Mediator's Profile


David Littman

Business Name: Littman Family Law and Mediation Service

Respectful and compassionate, David Littman is a careful listener and an astute problem solver.  He will help you explore your options and make the choices which will produce the best outcomes for you and your family.  David will help you to decide whether litigation or problem solving through alternative dispute resolution offers the best outcomes for you in resolving your Family Law matters, such as:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law
  • Early Neutral Assessment

These ADR methods can lower the cost and shift the control of the divorce and custody process from the judges and lawyers to the clients since you make the decisions.  Understanding that litigation is far more costly than negotiated resolutions, David is sensitive to the preservation of your family’s financial resources.

When litigation is required, he draws on his many years of federal and state jury and court trial experience to advocate persuasively and effectively for his clients. A former part time Magistrate in Denver and Jefferson Counties, he has special insight into the inner working of the courtroom process.

David’s background in psychology and mental health counseling assists him in working with your complex family issues.  He has recognized competency in dealing with extremely difficult matters, including those involving sexual abuse, alienation, substance abuse and mental illness. His concern for the unique issues military families face during their service has prompted his interest in working with these families.

David’s pro bono work earned him the Foster Parent Association of Colorado Advocate of the Year Award, as well as recognition by the Colorado Supreme Court.  He is a past Chairman of Colorado CASA Board and a strong supporter and participant with Metro Volunteer Lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Parenting Plans
  • Child Support
  • Custody and Parenting Time
  • Spousal Support/Maintenance
  • Asset Preservation and Division
  • Military Family Law Issues
  • Early Neutral Assessment
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Post-Decree Matters
  • Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker
  • Juvenile Law
  • Child Legal Representative


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, J.D., 1980
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, M.A. Ed., 1973
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, B.A., 1969

Certificated Legal Training

  • Annual Symposium on Domestic Violence, The Office of the Denver District Attorney, October, 2016
  • Levels I, II and Advanced Collaborative Law Training
  • Mediation Skills Training and Advanced Mediation Training Seminars
  • Early Neutral Assessment
  • Hastings College of Law Trial Advocacy Program

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 2009 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Council, 1997 – Present, Chairman 2008 – 2009
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Executive Board, 2016- present
  • Denver County Bar Association, 1980 – Present
  • Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on Families 2015 – Present
  • Colorado Supreme Court Standing Subcommittee on Client Competency Issues, 2020-Present
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Council on Child Custody (MDICCC), Executive Council, 1997 – Present
  • Academy for Collaborative Law Practice, 2004 – Present, Treasurer 2007 – Present
  • Colorado CASA Board of Directors, 2001 – 2008, President, 2005 – 2007

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