Partner | Natalie C. Simpson, Esq.

Ms. Simpson is a partner at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC. She has focused her entire career on practicing all aspects of family law, including divorce and legal separation, allocation of parental responsibility (custody) actions, child support and spousal support modifications, post decree parenting time disputes, and appeals. Ms. Simpson specializes in complex litigation issues, including high asset divorces and high conflict child custody/parenting time disputes.

Ms. Simpson is a passionate advocate and is committed to reaching amicable resolutions for her clients. Ms. Simpson understands that going through a divorce or child custody proceeding is one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life, and she works closely with each of her clients to deliver compassionate representation tailored to each client’s unique situation. Ms. Simpson prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, stressful and time-consuming court battles; however, she will not hesitate to take her clients’ issues to court when necessary to help them pursue their goals and the positive results they expect and deserve.

Ms. Simpson is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. She is the current Past President of the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC) and sits on the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. She has co-authored numerous domestic relations publications, and regularly conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars in various areas of family law.

A California native, Ms. Simpson graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 2003. Ms. Simpson serves as a mentor for first and second year law students at the University of Denver. Ms. Simpson was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2016 through 2021 and has been given the distinction of a Super Lawyer since 2023. Ms. Simpson also holds an Avvo “Superb” rating by the online attorney directory and has been selected for publication in Best Lawyers in America in family law for 2020 – present.

While in college, Ms. Simpson competed on her school’s diving team and sang in an acapella group. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Simpson was a ski instructor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is a certified Level I ski instructor. In her free time, Ms. Simpson enjoys skiing, cycling, mountain biking, running, music, and traveling.


Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2010


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
    Juris Doctor Degree, May 2010
    Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant
  • University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work
  • Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
    Bachelor of Arts, 2003
    Major: Political Science
    Minor: Spanish

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Psychological Parents and Child Support, The Colorado Lawyer, November 2022
  • Co-Author, Family Law Legislative Update, 2013
  • Co-Author, Annual Survey of Colorado Law: Family Law Survey 2011-2013
  • Co-Author, The Role of the Child and Family Investigator and the Child’s Legal Representative in Colorado. 2009-2012
  • Co-Author, 2015, 2017 and 2021 Domestic Relations Bench Bar Book, Chapter 30: Marital and Separate Property


  • Lecturer, Jurisdiction, Family Law Basic Skills, February 2024
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Fall Update, November 2023
  • Lecturer, Evidence Battle: Practical Application of Evidence Rules and Case Law, Family Law Institute, August 2023
  • Lecturer, Jurisdiction, Family Law Basic Skills, February 2023
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Fall Update, November 2022
  • Lecturer, Psychological Parents and Child Support, November 2022, Fall Family Law Update
  • Lecturer, Who’s Their Daddy? Navigating APR and Paternity Cases, September 2022
  • Lecturer, Trial Preparation A-Z, Family Law Institute, August 2021
  • Lecturer, Do’s and Don’ts in Family Law, August 2020, Family Law Institute
  • Faculty, Family Law Evidence Practicum, 2017-2020
  • Lecturer, Presenting the Best Evidence in Domestic Violence Cases, Metro Interdisciplinary Committee 2019
  • 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
  • Planning Committee Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association Civil Protection Order Training 2013
  • University of Denver Student Law Office, Criminal Representation Clinic, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2024
  • Super Lawyer, 2023-2024
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2021
  • Reese Persuasive Writing Award Finalist, University of Denver, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2010-Present
  • Family Law Section Executive Counsel, Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2021-Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2010-Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Member, 2010- Present
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, 2011- Present
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee Board of Directors, 2018-Present

Pro Bono/Volunteer Activities

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • 1st Judicial District Family Law Advice and Guidance Ask an Attorney Clinic
  • 2nd Judicial District Ask a Lawyer Clinic
  • 1st Judicial District Pro Bono Day
  • Mentor with University of Denver First Year Law Student Program
  • Volunteer Mediator – University of Denver’s First Year Legal Research and Writing Program
  • Denver Legal Night
  • Past President, Denver Chorale
  • Past Mentor with Denver Urban Scholars
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