Peter Louis Franklin Esq.

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Peter Louis Franklin Esq.

November 22, 2019
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Of Counsel

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

Peter Franklin has been practicing law since 1979. For more than thirty seven years his practice has focused exclusively on family law and divorce issues. While previously a partner at Polidori Franklin Monahan and Beattie, LLC, for the past thirty three years, he is continuing his association with the law firm as “of counsel.” Mr. Franklin continues to represent clients involved in complicated divorce cases.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has an AV Rating with the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Franklin has also been selected as one of the Colorado Super Lawyers for the past several years.

Mr. Franklin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a past President of the Colorado Chapter, and is currently the Colorado Chapter Vice President.. In addition, he is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association, and a former trustee of the First Judicial Bar Association.  Mr. Franklin carries a superb rating of 10/10 by the online lawyer directory Avvo.

Peter Franklin Best Lawyer 2018

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During his career, Mr. Franklin has been counsel in many appellate cases that have helped define family law in Colorado. He is also a regular lecturer to the legal community on family law issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Complex Financial Matters
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1979

Education

  • Loyola Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    J.D. – 1979
  • Coe College
    B.A. cum laude – 1976

Representative Cases

  • People v. Williams, 628 P.2d 1011 (Colo. 1981)
  • In re Marriage of Norton, 640 P.2d 254 (Colo. App. 1981)
  • In re Marriage of Rappe, 650 P.2d 1352 (Colo. App. 1982)
  • In re Marriage of Klein, 671 P.2d 1345 (Colo. App. 1983)
  • In re Marriage of Bayer, 687 P.2d 537 (Colo. App. 1984)
  • In re Marriage of Van Genderen, 720 P.2d 593 (Colo. App. 1985)
  • In re Marriage of Grubb, 721 P.2d 1194 (Colo. App. 1986)
  • In re Marriage of Grubb, 745 P.2d 661 (Colo. 1987)
  • In re Marriage of Gallo, 752 P.2d 47 (Colo. 1988)
  • Abrams v. Connolly, 781 P.2d 651 (Colo. 1989)
  • In re Marriage of Forsberg, 783 P.2d 283 (Colo. 1989)
  • In re Marriage of Kimbrough, 784 P.2d 852 (Colo. App. 1989)
  • In re Marriage of Vogt, 773 P.2d 631 (Colo. App. 1989)
  • In re Marriage of Micaletti, 796 P.2d 54 (Colo. App. 1990)
  • In re Marriage of Meisner, 807 P.2d 1205 (Colo. App. 1990)
  • In re Marriage of Paul, 821 P.2d 925 (Colo. App. 1991)
  • In re Marriage of Parker, 886 P.2d 312 (Colo. App. 1994)
  • In re Marriage of Payan, 890 P.2d 264 (Colo. App. 1995)
  • In re Marriage of Stress, 939 P.2d 500 (Colo. App. 1997)
  • Gavrilis v. Gavrilis, 116 P.3d 1272 (Colo. App. 2005)

Classes/Seminars

  • “Post-Decree Practice”, May 16, 1987
  • “Child Support Enforcement and Collection”, April 19, 1991
  • “Restraining Orders”, December 14, 1994
  • “Asset Tracing”, October 22, 1999
  • “Common Law Marriage and Putative Spouses”, July 26, 2002
  • “New Issues..Documents and Depositions”, December 4, 2004
  • “How to Assess a Business Appraisal”, August 2008
  • “Business Valuations”, December 2008
  • “Co-Chair, 2013 Family Law Update”, October 2013
    Responsible for Curriculum of One-Day Colorado Bar Association Seminar
  • “Moderator, Judge’s Panel on Evidence”, October 2013
  • “Drafting Separation Agreements” August 2014
  • “Co-Chair, 2014 Family Law Update”, October 2014
    Responsible for Curriculum of One-Day Colorado Bar Association Seminar
  • “Moderator, Judge’s Panel on Maintenance”, October 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1993-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005-Present
  • One of Colorado’s Top Divorce Lawyers, 5280 Magazine’s Super Lawyers, 2006-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Colorado Chapter, Past President, 2000 – 2001.  Current Vice President
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 1992 – 1993
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2002 – 2003
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2005 – 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Epstein, Epstein & Lozow, Associate, 1979 – 1984
  • Polidori, Rasmussen, Gerome & Jacobson, Associate, 1985 – 1986
  • Polidori, Gerome, Franklin & Jacobson, Partner, 1986 – 1999
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