“I realize that people come to me during one of the most emotional, overwhelming and sometimes frightening periods in their lives. Most of us never think that we will require assistance from a Family Law attorney and it is often a shock when this need arises. I am aware that the legal process can seem intimidating and confusing. Confronting a major life change whether it is divorce, a custody battle, an adoption or another legal issue is rarely easy.
I find that helping someone to successfully navigate a difficult time in their lives is personally and professionally rewarding for me. Every client’s situation is extremely important to me as I genuinely care about them and their future well-being. Therefore, I always focus on not only achieving the best long term results for each client but also for the entire family.”
Whitney is a knowledgeable, detail-oriented and empathic individual. She is also a powerful yet approachable attorney who always seeks to create trust with her clients and colleagues. She actively partners with her clients throughout every step of their case and never underestimates the emotional stress and turmoil which her clients may be experiencing.
While Whitney is a vigorous advocate for her clients in the courtroom, her first goal is to work closely with them to assess whether there is an opportunity to satisfactorily resolve the issues out of court. Although the courtroom process is sometimes vital to the protection of clients and their families, she believes that the best outcomes often result from people controlling their own decisions about their lives. Therefore she seeks to empower both parties to work together to produce a realistic and workable resolution to their family law situation outside of the courtroom when this approach is advisable. She also recognizes that some family law situations require court intervention from the very beginning.
Although Whitney is a very capable litigator, she has seen the value and effectiveness of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methodologies. She is a strong advocate for mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques. Whitney has the skills and personality to work with her clients and other colleagues in a proactive manner. Being able to use mediation as a tool for resolution between two parties brings her much satisfaction. Her legal training includes Collaborative Law, Mediation and Parenting Coordination and Decision Making. These approaches can often significantly reduce legal costs and fees. Minimizing legal costs as much as possible is not only her goal but that of the Littman Family Law and Mediation Services.
Prior to joining Littman Family Law, Whitney was employed by another Family Law practice in Denver. She also spent a year as a judicial law clerk for the domestic relations judges and magistrates in Weld County. Before relocating to Colorado, she briefly worked for a securities and commercial litigation firm in Memphis, Tennessee. While the work with this practice was challenging, Whitney discovered that this position strengthened her desire to practice Family Law.
During law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in Memphis Tennessee, she focused her studies on family law. She functioned as a licensed student attorney in the school’s Child and Family Litigation Clinic. Her law school activities also included clerking for two judges and participating on the law school’s Moot Court team. The team traveled to the National Moot Court competition in New York City where they placed 3rd out of 64 teams. Her team won the Best Written Brief Award for the competition.
In addition to the previously mentioned law school activities, Whitney coached a high school Moot Court team, edited the law school’s Mental Health and Public Policy Journal and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and Psychology.
Colorado’s natural beauty and a judicial clerking position in Greeley enticed Whitney to move here. She is an avid reader, active skier and frequent hiker. While she enjoys trying new restaurants, Whitney also likes to cook at home. Since moving to Denver, Whitney has become an enthusiastic Colorado sports’ fan.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Collaborative Law
- Divorce & Legal Separation
- Child Custody & Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Maintenance/Spousal Support
- Post-Decree Matters
- Representation for Mediation
- Protection Orders
- Parenting Coordinator and/or Decision-Maker
- Juvenile Law and Adoption
- Tennessee, 2014
- Colorado, 2015
- Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
- Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia
- B.A. – 2011
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Major: Political Science
- Major: Psychology
Sampling of Classes and Seminars Taught
- “Professionalism in the Practice of Law” Co-Lecturer, Family Law Basic Skills Course, February, 2019-2021
- “Ethics and Collaborative Law” Co-Presenter, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals (CCDP), November, 2020
- “What can Psychological Testing Reveal about Our Clients? And, How Can we Use Clinical Findings in Custody Evaluations?” Co-Presenter, Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC), September, 2018
- “Maintenance Sub-Committee Update” Family Law Spring Newsletter, April, 2018
- “Professionalism in the Practice of Law” Co-Lecturer, Family Law Basic Skills Course, March, 2018
- Family Law Legal Resource Presentation, 2016
Honors and Awards
- Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
- Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2019, 2020, 2021
- Award for Best Written Brief – National Duberstein National Moot Court Competition
- Best Oral Advocate – Hon. Lloyd D. George Regional Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
- The Honorable David S. Kennedy Bankruptcy Achievement Award – US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee
- First Place Regional Competition – Honorable. Lloyd D. George Regional Bankruptcy Mood Court Competition
- Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award – University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Denver Bar Association
- Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Board Member
- Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Board Member
- Legal Fee Arbitration Committee
- Young Lawyers Association
- The Academy for Collaborative Law Practice
Pro Bono Activities
- University of Memphis Moot Court Advisor – 2014
- Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature, Moot Court Advisor – 2014
- Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Volunteer Attorney