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Paula A. Holt

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Paula began practicing family law after graduating with a law degree from University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Before becoming a litigator, Paula clerked for First Judicial District Court Judges, the Honorable Randall C. Arp. and Honorable Jack W. Berryhill. This valuable behind the scenes look into the court process allows Paula to effectively represent a variety of domestic relations disputes. Paula has successfully assisted many clients in divorce and child custody cases with grace and professionalism.

Paula also teaches as an Associate Teaching Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Paula currently teaches the Foundations of Business Law in a department ranked by the Wall Street Journal in the top ten worldwide for producing students with high ethical standards, and Business Week ranked #2 in Ethics. Paula also teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution and Contract law. A Colorado native, Paula resides in Denver, Colorado, and works hard for her clients.

She has been awarded the 1st Judicial District Outstanding Young Lawyer award in 2015, has been listed as a Rising Star among the Colorado Super Lawyers for the past nine years, has been listed among the Best Lawyers recognition in 2020 and 2021, and receives compelling endorsements posted on AVVO.com, where former clients speak of their past experiences.

Statement of Practice
“I attempt to approach each case with dedication towards obtaining results that exceed client expectations. While I enjoy using my courtroom skills, I believe it important for parties to be in control of their own case and family. I am always very passionate in pursuing and protecting my client’s legal rights.”


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • Juris Doctorate - 2009
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Finance
    • Major: Marketing
  • University of Denver, Daniels College of Business
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration - 2010
  • University of Denver, University College
    • Masters of Conflict Resolution - 2019

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Board Member, Society for Descriptive Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2009
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2019


  • George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2015
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Rated Superb on AVVO.com (10 out of 10)