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WZW Family Law has developed an approach that no other firm can offer. We simplify complexity, optimize outcomes and help you implement strategies for lifelong success. Because of this, we’ve helped thousands of people restart their lives with optimismconfidence, and a newfound sense of who they are.

Tell us your story and let us know how we can help you.


If you are facing new or ongoing family relationship conflicts, we can relate. We empathize and have a deep understanding of what lies ahead mentally, emotionally, and financially.  How? Because we have years of experience in family law and have lived a thousand lifetimes through our clients.

We understand that every story is unique and have developed an approach that
holistically integrates traditional practices with proven modern methods, starting with addressing your emotional wellbeing. Through this process, we become your protector, your confidante, and your voice. If this doesn’t sound like what you want in a lawyer, or sounds too “granola” for you, don’t worry — we are also ferocious litigators whenever you need us to be.

We’ve represented everyone
, from business owners to stay-at-home spouses, from people confident in their own power to those whose voices are underrepresented, including people of color, people with disabilities, domestic violence victims, and people of all genders and sexual orientations. Here’s what some of them have to say:

"They literally saved my children's lives."
- Allysa Howell
“Carolyn Witkus and Erin Penrod were aces in the courtroom!”
- Nick Thaler
“Emily is incredibly smart, hardworking, dedicated, and caring.”
- Steven Swain
"When the other side got nasty, Emily came back with a response that protected and supported me."
- Alex Hinst
"Tia is absolutely dedicated to helping you walk through fire and come out a phoenix."
- Morgan Whaley
"Carolyn Witkus & Emily Warren were and always will be family to me."
- Meagan Koncija
"My experience with Carolyn Witkus and Jon Eric Stuebner was fantastic."
- Nancy Boisture

Tia M. Zavaras

Conflict Navigator.
Holistic Advocate.

Tia cares deeply about getting the best and most sustainable outcomes for her clients and their children.  As a successful construction defect litigator, Tia realized her passion was righting the wrongs suffered by her clients when their homes were literally falling apart. 

She brings the same dedication to helping clients whose homes are falling apart in a different way.  She helps families navigate the perils of family law litigation through seasoned advocacy, artful negotiation, and creative problem solving. 


Contact us at 303-647-4222 or use this site to tell us your story. 

Emily Warren

Master Strategist.
Charismatic Advocate.

Emily brings a sense of justice to family law. Over nearly 20 years of service as a prosecutor, she helped thousands of people get their lives back. She is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in Colorado, and now leverages her skills to protect you and your family.

She combines her desire to help families resolve their disputes with a natural command of the courtroom when litigation is necessary. With grace and electrifying intelligence, she uses ninja-like tactics to create opportunities for positive outcomes that few other attorneys can match.

Contact us at 303-647-4222 or use this site to tell us your story. 

Carolyn C. Witkus

Family Law Pioneer.
Passionate Advocate.

Carolyn’s commitment to family law came from seeing her clients through a difficult journey and out the other side as stronger, more confident people. After 13 years at Griffiths Law, and with a background in economics and English, there is no complex issue, financial and otherwise, that Carolyn cannot tackle.

Through a combination of ferocious courtroom advocacy and nuanced settlement tactics, Carolyn will be your voice, your ally, and your safe sounding-board as you navigate every challenging family law issue.

Contact us at 303-647-4222 or use this site to tell us your story. 

Jon Eric Stuebner

Wise Teacher
Eloquent Advocate

Patricia A. Riley

Financial Warrior
Undaunted Advocate

Erin A. Penrod

Enduring Advocate

Michelle Brinner

Comprehensive Planner
Earnest Advisor
Meticulous Advocate

Michael C. Helland

Attentive Listener
Steadfast Advocate