Sharlene Aitken - Attorney Profile

Sharlene Aitken

Specialization: Civil Appeals
Mail: saitken@aitkenlawllc.com
Phone: (720) 635-5327

Biography

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 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 family law opinions including 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), Tisch v. Tisch, 17COA1591 (Colo. App., Div. III, March 21, 2019), and In re J.A.V., 206 P.3d 467 (Colo. App. 2009) and in 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 Subcommittee Member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association

Title Publications:

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

Appearances:

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

Volunteer Attorney

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

Education

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Sturm College of Law

University of Denver, J.D.

2003

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.

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California State University

San Bernardino, B.A.

1997

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.

Aitken Law LLC

Specializing in Civil Appeals in the Greater Denver area

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