2004 — J.D.
University of Colorado School of Law
2001 — B.A.
University of Georgia
Presenter, Faculty, and Co-Chair of the annual Family Law Evidence Practicum through the Colorado Bar Association 2016 – 2019
Presenter at the Family Law Section monthly CLE: “PC/DMs Tips and Tricks for the Practitioner and the Neutral” February 2019
Presenter – ADR for Family Law – Beginning, During and After Your Case: The Pros and Cons of Mediation, Arbitration, and PC/DMs March 2020
Courtney J. Cline
Founding Equity Shareholder
Courtney Cline is a Founding Equity Shareholder with Cline Caldwell, LLP, specializing in divorce and family law matters. During law school, Ms. Cline clerked with the Denver District Attorney’s Office in County Court, Juvenile Court and Drug Court. After graduation, Ms. Cline joined the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office prosecuting misdemeanor offenses from DUIs to Domestic Violence.
Ms. Cline’s practice is focused on divorce and family law, which encompasses dissolution of marriage and legal separation, including division of property and debts, maintenance and attorney fees; child-related matters such as decision-making, parenting time, child support, and relocation; post-decree modifications of parenting time and child support; enforcement of court orders by contempt or execution of judgments; representation of parents in dependency and neglect matters, kinship and step-parent adoptions and paternity actions; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial marital agreements; and all aspects of the appeal process. Ms. Cline represents clients throughout the state of Colorado.
Ms. Cline is committed to working with her clients to find practical, creative, and cost-effective solutions to help ease the burdens family law cases so often involve. As an amicable settlement is not always possible, Ms. Cline is also an experienced litigator who has successfully tried a variety of divorce and family law cases, including complex financial disputes and highly contested child custody matters. Ms. Cline believes preparedness and professionalism lead to positive outcomes in settlement and litigation.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Cline serves as a Mediator for all divorce and family law disputes, bringing her experience in the Courtroom to the settlement table to assist parties in amicable resolutions of their divorce and family law matters. Ms. Cline further assists families in resolution of their disputes as a Collaborative Law Mediator and through Court ordered appointments as a Parenting Coordinator and Decision-Maker and Arbitrator.
Ms. Cline received the highest “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell in 2012 and continues to maintain this designation, which is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a peer review rating process. Ms. Cline’s outstanding legal work and professionalism has been recognized by her selection for inclusion in the Colorado Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” edition in 2012, 2013, and 2015 through 2018 and the Colorado Super Lawyers edition in 2020 and 2021.
Ms. Cline is a member of the Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals, the Colorado Bar Association, the Arapahoe Bar Association, and the Colorado Judicial Institute, and the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee.
Litigation, mediation, arbitration, and parenting coordination with decision-making regarding: dissolution of marriage and legal separation, including division of property and debts, maintenance and attorney fees; child-related matters such as decision-making, parenting time, child support, and relocation; post-decree modifications of parenting time and child support; enforcement of court orders by contempt or execution of judgments; guardianships; dependency and neglect matters; adoptions and paternity actions; marital agreements; and appeals to the District Court or Court of Appeals.