Carolyn C. Witkus

Founding Partner | CFO

Family Law Pioneer
Passionate Advocate

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Carolyn C. Witkus

Carolyn’s commitment to family law came from seeing her clients through a difficult journey and out the other side as stronger, more confident people. After 13 years at Griffiths Law, and with a background in economics and English, there is no complex issue, financial and otherwise, that Carolyn cannot tackle.

Through a combination of ferocious courtroom advocacy and nuanced settlement tactics, Carolyn will be your voice, your ally, and your safe sounding-board as you navigate every challenging family law issue.

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“Carolyn Witkus and Erin Penrod were aces in the courtroom!”
- Nick Thaler
My experience with Carolyn Witkus and Jon Eric Stuebner was fantastic.
- Nancy Boisture
They literally saved my children's lives.
- Allysa Howell
Carolyn Witkus & Emily Warren were and always will be family to me.
- Meagan Koncija

Carolyn specializes in complex asset, high net worth and high conflict cases.  These include cases with issues involving businesses, complex compensation, unusual assets, dissipation of assets, separate property tracing, marital/prenuptial agreements, trust assets, and oil and gas assets.  She also has extensive experience with high conflict parenting issues, including pre- and post-divorce relocations with children, cases with intractable parenting issues, and contempt matters.

Leveraging her significant trial experience, Carolyn comes to the settlement table with the ability to think fast on her feet, turn on a dime, and tell your story in a persuasive fashion to reach resolution for your case by assessing the situation from all sides, analyzing your risks and upsides, understanding your marital estate and family, and negotiating from a position of strength.  And if negotiations fail, she is ready to take your case into the courtroom and secure the best possible outcome.

Carolyn also serves as a board member for local non-profit Bayaud Enterprises, where she first co-founded the Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle initiative. She has been recognized for her professional excellence and community service by the Denver Business Journal, named as one of 2019’s “40 Under 40” and CoBiz Magazine, as a 2019 top 25 “Gen XYZ” recipient.  Prior, she was also one of the five winners of the 2018 Colorado Women’s Bar Association Raising the Bar honor.


University of Denver, J.D.

  • Order of Ives (top 10% of her class)

Marquette University, B.A., English, History & Economics

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Colorado Super Lawyer® “Rising Star”, 2013 – 2021

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Full Service Legal Representation 

Special Master

Expert Testimony

Decision Maker


Highlights, Honors & Distinctions

  • 40 Under 40 Winner, Denver Business Journal, 2019
  • GenXYZ – Most Influential Young Professional Top 25 Winner – ColoradoBiz, 2019
  • CWBA Raising the Bar Award, 2018
  • Best Lawyers®, 2021 -2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® “Rising Star”, 2013 – 2021
  • 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO


  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Colorado Judicial Institute
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Women’s Leadership Foundation
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee

Authorship & Presentations

  • “Rocky Mountain High or a New Low?”, Carolyn Witkus and Jon Eric Stuebner, Law Week Colorado, April 15, 2019
  • “Email Evidence in Divorce Litigation”, Carolyn Witkus and Heather Strack presentation, National Business Institute, August 2018
  • The Most Important Business Deal of Your Life?“, ColoradoBiz, July 2018
  • Presented at the Embrace Every Part of Your Financial Life program, Bayaud Enterprises, April 2018
  • Up in Smoke: Marijuana Businesses and Divorce”, Law Week Colorado, April 17, 2017
  • “Dividing Debt in Divorce: What Attorneys Need to Know”, Co-Presenter, NBI, March 2017
  • “Protection of Assets in Divorces”, Suzanne Griffiths and Carolyn Witkus presentation, National Business Institute, November 23, 2015.
  • Valuing Goodwill and the Danger of the Double Dip”, Suzanne Griffiths and Carolyn Witkus presenting, Stout Risius Ross, Fall 2014
  • “Applying Technology to Settlement, Pretrial and Trial,” Presented by Carolyn Witkus and Heather Broxterman, National Business Institute, Using Technology to Win Your Case, November 21, 2013
  • Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law: Chapter 6 “Relocation Issues in Family Law” and Chapter 12 “Determining When Trusts are Property for the Purpose of Equitable Division”
  • “How Legal Marijuana Will Affect Troubled Families”, Carolyn Witkus and Alex White, The Christian Science Monitor, March 4, 2013
  • “Pot and Parenting,” Happenings Q&A Radio Show broadcast, 2013
  • Parenting and Pot,” By Alex White and Carolyn Witkus, January 27, 2013, The Denver Post
  • Feuding Families, Trusts and Divorce, Family Law Institute Presentation, 2012
  • 10 Tips for Surviving a Divorce in a Downturn,” Suzanne Griffiths and Carolyn Witkus, ColoradoBiz Magazine (Online Version), January 3, 2012
  • Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client, Family Law Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Expert Witnesses in Family Law Cases, MDIC Luncheon Presentation, 2009

Carolyn C. Witkus

Founding Partner | CFO




Carolyn C. Witkus

Founding Partner | CFO



Family Law Pioneer.
Passionate Advocate.

Office: 303-647-4222

1720 S. Bellaire St., Suite 1010

Denver, CO 80222