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Attorney Hannah Jannicelli Westmont

Hannah Westmont Elected to CBA’s Family Law Section Executive Council

June 3, 2020
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Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that Hannah Jannicelli Westmont has been elected to the Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Section Executive Council for the current 2020 – 2021 year. The Family Law Section is an organization of over eleven hundred lawyers committed to improving the practice of family law in the State of Colorado. The Section provides a forum for the education of attorneys, judges, elected officials, and members of the general public.

Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC named to 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List

May 18, 2020
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Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list again. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is designated as a Tier 1 law firm in Family Law. The “Best Law Firms” ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Hannah Westmont Interviewed on Law Talk Colorado Podcast

April 23, 2020
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Hannah Westmont was interviewed as an expert on Law Talk Colorado to speak about the recent impact of COVID-19 on divorce and child custody case filings, as well as domestic violence concerns, since stay-at-home orders have gone into effect.

Law Talk Colorado is a podcast series of information and in-depth discussions featuring state and local legal experts – attorneys, judges, law enforcement, legislators, et al. on important legal issues that matter in the lives of Coloradans.

Listen to the podcast episode featuring Hannah Westmont here.

A Message to Our Clients

March 23, 2020
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To our valued clients,

We are writing to let you know that the law firm of Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC remains fully operational as the impact of this public health situation continues to affect our community and our courts.

At the present time, our physical office is open and our staff is staggered, with some employees working in the morning and others working in the afternoon.  All staff remains available by telephone and e-mail throughout the day, and remains committed to providing you with full services.  We assure you that in the event our physical office must close, our virtual offices will be fully operational.

Please, if you are sick or have been exposed to anyone who is sick, transform your appointment into a telephone or video conference.  We will do the same to ensure your safety.  If you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to call or email and we can discuss your concerns.

All of our clients are people that we truly care about and we want you to know that our firm is committed to your representation as we navigate the recent and ongoing changes in our justice system. We are dialed in to the breaking news and developments associated with each judicial district and we are prepared to adapt as needed to serve your interests. With that in mind, we wanted to offer a few online resources that may be helpful at this time.

If your children or grandchildren are out of school due to concerns around COVID-19 and have some extra time during their day, you might want to check out a virtual museum tour.  Several famous museums are offering virtual tours that you can take while sitting on your couch.  Here is an opportunity to travel around the world from the comfort of your home to see some of the world’s most famous artwork.  12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours

If you’re looking for more ways to keep your kids busy, here are fifty ways to play and stay active. 50 Ways to Get Through Coronavirus Cabin Fever

Just know that if you’re feeling some fear and anxiety around the current situation, you are not alone. People all around the world are grappling with it in different ways.  Here are some tips to stay as calm and happy as possible under these circumstances.  11 Tips for Staying Calm During the Time of the Coronavirus

We wish you peace and wellness during this uncertain time!


All of us at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC


Polidori, Franklin, Monahan, Beattie, and Simpson Selected to 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers

March 13, 2020
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Congratulations to Gary Polidori, Peter Franklin, Lesleigh Monahan, Robin Beattie, and Natalie Simpson for being selected to the 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers list. The Colorado Super Lawyers is a selection process starting with a nomination by a peer attorney, validated with third-party research, then reviewed by other attorneys. Only 5% of attorneys practicing in Colorado are selected to receive this distinction. Mr. Polidori, Mr. Franklin and Ms. Monahan have received this honor consecutively since Colorado Super Lawyer’s conception in 2006. Ms. Monahan was also named to the Top 50: 2020 Women Colorado Super Lawyers List. Additionally, Hannah Westmont has been selected to the 2020 Colorado Rising Stars list. Ms. Westmont also received this distinction in 2018 and 2019. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Natalie Simpson Joins Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie, LLC

December 27, 2019
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Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that Natalie Simpson has joined the firm as an Attorney.  Ms. Simpson’s practice will focus exclusively on family law.  Ms. Simpson comes to the firm with over a decade of family law experience.

Ms. Simpson has been listed as a Rising Star in the 2016 through 2019 publication of Super Lawyers Magazine.  She also holds an Avvo “Superb” rating by the online lawyer directory and is recognized in family law by Best Lawyers in America.

Ms. Simpson handles complex domestic relations matters including high-conflict custody cases and complex financial disputes.  She approaches each case with an eye towards resolution in order to help her clients navigate the difficult emotional complexities they face in their litigation matters.

Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont Present on Enforcing Separation Agreements and Parenting Plans

December 10, 2019
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Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont gave a continuing legal education presentation on the topic of enforcing separation agreements and parenting plans at the Jefferson County Courthouse on December 10, 2019 alongside Magistrate Fitzgerald and Magistrate Moultrie. This lunch-time program provided Jefferson and Gilpin County family law attorneys with information on how to enforce an order without filing a contempt action.

If you need assistance enforcing an order, we are here to discuss your options with you. Please call to schedule your legal consultation today.

Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont Co-chair CBA’s 2019 Family Law Fall Update

October 30, 2019
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Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont co-chaired the Colorado Bar Association’s 2019 Family Law Fall Update.  The full-day program provided Colorado’s family law attorneys with updates on the law, an ethics segment, and a panel discussion featuring Colorado family law judges and magistrates, which was moderated by Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont.

If you are contemplating, or are in the midst of, a family law case, we are here to help you.  Please call to schedule your legal consultation today.

Robin Beattie Moderates Judicial Panel at Family Law Section Lunch and CLE

October 22, 2019
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Robin Beattie of Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC moderated a judicial panel discussion with David Lamb at the October Family Law Section Lunch and CLE.  The judicial officers discussed various ways to introduce children’s out of court statements into evidence.  Topics included child hearsay, in camera interviews, statements made to Child and Family Investigators and Parental Responsibilities Evaluators, and more.


If you are dealing with a family law issue involving children, know that we are ready to assist you.  Please call to speak with one of our attorneys today.

Hannah Jannicelli Westmont Granted the George Holley Young Lawyer Award

September 17, 2019
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Congratulations to Hannah Jannicelli Westmont, the winner of the 2019 George Holley Young Lawyer Award. This annual award is bestowed upon a member of the First JD Bar Association, under the age of 37 or in practice less than 5 years, who is recognized for his or her active participation with the Bar, the community and in the practice of law. This award honors an outstanding young lawyer who outwardly demonstrates their commitment to the legal profession and community service. Mrs. Westmont was presented with her award on September 14, 2019 at the 2019 First Judicial District Bar Association Awards.

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