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Justin Ross

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Biography

Our founding attorney, Justin Ross, focuses his practice primarily on ligation-based matters, including all areas of family law and personal injury, as well as estate planning.  Justin also has an extensive experience in criminal defense and dependency & neglect matters, including numerous jury trials for cases ranging from misdemeanors to felony homicides.
  
Justin is a passionate, tireless advocate who analyzes each of his cases in order to develop successful, individualized strategies for each client.
  
Justin’s reputation in the community is evidenced by his many excellent client and peer reviews, including being named a Colorado Super Lawyer, a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star for 5 consecutive years, an AV-Preeminent (highest possible) peer rating, and a “10.0” Superb AVVO peer rating.

Justin is frequently requested to serve as a mediator in hundreds of family law cases, and he has frequently requested to present to his peers by various professional organizations, including the Colorado Bar Association and 1st Judicial District Bar Association.  Justin served on the 1st Judicial District Bar Association Board of Trustees from 2013-2017, and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association Board of Governors from 2017-2019.  Justin served as the President of the 1st Judicial District Association Board of Trustees in 2016-2017.

 

 

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • Juris Doctor - 2006
  • Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Oklahoma
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2002
    • Honors: cum laude

Classes & Seminars

  • “All Dollars Are Not Created Equal: A Look at Property That’s Tax Burdened, Hard to Value, Hard to Divide and/or Hard to Liquidate", Colorado Bar Association: Family Law Section, 2018
  • “Advisor vs. Advocate: How to Increase Your Effectiveness at Mediation.” – Colorado Bar Association: Family Law Institute – 2017, Judicial District Bar Association Family Law CLE, 2015
  • “Criminal Law and Family Law Intersection.”, First Judicial District Bar Association CLE, 2016
  • “Advisor vs. Advocate: How to Increase Your Effectiveness at Mediation.”, Colorado Bar Association: Family Law Institute, 2017
  • “Family Law and Collateral Proceedings", Colorado Bar Association: Family Law Institute, 2015
  • “Trails: Understanding the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry.”, First Judicial District Bar Association CLE, 2014
  • “Joint Trial Management Certificates and Trial Briefs.” , Colorado Bar Association: Family Law Institute, 2013
  • “Considerations of Alternative Income for Child Support Purposes.” , First Judicial District Bar Association CLE, 2010

Published Works

  • Criminal Issues Related to Family Law, Colorado Bar Association Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations, 2012 and 2013
  • "I think It's Going to Be Okay" - The Value of Continually Encouraging Your Client, Colorado Bar Association CLE, 2012

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Present
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • American Association of Justice
  • Colorado Bar Foundation Fellows
  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association, President, 2016 to 2017
  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association, President-Elect, 2015 to 2016
  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2013 to 2017
  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer, 2014 to 2015
  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2017 to 2019

Practice Areas

  • Family Law/Divorce/Domestic Relations
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007

Current Employment Position

  • President and Founding Attorney

Honors

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • AV - Preeminent Peer Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • AVVO 10.0 Superb
  • Best Lawyers: Who’s Who Legal
  • Nations’ Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • Top 40 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Colorado – National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 – American Society of Legal Advocates

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 2007 to 2019

Languages

  • English

Past Positions

  • Pickard & Associates, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2007 to 2013
  • Pickard & Ross, P.C., Partner, 2014 to 2017