Carl O. Graham, Colorado Springs, CO family law attorney/lawyer, brings top tier representation at an affordable price. He was chair of the El Paso County family law section, writes articles and regularly teaches classes to fellow Colorado divorce lawyers on complex family law issues (see the Presentations and Articles page for more information), and has over 20 years of valuable experience, both as an Army JAG lawyer, and as a Colorado Springs divorce and family law attorney.
His leadership and Colorado divorce experience is recognized by fellow family law attorneys throughout Colorado who call him weekly with questions - even judges call a couple times per year. Carl is among the few family lawyers in Colorado Springs to receive the national recognition of “Distinguished” from Martindale-Hubbell, and is the only domestic relations attorney in El Paso County with an Avvo rating of 10.0 (Superb). These are authentic, unpaid recognitions from highly-respected sources, not sponsored listings.
Carl’s clientele includes general officers, physicians and other professionals, average people from all walks of life trying to do the best for their families, and those on public assistance whose families help pay for the best possible family law representation in Colorado Springs. He is particularly proud at how often satisfied clients, and even former adversaries, recommend him to their family and friends.
Each of Carl's cases benefits from a track record of over two decades of successful litigation. He has contested hundreds of cases to judges and juries, from multi-million dollar divorces with expert upon expert, to parenting or child support modifications; and prosecuted or defended every crime imaginable, from 1st degree murder and rape, to drugs and larceny.
If your case is ultimately contested, you need a veteran Colorado divorce litigator on your side who knows how to organize and argue a case successfully. However, lawyers “win” most cases at the settlement stage, without the client having to enter a courtroom. You’re more likely to secure a favorable settlement with a Colorado Springs divorce and family law attorney who approaches negotiations with the quiet confidence of knowing family law, being prepared, and not being afraid to go to court should negotiations fail.
Carl devotes 100% of his efforts and resources to the practice of Colorado divorce & family law in El Paso and Teller Counties, and is considered an authority on military divorce issues. If you need a CO divorce or family law attorney, talk to a lawyer who specializes solely on the family law issues that matter to your case, not a "jack-of-all-trades" who dabbles in a bit of everything.
Since Carl manages the Colorado family law attorneys at the law firm of Black & Graham, LLC, he is involved in all of our cases, either as lead counsel, or by assisting behind the scenes as one of our other top notch divorce lawyers runs the case.
How I Help You
Experience. Having 20 years of extensive trial experience behind me, I have the skills necessary to appraise your case, and to present it in court. For information about my experience, see my resume for my legal and educational experience.
Education. The standard in Colorado is a mere 45 hours of legal education every 3 years. Every single year I devote far more time than that, and spend substantial amounts on seminars, legal resources and research, exclusively in Colorado divorce and family law. I don't just keep current in Colorado family law developments - I stay ahead of the pack.
Focus. All of my cases are exclusively Colorado divorce and family law, which means I know how to negotiate your case, how to litigate it, and what to expect from the domestic relations judges. That's the advantage of selecting a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer who focuses exclusively on family law - 100% of my professional time and expertise is dedicated to learning and practicing what is relevant to your CO family law case.
Technology. To keep ahead, we employ the latest technology: Computerized legal research. Software to calculate Colorado child support, prepare sworn financial statements, calculate support or maintenance arrears, etc. Networked calendars, to avoid missed appointments or court dates. We carry smartphones to access e-mail and calendars. Electronic filing of pleadings with the Lexis/Nexis system, for speedy and reliable service of documents. Scanning and e-mailing documents to clients. And a state-of-the-art backup system so nothing gets lost. This Colorado Springs law firm does not fear change - we embrace it, and use technology to your advantage.