719.640.3915

Patricia Linville, Esq.

Linville Law LLC
4450 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80303
Patricia@linvillefamilylaw.com
303.449.4351

Patricia Linville

Patricia Linville is an experienced attorney whose primary areas of practice are Family Law, Estate Planning and Real Estate. In addition, she is an experienced mediator who has assisted unrepresented spouses reach final agreements in their divorce cases since 1983.

CURRENT PRACTICE

Family Law services provided include:
Marital and Premarital (Prenuptial) Agreements
Divorce Representation within the Collaborative Process
Consultation (Unbundled Services)
Separation Agreements, including division of the marital estate (assets and debts) and maintenance (alimony) and associated issues.
Parenting Plans, including decision-making, parenting time, and child support.
Post-Decree modifications of maintenance, parenting time, and child support orders

Mediation
In Family Law matters, Patricia works with forensic accountants and other financial professionals, appraisers, child psychologists, and mediators, as needed,  to help ensure the best outcome for the parties involved.  Patricia’s goal is to facilitate an amicable settlement, keeping in mind the best interests of the children.

Estate Planning services provided include:
Simple Wills, including but not limited to wills with contingent trusts.
Revocable Trusts, including but not limited to Pet Trusts
Medical Powers of Attorney
General Durable Powers of Attorney
Living Wills (Advance Directives)

Real Estate services provided primarily include review of Title Commitments for potential buyers of residential properties.

EXPERIENCE
Patricia established Linville Law, LLC after 25 years as a senior partner at Kottke & Brantz, LLC.  Her legal experience includes her current practice, previously serving as the prosecuting attorney for child support enforcement in Boulder County, and time spent as a paralegal at the Denver law firm of Sherman & Howard.  As a paralegal, Patricia specialized in employee benefit plans.  Her real estate experience includes having previously worked as a Qualified Intermediary for 1031 Exchange clients, legal establishment of HOA’s, and assisting clients with real estate transactions.  From 1978 to 1990 she was the Clerk of the District and County Courts in the 20th Judicial District (Boulder County) where she was responsible for the administrative activities of those Courts.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE
Patricia Linville is an experienced family law attorney, specially trained in Collaborative Divorce Law.  She has been representing divorce clients for over 27 years.  She has a superior understanding of the law that governs divorce, but at the same time she understands the emotions, such as fear and sadness, and the distrust, guilt, and anger that people often feel at that time in their lives.

Patricia feels that many couples can benefit by choosing the Collaborative Law process, in which those feelings are acknowledged, instead of the litigation process, in which those feelings are generally not acknowledged.  The Collaborative Law process is for divorcing couples who want to end their marriage as amicably as possible and who want to make their own decisions with the help of legal counsel instead of leaving that decision-making in the hands of a judge.  It involves a team approach to making the decisions necessary for the Court to enter a decree of divorce.  The team is made up of the parties, their attorneys,  and  professionals who work toward a fair outcome for each party that takes into account the best interests of their children.

MEMBERSHIPS
Colorado Bar Association
Boulder County Bar Association
Boulder County Collaborative Law Professionals
Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Past co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Boulder County Bar Association
Boulder County Interdisciplinary Committee (past member of the board of directors)

EDUCATION
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), University of Colorado School of Law
Masters in Judicial Administration, Denver University School of Law
Mediator, Center for Dispute Resolution
Paralegal, Institute for Paralegal Training – Philadelphia
Bachelors in Psychology, cum laude, University of Colorado