Danaé D. Woody JD

Counties served: Adams, Araphoe, Denver, Douglas, Broomfield, Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson




Woody Law Firm, LLC

1407 Larimer St. STE 300 Denver CO 80202


About ME

Danaé D. Woody is the founder Woody Law Firm, LLC. Ms. Woody’s experience includes complex divorce litigation, child custody disputes, child support modification and enforcement, non-traditional family formation and dissolution, adoption, appeals, and estate planning matters. She is a mentor through the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP) as well as Denver Law’s Professional Mentoring Program. Additionally, Ms. Woody is Chair Elect of the CBA Young Lawyers’ Division, a member of the CBA CLE Board of Directors, a DBA Representative to the CBA Board of Governors, and an Executive Council Member of the CBA Family Law Section. Ms. Woody has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2016 and has contributed articles to The Colorado Lawyer and The Docket. Danaé presently heads up the “Unbundled Roadshow” project for the CBA’s Modern Law Practice Initiative and is a regular presenter of Continuing Legal Education seminars for lawyers and law students on topics ranging from ethics and civil procedure to the business of law.

Ms. Woody’s litigation experience has proven that in high conflict cases, court involvement is sometimes necessary in order to achieve the best result for her clients. However, Ms. Woody is committed to helping parties decrease conflict during domestic relations proceedings and encourages parties to find mutually acceptable solutions to their disputes, when possible. Litigation can become extremely expensive, emotionally taxing, and time consuming. Further, litigation often results in dissatisfaction for all parties and children involved, as a judge can never be truly familiar with the people involved in order to make a decision that seems fair to everyone. However, when parties are able to understand the law with the assistance of their attorneys and, when children are involved, focus on what is truly best for their children, many clients feel satisfied with the results of successful settlement negotiations. Many times, negotiated settlements also result in savings of several thousands of dollars in legal and expert fees.

In her spare time, Ms. Woody enjoys volunteerism, skiing, reading fiction novels, and traveling with her family.


  • B.A., Psychology, California State University, Sacramento

  • J.D. University of Denver


  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

  • Member – Colorado Bar Association

    • Family Law Section, Executive Council Member (2017-2019)

  • Colorado Bar Association

    • Continuing Legal Education Board Member (2018 – 2021)

  • Young Lawyers Division

    • Chair-Elect (2018-2019)

    • Co-Secretary (2015-2016)

    • Executive Council Member (2015-2021)

  • Member – Denver Bar Association

    • Denver Bar Association Representative to Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors

  • Member – Denver Source for Collaborative Divorce

  • Member – Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

  • Member – Colorado Women’s Bar Association

  • Member – Colorado LGBTQ Bar Association


  • CCDP Level I Training, December 9, 2016

Presentations Given

  • Moderator – Hanging Your Shingle, “From the Trenches: Practical Advice and Traps to Avoid,” Colorado Bar Association CLE, August 2, 2018

  • Presenter – “Ethical Courtroom Conduct Through a Contemporary Lens,” Colorado Bar Association – Continuing Legal Education, April 3, 2018

  • Panelist – “Conversations in Family Law: Unbundled Pro Se Services and Managing Compassion Fatigue,” University of Colorado, March 22, 2018

  • Presenter – “Child/Therapist Privilege Issues in Domestic Relations Cases,” Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, September 5, 2017

  • Panelist – Hanging Your Shingle, “From the Trenches: Practical Advice and Traps to Avoid,” Colorado Bar Association CLE, August 3, 2017

  • Moderator – “Striking the Balance: Ethical, Rewarding Law Practice and Present, Participating Parent,” Colorado Bar Association CLE, March 23, 2017.

  • “Starting Your Own Divorce,” Ralph Carr Judicial Center, October 2, 2015.

  • Panelist – “Oh the Places You’ll Go, Career Paths With a JD,” University of Denver, September 17, 2015

  • Panelist – “Successful Starts for Solo or Small Civil Litigation Practice” University of Denver, February 24, 2015

  • Panelist – Cherry Creek Business Women’s Network, November 20, 2014

  • Panelist – Juvenile and Family Law Club Careers Panel, University of Colorado law school, November 11, 2014

  • Guest Lecturer – Advanced Family Law Practicum, University of Denver, October 15, 2014

  • Panelist – “Bridging the Gap: Every-person Access to Professional Legal Representation” Rocky Mountain Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat, September 20, 2014

  • Presenter – “Unbundled Legal Services/Limited Scope Representation as an Effective Business Model.” Family Law Institute, August 9, 2013

  • Presenter – “What is Unbundled/Limited Representation?” 6th Annual ADR Conference, October 30, 2012.

  • "Unbundled Roadshows:"

    • Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association Annual Retreat, Golden, CO, August 15, 2018

    • 20th Judicial District, Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, December 6, 2017

    • Family Law Institute, Vail, CO, August 19, 2017. Faculty of Federal Advocates, Denver, CO, August 17, 2017

    • 15th/16th Judicial Districts, Lamar, CO, June 9, 2017

    • Domestic Relations Courts Best Practices Institute, Denver, CO, June 5, 2017. Colorado Bar Association, May 31, 2017

    • 2nd Judicial District, Denver, CO, February 28, 2017

    • United States District Court, District of Colorado, February 22, 2017

    • Denver Bar Association Courts Orientation, November 17, 2016

    • Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Denver, CO, November 3, 2016. Colorado Bar Association, October 19, 2016

    • 8th Judicial District, Fort Collins, CO, September 21, 2016

    • Annual Judicial Conference, Vail, CO, September 13, 2016

    • 4th Judicial District, Colorado Springs, CO, May 17, 2016

    • Denver Bar Association Courts Orientation, November 19, 2015

    • 18th Judicial District, October 30, 2015

    • Colorado Bar Association, September 9, 2015

    • 10th Judicial District, Pueblo, CO, August 11, 2015

    • 14th Judicial District, Steamboat Springs, CO, July 17, 2015

    • Colorado Bar Association, May 7, 2015. 9th Judicial District, March 20, 2015