Erin A. Penrod

Senior Associate Attorney

Enduring Advocate

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Erin A. Penrod

Erin represents clients in all family law matters, including complex-asset divorce and high-conflict parenting disputes. She approaches each case with an eye toward a resolution to mitigate the emotional toll the dissolution process puts on clients and their families.

Erin also routinely handles significant post-decree trial work. Her ability to synthesize information, think analytically, and find creative solutions to complex legal problems allows her to succeed in both the courtroom and in settlement negotiations.

“Erin is highly efficient, incredibly knowledgeable about the law, thinks outside the box, and a real barracuda when necessary. ”
~ Kathryn
“ Erin was amazing. She was very caring, approachable and kind. I felt like she had my best interest in mind the entire time."
- Rebecca
“ After a consultation, I hired her and within 2 days she was able to prepare my case and win it. ”
- Sydney

During law school, Erin was inducted into the Order of the Coif honor society as she graduated in the top 10% of her class. During her time as a law student, she recieved family law training as a student law clerk at Willoughby & Associates, and as a judicial intern for the 18th District Court domestic docket. Additionally, Erin acted as an Assistant Managing Editor of the Denver Law Review and was a quarterfinalist in DU’s Hoffman Cup Trial Advocacy Competition.


J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2017

  • Order of the Coif

  • Denver Law Review, Assistant Managing Editor, 2016-2017 school year

  • D.U. Constitutional Rights and Remedies Certificate

B.A., English Literature, minor in Economics, Ohio State University, 2013

Areas of Practice

Domestic relations attorney

Child & Family Investigator

Highlights, Honors & Distinctions

  • Super Lawyer® “Rising Star, 2020 – 2023
  • Best Lawyers®, Ones to Watch, 2020 – 2023
  • Avvo –Excellent Rating 
  • DU’s Hartje Objective Writing Award Recipient

Authorship & Presentations

  • Disenfranchisement 2.0: Recent Voter ID Laws and the Implications Thereof, 14 U. St. Thomas L.J. 207 (2018) 

  • Business Valuations in Family Law, National Business Institute (2019) (Presenter) 

  • Child Petitioners and Child Respondents: Master Ethics, Hearsay, and Service of Process with Child Litigants, Family Law Institute (August 2021)

Memberships & Community Involvement

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section 
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association 
  • Denver Bar Association 
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee 
  • D.U. Law Student Mentorship Program 
  • Family Tree, Legal Clinic volunteer