Catherine H. Puttmann

Catherine H. Puttmann

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Catherine, a founding shareholder,  is an experienced litigator and negotiator who honed her skills as a prosecutor before moving into private-practice family law. While working in criminal prosecution and at-risk youths as a Deputy District Attorney, Catherine learned firsthand the importance of a healthy family dynamic. As a result, she works tirelessly to ensure that her cases are brought to a peaceful resolution, especially when children are involved.

Catherine is an advocate for litigation-curbing resolutions, in which both parties agree to settle amicably and forego courtroom intervention. However, with her extensive litigation experience she is equally comfortable advocating for her client in the courtroom.



  • University of Houston, Juris Doctorate, 1997
  • University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts Political Science, 1994


  • Senior Associate Attorney – Gutterman Griffiths PC
  • Deputy District Attorney – 18th Judicial District, Colorado
  • Judicial Law Clerk – Honorable Judge Galek in Family Court, Harris County, Texas

Professional Achievements

  • Best Lawyers in America 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • One of Colorado’s Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Firm awarded one of America’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Firm published in The Denver Post as one of “Denver’s Best Law Firms,” March 2012 & 2013
  • Firm featured in Law Week‘s “Super Lawyers” Edition, March 2012, 2013 & April 2014
  • Colorado Bar – Admitted in May, 2000
  • Texas Bar – Admitted in October, 1997
  • Guest Presenter – “Life After Divorce”, Castle Rock Radio


  • Member – Douglas/Elbert, Denver and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
  • Member – Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member/Co-Chair – Colorado Judicial Institute, Family Law Section
  • Member – Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member – Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Member – Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
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