Suzanne Griffiths is the Managing Shareholder, CFO, and co-founder of Gutterman Griffiths PC. She received the Outstanding Women in Business award in the large business category from the Denver Business Journal in August 2016. She was voted a Lawyer of the Year by CO Law Week in 2016. Additionally, Ms. Griffiths was voted as Barrister’s Best “Family Law Lawyer” in Colorado in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. CO Law Week described Suzanne as a “tenacious litigator and advocate” and also called her a “financial wizard and skilled negotiator.” Superlawyers listed Ms. Griffiths as a Superlawyer for the past 11 years and as one of the top 50 women and top 100 lawyers for the Superlawyers list in 2017. In Denver, 5280 Magazine selected Ms. Griffiths as one of Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2016 and 2017. In 2017 she was featured in the Women’s Roundtable, a special edition of Women’s CO Law Week. Not to mention, her law firm, Gutterman and Griffiths PC, was voted as the Top Company for professional services in 2015 by Colorado Business Magazine, and COMPANY OF THE YEAR in the small business sector in 2015 by Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Griffiths has earned the highest possible AVVO rating, 10 out 10. She also holds a pre-eminent AV-rating, the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell rating. In addition to authoring numerous professional articles, Ms. Griffiths appeared on the “Dr. Phil Show” numerous times during the series “The Anatomy of Divorce”, a three part series filmed in Hollywood and Denver. She has also given several presentations on family law to national audiences.

In addition to representing clients in the Denver and Colorado courts, she has been admitted to practice in federal court. She is a member in good standing of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, where she is also a Foundation Fellow, and the American Bar Association. Lastly, Ms. Griffiths was a finalist for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Ms. Griffiths received her degree from the University of Cape Town in 1978. She practiced in South Africa for 15 years before coming to the United States where she was granted permanent U.S. residency on account of her extraordinary ability in the field of family law. With 37 years of experience, Ms. Griffiths’ unrivaled focus, creative case strategy, and attention to detail make her a very highly sought after litigator in her the field of family law.


Honors & Distinctions
  • Top Lawyer in Family Law in Denver, 5280 Magazine, 2016-17

  • Lawyer of the Year, Law Week Colorado, 2016

  • Outstanding Women in Business, large company category, The Denver Business Journal, 2016

  • Best Family Lawyer (People’s Choice) in the Barrister’s Best publication of Law Week Colorado, 2013 – 2016

  • Colorado Super Lawyer®, 2005 – 2017

  • Denver’s Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine and the Denver Post, 2005 – 2016

  • Outstanding Women in Business finalist, Denver Business Journal, 2012

  • Lifetime Achievement Award finalist, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, 2013

  • CFO of the Year finalist, Denver Business Journal, 2010

  • Top Women Lawyers finalist, Law Week Colorado, 2010

  • Tenacity Times Ten: The Unstoppable Suzanne Griffiths” Published in Colorado Super Lawyers, April 2009

  • Denver’s Top Divorce Attorneys in Denver Magazine, 2005

  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2004 – present

  • Featured on the Dr. Phil Show’s Anatomy of a Divorce

  • Received a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO

“The most important quality to look for in a divorce attorney is good judgment - knowing what battles to fight and what to let go. A great attorney knows when to put their foot on the accelerator and when to hit the brake.”

- Suzanne Griffiths
Memberships
  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Denver Bar Association – 1995-present

  • Colorado Bar Association – 1995-present

  • CBA Family Law Section – 1995-present

  • Foundation Fellow, Colorado Bar Association

  • Pro bono/Community Service:
    • CBA Steering Committee on Domestic Violence

“When you choose to fight your spouse remember that you may be jeopardizing all the children's events including the graduations, the weddings and those special times that make life worthwhile.”

- Suzanne Griffiths
Education
  • University of Cape Town, LL.B., 1978

  • University of Cape Town, B.A., 1976

Verdicts & Settlements
  • In re Marriage of Ohr, 97 P.3d 354 (Colo. App. 2004).

  • In re Marriage of Roddy, No. 13CA0632, 2014 WL 3747348 (Colo. App. July 31, 2014).

Authorships & Presentations