Rajesh K. Kukreja


Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8188

Fax: 303.298.0940

[email protected]

Areas Of Emphasis


  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1992

Raj Kukreja’s practice focuses on family law and adoption, specializing in the complex and high conflict dissolution of marriage, custody, and contested adoption matters.

Presented with the unique challenges of his specialty, Raj has extensive experience with both trial work and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. He represents clients throughout Colorado, including communities in the Rocky Mountains and the Western slope. Representing parties through difficult and emotional family or adoption issues, he helps to create logical and coherent strategic plans to help clients attain their goals.

Raj serves as chair of the firm’s Litigation department.


  • Drafted and negotiated premarital agreements to help protect client assets exceeding $50 million.
  • Represented high net worth client in successfully enforcing the validity of premarital agreement protecting client’s significant assets, including interests in trusts.
  • Represented clients in obtaining favorable outcomes in multiple high conflict and highly contested dissolution of marriage actions involving valuations of closely held businesses, and/or commercial real estate holdings.
  • Represented client in successfully being awarded primary custody of a child in a complex interstate custody matter.
  • Successfully assisted clients, from the trial court level through the Colorado Supreme Court, in keeping intact the adoption of twin boys by them. In Interest of Baby A, 363 P.3d 193 (Colo. 2015).

Publications & Presentations


  • All in the Family
    Law Week Colorado | October 11, 2017
  • Unlike Most Big Law Firms, Sherman & Howard Bulks up its Family Law Group
    Denver Business Journal | September 26, 2017



  • Domestic Violence – The Intersection Between Criminal and Domestic Law
    The 2018 Family Law Institute | August 2018
  • Getting to Yes in Family Law Mediation (co-presenter)
    Advanced Family Law Conference | December 2016
  • Advanced Economic Issues (co-presenter)
    Colorado Judicial Conference | June 2016



  • Disinheriting a Soon-to-be Ex-Spouse: A Violation of the Colorado Automatic Temporary Injunction? (co-author)
    Colorado Bar Association Trust & Estate Law Council Notes | 2012
  • Contributing author, Colorado Methods of Practice | 2005-present

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Litigation Trials and Appeals Practice Group (2023-present)
  • Former Chair, Sherman & Howard’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives (2021-2023)
  • Member, Denver Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section


  • Martindale Hubbell, “Distinguished Peer Review Rating” (2005-present)
  • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (2009-2010)