Emily P. Koekkoek

Emily P. Koekkoek

303.741.5300  |  info@spalfamilylaw.com

Emily P. Koekkoek is a shareholder at Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She represents individuals in family law matters including divorce, child custody, modification of child support/maintenance/parenting time, adoption proceedings, paternity actions, dependency and neglect cases, and family law appeals.

By providing compassionate counsel to her clients, Ms. Koekkoek helps them with their legal matters with an unwavering commitment and zeal. She customizes strategies for each unique family law case and keeps her clients informed at all times. Ms. Koekkoek is mindful of the sensitive nature of these issues and helps her clients navigate through this difficult time and feel good about their next steps.

Ms. Koekkoek has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the McGill University, majoring in political science and philosophy. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law with a dean’s scholarship. Along with her law degree, Ms. Koekkoek received a certificate in environment and natural resources law.

Ms. Koekkoek is the recipient of many endorsements and accolades from her peers. In 2021 and 2022, Emily was named to the Ones to Watch list by Best Lawyers, which is based on peer review. In 2022, Emily was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Ms. Koekkoek has completed the 40 Hour Mediation Training with Judy Mares-Dixon and is a skilled mediator.

Highly involved in pro bono activities, Ms. Koekkoek is a volunteer with Project Safeguard, a nonprofit organization that provides justice and safety for victims of gender-based violence. She is also a volunteer attorney and on the board of the Metro Volunteer Lawyers.

Emily is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, the Denver Bar Association and the Arapahoe County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2012


  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • J.D. 2012
  • McGill University
  • B.A. – 2009
  • Major: Political Science
  • Major: Philosophy

Professional Achievements

  • 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, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, One’s to Watch – 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2022, 2023
  • Completed the 40 Hour Mediation Training with Judy Mares-Dixon – 2018
  • Grant Recipient, Peter Moores Foundation Barbados – 2011
  • Summer Stipend Recipient, Friends of Land Air Water – 2011
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Oregon Law School – 2009-2012


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • CBA, Family Law Section
  • Denver, Arapahoe & Douglas/Ebert Bar Associations

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