David Ari Collins
“David Collins was my attorney and I have no doubt this gentleman has met his calling. He is smart, kind and does whatever it takes to advise you in the best possible ways and gives you hope. His team meets and reviews your case regularly so you get the power of a firm behind the attorney… I highly recommend them.”
David has been a practicing attorney in Colorado since 2004, with a background in criminal, immigration, and family law. Prior to becoming an attorney, David spent the 1990’s working with and on behalf of children in a variety of settings including preschools, after school programs, residential youth programs, and during his two years of service with the AmeriCorps program.
David’s decades of working with and on behalf of children and families is central to his family law practice. He believes that helping folks navigate through what is likely one of the most stressful events of their life, can be of great benefit to both the parents getting divorced and the children impacted by the process. David helps clients understand how the process of a divorce or other family law matter will play out, from the filing of a petition to a final order being issued by a Judge to help clients manage the stress of engaging what is often a totally foreign experience. David’s years of experience as a courtroom litigator have helped him develop highly prepared strategies to assure outcomes in the best interest of the client and their children.
Education – David received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1993, a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in 2004, and a Master of Law Degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2007.
Awards & Memberships – Colorado Bar Association Member since 2004, 2017 Colorado State Governor’s Public Service Award for Outstanding AmeriCorps Alumni
What you may not know: David greatly enjoys volunteering two evenings a month at the free legal aid night at Centro San Juan Diego. He also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence (IREE) and is a member of the Denver Food Rescue’s Leadership Council. As a Denver Urban Farmer, David greatly enjoys donating hundreds of pounds of home-grown organic produce to Denver Food Rescue’s Fresh Food Connect program each year, which delivers his homegrown produce to food deserts around Denver for families without easy access to health fruits and vegetables.
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April D. Jones
Attorney and Managing CEO
Patrick G. Barkman
David Ari Collins
Knicky Van Goetz
Keyshla J. Cerrero
Client Relationship Specialist
Client Relationship Specialist
Legal Marketing Coordinator
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The firm is professional, positive and grounded in their approach. Everyone in the office is always willing to help and is extremely flexible, which I can say is valued by a working professional. There has always been open and prompt communication. Hannah ultimately won our case, and she did so by having strong intellect, presentation skills, and a genuine interest in the well-being of both my daughter and I. I will continue to value the relationship and expertise long after the issues are resolved.
April is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success.
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