Business Spotlight: Gutterman Griffiths PC

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Gutterman Griffiths Attorneys from left to right: Elizabeth Bonanno, Justin Summer, Katie Ahles, Carolyn Witkus, Jon Eric Stuebner, Suzanne Griffiths, Sheila Gutterman, Ann Gushurst, Diana Powell, Kristi Anderson Wells, Emily Warren, Nicola Winter, Jennifer Holt, and Karen Langsley.

Who is Gutterman Griffiths?

Gutterman Griffiths PC is an award-winning Colorado family law firm that has brought together a diverse group of talented attorneys with unique expertise to create a highly effective team. Gutterman Griffiths operates under a “Do no harm, informed consent and triage” approach. Inspired by the way doctors treat patients, vowing to do as little harm as possible, the firm tries to resolve cases through alternative dispute resolution to avoid nasty court battles. However, when need be, the attorneys at Gutterman Griffiths are well equipped to fight for their clients’ interests in the court room. Gutterman Griffiths is dedicated to helping families move through one of the most challenging and painful times in their life by helping clients choose the process most suited to their individual needs. Now with 14 attorneys, Gutterman Griffiths has a range of expertise, from complex high conflict litigation to mediation and the collaborative approach. Their experience has earned the attorneys and the firm recognition, with the firm achieving Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Status, inclusion in the list of Best Law Firms by US News, and having been named an Outstanding Law Firm according to Forbes Magazine.

What products or services do you provide?

Gutterman Griffiths provides legal services specializing exclusively in family law issues, this includes: divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, spousal maintenance, child support, tax issues, modification and enforcement of parenting time, decision making, and alternative dispute resolutions. Gutterman Griffiths also offers solutions for non-traditional families including grandparent’s rights and LGBT families.

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Elizabeth, Sheila, Emily and Suzanne in a meeting.

How did Gutterman Griffiths start?

Gutterman Griffiths got started when Sheila and Suzanne founded the firm in 2002. Prior to founding Gutterman Griffith, Suzanne practiced law in Cape Town, South Africa, where she was the first woman appointed to train new lawyers, which she did for 10 years. After establishing a successful career in South Africa, Suzanne immigrated to Colorado under the “extraordinary ability” work visa, a standard reserved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services for those who demonstrate “sustained national and international acclaim.” Sheila met Suzanne while teaching her bar exam course here in Colorado and knew Suzanne was a unique and powerful attorney. From there, the pair worked around the clock to establish and continue to build a culture of excellence and caring at Gutterman Griffiths Family Law.

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Associate Attorney Justin Summers at his desk.

What makes Gutterman Griffiths different?

The Gutterman Griffiths difference is in the breadth and depth of our combined experience. Members of the firm are active in the legal community, non-legal community programs, extensive sponsorships, and board and committee work. Additionally, each lawyer contributes to the legal community through mentoring, publishing, conducting workshops and seminars, lecturing, teaching, and participating on commissions and taskforces in the legal and public service arena. The firm is committed to helping individuals going through the process as well as bettering the community at large.

Gutterman Griffiths’ Managment Team Members

 

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CFO and Shareholder

diana-powell-headshotDiana Powell

President and Shareholder

ann-gushurst-headshotAnn Gushurst

Shareholder

carolyn-witkus-headshotCarolyn Witkus

Shareholder

kristi-anderson-wells-headshotKristi Anderson Wells

Shareholder

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Co-founder

Awards

  • 2005: Suzanne Griffiths – Denver’s Top Divorce Attorneys by Denver Magazine
  • 2006-2016: Gutterman Griffiths – Top 250 Private Companies in Colorado by ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • 2006-2016: Diana Powell – Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006-2016: Suzanne Griffiths – Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006- 2016: Gutterman Griffiths – Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies by ColoradoBiz Magazine 
  • 2007, 2010-2016: Ann Gushurst – Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008-2010: Gutterman Griffiths -Finalist for Top Consulting & Professional Services Company award from ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • 2008: Sheila Gutterman – Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal
  • 2009-2016: Sheila Gutterman – Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010-2012: Sheila Gutterman – Best Family Lawyer by People Choice
  • 2012: Susanne Griffiths – Finalist for The 2012 CFO of the Year
  • 2012: Sheila Gutterman – Lifetime Achievement Award by The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012: Suzanne Griffiths – Finalist for Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal
  • 2013: Sheila Gutterman – ATHENA Award Finalist
  • 2013: Suzanne Griffiths – Lifetime Achievement Award by The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013-2016: Suzanne Griffiths – Best Family Lawyer by People Choice
  • 2013-2016: Carolyn Witkus – Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013-2016: Diana Powell – The Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2013-2016: Carolyn Witkus – Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014: Sheila Gutterman – Top 100 Lawyers by The National Advocates
  • 2014: Diana Powell – Top 10 Attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA)
  • 2014: Sheila Gutterman – ATHENA Award
  • 2014-2015: Gutterman Griffiths – Small Company of the Year award from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014: Ann Gushurst – Attorney of the Year by Law Week Colorado
  • 2015: Elizabeth Bonanno – Up and Coming Lawyer in Colorado by Law Week Colorado
  • 2015: Sheila Gutterman – Top Denver Lawyer by 5280 Magazine
  • 2015: Ann Gushurst – Ally of the Year by the Colorado LGBT Bar Association
  • 2015: Ann Gushurst –  Special Recognition award by The Colorado Lawyers Committee for her part in bringing great success in a Marriage Equality Lawsuit (McDaniel-Miccio v. Colorado)
  • 2015: Gutterman Griffiths- Top Consulting & Professional Services Company award from ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • 2015-2016: Kristi Anderson Wells – Colorado Super Lawyer in Family Law by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015: Gutterman Griffiths – Best Companies to Work For In Colorado” by the Colorado Society for Human Resource Management (COSHRM) and ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • 2015-2016: Gutterman Griffiths – Runner Up in the Best of Colorado by ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • 2015: Gutterman Griffiths – “Visionaries in Action” by the LGBT Community Center. Shareholder Ann Gushurst’s work in same-sex marriages was the definitive factor in the firm winning this award.
  • 2016: Sheila Gutterman –  10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIFLA)
  • 2016: Suzanne Griffiths – Top Denver Lawyer by 5280 Magazine
  • 2016: Ann Gushurst, Sheila Gutterman, Diana Powell and Kristi Anderson Wells – Colorado Top 50 Women Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016: Ann Gushurst and Diana Powell – Colorado Top 100 Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016: Suzanne Griffiths – Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal

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    Suzanne Griffiths receiving the 2016 “Outstanding Women in Business Award”

 

“When your family and a lifetime of finances are on the line, trust the experienced attorneys at Gutterman Griffith Family Law.”

Contact Gutterman Griffiths PC

Office:

Phone: 303-858-8090

Fax: 303-858-8181

Email: info@ggfamilylaw.com

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Headquarters:

Gutterman Griffiths PC
10375 Park Meadows Drive
Suite 520
Littleton, Colorado 80124

Social Media:

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Gutterman Griffiths PC Shareholders from left to right: Ann Gushurst, Kristi Anderson Wells, Sheila Gutterman, Suzanne Griffiths, Carolyn Witkus and Diana Powell

Gutterman Griffiths PC Shareholders from left to right: Ann Gushurst, Kristi Anderson Wells, Sheila Gutterman, Suzanne Griffiths, Carolyn Witkus and Diana Powell

 

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