Susan Marie Pesch has concentrated her practice in family law and has always viewed her legal career as a way to help people through one of the most vulnerable and challenging times in their lives. She believes that if parties are able to reach their own agreement and avoid protracted, expensive litigation, they'll more quickly be able to rebuild their lives and thrive. That being said, she also understands that the only way out of the dissolution process is through it.
Susan's client-centered ethos has allowed her to be a resource for her clients as well as a legal advocate. She has built a network of trusted family law professionals in the Denver Metro area to assist her clients, including Certified Divorce Professionals in the areas of financial planning, real estate sales, mortgage lending, divorce coaching, and peer support groups.
Having been licensed to practice law since 1991, Susan Pesch started her own practice in 1993 in Illinois where she built a thriving clientele largely on word-of-mouth referrals. Susan has always prided herself on her ability to attune to the emotional aspects of divorce and its impact on the proceedings.
Susan is also experienced in handling domestic relations matters, such as the allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance claims, protective orders, and division of the marital estate including assets and liabilities.
Susan Pesch is experienced in various post-decree issues such as enforcement or modification of maintenance, child support, parenting time, and decision-making. A skilled litigator in the courtroom and a tenacious negotiator at the mediation table, she has been formally trained as a collaborative law attorney and a family law mediator.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
Northern Illinois University, B.S. Political Science, Graduated with Honors
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association
Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Denver Bar Association
Arapahoe County Bar Association
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Avvo, Clients' Choice Award, 2015
Alternatives Pregnancy Center, Client Advocate
Turelli Foundation Board Member
Project Safeguard Attorney
ALiGHT Volunteer Attorney
Children First of the Rockies, Former Board Member
Denver Street School - HOPE Academy, Long-Term Former Mentor
MetroCaring, Former Intake Specialist
I Hope That I Can Contain Myself in My Praises for Susan... Several years ago, my wife of 34 years decided that she had enough of me and within three weeks of separation served me with divorce papers. I reacted swiftly and found a lawyer without doing enough research. Long story short after 2 months a 4way settlement meeting was set and attended to by all parties. It was a disaster for me as my lawyer was completely unprepared. I then asked around and a sister with paralegal experience helped me find Susan.
Best move I ever made. I was an emotional wreck, a fish out of water and Susan managed to regroup me. Not having knowledge of anything divorce-related I was comfortable with her ability to bring to a level of understanding necessary to keep me level-headed throughout the 8-month process. There were obstacles to overcome and she seemed to handle everything with great confidence. Her prompt responses and explanations to my constant questions impressed me also.
Somehow she always seemed to have time for me. As I said I was a fish out of water. I did have several family members with whom I could talk to but they all tried to maintain a neutral position not allowing me much more sage advice than your self esteem is going to take a beating. I was very fortunate to have found Susan as she did listen to my words and together accomplished a more than fair settlement that to this day some 4 years later I am still satisfied with. There were some issues I may have been naive about and Susan helped me see clearly rough them.
Perhaps the single greatest thing about Susan is her humanity. It was very apparent to me that I was being protected by her. The law can be vague and in some cases it almost seems to be manipulated at least subject to interpretation. This was a difficult concept for me as my world had pretty much been black and white. Whatever way the process pushed or shoved Susan remained calm, assuring even nurturing at times. When the divorced was finalized I was on firm optimistic footing to take on the rest of my life and I truly have Susan Marie Pesch, Esq. to thank.
I Would Highly Recommend Ms. Pesch as a Lawyer... She watched out for me and helped me through a tuff time. At times I wanted to give up and walk away. She always talked to me and explained everything that was going on and was a great support during this time. She knows what she is doing and is very professional.
I Used Susan as My Legal Representation for a Divorce and Custody of My Children... Susan was extremely knowledgeable and understanding of the situation. Everything she predicted came true during and after the divorce. She guided me through the whole process and was able to answer questions for me and represent my wishes. I would highly recommend using her to anyone going through this difficult time in their life.