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Jannicelli Westmont Elected to CWBA Board of Directors

June 7, 2017
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Hannah Jannicelli Westmont, Associate at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC was elected to the Board of Directors of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association for the 2017-2018 year. The CWBA is the largest specialty bar association in Colorado is one of the most influential women’s bar associations in the country.  The CWBA’s mission has remained the same since inception in 1978:  to promote women in the legal profession as well as women’s rights.

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Three Partners Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers List

May 16, 2017
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Congratulations to Gary Polidori, Peter Franklin, and Lesleigh Monahan, for their selection to the 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers list. The Colorado Super Lawyers is a selection process starting with a nomination by a peer attorney, validated by third-party research, and reviewed by other attorneys. Only 5% of attorneys in Colorado receive this distinction. Mr. Polidori, Mr. Franklin and Ms. Monahan have attained this honor each year since Colorado Super Lawyer’s conception in 2006. In addition, Ms. Monahan and Mr. Franklin were named in the Top 100: 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers List, and Ms. Monahan was also included in the Top 50: 2017 Women Colorado Super Lawyers List.

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Lesleigh Monahan One of Denver’s Top Lawyers

April 12, 2017
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Congratulations to Lesleigh Monahan, for being included in 5280 Magazine’s “Denver’s Top Lawyers.” Inclusion in “Denver’s Top Lawyers” is based on a rigorous peer-reviewed survey wherein 5280 Magazine contacted over 16,000.00 licensed attorneys in the Denver-Metro area. This recognition symbolizes excellence in the practice of law. Ms. Monahan has received this distinction annually since 5280 Magazine began publishing “Denver’s Top Lawyers” in 2015.

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Monahan and Beattie Present at Seminar

January 31, 2017
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Lesleigh Monahan and Robin Beattie, Partners at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC will be presenting at the Family Law Basic Skills seminar on February 9, 2017. The Family Law Basic Skills seminar is a two day program which provides a comprehensive overview for attorneys representing Coloradans in their family law cases. Ms. Monahan will be lecturing on how to conduct initial client contacts, and Ms. Beattie will present on jurisdictional issues that arise in domestic relations cases.

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Gary Polidori reappointed to CO Supreme Court Hearing Board

December 6, 2016
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On November 1, 2016, Gary Polidori, attorney at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC was reappointed by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice, Nancy Rice as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Hearing Board. The Colorado Supreme Court Hearing Board presides over attorney regulation proceedings in Colorado. Mr. Polidori was appointed for a six year term, serving on a three member panel which adjudicates attorney disciplinary hearings.

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Franklin & Beattie Co-Chair Seminar

November 3, 2016
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On October 21, 2016, Peter Franklin and Robin Beattie, Partners at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC co-chaired the Continuing Issues in Family Law seminar. As co-chairs Mr. Franklin and Ms. Beattie organized a daylong seminar featuring domestic relations attorneys and Judges who addressed emerging issues in family law. Mr. Franklin and Hannah Westmont, an associate attorney with the firm, also served on the faculty for this lecture series, and lectured on representing clients in paternity and allocation of responsibilities actions. This lecture was based on their article Whose their Daddy: Navigating Paternity and Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Actions which was published in The Colorado Lawyer in May of this year.

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Robin Beattie Elected Secretary of the Family Law Section

October 2, 2016
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Robin Beattie, Partner at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC was elected Secretary of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association for the current 2016-2017 year. The Family Law Section is an organization of over nine hundred lawyers committed to improving the practice of family law in the State of Colorado. The Section provides a forum for the education of attorneys, judges, elected officials, and members of the general public. As an Officer of the Executive Council, Ms. Beattie will be traveling throughout the State meeting judges and attorneys to advance the Family Law Section’s goals and objectives.

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Franklin & Monahan Included in “The Best Lawyers in America”

September 3, 2016
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tallBestLawyer_LogoMediumCongratulations to Gary Polidori, Peter Franklin, and Lesleigh Monahan, for being included in the 23rd edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”. “Best Lawyers in America” has been regarded—by both the profession and the public—as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” is based on a rigorous peer-reviewed survey comprising more that 7.3 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the nation. As such, this recognition symbolizes excellence in the practice of law. Mr. Polidori and Mr. Franklin have received this honor consecutively since 1995, and Ms. Monahan has been recognized consecutively since 2006.

Lesleigh Monahan Named 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” by “Best Lawyers in America”

August 17, 2016
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Lesleigh5Congratulations to Lesleigh Monahan, Partner at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC for being named 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” by “Best Lawyers in America”.  “Best Lawyers in America”, is the oldest and most peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession.  As the sole recipient of this prestigious award, Ms. Monahan was distinguished as the top family law attorney in the Denver metropolitan area.  In addition to receiving this honor, Ms. Monahan has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for the past thirteen consecutive years.

Peter Franklin & Robin Beattie Presented at the Family Law Seminar for Jefferson County

July 28, 2016
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logoOn June 24, 2016, Peter Franklin and Robin Beattie, Partners at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC presented at the Family Law seminar for the Jefferson County Bar Association. Their lecture was titled Considerations when Drafting a Separation Agreement. A separation agreement is the final document in a divorce action setting forth the agreements of the parties relative to property division, allocation of parental responsibilities, spousal support and child support. Mr. Franklin and Ms. Beattie focused on best practices when drafting these complex documents.

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