Daryl James

Daryl James, Attorney and Mediator

3775 Iris Avenue, Suite 5
Boulder, CO 80301


By Telephone: (303) 447-9688
or if outside Colorado, (888) 807-9688

By FAX: (303) 786-8536



Daryl James has been practicing family law exclusively since 1986, negotiating and litigating divorce, post-divorce, child custody and support cases.

He is a current board member and past President of the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, a professional organization committed to assisting children and parents in divorcing families, and was a past co-chair of the Family Law section of the Boulder County Bar Association.

He is a current co-President of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a statewide group committed to fostering the use of collaborative practice in Colorado.

Daryl represents clients in several jurisdictions along the Front Range, including Boulder, Adams, Broomfield, Larimer and Jefferson Counties.  He is committed to providing the best legal, negotiation and mediation services possible, include everything from a single consultation to complete representation throughout the divorce or collaborative divorce.  He has represented thousands of clients through their divorce and post-divorce matters in addition to this specializing in collaborative practice and mediation.



B.A. Psychology, 1978, Arizona State University

J.D., University of Colorado, 1984

Daryl has trained, and continues in-depth training, in collaborative practice.

Professional Associations

Colorado Bar Association (Family Law Section)

Boulder Bar Association

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Colorado Chapter

Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Phi Beta Kappa

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


Collaborative Trainings

Five-day (40 Hrs) Mediation Training: 2008

Non-Adversarial Communication: 2004

Early Neutral Evaluation: 2008 (Three-day training class) “Master Class” in Collaborative Practice: 2011

Yearly Trainings in Collaborative Divorce


“Empirical Bases of Collaborative Practice” – 2006, presented to the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee

“Negotiation Science” – 2008, presented to the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

“Collaborative Practice” – 2005, presentation for Continuing Legal Education of Colorado

“Level I Collaborative Trainings” – 2009, 2011 and 2012 presentations for collaborative professionals.

“Persuasion under the Radar: Psychological Influence during Negotiation and its Effect on Collaboration” – 2010, at the annual conference of the Dispute Resolution Section, Colorado Bar Association.

Daryl James, Attorney and Mediator