About Katie P. Ahles
Katie P. Ahles began her training in family law as a student law clerk at Woody Law Firm while attending law school. Ms. Ahles went on to practice family law as an associate attorney at Griffiths Law, PC and Hogan Omidi, PC. After six years, Ms. Ahles has brought her practice back to where she got her start. When she is not litigating, Ms. Ahles teaches Family Law as an adjunct professor of law at University of Denver Strum College of Law with the Honorable Laurie A. Clark.
Ms. Ahles has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2020. Ms. Ahles is an experienced litigator who excels in complex dissolutions of marriage involving business valuation, trust interests, deferred compensation, as well as unique and high-value asset division. Ms. Ahles is also a skilled counselor and courtroom advocate for her clients finding themselves in high-conflict allocation of parental responsibilities matters such as those involving international custody disputes, third-party/non- biological parent standing issues, intrastate jurisdictional disputes, and mental health concerns.
Ms. Ahles’s forward-thinking approach to her cases promotes the interests of her clients by seeking resolution through negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law, when possible. However, for those cases that require litigation, Ms. Ahles is well-prepared to bring matters to trial. She is adept at utilizing financial, mental health, and a variety of other experts in the courtroom. Her tactical and nuanced grasp of Colorado family law makes Ms. Ahles a powerful legal representative for her clients.
Ms. Ahles obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School and holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Legal Studies from Texas Tech University. During her time at the University of Colorado, Ms. Ahles received a Health Law Certificate for her time devoted to the Colorado Health Equity Project, a non-profit organization. Ms. Ahles grew up in small ski town Mammoth Lakes in California and enjoys skiing, attending University of Colorado and Denver Broncos football games, and spending time with her Goldendoodle, Max.
Professional Associations and Community Involvement
- Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section: Member, 2015 – Present
- Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division: Member, 2015 – Present
- Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division: Member, 2015 – Present
- Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Volunteer Attorney: 2015 – Present
- Law School Yes We Can, Volunteer Mentor: 2019 – Present
- Maria Droste Counseling Center, Young Professionals Board: 2018 – 2019
- International Rescue Committee, Volunteer Attorney
Awards and Distinctions
- Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2020
- AVVO rated Superb
- Presenter – Combating Diversity and Bias in the Courtroom, Family Law Institute, August 10, 2023
- Presenter – Deep Dive: Family Law Primer for Non Family Law Attorneys, Coloraod Bar Association – CLE, April 7, 2023
- Presenter – How to do a Timed Trial for Permanent Orders, Family Law Fall Update, November 4, 2022
- Presenter – Unbundling Updates: What You Need to Know About Limited Scope Representation, Colorado Bar Association – CLE, October 15, 2021
- Presenter – Balancing Act: The Ethics of Zealous Advocacy. Family Law Institute, August 16, 2019
- Presenter – Trial Preparation Tricks and Tips for Paralegals, Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, March 12, 2019
- Panelist – Post-Grad Job Search Tips for 3Ls from the Class of 2015, 2016
Publications/ Scholarly Writings
- Mastering the Junior Associate/ Senior Paralegal Relationship with Ed Schneider, National Paralegal Reporter, Spring 2018
- Research Editor, University of Colorado Law Review, 2014 – 2015
- Member, University of Colorado Law Review, 2013 – 2014