Sharlene Aitken - Attorney Profile

Sharlene Aitken

Specialization: Civil Appeals
Mail: [email protected]
Phone: (720) 635-5327


Mrs. Aitken formed Aitken Law, LLC to offer clients more personable yet professional legal services. Mrs. Aitken’s practice has focused exclusively on prosecuting and defending civil appeals in the Colorado Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and various District Courts of Colorado since early 2006. Mrs. Aitken works closely with trial counsel in all aspects of appellate practice from co-counseling, consulting to lead attorney on the appeal. Mrs. Aitken also utilizes her prior trial litigation and paralegal skills in helping clients to prosecute or defend remand hearings. Mrs. Aitken also handles limited trial litigation cases for existing appellate clients. Mrs. Aitken has several published opinions including In re Marriage of Goldstone, 22CA313, 22CA727 (December 7, 2023), In re Marriage of Medeiros (May 18, 2023), In re Marriage of DePumpo, 22CA112 (September 29, 2022), In re Marriage of Sheehan, 511 P.3d 708 (Colo. App. 2022), In re Marriage of Blaine, 480 P.3d 691 (Colo. 2021), In re Marriage of Hogsett v. Neale, 478 P.3d 713 (Colo. 2021), In Re Marriage of Boettcher, 449 P.2d 382 (Colo. 2019)Tisch v. Tisch, 439 P.3d 89 (Colo.App.Div.3, 2019), Parental Responsibilities K.A.B. v. C.T., Court of Appeals No. 14CA0692 (Colo. App. Aug. 20, 2015), In Marriage of Morgan, 2018 COA116 (Colo.App.Div.III August 9, 2018)In re Marriage of Rivera, 300 P.3d 994 (Colo.App.Div.5 2013)In re Marriage of Paige, 282 P.3d 506 (Colo.App. 2012)In re Marriage of Webb and Christiansen, 284 P.3d 107 (Colo.App.Div.1,Div.2 2011)In re Marriage of Connerton and Nevin, 260 P.3d 62 (Colo. App. 2010), and In re J.A.V., 206 P.3d 467 (Colo. App. 2009) and has argued at the Colorado Court of Appeals on over two dozen cases and in the Colorado Supreme Court.

In law school, Mrs. Aitken received the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Trial Practice. She was also the recipient of the Barrister’s Appellate Advocacy Competition Award for Best Brief.

Bar Admittance and Memberships:

  • Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2009
  • United States Supreme Court, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Family Law Section Member
    • Solo/Small Firm Section Member
    • Appellate Practice Subsection Member
      • Vice-Chair of CLE Committee 2021-22 Term
      • Chair of the CLE Committee 2022-23 Term
      • Vice-Chair of the Appellate Practice Subsection 2023-24 Term
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • 17th JD Judicial Performance Commission
  • CBA Appellate Pro Bono Program Screening Committee Member
  • CBA Appellate Clinic Advisory Committee Member


  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Appellate, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
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Title Publications:

  • “Win or Lose: What You Need to Know to Preserve Your Client’s Rights for Appeal”
    CLE presentation, ABBA CLE, February 2012


  • Program Chair and Speaker at Annual Appellate Practice Update, CLE Presentation, CBA Spring 2022 and 2023

  • Speaker at Annual Appellate Practice Update, CLE Presentation, CBA, Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

  • Speaker, Appellate Pro Bono Clinic, Family Law Appeals, August 2020

  • Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (IDC), February 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Speaker: Family Law Case Update (Published and Unpublished)
  • ABBA Family Law Holiday CLE, December 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Speaker: Family Law Case Update (Published and Unpublished Cases)

  • Appellate Law Mini-Series, Fall 2021, Moderator: Oral Arguments

Volunteer Attorney

  • Self Help Center at the Adams County Justice Center (2018)



Sturm College of Law

University of Denver, J.D.


The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a top 100 law school with nationally ranked programs in environmental and natural resources law, legal writing, clinical training, trial advocacy and tax law.


California State University

San Bernardino, B.A.


California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965, the “value added” by a CSUSB education ranks in the top 4 percent in the nation.

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