Hannah Jannicelli Westmont Esq.

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Hannah Jannicelli Westmont Esq.

December 7, 2019
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Hannah Jannicelli Esq.

Partner

Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Phone: 303-936-3300
Fax: 303-936-0125
Email: Email Me

Ms. Westmont is a partner with Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie LLC. She has concentrated her practice in the area of family law throughout her career, and is dedicated to assisting clients who are experiencing transition and conflict.

Ms. Westmont grew up in northern New York. She graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in History in 2007. Ms. Westmont earned her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2011.

Ms. Westmont handles domestic relations cases ranging from complex financial disputes to difficult child custody matters. She is deeply aware that each family is different, and each case requires a personalized approach. Ms. Westmont is a strong advocate for her clients while always striving for an amicable resolution when possible.

Ms. Westmont is also an experienced and skilled trial lawyer with experience successfully trying domestic relations actions throughout her career. In addition, she is trained as a mediator and a collaborative divorce professional.

In 2019, Ms. Westmont received the First Judicial District Bar Association’s George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.  Ms. Westmont also holds an Avvo “Superb” rating and was awarded the Avvo “Client’s Choice Award” in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Ms. Westmont was also given the distinction of Rising Star in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 publications of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Ms. Westmont proudly serves on the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors, and has lectured on many family law topics. In 2016 Ms. Westmont co-wrote an article for the May 2016 Colorado Lawyer: “Who’s Their Daddy: Navigating Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Paternity Actions”.

 

Prior to attending law school Ms. Westmont was a nationally competitive figure skater. Ms. Westmont strives to use the same persistence and dedication she used in her athletic career when advocating for her clients in their cases. In her free time, Ms. Westmont enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling with her family.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2011

Education

  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    Juris Doctor Degree May 2011
    Legal Research Teaching Assistant
  • The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Bachelor of Arts, May 2007
    Major: History

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Who’s Their Daddy: Navigating Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Paternity Actions, The Colorado Lawyer, May 2016

Classes/Seminars

  • Faculty, Family Law Evidence Practicum, May 2020
  • Lecturer, Initial Client Interview, Family Law Basic Skills, February 2020
  • Lecturer, Alternative Enforcement: Enforcing Orders Without Filing Contempt, First Judicial District Bar Association, December 2019
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Fall Update- Kids and the Court in Colorado, October 2019
  • Faculty, Family Law Evidence Practicum, May 2019
  • Lecturer, Initial Client Interview, Family Law Basic Skills, February 2019
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Fall Update- Self-Care, Settlement, Self-Employment, and Such, October 2018
  • Lecturer, In Case of Emergency…File a Motion to Restrict Parenting Time Under C.R.S. 14-10-129(4), August 2018, Family Law Institute
  • Faculty, Family Law Evidence Practicum, May 2018
  • Lecturer, Alternative Enforcement: Enforcing Orders Without Filing Contempt, June 2018, Colorado Domestic Relations Judicial Institute
  • Lecturer, Navigating Post-Decree Issues in Family Law, June 2017, Denver Bar Association, Metro-Volunteers Lawyers
  • Lecturer, Alternative Enforcement: Enforcing Orders Without Filing Contempt, August 2017, Family Law Institute
  • Lecturer, The Nuts and Bolts of Representing a Party in a Paternity Action, October 2016, Fall Family Law Update

Honors and Awards

  • First Judicial District Bar Association’s 2019 George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Client’s Choice Award Avvo, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Negotiation Champion, Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, 2016-Present
  • Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2011-Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2011-Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Member, 2011-Present
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association, Member 2011-Present
  • First Judicial Bar Association, Member 2014-Present
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, 2016-Present
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2020-Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Denver Legal Night
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Jefferson County Post-Decree Clinic
  • Law School Si Se Puede, Mentor

Past Employment Positions

  • Associate Attorney, May 2014-December 2018
    Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC
  • Associate Attorney, January 2012-May 2014
    Jones Law Firm, P.C.
  • Law Clerk, October 2012-January 2012
    Magistrate Hübler, Denver District Court
  • Intern, January 2010- August 2010
    Colorado Legal Services
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