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Michael Lucas

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Family Law Attorneys Colorado Springs



Michael “Mike” Lucas is one of our firm’s seasoned family law attorneys. Mike has been with Marrison Family Law for several years, focusing his practice on solely family law matters such as divorce, post-decree issues, and allocation of parental responsibilities. One of the aspects of family law that he most enjoys is assisting our clients to enter a new chapter of their lives by helping them work through the complex issues and emotions they face during a very challenging time of their lives.

During his almost thirty years as a licensed attorney, Mike has been a family law attorney; a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney; an in-house government counsel and chief legal officer; and, an administrative hearing officer for the Colorado Department of Revenue presiding over driver’s license matters, especially those concerning DUI allegations.

He is an assertive negotiator and often can be more creative and get a better final result for you in most cases through mediation, or mediation/arbitration, rather than in a courtroom before a judge who does know the you or your children. His philosophy is straightforward: learn the facts of the case because knowledge is power; always be a strong advocate for the legitimate goals of our clients; and, treat our client and the other side with the courtesy and professionalism to which they are entitled.

Mike obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in criminal justice and criminology from Metropolitan State University Denver and graduated from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. As part of his legal career, Mike has also attended and taught courses at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

In his free time, Mike enjoys gardening, taking car trips with the convertible top down, and traveling throughout the Caribbean.


Areas of Practice:
Custody and Visitation
Divorce & Post-Decree Issues
Child Support
Bar Admissions:
Colorado, 1988
U.S. District Court, Colorado
Metropolitan State University at Denver: B.S.
California Western School of Law, San Diego : J.D.

Joseph Ditlow

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Divorce Lawyer Colorado Springs CO



A native Coloradan, Joseph (Jad) was born and raised in Boulder where he attended Fairview High School.  In 2001, he graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in History.  His first assignment was at Vance Air Force Base in Enid Oklahoma.  While there, he attended flight school and found himself working in the Judge Advocate Office as a Legal Assistance Clerk. He immediately fell in love with the law, long before he became a divorce lawyer in Colorado Springs, CO. 

In 2003 Joseph moved to the Boston Massachusetts area to work for the Air Force as a Systems Program Manager.  He also started law school at the New England School of Law (NESL).  During his second year at NESL Jad was transferred to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to work as the Operations Commander for the mid-west recruiting squadron.  He also transferred to Marquette School of Law where he interned for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, was inducted into the Marquette Society, and spent countless hours at the Marquette and Milwaukee County Family Law Clinics. After graduation Jad was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin.

In November 2009, Joseph was admitted to the Colorado bar. And, in February 2010, he accepted a job with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He has been a practicing divorce lawyer in Colorado Springs, CO, since 2012 and has developed a passion for the practice.

As a child of divorce, Jad believes that his personal and professional experiences aid him in relating to clients. Joseph is very aware that the effects of divorce are prevalent long after the formal ending of a marriage.  He will make it a point to keep his clients focused on their children and how their actions today will impact their future. 

M. Patricia Marrison

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Colorado Springs Divorce Lawyer

PMarrison“I have been a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer for over thirty years, and the aspect I enjoy most about Family Law is helping my clients enter a new chapter of their lives. I have the experience to handle a broad spectrum of cases, from the most contested and complex divorces to handling smooth settlement agreement which allows the clients to transition to their new life with confidence and security.”- M. Patricia Marrison

Divorce is painful, but the process doesn't have to be. M. Patricia Marrison and her firm will be with you every step of the way, from free consultation to the final settlement. Focusing exclusively on family cases in the Pikes Peak region, you can rest assured that Marrison is the Colorado Springs divorce lawyer you want on your side. Contact us today for your free consultation. 

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1978
  • Colorado, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1991


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1977

Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Law
Law Review: Alaska Law Review, 1976 - 1977

  • University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 1970

Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Music
Fraternities/Sororities: Phi Alpha Delta

Have any questions about M. Patricia Marrison or any of the other Colorado Springs divorce lawyers at Marrison Family Law? Contact us today. Learn more about our proceedings at our blog.    

Brenda L. Jordahl

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Family Lawyer Colorado Springs CO

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"As a family lawer in Colorado Springs, CO, I know divorce is tough; I want you to be divorced as quickly and as painlessly as possible. I also want what is best for your children. Most kids need to be with both Mom and Dad, but at the same time, they need to be safe. I think in a good number of cases the parties can work out their issues and come to an agreement. However, sometimes we must fight to ensure your fair share of marital assets and we must fight for your children in court. I am a strong and professional advocate for my clients and will take your case to trial if that is what is necessary to get you a fair outcome. Prior to becoming an family lawer in Colorado Springs, CO, I worked for many years helping children and families through crisis situations; I helped families find housing, childcare, medical care, and other services; I also directed education, disabilities, and health services programming for young children. I have worked as a criminal prosecutor and family law attorney. I understand family dynamics and I make time for my clients and help them to sort out what is really important to them. I make sure clients get what is right and just."

- Brenda L. Jordahl

Brenda is one of our finest attorneys at Marrison Family Law. If you have any questions for her or any other family lawyer in Colorado Springs, CO, contact us today and learn more about what we practice. 

Areas of Practice:

  • Custody and Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Divorce and post-decree issues
  • Legal Separation
  • Child Support

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado, 2009


  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD: BSED
  • Early Childhood Connections, Rapid City, SD: Child Development Associate
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado: Master in Professional Studies H.R.
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado: J.D.

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