Best Lawyers 2019: Family

by Doug Chartier

A look at Denver-area firms carving out unique identities in domestic relations practice

Law Week is spotlighting two Denver-area family law firms who take distinctive approaches to domestic relations practice in addition to boasting several Best Lawyers winners for 2019

Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper

The attorneys at Denver firm Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper are perhaps known for their community work outside of their family law practices as much as their work in them.

Serving in leadership positions at family law organizations seems to come along with practicing at Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper.

By next year, five of them will have chaired the Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Practice Section. Four of them will have served as president of  the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

“All of us have been very involved in legislative matters that affect family law,” said Steve Lass, a firm partner and 2019 Best Lawyers honoree. Best Lawyers is also recognizing his firm colleagues Jerrmey Ramp, Marie Moses, Terry Kelly and Patricia Cooper, who joined in May. Cooper is enthusiastic about the firm’s community involvement.

“I view [serving in these organizations] as important because we very much care about our profession and the practice of family law generally, and the constituents that we serve,” she said.

But that service has practical benefits to the attorneys’ work, too, she added. “Being involved in these organizations at that level allows us to always be aware of the latest developments … and trends both in the state of Colorado and outside of Colorado that allows us to serve our clients.”

From where its attorneys sit on various legislative committees and professional associations, Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper can often see what new family-law related bills are coming down the pike. Lass said that this coming session at the Capitol will see legislation dealing with the rights non-parents — like grandparents, aunts and uncles — have in regards to taking care of children.

To read this story and other complete articles featured in the September 10, 2018 print edition of Law Week Colorado, copies are available for purchase online.