Kathryn DeVries

Associate

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8109

Fax: 303.298.0940

kdevries@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

Katie is passionate in her approach, a strong advocate for her clients, and adept at helping clients resolve matters through mediation and at trial.

Kathryn “Katie” DeVries works on all aspects of family law and domestic relations. She regularly assists clients in the context of divorce and legal separation, advising on a wide variety of private family-related matters. Katie often deals with complex child-related issues such as custody, visitation, child support, parenting time, parental alienation, and relocations. Utilizing parental responsibilities evaluators and child and family investigators, Katie helps craft parenting plans in the children’s best interests. She is also skilled at navigating complex financial matters that require employing multiple experts and in drafting, negotiating, defending, and challenging premarital and marital agreements.

Experience

  • Successfully litigated a complex case involving the relocation of a child mid-school year.
  • Achieved a favorable ruling in arbitration regarding a highly contested post-decree parenting time dispute.
  • Successfully negotiated the out-of-court dissolution of marriage involving a premarital agreement, significant assets, and multiple business interests.
  • Drafted and negotiated multiple premarital and marital agreements involving estates in excess of $10 million.
  • Successfully mediated multiple high-conflict and highly contested dissolution actions involving multiple experts and valuations of assets and businesses.

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section

Highlights

  • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” Family Law, Colorado (2020)