About Emily

Emily Warren received her law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.  She worked as a prosecutor in the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for 19 years, and was a Chief Deputy when she left that office.  She transitioned to family law when she joined Gutterman Griffiths in early 2015.

Emily is a resolution oriented divorce attorney, who has been trained in the collaborative divorce process.  Because of her work at the DA’s office where, among other things, she spent years prosecuting defendants who committed sexual or serious physical abuse against children, she has a great deal of experience working with people when they are under emotional stress.

Although Emily believes that most family law cases are appropriate to resolve amicably, especially when children are involved or when the parties own a successful family business, she recognizes that sometimes cases cannot be settled.  In that instance, she is an outstanding trial attorney with more courtroom experience than most family law attorneys, and she brings all of her courtroom skills to bear for the benefit of her clients.

Click here to learn more about Emily in her Member Highlight in the Denver Bar Association magazine, The Docket.

 


Honors & Distinctions
  • “Superb” 10/10  Rating on AVVO

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Executive Vice President, Board Member

  • Children’s Hospital SANE Board, Board Member

  • Sex Offender Management Board, Board Member

  • Metro-Area Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee member

“Folks who collaborate finish, once and for all.”

- Emily Warren
Memberships
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division

  • Denver Bar Association
    • Domestic Violence and Legal Issues Committee
    • Community Concerns Committee

  • Arapahoe County Bar Association

  • National District Attorneys Association

  • Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation

“Sometimes you have to let go in order to move forward.”

- Emily Warren
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), J.D. 1994

  • University of Southern California, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990

Published Cases
  • In re People v. Sir Mario Owens and Robert Ray (2014 CO 58)

Authorships and Presentations
  • The Rules of Evidence, A Practical Toolkit: Handling Email, Social Media, and other ESI; Admission of Other Unique Evidence, National Business Institute, November 2015

  • Jury Selection Techniques in County Court Cases, County Court Deputy DA Training, 18th Judicial District, March 2013

  • Role of the Prosecutor in the Criminal Justice System, DU Law and Society course, November 2011; February 2011; July 2008; January 2008; April 2007; October 2006; April 2006

  • Probable Cause and Search Warrants, Johnson and Wales Advanced Criminal Procedure Course, January 2011

  • Jury Selection Techniques in Felony Trials, Annual DA Training, 18th Judicial District, September 2010

  • Jury Selection in Capital Cases, Colorado District Attorneys Council Death Penalty Conference, June 2009

  • Docket Control Through Plea Negotiations, Annual DA Training, 18th Judicial District, September 2007

  • Effective Courtroom Testimony, Judicial Services, 18th Judicial District, September 2007

  • Dos and Don’ts of Courtroom Testimony, Probation Department, 18th Judicial District, November 2006

  • Considerations in Felony Sentencing, Annual DA Training, 18th Judicial District, September 2006

  • Investigation of Sexual Assault cases, DA’s New Detectives Academy, 18th Judicial District, May 2005

  • Tips and Techniques for Effective Courtroom Testimony, Probation Department, 18th Judicial District, May 2005

  • Criminal Implications of Use of Alcohol by Juveniles, Cherry Creek High School Alternative Suspension Program, October 2004; May 2004

  • Effective Courtroom Testimony, SungateKids Annual Training for Caseworkers and New Investigators, April 2004; April 2003

  • Effective Courtroom Testimony, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Civilian Employees, May 2003

  • Issues in Child Abuse and Sex Assault Prosecutions, County Court Deputy DA Training, 18th Judicial District, March 2002

  • Protecting a Victim’s Medical Privilege in Criminal Cases, District Court Deputy DA Training, 18th Judicial District, March 2002

  • Motions to Suppress In- and Out-of-Court Identification by a Witness, District Court Deputy DA Training, 18th Judicial District, June 1999

  • The Criminal Justice System, DA’s Domestic Violence Fast Track Volunteers, 18th Judicial District, February 1998; September 1997

  • The Role of Physicians in the Prosecution of a Domestic Violence Case, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence Training for Medical Residents, January 1998

  • Responding to Defense Theory of the Case Jury Instructions, County Court Deputy DA Training, 18th Judicial District, March 1997

  • Waiver of Miranda Rights, County Court Deputy DA Training, 18th Judicial District, March 1997

  • Issues Presented in Competency Hearings, County Court Deputy DA Training, 18th Judicial District, June 1996