd Judicial District, January 9, 2018, Denver, Colorado  Sponsored by Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee

Presentations Given