Kelly K. Robinson

Member

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8252

Fax: 303.298.0940

krobinson@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, University of Denver, 1990

Personable, professional, and skilled, Kelly builds strong relationships with her clients, earning their trust and confidence, and helping them favorably resolve their matters.

Kelly Robinson has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. Her experience spans civil litigation, employment law, and family law matters. Today, she focuses her practice on family law because she truly wants to use her legal skills to advocate for her clients regarding their most important legal issues.

Kelly guides her clients at every stage of family life, from premarital agreements through post-divorce parenting disputes. Her extensive jury and court trial experience enable her to formulate strong, convincing arguments on her clients’ behalf. Her employment law knowledge enhances her ability to fully appreciate business dynamics, accurately assess the value of companies and their assets, and effectively deal with partnership issues, employment agreements, business contracts, employment benefits, stock agreements, and more. With her many years of experience, Kelly readily identifies and tackles the dilemmas business owners, business partners/spouses, and high-income wage earners face in family law disputes.

Experience

  • Prevailed at trial in a business owner’s second marriage divorce proceeding, securing the majority of the client’s individual, premarital property as the client’s separate property despite the lack of a prenuptial agreement.
  • Prevailed in a post-divorce child custody dispute, obtaining sole decision-making and primary custody for our client where, under the original court orders, the other party (who had been a stay-at-home parent) had been granted primary custody and joint decision-making.
  • Negotiated a post-divorce modification of support without increasing maintenance by utilizing an independent contractor agreement that enabled the ex-spouse to work for our client’s company to secure additional financial support and protected our client against a long-term maintenance obligation.

Publications & Presentations

PRESS

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Do I Have to Pay for Employees’ Vacation Time? And Other Questions Raised by the Colorado Wage Act
    Denver Business Journal | October 2004
  • Review Non-Compete Clause Before Making a Hiring Decision
    Denver Business Journal | May 2004

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Slow Down!..The Dangers of Rushing Decision Making
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2019
  • Epic Systems Gives the Green Light to Arbitration Agreements – Good to Go?
    Colorado Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing | July 2018
  • Class and Collective Actions
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2018
  • Don’t Be Fooled: Age May Just be a Number, but Age Discrimination is Far Trickier
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2017
  • An Employer’s Guide to Protecting Intellectual Property: Legal, Contractual, and Practical Solutions
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2017
  • Don’t Be Fooled.  Age May Just Be a Number, but Age Discrimination is Far Trickier
    Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Conference | April 2017
  • An Employer’s Guide to Protecting Trade Secrets: Legal, Contractual and Practical Solutions
    Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Conference | April 2017
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    Labor & Employment Presentation | August 2016
  • EEOC’s Enforcement and Litigation Agenda: Pushing the Envelope (And How to Push Back)
    Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Seminar | April 2015

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Women’s Vision Foundation
  • Pro Bono legal counseling at Denver Rescue Mission through Christian Legal Services
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of Foothills Community Church
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
    • Former Co-Chair, Programs Committee
  • Former Member, Women’s Vision Foundation
    • LCC Programs Committee

Highlights

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law (2019-2020)