Jordan M. Fox

Member

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8208

Fax: 303.298.0940

jfox@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Houston Law Center, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Colorado School of Mines, 1989

Jordan, a family law attorney and talented litigator, leads the largest full-service firm family law practice group in the Rocky Mountain region.

As a former chemical and petroleum engineer from the Colorado School of Mines, Jordan Fox brings a unique out-of-the-box analytical perspective and uncommon ability when scrutinizing complex financial matters. Over the course of more than 20 years of practice as a family law attorney, Jordan has earned the respect of his peers, adversaries, and judges across Colorado. He is at the forefront on alimony legislative changes and a sought-after presenter to both attorneys and judges on complex family law issues. He is often retained as an expert witness and to consult with other attorneys on family law matters.

Representing clients that include professionals, owners and executives, other high net worth individuals, and beneficiaries of complex trusts, Jordan is known for his clarity, attention to detail, and ability to work seamlessly with lawyers throughout the firm to ensure the cross-disciplinary experience needed to handle the many related issues that arise when dealing with complex cases.

Regarded as a leader in the field, Jordan is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the organization’s former president.

Experience

  • Successfully argued that a $300 million trust was the client’s separate property in a multistate divorce litigation.
  • Represented a client in a complex divorce involving multiple family businesses, international litigation, and interrelated litigation over control of the family estate. The representation required interaction with multiple law firms throughout the country handling different facets of the cases.
  • Litigated valuation of a private equity firm to capture future income streams earned by the owner during the marriage but not due to be received until after the divorce.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for a business owner with assets in multiple countries. Achieving the settlement required applications of discounts for risks associated with the political environment and restrictions on repatriation of funds for payment of property settlement.

 

EXPERT TESTIMONY

  • In re the Marriage of Berringer, 2015 DR 30034, Chafee County, Colorado (2016).
    • Retained as a testifying witness to opine on the validity of an irrevocable trust and the impact of that alleged trust on the parties’ dissolution of marriage. The case proceeded to trial on January 26, 2017.
  • In re the Marriage of Morrison, 2015 DR 31142, Arapahoe County, Colorado (2016).
    • Retained as a consulting/testifying witness to opine on the validity of parties’ premarital agreement. Case settled prior to written report being finalized.
  • In re the Marriage of Oswald, 2008 DR 258, Arapahoe County, Colorado (2016).
    • Provided expert report and testimony on reasonableness and necessity of professional fees incurred in this matter.
  • In re the Marriage of Sartin, 2015 DR 30087, Douglas County, Colorado (July 2015).
    • Provided expert report and appeared for testimony on reasonableness and necessity of attorneys’ fees.

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • WTF – Is That For Real? Quirks in Statues and Case Law
    The 2018 Family Law Institute  – Effective Advocacy in a Diverse World | August 2018
  • Implicit Bias in the Legal Practice
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Advanced Family Law Seminar | December 2017
  • Family Law Round Table – Trust Law Issues in Family Law
    Judicial Conference | September 2017
  • Child Support and UCCJEA
    AAML Judicial Education Seminar – 17th Judicial District | July 2017
  • Offshore Assets
    AAML Judicial Education Seminar – 18th Judicial District | February 2017
  • Prenuptial Agreements: Panelist – Litigating Marital Agreements
    Colorado Bar Association CLE | February 2017
  • Family Law Basic Skills – Maintenance Update
    Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section and Metro Volunteer Lawyers | February 2017
  • Consideration of Family Law Hypotheticals and a Discussion by a Panel of Experts on Applicable Law (interaction of Probate law and Domestic law)
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Advanced Family Law Seminar | December 2016
  • Family Law Round Table – Alcohol and Marijuana Testing 
    Judicial Conference | September 2016
  • Trust – From Basics to Blasphemy
    Family Law Institute | August 2016
  • Business Valuation in the Domestic Context
    CTLA | March 2016
  • Family Law Basic Skills – Maintenance Update
    Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section and Metro Volunteer Lawyers | February 2016
  • Evidentiary Issues – ESI
    Judicial Conference | September 2015
  • Summary of Trust Law/Valuation in the Context of Marital Dissolution
    DR Judicial Institute | June 2015
  • Family Law Basic Skills – Maintenance Update
    Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section and Metro Volunteer Lawyers | February 2015

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Former President
    • Leadership Track Participant
  • Board Member, Center for Legal Inclusiveness
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
  • Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association

 

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Highlights

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law (2010-2020)
  • 5280 Magazine, “Top Lawyer,” Family Law/Divorce (2015-2020)
  • Super Lawyers, Family Law, Colorado (2006-2020)
  • Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) Karate