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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!

Sincerely,

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.

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.

Robin Beattie Honored at the 2019 Family Law Institute

September 4, 2019
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Robin Beattie of Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC was honored at the 2019 Family Law Institute for her service as Chair of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association for the 2018-2019 term. Ms. Beattie attended this year’s institute in Vail, Colorado with Hannah Westmont and Cierra Garso of the firm.  The theme was Changing Perspectives and those in attendance received legal education on numerous topics with a focus on remaining efficient and effective family law practitioners.  The attorneys of Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC stay updated on the latest case law, statutes, and practice techniques in order to better serve their clients.

2019 Pro Bono Recognition Celebration

April 25, 2019
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Robin Beattie and Cierra Garso recently had the honor of attending the 2019 Colorado Pro Bono Recognition Celebration. At the reception, the Colorado Supreme Court recognized law firms, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel or government groups that have committed to and achieved the annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services for the year of 2018.

Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, L.L.C. received the Pro Bono Achievement certificate of appreciation for outstanding contribution and service for the year of 2018. Pro bono legal work in the community is an important and essential part of the firm’s mission to assist the people of Colorado with their domestic legal matters.

Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie Selected to 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers

March 21, 2019
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Congratulations to Gary Polidori, Peter Franklin, Lesleigh Monahan, and Robin Beattie for being selected to the 2019 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 inception in 2006. Ms. Monahan was also named to the Top 100: 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers List and the Top 50: 2019 Women Colorado Super Lawyers List. Additionally, Hannah Westmont has been selected to the 2019 Colorado Rising Stars list. Ms. Westmont also received this distinction in 2018. 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.

Monahan named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

Monahan Named in 5280 Magazine’s Denver’s Top Lawyers

February 16, 2019
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Congratulations to Lesleigh Monahan, for being included in 5280 Magazine’s “Denver’s Top Lawyers” for 2019. Inclusion in “Denver’s Top Lawyers” is based on a rigorous peer-reviewed survey wherein 5280 Magazine contacted over 16,000.00 licensed attorneys in the Denver-Metro area. This recognition symbolizes excellence in the practice of law. Ms. Monahan has received this distinction annually since 5280 Magazine began publishing “Denver’s Top Lawyers” in 2015.

Attorney Hannah Jannicelli Westmont

Hannah Jannicelli Westmont Becomes Partner

January 10, 2019
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Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that Hannah Jannicelli Westmont has become an equity member of the firm. Ms. Westmont will continue to focus her practice on all aspects of Family Law.

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Monahan named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

Monahan Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

December 9, 2018
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Congratulations to Lesleigh Monahan, Partner at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC for being named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” by “Best Lawyers in America”. “Best Lawyers in America”, is the oldest and most peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. As the sole recipient of this prestigious award, Ms. Monahan was distinguished as the top family law attorney in the Denver metropolitan area. Ms. Monahan also received this award in 2018 and 2016. In addition to receiving this honor, Ms. Monahan has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for the past sixteen consecutive years.

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