Attorney Profiles - Marrison Family Law

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Chelsea Hillman

Chelsea grew up the daughter of an Ohio family law attorney and followed in his footsteps. She has a strong sense of purpose and belief in serving the community she is part of. Chelsea specializes in divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, paternity, guardianship, high asset divorce, and military divorce. She is aware there are specific intricacies unique to service members that impact custody and dissolution proceedings and dedicated specific studies to understanding such. Chelsea is part of a blended family herself as her partner went through a difficult divorce, so understands what it’s like to be on “the other side.” She uses her personal experience to reach out to her clients with empathy and a personal touch. 

Before making Colorado her home, she litigated at the federal level in Chicago, Illinois for asylum-seekers and other immigration issues with the Valparaiso School of Law Immigration Clinic. She began her legal career with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. There, she worked on issues such as Section Eight housing and Dependency and Neglect cases. 

Chelsea is not afraid to litigate on behalf of her clients—however, she also believes in the importance of settlement and negotiation as Colorado Courts are deeply aware they will never know the inner workings of parties and children the way the parties do. Chelsea has a firm attitude when it comes to setting realistic expectations and ensuring the rights of her clients are protected in the spirit of the law and fairness. It is Chelsea’s goal to make a hard situation a bit easier, and that is through honest connectivity.

When not practicing law, Chelsea embraces her creativity and spends her time painting in her chosen medium of watercolors and digital art, playing video games, and trying to teach her Rhodesian Ridgeback to stop barking at the poor neighbors. She is a published author and writes under the penname, Li Hill.

Chelsea is dual licensed in New York and Colorado.

Carrie Mohr

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“I center my clients’ representation on the fundamental understanding that a person’s family dynamics have an incredible impact on their emotional and physical wellbeing. As such, I approach my role as a counselor with compassion and understanding.”

Carrie boasts legal experience in a variety of fields, including Civil Rights Litigation, for which she was awarded for her outstanding achievements. She found her niche in family law after working as a Staff Attorney with El Paso County Child Support Services, where she gained specialized knowledge in issues related to child support and paternity issues and appeared in Court an average of twenty times per week. Throughout her litigation experience Carrie has worked with individuals from all walks of life to achieve mutually beneficial settlements and, when necessary, presented strong advocacy in the courtroom.

When not practicing law, Carrie is an avid Broncos, fantasy football, and Colorado Avalanche fan who loves to spend time with her four-legged children. As a Colorado native, she harbors a deep love for the outdoors. Carrie grew up in Black Forest, Colorado, where her father still practices as the local veterinarian.

Areas of Practice:

  • Paternity
  • Custody
  • Complex Divorce Matters
  • Establishment, Modification, and Enforcement of Child Support
  • Dependency and Neglect

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Colorado

Education:

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Scholastic Excellence Award winner
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in Legal Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts degree in French

Dominic Perrino

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Dominic Perrino

A 2012 honors graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Dominic Perrino is an experienced family practitioner. Dominic practiced as an assistant district attorney in New Mexico before moving to beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado where he joined the prosecutors office, trying juvenile offenses, drug court, and adult felonies. He later practiced on his own doing family law, and criminal defense. He decided to focus exclusively on Family Law and has joined Marrison Family Law, where he handles divorce, custody, property division, paternity, juvenile cases, and adoptions.

Catherine Ford

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Divorce Lawyer Colorado Springs CO

Attorney Catherine Ford

Catherine Ford is a family law attorney at Marrison Family Law in Colorado Springs.

Catherine graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2018. She earned the certificate of merit in her elder law clinic which focused on family law and estate planning.

With her background in theater arts, Catherine enjoys using her verbal spontaneity and improvisational skills required in the various courtrooms.

Catherine graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, which, with its required mental gymnastics, and a firm foundation in logical principles stretches the mind, perfect preparation for the law.

Catherine has always been involved in the legal field in some fashion or another. She is excited to continue to help clients through the practice of law.

Catherine makes a unique connection to each of her clients and is ready to fight for their rights within the confines of the law. Catherine will tell you how it is and will not sugar coat your case or the law for you. Our clients trust her and appreciate her constant communication, energy, and enthusiasm for each of their cases.

Catherine loves spending time with her son, watching Broncos football, hiking, running, and cooking gourmet meals. Schedule a legal consultation today!

Joseph Ditlow

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Divorce Lawyer Colorado Springs CO

 

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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 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History.  Jad started his Air Force career 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.

In 2003, Jad moved to the Boston, Massachusetts 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 an Operations Commander for Air Force Recruiting.  He also transferred to Marquette School of Law where he interned for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, was inducted into both the Marquette Pro Bono Society and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society).  In May 2009, Jad was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin.  In November 2009, Joseph was admitted to the Colorado bar. 

In February 2010, Jad transferred to the Air Force Reserves and simultaneously became a Deputy District Attorney for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Jad went into private practice in 2012 where he engaged in family law, criminal defense, dependency and neglect defense, and municipal prosecution.   He has practiced, primarily, family lawyer in Colorado Springs, CO since 2012 and has developed a passion for the practice.

Jad is active in El Paso County’s legal community.  He is on the Pro Bono and Community Justice Center’s board of directors, a mentor attorney for Teen Court, and regularly assists clients at local pro bono clinics.  Jad loves the outdoors; and, in his free time, is frequently found with his family on the many hiking and ski trails Colorado has to offer.  
 

As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, Jad is keenly aware of the interplay between family law and the military.  Jad further understands the effects that divorce and parenting time issues have on service members and their families, both while serving and after.

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. 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.

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

Education:

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

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

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

B.A.
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.    

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