Courtney Baldwin, Esq.

Courtney Baldwin is an associate attorney with Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie LLC. She has focused her legal career primarily on practicing family law, while also handling certain estate planning and probate matters.

Ms. Baldwin earned her J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law in May of 2017. During law school, Ms. Baldwin interned with a District Court judge and volunteered her time assisting attorneys who were assigned to act as Guardian Ad Litems advocating for the juveniles involved in contentious custody cases.

Ms. Baldwin currently represents clients in a variety of domestic relations cases including complex divorce and legal separation proceedings, parental responsibility (child custody) actions, child support and spousal support establishment and modifications, post-decree parenting disputes, and common law marriage actions, to name a few. Ms. Baldwin also handles probate matters and assists clients in preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney for estate planning.

Ms. Baldwin currently serves as an elected member on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson County Bar Association. Ms. Baldwin was recognized as a Rising Star in the 2024 publication of Super Lawyers and has received the Client’s Choice from Avvo consecutively since 2018. Ms. Baldwin wrote an article for the November 2022 edition of the Colorado Lawyer and has also contributed as an author of the Family Relations section of the Colorado Senior Law Handbook, 2023 and 2024 editions.

Ms. Baldwin is a current member of the Publications Committee for The Docket, the official publication of the Denver Bar Association. Ms. Baldwin is also an active member of the 1st Judicial District’s Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) Planning Committee where she has helped organize various CLE presentations to  educate other attorneys. Ms. Baldwin carries the highest :superb” rating of 10/10 by the online lawyer directory Avvo. Ms. Baldwin has presented lectures on several family law topics including how to gain parental rights as a psychological parent and how to admit evidence at trial, a presentation given during the Family Law Institute.

Ms. Baldwin is a strong advocate for her clients and is passionate about helping people navigate through what is often a stressful and overwhelming time in their lives. She realizes that every person is unique, and she makes sure to consider what is most important to each individual client in informing her legal approach. She spends time educating her clients about their options and determining which ones are most closely aligned with their goals. Ms. Baldwin strives to devise creative solutions to reach settlement agreements to allow her clients to avoid litigation when appropriate. Ms. Baldwin is also prepared to take cases to trial in order to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Ms. Baldwin is originally from St. Louis and moved to Colorado in 2017. In her free time, Ms. Baldwin enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams, traveling, and spending time with her husband, son, and dog.


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2017
  • Missouri, 2019


  • Juris Doctor: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Religious Studies: University of the Incarnate Word

Professional Associations

  • Elected Member of the Board of Directors, Jefferson County Bar Association, 2024 -Present
  • 1st JD Continuing Legal Education Planning Committee, 2022-Present
  • Publications Committee for The Docket, Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association, May 2024 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2017-Present
  • Denver County Bar Association, 2017-Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, 2022-Present



  • Lecturer, “Psychological Parents and Child Support,” Family Law Fall Update, November 4, 2022
  • Lecturer, “Admissibility of Evidence at Trial; A Primer on Introducing Key Exhibits,” 1st Judicial District CLE, May 18, 2023
  • Lecturer, “Evidence Battle: Practical Application of Evidence Rules and Case Law,” Family Law Institute, August 11, 2023
  • Faculty, How to Prepare and Settle Your Case at Mediation, December 2023
  • Faculty, “CFI: Best Practices,” 1st Judicial District CLE, June 2024

Published Works

  • Author, ”Psychological Parents and Child Support,” Colorado Lawyer, November, 2022
  • Author, “Family Relationships: Allocation of Parental Responsibilities of Others over a Child,” Colorado Senior Law Handbook, 2023
  • Author, “Family Relationships” Chapter 28, Colorado Senior Law Handbook, 2024

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2024
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Featured Member of the First Judicial District Bar Association, March 2024

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mentor; Law School Yes We Can
  • Jefferson County Law Day Volunteer
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Ask-an-Attorney Clinic, Jefferson County
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